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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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Aux Barricades! French Protest Posters from May 1968

August 26 - December 23, 2008
In South and West Ambulatory

Aux Barricades! French Protest Posters from May 1968

August 26 - December 23, 2008
In South and West Ambulatory

Art incited riots when in May 1968 student and worker uprisings calling for social and economic reform led to pitched street battles and caused a general strike that paralyzed France. Innovative posters with snappy slogans and stark layouts created by the demonstrators were put up around Paris and the provinces.

The AMAM is pleased to be able to exhibit 24 works, loaned by the Naples Museum of Art (Naples, Florida), in conjunction with the 40th anniversary commemorative events being planned by Oberlin College's department of French and Italian.

This exhibition was organized by Andria Derstine, curator of Western art, and Libby Murphy, assistant professor of French.


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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