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Allen Memorial Art Museum

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

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Oberlin, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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280 reviews 280 reviews
103 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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
66 helpful votes 66 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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Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
39 helpful votes 39 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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Ohio
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113 reviews 113 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've been here several times over the years and am never disappointed. The architecture is inviting and the exhibits are well-displayed. I like that there are activities geared for children and adults.

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