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Allen Memorial Art Museum

87 North Main Street

Founded in 1917, the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) is one of the finest college or university collections in the United States. Comprising more than 12,000 works of art from virtually every culture and spanning the history of art, the AMAM's collection is a vital cultural resource for the students, faculty, and staff of Oberlin College as well as the surrounding community. Notable strengths include seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art, nineteenth and early twentieth-century European and contemporary American art, and Asian, European, and American works on paper. The collection is housed in an impressive Italian Renaissance-style building designed by Cass Gilbert and named after its founder, Dr. Dudley Peter Allen (B.A. 1875), a distinguished graduate and trustee of Oberlin College. In 1977, Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates designed an addition that represents one of the earliest and finest examples of postmodern architecture in the United States.


Scott A. H. Phillips

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
I smeared swirly paint on a ball AND THEY PUT IT ON DISPLAY!! Ultimate troll lulz!! It's still in there; see if you can find it. ;) ;)

Victoria Boylan

Thursday, June 7, 2018
I always love visiting this museum for the new and exciting exhibits and revisiting the old ones

Jeff Aragaki

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Wonderful collection from ancient to modern. Many collections donated by alumni, including a comprehensive collection of Japanese prints.

Stephen Turpin

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Wow! Great collection - wish I had more time to explore.

Tara Muhammad

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Plan to stay for the day, you'll need it and you'll leave with a whole new appreciation for art.

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