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


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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 / Our Observable World: A Window into Visual Artist Anna Von Mertens’s Process

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

Allen After Hours / Our Observable World: A Window into Visual Artist Anna Von Mertens’s Process

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

Visual artist Anna Von Mertens’s exhibition of hand-stitched quilts and detailed graphite drawings, currently on view in the Ellen Johnson Gallery, brings to the fore the discoveries of Oberlin-educated astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. Von Mertens will speak about her research-based, labor-intensive practice and how she aligns these two ways of knowing through thinking and making. At the intersection of art, history, and science, her meticulous, captivating work honors historic figures and events and how their legacies resonate in our present, daily lives.

Access Statement:
This event will be 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. 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,

Anna Von Mertens (American, b. 1973), View III (detail), 2016. Hand-stitched cotton. Private Collection, New York, New York. Photo by Jade Nguyen.


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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