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

Barbara Bloom: THE RENDERING ( H x W x D = )

At the invitation of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, New York-based artist Barbara Bloom has created a work specifically for...

11/13 10am
Tuesday Tea:  Kevin R. E. Greenwood

Kevin R. E. Greenwood, Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art, discusses his exhibition Worlds Apart: Nature and Humanity Under Deconstruction. Works by three...

11/13 3pm
Barbara Bloom: THE RENDERING ( H x W x D = )

At the invitation of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, New York-based artist Barbara Bloom has created a work specifically for...

11/15 10am
AMAM in the AM:  Emma Laube, Curatorial Assistant

Led by a museum curator or curatorial assistant, each of these informal, in-gallery talks provides a more focused examination of works of art on view....

11/16 10:15am
AMAM Community Day: Hanging Scrolls

Express your creative side with arts and crafts in the Allen Memorial Art Museum’s East Gallery. At Community Day this fall, we are making our very own...

11/17 12pm

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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.

Allen Memorial Art Museum

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