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The Allen Memorial Art Museum is currently closed for improvements.

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


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Exhibitions & Events

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

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Art at the AMAM

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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Provenance Research

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Mindful Meditation

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Mindful Meditation

Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Libni López, local clinical therapist with Authentically You Therapy, will lead sessions of intentional mindfulness centered around a work of art from the Allen’s collection followed by a discussion facilitated by Ellis Lane, Curatorial Assistant in the Education Department. These 45-minute Zoom sessions are free and open to anyone. Please register at this link.

Fall 2023 Sessions include:

September 21
Gabriel Orozco (Mexican, b. 1962), Pelota en el agua (Ball on Water), 1994. Silver dye bleach print. Gift of Cristina Delgado (OC 1980) and Stephen F. Olsen (OC 1979), 2002.21.2.

October 26
Zak Ové (British-Trinidadian, b. 1966), Giovanni's Room, 2022. Crocheted doilies. John Pearson Fund for Abstract Art, 2023.8.

November 16
Jimmy Moduk, Australian (Australian Aborigine, Marrangu-Wurrkiganydjarr people, b. 1942), Wallaby, Goannas, Serpent and Bush Tucker, 1970s. Earth colors on bark. Art Rental Collection Transfer, 2013.44.

December 14
Anna Von Mertens (American, b. 1973), 6:01 pm until 7:05 pm, April 4, 1968, from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee (looking in the direction the shots were fired), from the series As the Stars Go By, 2006. Hand-stitched cotton. Gift of Driek (OC 1965) and Michael (OC 1964) Zirinsky in honor of the Oberlin College Class of 1965 and the Martin Luther King Commencement Address, 2015.28.4.


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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