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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.


Upcoming Events

Art Exhibition: Black to the Power of Ten

Art Exhibition: Black to the Power of Ten 8/30 10:00am

Race, time, memory, and meaning are among the concepts explored in this exhibition of works from 2003–2014 by the artist Fred Wilson. Through glass works...

Art Exhibition: Wild Fire Test Pit

Art Exhibition: Wild Fire Test Pit 8/30 10:00am

Artist Fred Wilson has a dual practice of studio-made or fabricated works and commissioned museum-specific installations created with the institutions’ own...

Time Well Spent:  Art and Temporality

Time Well Spent: Art and Temporality 8/30 10:00am

The concept of time, at once a personal and universal concept that dictates the rhythm of human experience, has been variously represented and constructed...

AMAM First Thursday - Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions

AMAM First Thursday - Opening Reception for... 9/8 5:00pm

First Thursdays Galleries remain open until 8 p.m. during our monthly evening hours (except on December 1). These free programs are followed by a reception...

Art Rental

Art Rental 9/10 8:00am

FALL 2016 ART RENTAL Imagine decorating your residence hall or office with a real Renoir. You can through the Allen Memorial Art Musuem's annual Art Rental...

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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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