Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College

1 S High St
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 376-9185

87 N Main St
Oberlin, OH 44074

(440) 775-8665

9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44195

11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 421-7000

11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 421-7350

325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 623-2800

1455 E 6th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

FRONT Porch, PNC Glenville Arts Campus

1470 East 105th Street
Cleveland, OH

(216) 938-5429

11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 421-8671

Playhouse Square

1501 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

(216) 771-4444

Richard D. Baron ‘64 Gallery, Oberlin College

65 E. College St.
Suite 5 Oberlin, OH 44074

2900 Detroit Road
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 621-2314

St. John’s Episcopal Church

2600 Church Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 505-5690

N Coast Harbor Walkway
Cleveland, OH 44114

(216) 694-2000

Toby’s Plaza

Uptown Pedestrian Trwy
Cleveland, OH 44106

1460 W 29th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216)938-5429

West Side Market

1979 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH 44113

(216) 664-3387

Founded at Oberlin College in 1917, the Allen Memorial Art Museum consistently ranks among the top five academic art museums in the United States. Always free to the public, the Allen has strong holdings in 17th century Dutch and Flemish art, Japanese woodblock prints, and 20th century works by such artists as Cézanne, Chagall, Picasso, Monet, and others. In the galleries you’ll find artworks from virtually every culture and time period, which are drawn from the Allen’s collection of more than 15,000 objects.

The original museum building was designed by Cass Gilbert, an architect known for the Woolworth Building in New York City and the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. In his plans for the Allen, Gilbert employed the vocabulary of Tuscan Renaissance architecture to evoke European art of the past. In 1977, an addition designed by Robert Venturi became one of the earliest and finest examples of postmodern architecture in the United States.

A two-year renovation of the museum culminated in 2011, resulting in LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. A major conservation project completed in 2015 restored paintings on the ceiling and clerestory of the museum’s King Sculpture Court.

The Allen also oversees, along with Oberlin’s art department, the Weltzheimer-Johnson House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Located 1.5 miles west of the museum, this is Ohio’s only example of a Usonian style home by the architect that is open for public tours.

Offering free admission and parking, the museum is located 45 minutes west of Cleveland at the intersection of Ohio routes 58 and 511. The Allen presents a robust program of changing exhibitions and educational events.

Support for FRONT at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College is made possible by The Eric & Jane Nord Family Fund and The Nord Family Foundation.

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