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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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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Handle with Care: Embracing Fragility

January 4 - July 15, 2018
In Education Hallway

Handle with Care: Embracing Fragility

January 4 - July 15, 2018
In Education Hallway

The term “fragility” describes the state of being delicate, sensitive, or vulnerable. Who has historically been designated as such, and who has been denied this quality? This exhibition explores how materials can take on gendered and racialized connotations based on their physical fragility.

Incorporating works by Marsha Burns, Toni Catany, Chuck Close, Raquelín Mendieta, and Liliana Porter, Handle with Care highlights artists who are examining and reconsidering established relationships between identity and materiality.


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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