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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
440.775.8665

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Tuesday — Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday — Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday Closed

Exhibitions & Events

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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Explore the full range of museum programs through free events, guided and self-guided tours, and resources for professors and PreK-12 teachers.

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Teacher Resources

Second graders discuss Coiling Dragon A second-grade class discusses the Coiling Dragon sculpture in the museum's central gallery. Photo by Dale Preston

Find online resources to integrate original works of art into your classroom curricula for language arts, math, social studies, science, and visual arts at any K-12 level.

Planning to visit? Use our guide to help get you started. Or, simply browse the materials here for ideas on using the visual arts to enliven your classroom. Want to search the collection? Our eMuseum database allows you to browse our holdings.

Use the Allen Augmented Reality platform for 3D virtual tours of the museum.


Lesson Plans

Using the AMAM’s renowned collection of Asian art, more than 20 lesson plans connect different topics of study with the arts and cultures of Asia. They are based on Ohio’s Learning Standards for all ages and interdisciplinary areas. 

Developed through generous grants from the Freeman Foundation, each lesson includes: learning objectives and assessment questions, a hands-on activity, related state and national learning standards, vocabulary words, differentiations for K-12 levels, a slideshow with supplemental maps and images, and additional resource links. 

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Classroom Resource Sheets

Classroom resource sheets are available for elementary, middle, and high school learning levels with lessons in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and visual arts.

Each resource sheet gives background information on a work from the AMAM’s permanent collection in the areas of visual analysis, artist biography, cultural and historic importance, function/form, and style. In addition, each resource sheet lists possible vocabulary words and ideas for curricular connections to each of the major subject areas.

Our goal is to help you make connections in the classroom or home school, and to inspire the creative integration of our collection into your lesson plans. These classroom resource sheets were made possible in part by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council to meet Ohio's Academic Content Standards.

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Afro-Portuguese Saltcellar

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, mathematics, science, social studies.

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Francois Boucher

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Georges Braque

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Thomas Cole

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Emanuel de Witte

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, mathematics, science, social studies.

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Jan Davidsz de Heem

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, mathematics, science, social studies.

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Neri di Bicci

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; mathematics, social studies, visual arts.

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Alberto Giacometti

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, social studies, visual arts.

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Eva Hesse

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; mathematics, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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Lessons for middle school, and high school; language arts, science, visual arts.

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Sir Thomas Lawrence

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Leopard Hip Ornament

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Lessons for elementary and high school; science, social studies, visual arts.

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Jacopo Ligozzi

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Baldessarri Peruzzi

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, mathematics, science

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Pablo Picasso

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Jusepe de Ribera

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, science, social studies.

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Hendrick ter Brugghen

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Joseph Mallord William Turner

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Benjamin West

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Lessons for elementary, middle school, and high school; language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, visual arts.

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Joseph Wright of Derby

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Architecture Resources

The Oberlin College campus features diverseĀ architectural styles by more than 50 prominent architects. The Allen Memorial Art Museum and nearby Weltzheimer/Johnson House exemplify Beaux Arts, mid-century modernism, and postmodern architecture. The following resource packets provide descriptions, vocabulary, and lesson plan suggestions.

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Cass Gilbert Building, 1917

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Frank Lloyd Wright House, 1947

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Robert Venturi Building, 1977

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