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

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Oberlin College Campus

Oberlin College Campus

Town and college were founded together in 1833 by missionaries who opposed slavery. Today, Oberlin College is recognized among the top liberal arts schools in the country, drawing about 90 percent of its 3,000 students from outside of Ohio.

A walk around Oberlin’s 440-acre campus rewards visitors with views of buildings by notable architects. Highlights include Talcott Hall (1887), constructed of sandstone quarried in nearby Amherst, Ohio; five major buildings by Cass Gilbert (including the Allen); Bibbins Hall (1964), designed by Minoru Yamasaki, architect of the former World Trade Center in New York City; and the solar-powered Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, which earned national acclaim for its green technologies.

On their tour of campus, visitors can sit and read a book in one of the “womb chairs” in the Terrell Library, bowl a set at the College Lanes, or enjoy the scenic koi pond at the Conservatory of Music.

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Campus events

Thought-provoking lectures, theatrical performances, operas, and more—check out the Oberlin College events calendar for hundreds of free events throughout the year.

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Conservatory of Music

Hundreds of concerts and recitals, most of them free, are offered throughout the year. See musical events presented by the Conservatory of Music.

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Campus walking tour

From the Allen, the campus is an easy walk across the scenic Tappan Square. Find your way as you explore Oberlin’s 440-acre campus.

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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