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


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The Allen presents changing exhibitions along with engaging guest speakers and public programs.

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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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Gallery Talk / “Like a Good Armchair” with Fudi Fickenscher (OC 2023)

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk / “Like a Good Armchair” with Fudi Fickenscher (OC 2023)

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Join Fudi Fickenscher (OC 2023), student assistant in modern and contemporary art, on a gallery talk in Ellen Johnson gallery. They will highlight works and themes in the recent exhibition, Like a Good Armchair.

Access Statement:
This talk will be held in a wheelchair- and rolling walker-accessible building with wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The talk will be in the galleries on the main floor; gallery seating is limited, and camp stools are available by the back entrance. 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. This event will not be recorded. Please email access questions to Jill Greenwood,

Finnegan Shannon, Do you want us here or not (MHR)—Bench, 2021. Plywood, paint. Museum Friends Fund, 2022.38.

Image description: Finnegan Shannon's "Do you want us here or not (MHR)—Bench," a blue bench with hand-painted text that reads, “This exhibition has asked me to stand for too long. Sit if you agree," is shown in a wideview of the gallery with multiple hung artworks.


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Allen Memorial Art Museum Closed for the Summer

Starting May 27, the Allen Memorial Art Museum will close for the summer in the lead up to the completion of Oberlin College and Conservatory's Sustainable Infrastructure Program (SIP). Learn More