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Allen Memorial Art Museum

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A gem of a museum

The Allen Art Museum is a gem of a museum located in the delightful college town of Oberlin. The... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Medina, Ohio
amazing collection in Oberlin

The Allen Art Museum was the perfect place to spend time on a cold, snowy day. Some of the... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
Boone, North Carolina
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87 N Main St, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 44074-1161
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Allen Art Museum is a gem of a museum located in the delightful college town of Oberlin. The offerings are diverse and there are often special exhibits. Don't miss this hidden treasure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

The Allen Art Museum was the perfect place to spend time on a cold, snowy day. Some of the galleries were closed for reinstalls (in January), but the collection of art we did view was amazing and the building itself is beautiful.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank demTravels
Reviewed October 12, 2018

For a museum attached to a small college, this place is amazing. It has a wide range of art from antiquity to the present, a really interesting east asian exhibition, and even a Picasso, a Matisse, a Cezanne, a Modigliani, and two Monets. Definitely worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

An outstanding gem with a broad variety of styles represented. Nice collection of Chinese and Japanese prints and drawings. Often a very good contemporary exhibit. Strong collection of early 20th century paintings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

This small museum holds amazingly well-chosen artifacts ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern age. One gets the impression that it was intended for use as a resource for art history classes, since it has good representative items from all of the most relevant...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We drove from the north side of Columbus to Oberlin to see this museum and it did not disappoint. The collection was amazing. There are world class works here and none of the crowds. You can study and revisit works at your leisure. 2-3 hours...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Small museum in a Cass Gilbert building with an eclectic collection of paintings and artifacts. Beautifully curated exhibits celebrating their 100th year. Unique examples of genres and artists. A must visit (free admission) when in the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

The Allen Memorial Art Museum on the campus of Oberlin College is absolutely incredible. The museum is quite small, but packs an impressive punch. A few highlights include; 'Young Girl Seated' by Henri Matisse, 'Green Dream' by Marc Chagall and 'Nude with a Coral Necklace'...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank V4366LZadams
Reviewed February 18, 2018

I've been to Oberlin before, but never even knew there was an art museum. I agree that it is a must-see when you're in town. It was a pleasant surprise and I am really glad I stopped in today. The architecture is sensational and the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dhancy
Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

Amazing Cass Gilbert Art Museum. The inside is a study in arches. The ceiling is magnificent. The art collection is wonderful as well, but the building is not to be missed.

Date of experience: December 2017
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