Oberlin College and Conservatory

Allen Memorial Art Museum

Photo by John Seyfried

Founded in 1917, the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) is recognized today as one of the five best college and university art museums in the United States. Since its beginning, the museum has always been free for everyone. Collections including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, and photographs are housed in an impressive Italian Renaissance-style building designed by Cass Gilbert and named after Dudley Peter Allen, a distinguished 1875 graduate of Oberlin College. Allen and his wife, Elisabeth Severance Allen, (later Prentiss) were the museum's principal benefactors.

87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074



Upcoming Events

a painting of a valley full of people working; some in military garb and formation, others stir large pots of food, others still herd animals.

This presentation will introduce a recently conserved ten-panel folding screen titled A Royal Outing in the current exhibition Inches Away, The Heavens Open....

12/13 3pm

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Gillian Ferguson

Gillian Ferguson left a positive review 9/6/2019

I really enjoyed learning more about the art on display and how it all tied together!

Allen Memorial Art Museum

Allen Memorial Art Museum posted a photo 3/2/2013