Historic Building Home to Classic and Contemporary Art
“The Cause of Art is the Cause of the People,” boldly states the facade of the Allen Art Museum.
The museum was established in 1917. Since its founding, the museum has always been free and open to the public. It houses extraordinary old master and 19th-century paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, as well as a contemporary art wing that was added in 1977.
Nearby the museum is the Weltzheimer/Johnson House. It is one of the few homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the country that is available to tour by the public.