Allen Memorial Art Museum. The Allen Memorial Art Museum is located in Oberlin, Ohio, and is run by Oberlin College.
   It was founded in 1917. The collection contains over 15,000 works of art.
   The AMAM is primarily a teaching museum, and it is aimed at the students, faculty, and staff of Oberlin College as well as the surrounding community. Notable strengths include seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish art, nineteenth and early twentieth-century European and contemporary American art, and Asian, European, and American works on paper.
   The collection is housed in an Italian Renaissance-style building designed by Cass Gilbert and named after its founder, Dr. Dudley Peter Allen, a graduate and trustee of Oberlin College and the first husband of Elisabeth Severance Prentiss, whose bequest as Mrs. F. F. Prentiss included parts of her art collection started during her first marriage.
   Purchases made through the Mrs. F.F. Prentiss Fund include a Henry Moore sculpture and other objects. In 1977, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown designed an addition that represents one of the earliest examples of postmodern architecture in the United States. In 2011, the historic museum underwent a two-year retrofit; after which it was awarded with USGBC LEED Gold certification. The Allen Memorial Art Museum has an collection of more than 12,000 objects-including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings and photo
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