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

First Thursday: James Clifton

“Cabbages, Cucumbers, Christ, and a Cook” James Clifton, director of the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation and curator of Renaissance and baroque painting...

2/7 5:30pm
Tuesday Tea: Curatorial Assistant Emma Laube ’17

Curatorial Assistant Emma Laube ’17 gives a talk on the exhibition Zao Wou-Ki: Prints in Context, which she organized. She will discuss works by the...

2/12 3pm
Spring 2019 Art Rental

With about 400 original works of art available for students to borrow each semester, Oberlin’s Art Rental Program has something for everyone. Works by...

2/16 8am
Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Help close the gender gap on Wikipedia during this annual worldwide event. The 2019 edit-a-thon focuses on creating and improving Wikipedia articles on cis...

3/2 12pm
First Thursday:  Musical Performance by Alexa Still

Alexa Still, associate professor of flute, and her Oberlin Conservatory of Music students perform selections of solo flute and chamber music related to the...

3/7 5:30pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

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