Oberlin College and Conservatory

Allen Memorial Art Museum

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.

Photo by Walter Novak

87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074



Upcoming Events

Allen After Hours / Our Observable World: A Window into Visual Artist Anna Von Mertens’s Process

Visual artist Anna Von Mertens’s exhibition of hand-stitched quilts and detailed graphite drawings, currently on view in the Ellen Johnson Gallery, brings to...

10/5 5:30pm
Tuesday Tea / From Trees to Stars

Julia Christensen, Eva & John Young-Hunter Professor of Integrated Media, will discuss her artworks The Tree of Life and Burnouts, both on view at the Allen...

10/10 3pm

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Gillian Ferguson

Gillian Ferguson left a positive review 9/6/2019

I really enjoyed learning more about the art on display and how it all tied together!

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

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