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


Closed all week

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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Provenance Research

Image Licensing

Art Donations


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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Join & Support

Support for the museum continues our tradition of bringing art to the people.

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Oberlin College Students

College and conservatory students explore their coursework, their interests, and themselves through the diverse perspectives in works of art.

Artist and MacArthur fellow Fred Wilson speaks with students in his 2016—17 installation Artist and MacArthur fellow Fred Wilson speaks with students in his 2016—17 installation that interpreted the museum collection in new ways.

Art plays an integral role in liberal arts learning at Oberlin, offering students connections with coursework and personal interests, and creating pathways to careers in the arts. Whether looking at Mesopotamian statuettes or seeing the latest contemporary art at an opening event, you’ll find new ways of understanding your classes and yourself in a trans-historical, global context.

No matter what your major, you're invited to our free public programs. The monthly Allen After Hours series features guest speakers who are leaders in their fields, and sometimes live music in the museum setting.

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A theater class visits the Williard-Newell Gallery to gain insight into costumes of the 17th century. Photo by Matt Lester

Students may lead docent tours, participate in public talks, or work as curatorial assistants. By special request, museum curators sometimes oversee capstone projects and papers related to the collection. In addition, students occasionally organize exhibitions, either as part of a class or working individually with a museum curator.


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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