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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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Art at its best

Right on the campus of Oberlin College and in the little town of Oberlin. Beautiful Building. Lovely Art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Elyria, Ohio
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Elyria, Ohio
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Right on the campus of Oberlin College and in the little town of Oberlin. Beautiful Building. Lovely Art.

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As soon as you walk through the front doors, the spectacular ceiling of the vestibule captivates your attention and you realize that this is a very special place. The architectural layout of the building itself lets you wander from room to room, letting you discover some totally different era or medium as you turn a corner. If you have the... More 

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I was so pleasantly surprised by my visit to the Allen Art Museum. I was very impressed with the extensive collection with works by many famous artists such as Picasso, Monet and Dali. The collection covers all of art history from BC to current. I never expected this so close to my home. I enjoyed it more than the Cleveland... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After visiting Cedar Point, we needed a little culture. This museum, and the little college town in which it is located, were highly rated on Trip Advisor. So we stopped in. And it was amazing. The building itself is a gem and, like the collection it houses, an eclectic and tasteful mix of styles. The art is right there: Picasso,... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This was our first visit to the Allen Art Museum, and it is one we would strongly recommend. First of all, it is free to visit, which is incredible! The paintings, sculptures, jewels, and artifacts are the types one would expect to see in a much larger city. It was well-organized and full of interesting things to see. It's chilly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A great little museum that, like others have said, has a bit of everything. Very impressed by the quality and range of the pieces on display. Worth the drive to Oberlin.

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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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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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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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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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