Allen After Hours

"After Hours" events are specifically for Oberlin College students, designed to offer a chance to explore, learn, and celebrate the museum collection at times that fit their schedules. Beginning in the fall of 2011, the museum start offering regular "First Thursday" evening hours for all members of the public.

Spring 2012:

Wright After Hours

Tuesday, April 24, from 6pm until 8pm

This special event, especially for Oberlin College students, takes place at the historic Weltzheimer/Johnson House, and will feature an evening of food, music, activities, and tours of this fine example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian architecture.

Pizza and ice cream will be served, fun door prizes will be given out, and music will be in the air.


Past Allen After Hours events:

"Wright After Hours"
SPRING 2011
held on

Tuesday, April 12 - 5:00pm until 8:00pm

Join us for a special Oberlin College student event with music, food, door prizes, lawn games, and the chance to explore this unique slice of Oberlin architecture.

AMAM Student Docents will be available to answer your questions about Frank Lloyd Wright’s career and architecture, and the history of the Weltzheimer/Johnson House.


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"Allen After Hours" - Fall 2009
be held on

Tuesday, December 1 - 7:00pm until 9:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 1, the Allen Memorial Art Museum will open its doors for a special evening event and one of the last chances Oberlin College students will have to explore the collection before the museum closes for a twenty-month renovation project.

This semester’s “Allen After Hours” will take place from 7:00 to 9:30pm, and will feature food, games, door prizes, and the launch of the museum’s audio tour! Student docents will be on hand to discuss and explain the many aspects of the museum’s renowned collection. Museum staff will answer questions about renovation activities and talk about how the museum’s involvement with the campus will continue throughout the project period (and, yes, Art Rental will continue!).

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"Allen After Hours" - Fall 2008
held on
Monday, November 17 - 7:00pm until 9:30pm

Originally known as "Art After Hours," this student only event ran from 1997 until 2002. Relaunched in the fall of 2007, "Allen After Hours" gives Oberlin College students a chance to experience the museum in a unique way at a time that works with their busy schedules.

This year's event will feature music by OC students Evan Adams, Alex Christie, and Michael Rosen, door prizes, a look at the new exhibitions, and a reception by Pink Peppercorn Catering!

Oberlin College student docents will be available to answer questions about the AMAM collection and tell you more about student involvement.