Winter Shutdown

The museum will be closed from December 24 through January 1. We will reopen on January 2 at 10 a.m.

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074


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Monday, Sunday Closed
Open until 5:00 p.m. & always free

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The Allen's collection is particularly strong in 17th century Dutch and Flemish painting, Japanese prints, early modern art, African art, and more.

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Tuesday Tea / Songs, Signs, and The Language of the Streets

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday Tea / Songs, Signs, and The Language of the Streets

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Julia Alexander, Curatorial Assistant in the Office of Academic Programs, will explore how protest music, signage, and other creative acts of dissent in historical social justice movements relate to images of urban environments like those on view in The Language of the Streets.

Access Statement:
These events are held in a wheelchair- and rolling walker-accessible building. The lecture space is wheelchair accessible, with moveable seating, and near wheelchair-accessible restrooms. Restrooms are gender-specific; visitors are invited to use the restroom of their preference. No listening devices or ASL interpretation will be available at this event. Most talks will be recorded and available with closed captions on the museum’s Vimeo page after the event. Please email access questions to Jill Greenwood,

Ernest C. Withers (American, 1922–2007), Daddy, I Want To Be Free Too: William Edwin Jones pushes daughter Renee Andrewnetta Jones during protest march on Main Street, Memphis, August, 1961, from the portfolio I am a Man, 1961. Gelatin silver print. Oberlin Friends of Art Fund, 2004.6.3.

[alt text] On a city street, a Black father pushes his daughter holding a sign that reads “Daddy, I want to be free too,” while locked in eye contact with the police officer sitting in the car by the side of the road.


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