Important Notice about Gallery Closures and Building Renovation

In January 2008, the AMAM will begin a facilities renovation that will require various galleries to be closed in several phases. The project will upgrade the museum’s mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems to achieve current climate control and collection storage standards. The work will complete renovations to the 1917 Cass Gilbert building and the 1977 Venturi building that were begun in 1997 to preserve these historic structures and to ensure the continued safety of the AMAM’s outstanding collection.

Working closely with Samuel Anderson Architects, the museum has planned the construction work in several phases. This will minimize the time galleries must be closed, thus limiting the impact on Oberlin College students and faculty and the thousands of other visitors the AMAM welcomes each year. 

For a current list of open galleries, see below.

For a brief overview of the AMAM’s facilities project and ways to give, please visit Project Overview.

Projected Schedule:

  • January 2008: Closure of the Johnson Gallery and the Stern Gallery. During this period, the rest of the museum’s galleries remain open.
  • November 2008: Closure of the Nord Gallery and the Willard-Newell Gallery. The King Sculpture Court, East Gallery, Ripin Print Gallery, and Stechow Print Study Room remain open.
  • December 22, 2008: Closure of entire museum for ten months.
  • November 2009: Reopening of selected galleries and the Stechow Print Study Room.
  • February 2010: Reopening of all museum galleries.

Please check this space for updates as construction progresses.

We regret this temporary closure of the AMAM, but our aging facilities demand urgent attention to preserve the museum’s outstanding art collections for current and future generations. We look forward to welcoming you to a newly renovated building and new exhibitions in fall 2009.




All galleries are currently open.