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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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AMAM First Thursday: The Patient Artist: Illness, Healing, and the Act of Creation in Early Modern Europe

AMAM First Thursday: The Patient Artist:... 5/5 5:30pm

Christina Neilson, assistant professor of Renaissance and baroque art history at Oberlin College, and Frances Gage, associate professor of art history at...

AMAM Tuesday Tea: Student Presentation

AMAM Tuesday Tea: Student Presentation 5/10 2:30pm

One outstanding Oberlin College student will be selected, from a call for papers, as the presenter for the annual Student Tuesday Tea. The talk will focus on...

Oberlin Chalk Walk

Oberlin Chalk Walk 6/25 10:00am

This popular summer program returns for its 11th installment. Join master artists, local artists, and scores of community members of all ages as they create...

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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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