奥伯林学院是奥伯林大学不可分割的一部分, 俄亥俄州, 一个约8人的社区,600名居民位于克利夫兰西南35英里处. 它被命名为 俄亥俄州最好的家乡 by 俄亥俄州的杂志 because of its historical 体系结构, quaint shopping and 画廊, and entertainment.
Oberlin has a number of items that set it off: historical markers; the 13-acre Tappan Square that joins the college to the town; the highly acclaimed Allen Memorial Art Museum; novelist Toni Morrison’s Bench By the Road historical marker; the Weltzheimer /约翰逊的房子, the Usonian home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; and the 阿波罗剧院, one of few remaining single-screen movie theaters around.
Students come here from all over—from the biggest cities in the world to farming villages in sparsely populated states. Oberlin’s congenial atmosphere encourages them to 学习 from each other. 有着令人难以置信的活跃的艺术场景, 优秀的餐厅, 紧密联系的社区, Oberlin combines the 文化 of a big city with the safety and peace of mind that is characteristic of many small towns.
Main Street businesses have virtually everything a student could possibly need. This quintessential college town is home to coffeehouses, 旧货店, 书店, 画廊, 保健食品市场, 公共图书馆, 电影院, 还有一家瑜伽馆——都在步行距离之内. Local restaurants offer cuisines ranging from pizza and tater tots to Asian-fusion, 中国人, 墨西哥, 印度, 中东, 家庭风格, 和素食.
The 阿波罗剧院 is a 1913 Art Deco-style building featuring bright neon lights on its marquee. 从一开始, the college-owned theater remains one of the few single-screen movie houses in the United States.
The Apollo shows current films (a good balance to the college’s film series), 价格为6美元(学生和老年人为4美元)。. It is notable as one of the earliest theaters to screen “talkies” and for its use as one of Northeast 俄亥俄州’s film forums.
欧柏林公共图书馆 on the city’s Main Street is a single-story building offering a range of resources, 教育项目, and services that benefit the community and the college.
The 火地视觉艺术协会 (FAVA) is an independent, nonprofit art organization dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of and participation in the visual arts through exhibitions and related educational and community activities. FAVA presents exhibitions of high quality art工作 in a variety of styles and media.
Students often participate in such annual arts events as Chalk Walk and From Yarn to Garment, an exhibit of art工作 made by Oberlin students in a weaving 工作shop.
Oberlin became a site of the 路边的长椅 project, an initiative by novelist Toni Morrison to pay tribute to the memory of enslaved people who sought refuge in select cities along what was called the Underground Railroad. Oberlin is part of that historic and secretive path to freedom.
The engraved bench and accompanying marker are in a landscaped area on the corner of North Main and Lorain Streets.
该项目是通过 托妮·莫里森协会 , a member of a national author society dedicated to honoring the 工作 of great American writers. 2012年8月, 协会将总部搬到了奥伯林学院, 距离莫里森的家乡洛雷恩八英里. The group operates from the Terrell Main Library in Mudd Center and organizes programs for the campus community.
A community with a rich 历史—a penchant for progressive causes like abolishing slavery, 禁酒运动, 妇女选举权, and the education of blacks and women—needs a place to document and bring to life its efforts.
奥柏林遗产中心就是这样一个地方. It’s mission is simple: preserve and share Oberlin’s unique heritage and to make our community a better place to live, 学习, 工作, 和访问.
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1947 and completed in 1949, the Weltzheimer /约翰逊的房子 is the first Usonian house in 俄亥俄州, and one of only a handful open to the public across the nation.
曾经属于韦茨海默家族, it was given to the college by a former art 历史 professor to serve as a guesthouse for the art department and the Allen Memorial Art Museum. 这所房子可供参观. 门票5元.
Oberlin students have the best of both worlds: the safety and familiarity of small-town life, along with access to a top-notch city less than an hour away. Cultural events, museums, and great food are just a few of the reasons to visit nearby 克利夫兰.
Among the city’s many attractions is the 克利夫兰 Orchestra, recently dubbed the finest orchestra in the country by Time 杂志. 克利夫兰剧院区, 被称为剧场广场, 总容量是7,500个座位, and is the largest theater complex between New York and Chicago.
The city’s many museums include the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, 以及克利夫兰艺术博物馆, one of the most eminent art institutions in the country, 也是为数不多的免费入场的学校之一. 克利夫兰自然历史博物馆, 五大湖科学中心, and the 克利夫兰 Metroparks Zoo—which now includes a year-round rainforest exhibit—are among other educational sites.
克利夫兰也是一个大联盟的体育城市. 球队包括棒球队的守护者, perennial division and league champions; the NFL’s Browns; and the NBA’s Cavaliers.