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Allen Memorial Art Museum

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Address: 87 N Main St, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074-1161
Phone Number: +1 440-775-8665
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Worth a Trip to Oberlin All by Itself

While the town and college are both highly worth visiting, a visit solely for the Allen is a worthwhile destination all by itself if you are in the Cleveland area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeremy S
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the town and college are both highly worth visiting, a visit solely for the Allen is a worthwhile destination all by itself if you are in the Cleveland area.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a visit to the college and was impressed with the quality, range and diversity of the exhibits. If on or near the campus, it's definitely worth a visit.

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Ontario, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

My wife and I stumbled across this gem on our way home from a festival. We read that it was free so we thought why not? We unfortunately got their a half hour before closing but we enjoyed the half hour anyway. When you walk in their is a big open area and the rooms circle around the middle so... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The museum has a panoramic scope covering art objects from ancient China, Greece and Rome to cutting edge contemporary art

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Holland, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Another reason to love Oberlin is this museum. You can walk in for free and enjoy several rooms of beautiful art by some of the biggest names. Don't miss it.

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Elyria, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Enjoy living close to this wonderful museum. The exhibits change enough for us to enjoy a couple visits a year. Parking is close, and there are plenty of other things to see and do in Oberlin that are within walking distance.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Inside the Italian Renaissance Revival building designed by Cass Gilbert is a remarkable collection of fine art of surprising range and quality that merits a slow relaxed viewing and return visits. The arrangement of the exhibits mirrors the quality of the works on display, making it a pleasure to stand or sit in each gallery for some time as well... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This visit was one of my favorites exhibits. The upstairs show is a display of medical and scientific paintings, drawings, and etchings, from the early Dutch to contemporary eras. Downstairs is Judit Reigl's Body of Music, a retrospective of the Hungarian artist who paints through music.

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Thank ConnitoArt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I enjoyed a morning walk through of this unique little museum. I'm not really an art museum buff so I found the size of the collection to be just right. It has an interesting variety of quality works and the building itself is also beautiful.

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Thank Eric L
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

This collection of this beautiful museum is very strong. I did not have enough time to do it justice and desperately want to go back. Treat yourself to a couple of hours in this gem.

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