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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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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Hours, Admission & Directions

Aerial View of the Allen Memorial Art Museum Aerial view of the Allen Memorial Art Museum

Admission is free to all visitors. We are located on the campus of Oberlin College (about 40 minutes west of Cleveland) near several highways, including I-80/Ohio Turnpike, I-480, and I-90. 


Closed all week


The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays, and major holidays, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the following day, and each year from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. It is also closed on Fridays in July in conformance with Oberlin College's July Friday office closures.

Closed Summer 2024

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


Free, ample parking is available on the street in front of the museum building. Overflow parking for evening events is located behind the museum (off Willard Court).

Entrance and Parking Map


Address: 87 N. Main St., Oberlin, OH  44074

The museum is located at the southeast corner of Ohio Routes 58 and 511 (Main St. and Lorain St.). 

From the East:

I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)
Travel west to exit 140 (Amherst/Oberlin interchange). Go south for 6 miles on Ohio Route 58. At the intersection with Ohio Route 511 (Lorain St.), the museum will be on your left.

Travel west on I-90 and follow Ohio Route 2 west. Exit at Ohio Route 58 (Levitt Rd.) in Amherst and go south. At the intersection with Ohio Route 511 (Lorain St.), the museum will be on your left.

I-480 (from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport)
Follow I-480 west as it becomes Ohio Route 10 west toward Norwalk as it becomes Ohio Route 20 west. Take the ramp for Ohio Route 511(Lorain St.) toward Oberlin. Go west for 2 miles, then turn left on Ohio Route 58 (Main St.). The museum will be immediately to your left.

From the South:

Travel on I-71 north to I-80 west (Ohio Turnpike)
Take exit 140 (Amherst/Oberlin interchange) and go south for 6 miles on Ohio Route 58 into Oberlin. At the intersection with Ohio Route 511 (Lorain St.), the museum will be on your left.

From the West:

Take I-80 (Ohio Turnpike)
Take the turnpike east to exit 140 (Amherst/Oberlin interchange). Go south for six miles on Ohio Route 58. At the intersection with Ohio Route 511 (Lorain St.), the museum will be on your left.

Gallery map

See the museum's floor plan and entrances, including the courtyard entrance that has a ramp for those with limited mobility.

Gallery Map

Atrium wide angle

Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Weltzheimer/Johnson house is located about 1.5 miles west of the museum, at 534 Morgan St., in Oberlin. Download directions to the house from the Allen.

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Maps of the area

To explore the town and campus, download maps of the City of Oberlin and the Oberlin College campus.

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Oberlin downtown


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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