exterior view of art building
Exterior view of Venturi Art Building that faces Tappan Square. Photo credit: Yvonne Gay

87 N. Main St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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The Department of Art occupies two buildings adjacent to the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The Venturi Art Building is named for architect Robert Venturi, who, along with Denise Scott Brown and Associates, designed the building as part of a 1976 expansion of the art museum.

It houses the Clarence Ward Art Library, an extensive art library on the fop floor of the building. The Venturi Art Building also features the Ellen Johnson Gallery for modern and contemporary art, a seminar room, and studios for photography, digital media, drawing, and sculpture.