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Allen Memorial Art Museum

87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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.

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African Art in the AMAM Collection

African Art in the AMAM Collection 2/28 10am

A student-curated installation aims to demonstrate the diversity of African visual expression and material culture, challenging Western conceptions of the...

AMAM Exhibition - Conversations:  Past and Present in Asia and America

AMAM Exhibition - Conversations: Past and... 2/28 10am

Contemporary artists relate to past times, traditions, and techniques. Inspired by the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s 2016–17 theme of “Time,” this exhibition...

Lines of Descent:  Masters and Students in a Utagawa School

Lines of Descent: Masters and Students in a... 2/28 10am

This exhibition approaches the museum’s 2016–17 focus on the concept of time by tracing the history of an important group of woodblock printmakers in Japan,...

Marking Time:  Seasonal Imagery in Japanese Prints

Marking Time: Seasonal Imagery in Japanese Prints 2/28 10am

This special installation features seasonal imagery in Japanese woodblock prints in celebration of the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s 2016–17 theme of “Time."

Fred Wilson:  Black to the Powers of Ten

Fred Wilson: Black to the Powers of Ten 3/1 10am

View works by the New York artist and MacArthur "genius" grant recipient Fred Wilson.

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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.

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

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