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Allen Memorial Art Museum

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Address: 87 N Main St, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone Number: +1 440-775-8665
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One of the absolute best museums

I have been visiting the Allen Art Museum for many years. I have also been to some of the top museums in the world and when I return to Oberlin I am still impressed by what this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting the Allen Art Museum for many years. I have also been to some of the top museums in the world and when I return to Oberlin I am still impressed by what this museum has to offer. Yes, it is small, but it is easy to get to, easy to see everything on display, and they... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a pretty small art museum, but it's full of great works. The modern and contemporary collection includes some pieces by major artists, which you wouldn't necessarily expect from a college museum in a small town. Architecture is lovely, and the whole thing is free. The temporary exhibits are always interesting as well.

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Webster Groves, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a seriously impressive collection and even more so when you remember that it is part of a small liberal arts college in northern Ohio. Great variety, impressive pieces from tiny to huge, nicely laid out, and all in a really cool space. The history of the building and its architecture are as impressive as the pieces in it.... More 

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Kent, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Allen Memorial Art Museum

Address: 87 N Main St, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074
Phone Number: +1 440-775-8665
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Oberlin
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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