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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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World Class Art Museum in a Small Towm

The Allen Art Museum has an incredible collection. It's a free museum and while it has a large permanent collection, much of their collection is on loan to other museums. Allen... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tiffin, Ohio
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Tiffin, Ohio
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Allen Art Museum has an incredible collection. It's a free museum and while it has a large permanent collection, much of their collection is on loan to other museums. Allen Art Museum benefits from having rotating stock and exhibits from other museums. The museum is recently renovated and often there are college classes or tours happening. It's definitely worth... More 

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I was blown away by this museum - and the fact that it's free! It wasn't huge, but it was larger than I expected, and had some very lovely pieces, as well as a great layout and really pretty architecture. This is a must see if you're in Oberlin. We didn't stay long, because we were short on time, but... More 

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Thank Lilly S
Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a world-class museum in a small town setting. The atmosphere is lovely and the collection of art from all over the world is priceless. I can't recommend this museum enough! Make a day of it and stroll through downtown Oberlin after you are done. There are several shops and restaurants in the area that you can enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

What an amazing collection for a college art museum! So many outstanding works. If you can visit before summer 2017, you'll see a large showing of the work of versatile artist Fred Wilson, works on paper organized by concepts of time and two shows highlighting selections from the Asian art collection in addition to permanent collection galleries. (Tie in a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wonderful museum in a small college town. Much more than I expected, and really offers some great sights.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

What an incredible collection! Thanks to Oberlin grad and professor Ellen Johnson, this museum has a stellar collection of art -- from ancient to modern to post-modern. The best small college art museum with world-class art.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We spent a rainy morning in the Allen Museum. It has a huge variety, considering its size, including works of the masters. There were also several special exhibits which were well-laid out and easy to enjoy. And it's free!

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Whately
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This splendid building by Cass Gilbert houses a lovely permanent collection of mostly European art. When I visited there also was a provocative show of contemporary works by an African-American artist.

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Terrific collection spanning pre-Christian to contemporary art with a truly visionary curator who knows how to shake things up .

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

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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