Museum collections here rank Oberlin within the top five college-based art museums in the United States. Entering the museum's main rotunda, you will see paintings by Cezanne, Modigliani, Picasso, and many other 20th-century masters. With more than 12,000 objects, the museum provides an overview of the history of art from a variety of cultures. Particularly strong are its holdings of European and American paintings and sculpture from the 15th century to today.
Exposure to great works of art is an essential aspect of a liberal arts education. The museum has an active schedule of changing exhibitions from its permanent collection and on loan from other important museums. Through May 2009, the Ellen Johnson Gallery features works from the museum’s modern and contemporary collections, ranging from Claude Monet’s Wisteria to a recently acquired sculpture by Tim Hawkinson.
See the AMAM’s current exhibitions.