Events

Happy Thanksgiving! See you in the galleries tomorrow.

 

November 24 (Black Friday)
Black Friday jewelry trunk show
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Svetlana Howells of Svetlana Designs will be in the Museum Store all day showing off her signature silver jewelry creations as well as her bronze pendants and earrings priced for gift giving. The trunk show will continue through Sunday.

 

November 25 (Small Business Saturday)
Small Business Saturday in the Museum Store
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

On this Small Business Saturday, shop local and buy local artists' works in the Museum Store! Browse our hand-picked selection of holiday gift items along with a trunk show of artful jewelry creations by Svetlana Howells of Svetlana Designs. Remember to ask for your member discount, Museum members!


One of Svetlana's designs

 

November 26 (Sunday)
Museum Store Sunday specials on FREE Fun Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Gadomski Foundation and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust.

Today, in honor of Museum Store Sunday being celebrated nationwide, our Store staff is offering free gift wrapping on your all Store purchases all day, plus a free poster depicting Gustav Grunewald’s Niagara Falls with a $10 purchase to the first twenty-five customers to qualify. It’s the final day of the Svetlana Designs trunk show of signature-style silver jewelry creations, bronze pendants, and earrings priced for gift giving.


 

12:303 p.m.
Free mosaics workshop for all ages

Local artist Kim Hogan will help you and your family explore the theme “How do you see nature?” through the medium of mosaic. The workshop will encourage participants to gain a new appreciation of the creative process inherent in art-making. The works created will become a community installation that allows each participant to contribute a lasting piece of work to the Museum. All ages welcome. Free, and all materials will be provided.

12:30–3:30 p.m.
ArtVentures in Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery
Kids and families can create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator upstairs in our Crayola Classroom, free. This month, learn how textile designers like William Morris created intricate patterns inspired by the design movements of the early 20th century, then make your own textile design.  

1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Free guided tour of
Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just show up in Trexler Hall.


 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of The Poetry of Nature and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.


Thomas Chambers (1808–1866), Lake George and the Village of Caldwell, ca. 1850. Oil on canvas.
The New-York Historical Society, Purchase, Thomas Jefferson Bryan Fund, 1977.13

 

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THANK YOU! from the staff of the Allentown Art Museum.

 

 

 

December 1 (Friday)
Day without Art movie: ALVIN AILEY
noon & 2 p.m.

Dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died of AIDS on December 1, 1989—the first global Day without Art, when creative people come together to celebrate the lives of friends and colleagues lost to HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day also celebrates the lives of those lost, as well as those who fight against the spread of the virus.

In honor of Day without Art, the Museum is screening twice the movie Lincoln Center: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (110 mins). Included is a performance of Ailey’s Revelations, a stunning, soulful tour de force that draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and holy blues. Also featured are Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma, set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by the White Stripes; Ronald K. Brown’s Grace, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, and Fela Kuti; and Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe.