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Allen Memorial Art Museum

Address: 87 N Main St, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone Number: +1 440-775-8665
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Oberlin
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Kent, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This art gallery on the Oberlin campus is a lovely spot to visit. The building itself is beautiful..you cannot miss it as you approach downtown. The museum is small but not tiny and it features pieces representing an array of different regions and ages. The best part of all is that is free. We parked directly out front on a... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is a great museum with a very helpful staff. It is currently being renovated but still has several galleries open for viewing. There is a wide variety of Art on exhibit and the staff is available to answer any questions. It is also free! A must stop place if you are in Oberlin.

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Oberlin, Ohio, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Allen is a true gem among museums, with a collection from the entire world touching on all significant areas and eras of art. In particular, their Japanese woodblock print collection is outstanding The museum itself is an architectural jewel, both inside and out. The recently cleaned and restored painted ceiling has made the interior courtyard even more stunning. There... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Allen Museum has a surprisingly extensive and impressive collection of masterpieces (paintings, prints, pottery, sculpture) and yet can comfortably be viewed in 2-3 hours. The quality of the collection is stunning, especially for a college museum. It is more impressive than many big city museums, an amazing jewel in the heart of Oberlin. The museum collection also includes a... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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298 reviews 298 reviews
113 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It's difficult to rate something like the Allen Memorial Art Museum because it is truly excellent for what it is - a smaller art museum - but it is still that, a smaller art museum. You shouldn't hesitate to come here if you are in Oberlin and it's well worth the 45-minute or so drive from Cleveland. I would recommend... More 

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Edwardsburg, Michigan
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This free museum on the campus of Oberlin College has some excellent collections and is in a beautiful building. The Renaissance art is noteworthy and I really enjoyed the Latin America exhibit in the large annex. There are ongoing renovations but they don't interfere with the art work. This is a wonderful little gem of a museum and in times... More 

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Hartselle, Alabama
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The museum is not that large, but it has an incredible collection. Great place to spend a few hours and get out of the cold.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I came to Oberlin for an afternoon and worried that I wouldn't have time to do what I wanted. While I could have spent more time looking at the art here, it was not overwhelming and felt like just the right amount of fun for the time we had. This is a lot of fun for no money. I was... More 

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Amherst, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Before visiting I'd been told that the museum is on par with some of the great college/university art museums---most notably, the Yale University Art Gallery, which I happened to visit earlier this year. That museum has 5+ floors of artwork spanning millennia. This one is...pretty cool too, I guess. It's two stories with several galleries dedicated to ancient artifacts, Renaissance-era... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

What's not to like? It's free, it's fabulously interesting, and it's not too big. You could spend hours studying or less than hour just admiring the beautiful, well curated, and in some ways broad collection. Great place for family or serious art enthusiasts.

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