Closed Summer 2024

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

Image Licensing

Art Donations


Explore the full range of museum programs through free events, guided and self-guided tours, and resources for professors and PreK-12 teachers.

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Art Rental / Spring 2024

Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Art Rental / Spring 2024

Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

An Oberlin tradition for more than 80 years, Art Rental provides the opportunity to live with an original work of art for a semester. There are nearly 400 works in the Art Rental collection earmarked for borrowing. Each participant may choose one work from a random selection of five in the upstairs Ripin Gallery.

While Art Rental is primarily a student event, it is open to Oberlin College faculty and staff, as well as members of the community. Participants will be asked to show an Oberlin College ID card or proof of Oberlin residence. The rental fee is $5 for each work. Cash or check only.

Participants should line up outside the northeast doors in the rear courtyard and will be admitted to Art Rental from there. Spring 2024 rentals must be returned to the museum on Wednesday, May 8, 9 am–4:30 pm.


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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