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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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Counting in Art and Math with Sol LeWitt

January 31 - December 21, 2024
In Education Hallway

Counting in Art and Math with Sol LeWitt

January 31 - December 21, 2024
In Education Hallway

Virtual Tour

In the late 1960s, the artist Sol LeWitt began to use what he called “methodologies” to find and visualize the variations of a set of self-imposed rules. These methodologies combined concepts that articulated the rules together with processes for realizing the variations in both two and three dimensions. LeWitt didn’t prioritize one moment in his “method” above another; instead, he saw finished sculptures, reduced-scale models, and working drawings as equally valuable manifestations.

Bringing together 2D and 3D works by LeWitt and models created by Oberlin College mathematicians exploring LeWitt’s rules, this installation invites you to experience different processes of discovering and counting variations.

Image: Sol LeWitt (American, 1928–2007), 49 Three-Part Variations on Three Different Kinds of Cubes, 1967–71. Enamel on steel. Fund for Contemporary Art, 1972.77.

Organized by

Bob Bosch (OC 1985)

James F. Clark Professor of Mathematics

Ilana McNamara (OC 2024)

Hannah Wirta Kinney

Curator of Academic Programs

With assistance from

Lauren Marohn (OC 2024)

Student Assistant in Academic Programs


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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