Closed to the Public

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

Address
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
440.775.8665

Hours

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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Collections

Conservation

Provenance Research

Image Licensing

Art Donations

Learn

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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Resources

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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Visit the Museum

Enjoy the intimate setting of an acclaimed college art museum. Whether you stop in for a few minutes, or plan to make a day of it, you’ll find remarkable works of art.

Facade of the Allen Memorial Art Museum Facade of the Allen Memorial Art Museum. Photo by Ricky Rhodes.

The Allen has been free and open to the public since 1917. The museum’s motto, carved above the arched entryway, is “The Cause of Art is the Cause of the People.”

The 1884 quotation above, from William Morris, is incorporated into the museum façade designed by Cass Gilbert. The words express our belief that art enriches the lives of all people, underscoring the Allen's commitment to bring the visual arts to a broad public through high-quality teaching, exhibitions, and programs

During the pandemic, 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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Memberships

Support appreciation for original works of art by becoming a museum member.

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