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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Digital Reimaginings: Printing Towards Accessibility

January 27 - May 26, 2024
In Northwest Ambulatory

Digital Reimaginings: Printing Towards Accessibility

January 27 - May 26, 2024
In Northwest Ambulatory

Virtual Tour

Digital Reimaginings takes a multimodal approach to museum learning through 3D prints of artworks along with their scans, audio descriptions, braille, and large-text labels. These interactions allow for a broader understanding and appreciation of works of art. Simultaneously, this decenters a visually dependent experience to foster an environment where visitors can connect to art through sight, sound, and touch. This exhibition seeks to take accessibility beyond ADA compliance by designing with and for individuals with disabilities. By foregrounding accessibility in all planning and decision-making—rather than as an afterthought—art can be more inclusive and engaging for all. As you explore this space and its materials, how does your experience with art change through the supplemental use of technology and tactile learning materials?

Unrecorded English Artist, Chessman: Knight, ca. 1120–40. Ivory with traces of gilding and color. R. T. Miller Jr. Fund, 1948.310.
A hand holds a 3D-printed and painted reproduction of the Chessman: Knight.
Ellis Lane scans an object for the exhibition.

Organized by

Ellis Lane (OC 2022)

Curatorial Assistant, Education Department


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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