Closed Summer 2024

Beginning May 27, we will be closed as part of Oberlin College’s Sustainable Infrastructure Program.

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


Tuesday — Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Sunday Closed
Open until 5:00 p.m. & always free

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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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Tuesday Tea / Mystery Religion and Egyptomania in Ancient Rome

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday Tea / Mystery Religion and Egyptomania in Ancient Rome

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Ancient Roman religion was varied and flexible, incorporating gods and practices from all around the Mediterranean. The Allen’s Portrait of an Isis Priest, with its distinctive features, can tell us about two intriguing aspects of Roman religion: Roman fascination with Egypt and the peculiarities of so-called “mystery cults.” Join us for a talk by Emily French, the Allen’s new Assistant Curator of Academic Programs.

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. No listening devices or ASL interpretation will be available at this event. 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,

Roman, Portrait of an Isis Priest, early 2nd century CE. Proconnesian marble (nose is a later repair). Gift of Mrs. Joseph Cook, 1902.1.


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