“The Cause of Art is the Cause of the People,” boldly states the facade of the Allen Art Museum, which 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.
The museum also oversees Oberlin’s historic Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Weltzheimer/Johnson House, built in the late 1940s. It’s open for public tours the first Sunday of the month, April through November.