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

Website

oberlin.edu

Upcoming Events

Beautifully Unfaithful: What Makes a Good Literary Translation? Keynote by Mark Polizzotti

Why do certain translations sing, while others merely sink? Is a “faithful” translation always best, and what do we even mean by “fidelity”? Can we, and...

4/4 5:30pm
First Thursday:  Mark Polizzotti

"Beautifully Unfaithful: What Makes a Good Literary Translation?” Mark Polizzotti, publisher and editor in chief at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

4/4 5:30pm
Sunday Object Talk: Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

This Sunday Object Talk at the Allen Memorial Art Museum features Walker Shadle ’19, speaking on The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine by Baldassare Peruzzi....

4/7 2pm
Tuesday Tea: Julia Harbutt '20 on Paul Klee and Degenerate Art

Julia Harbutt ’20 gives a lecture titled ‘‘Contextualizing Degeneracy: Richard Wagner, Paul Klee, and the Degenerate Art Show.’’ Harbutt explores the role of...

4/9 3pm
Sunday Object Talk: Satsuma Ware

This Sunday Object Talk at the Allen Memorial Art Museum features Emma Larson speaking on Japanese Satsuma Ware from the late 19th century. Designed for the...

4/14 2pm

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Ben Saltz

Ben Saltz left a positive review 12/4/2018

Awsome!

Johnny Coleman

Johnny Coleman left a positive review 12/4/2014

Outstanding musical conversation between two rare and gifted artists. At times the musical ideas appeared telepathic. The gallery makes for a perfect setting for quiet acoustic performances; particularly across this timbre (arch top guitar, acoustic bass). Very happy that I was there to experience this performance!

Marcelo Vinces

Marcelo Vinces left a positive review 2/11/2014

Loved it.

Marcelo Vinces

Marcelo Vinces left a positive review 4/9/2013

Jim's talk was great, and was excited to see how the resources of the Museum can be incorporated into courses beyond the arts.

Allen Memorial Art Museum

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