Closed to the Public

Open only to visitors with an Oberlin College ID who participate in the college's testing program.

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


Tuesday — Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Saturday, Sunday 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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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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Find podcasts, activities, and information for all age groups.

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Join & Support

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

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Accessibility header A visitor uses a magnifying glass to see the details in a painting.

The museum is committed to accommodating visitors with all needs and abilities. Admission is free.

To request accommodation, please contact us in advance of your visit by calling the main office at 440-775-8665 (general questions) or the Education Department at 440-775-8671.

Designated parking spaces are available immediately behind the museum (off Willard Court), and the sidewalk leading to the north entrance is barrier-free.

All public programs are held in spaces accessible to visitors with limited mobility.

Please note that the Ripin Gallery is only accessible by stairs. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Visual guides to exhibitions in the Ripin Gallery are usually available at the Welcome Desk, which is located near the front entrance.

Ramp access

People with limited mobility may use the north entrance, which has a ramp and automatic door. Please download a map showing our courtyard entrance. The north entrance is located through the courtyard at the rear of the entrance; the courtyard door faces East Lorain Street (State Route 511), which is to your left when facing the museum.

A wheeled walker is available for use within the building, but we do not furnish wheelchairs. You may contact us in advance to reserve wheelchair seating for public events, but it is not necessary. We have stool seating and benches available for use in the galleries. Public restrooms are wheelchair and walker accessible.

Augmented reality tour

Visit us online with Allen Augmented Reality (AAR), where you can navigate our main-floor galleries, read the labels for more than 200 works of art, and access audio talks about some of the most famous objects in the AMAM collection. 

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Listening devices

Audio descriptions of important works of art in the collection are available in our podcast series. Assisted listening devices are available at Allen After Hours events. In addition, audio guides that may be used on mobile phones will be available in the near future. 


For visitors with low or no vision, high-description guided tours of the galleries are available with advance notice. We can supplement these tours with our touch collection, or provide a separate fully tactile tour upon request (this service has been paused due to the pandemic).

Service Animals

Certified service animals on leashes are welcome in the museum. 


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