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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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Allen After Hours / Accessibility Dreams

Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Allen After Hours / Accessibility Dreams

Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation by Finnegan Shannon, an artist experimenting with forms of access that intervene in ableist structures with humor, earnestness, and rage. Through their art practice, Shannon thinks about how we, as communities, can move towards more nuanced and more transformative approaches to access. Instead of focusing on compliance and doing the minimum, what if we approach access creatively and attentively, centering disability cultures?

This event is supported by the Ellen H. Johnson Endowed Fund for Contemporary Art.

Shannon has requested that attendees wear masks, but we are unable to require masks, so be advised this may not be a fully masked event.

Access Statement:
This event is 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. Listening devices will be available for use during the presentation, but ASL interpretation will not be offered. This lecture uses a slide presentation and all content from the slides will be read aloud or described. 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,

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

Image description: A blue bench with hand-painted text that reads, “This exhibition has asked me to stand for too long. Sit if you agree.”


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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