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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'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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Fred Wilson at Oberlin


Fred Wilson at Oberlin


Two exhibitions by Fred Wilson coincide in this 88-page catalogue featuring the artist's fabricated works and a site-specific installation at the AMAM. On view at the Allen during academic year 2016-17, Wildfire Test Pit and Fred Wilson: Black to the Powers of Ten each explored themes of race, time, memory, and meaning. The publication features an essay by Denise Birkhofer, formerly the Ellen Johnson ’33 Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and an interview with Andria Derstine, director of the Allen.

The catalogue is available online for $35.00, which includes shipping.



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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