Art Exhibitions

Allen Memorial Art Exhibitions 2014-15

The Americas is the special focus of exhibitions, lectures, and other programs throughout the year.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Free Admission
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September 2 to December 23, 2014

An Insider’s Lens: The Jazz Photography of Milt Hinton

Images by Milton Hinton, referred to as the “dean” of jazz bassists, record the experiences of African American musicians in the studio, on the stage, and on the road. The collection includes photographs of Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, and Aretha Franklin. Read more

September 2 to December 23, 2014

Hugo Brehme’s Mexico

In the early 20th century, German-born Hugo Brehme documented Mexico’s land, people, and customs. More than 70 works recently added to the AMAM collection depict pre-Columbian sites, Catholic churches, rural landscapes, and urban vistas. Read more

September 2, 2014 to June 28, 2015

Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen

The museum’s Latin American collection from the 20th and 21st centuries features prominent artists from 12 countries, including many works shown for the first time. Read more

September 2, 2014 to June 28, 2015

Life and Art in Early America

A selection of 19th-century American art reflects the cultural, racial, and natural landscapes of the United States in its first 100 years—a time of discovery and division. Works in a variety of media illustrate the struggle and sacrifice invested in the formation of a nation. Read more

Violin 2015 | Piano 2014
For young musicians ages 13 to 18
$10,000 first prize

Concerto-round performance with the Cleveland Orchestra. Competition is presented by the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Orchestra and showcases the most promising young musicians from around the world. The competition provides more than $20,000 in prize money and concert engagements with orchestras in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

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