Closed Summer 2024

Beginning May 27, we will be closed as part of Oberlin College’s Sustainable Infrastructure Program.

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


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

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The Allen presents changing exhibitions along with engaging guest speakers and public programs.

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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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Museum Closure in Summer 2024

March 1, 2024

Museum Closure in Summer 2024

March 1, 2024

In 2021, Oberlin College began work on the “Sustainable Infrastructure Program,” or SIP, which entails converting the campus heating system from steam to hot water, with the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2025. The Allen Memorial Art Museum had already undertaken this green heating and cooling approach as part of a major 2009–11 renovation that saw geothermal wells sunk in the museum’s north lawn and a complete updating of the museum’s heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and associated systems—a project that earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification. Now, the museum’s existing systems are slated to be hooked into the campus’s new system during summer 2024. Regretfully, this will entail the closure of the museum to the public starting May 27 and throughout the summer. We are taking this rare opportunity of a closure to install new carpeting on the second floor, refinish flooring in the Nord and Willard-Newall galleries, and study lighting upgrades for the East Gallery, among other projects. We are grateful for the partnership of the Oberlin College Facilities Planning and Construction staff in this work, and look forward to welcoming you back to a refreshed museum in the autumn.


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