The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College is considered one of the best academic museums in the United States. The Museum is housed in the original 1917 Italian Renaissance-style building designed by Cass Gilbert, with a gallery for Modern and Contemporary art added in 1977.
The collection of nearly 14,000 works of art includes paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings and photographs, providing a comprehensive overview of the history of art from a many cultures. The collection is particularly strong in European and American paintings and sculpture from the 15th-century to today, with notable holdings of Asian art.
African, Pre-Columbian, and ancient art is also represented. The museum holds the Eva Hesse archives; a collection of the work of Czech artist František Kupka -- one of the most important Czech painters of the early 20th-century -- representing most of Kupka's career; and oversees Frank Lloyd Wright’s Weltzheimer/Johnson House.
Nocturne with loose brushwork that heightens the drama of the scene shows the Holy Family fleeing Israel
Paintings, prints, drawings, and photographs depict architecture in some form
Installation of 30 works from the collection
80 works honor what Martin Luther King, Jr accomplished, and recognize change yet to come
Images of a dynamic time in Japan's social and technological development
Works express visions of the fractured relationship between humanity and nature
Images of ancient sculptures give new life and immediacy to ancient subjects