Events

September 1 (Thursday)
Art @ Night—Free tour of OUR AMERICA
6 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m. Stop in this evening for a free guided tour at 6 p.m. of our special exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Free


Carlos Almaraz, Night Magic (Blue Jester),
1988, oil. Smithsonian American Art Museum,
gift of GloriaWerner. © 1988, Carlos Almaraz Estate 
 
 

September 4 (Sunday)
Family Fun Sundays
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday of the year thanks to generous support from the Charles Hoch Foundation, CrossAmerica Partners LP, the Gadomski Foundation, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

Noon–3 p.m.
Story Station in Rodale Classroom

Every American family has its own unique story about immigration and/or assimilation in this country. Why not take a half hour to contribute your family’s story to an archive of local histories? Stop in any Sunday during Our America and allow one of our staff to record you at our Story Station, where you can share photographs too that document your family’s movement to and through America. Each week at least one story will be shared on the Museum’s social media networks. Free

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 in our Crayola Classroom in Art Ways, free. This month get political with art that challenges cultural norms through the theme “Against the Grain.”

1 p.m.
Free tour of OUR STRENGTH IS OUR PEOPLE

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine, just check in at the front desk.

2 p.m.
Free tour of OUR AMERICA (in English)

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, just check in at the front desk. Bring the family!

2:15 p.m.
Excursión gratuita de NUESTRA AMÉRICA (Free tour of OUR AMERICA in Spanish)

Obtener un tour gratuito en Español de nuestra nueva exposición Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense. Sin reserva es necesario, solo registrarse en la recepción. ¡Traer a la familia!

 

 

September 7 (Wednesday)
50 Minutes with Tashima Thomas
Noon

Get inspired (again?) by the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art by joining this guided tour in English and in Spanish led by Tashima Thomas, who specializes in the art of the African diaspora in the Americas with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality. After the tour, discuss the exhibition over lunch in our Museum Cafe, included. Members $15, nonmembers $20. Call 610-432-4333 ext 110 to reserve, or buy tickets now here.

Tashima Thomas is an assistant professor in art history at Kutztown University beginning in the fall of 2016. She is a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellow and the recipient of the Goldman Sachs Multicultural Afrolatino Junior Fellowship at the Smithsonian. Her interests include focusing on the intersectionality of food pathways, commodities, identities, race, class, gender, and the consumption of culture.

             
Tashima Thomas
 

For more events related to Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art please visit the Our America Events page.

 

September 8 (Thursday)
Art @ Night—Ricardo Viera and Alejandro Anreus lead free tour of OUR AMERICA
6 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m. with free admission after 4 p.m. Tonight at 6 p.m., explore two diverse perspectives of the exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art in a gallery walk with Ricardo Viera, director of Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG), and Alejandro Anreus, professor of art at William Patterson University. Free


Emilio Sánchez, Untitled, Bronx Storefront, “La Rumba Supermarket,”
late 1980s, watercolor on paper. Smithsonian American Art Museum,
gift of the Emilio Sánchez Foundation. © Emilio Sánchez Foundation 

 

For more events related to Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art please visit the Our America Events Page

September 11 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday of the year thanks to generous support from the Charles Hoch Foundation, CrossAmerica Partners LP, the Gadomski Foundation, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

Noon–4 p.m.
Register to vote

Make your voice heard! Exercise your right to vote this fall by registering in advance. Representatives from the League of Women Voters of the Lehigh Valley will be in our lobby to help you through the process. Free

Noon–3 p.m.
Story Station in Rodale Classroom
Every American family has its own unique story about immigration and/or assimilation in this country. Why not take a half hour to contribute your family’s story to an archive of local histories? Stop in any Sunday during Our America and allow one of our staff to record you at our Story Station, where you can share photographs too that document your family’s movement to and through America. Each week at least one story will be shared on the Museum’s social media networks. Free

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 in our Crayola Classroom in Art Ways, free. This month get political with art that challenges cultural norms through the theme “Against the Grain.”

2 p.m.
Free tour of OUR AMERICA (in English)

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, just check in at the front desk. Bring the family!

2:15 p.m.
Excursión gratuita de NUESTRA AMÉRICA (Free tour of OUR AMERICA in Spanish)

Obtener un tour gratuito en Español de nuestra nueva exposición Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense. Sin reserva es necesario, solo registrarse en la recepción. ¡Traer a la familia!

 

September 11 (Sunday)
New-Member Tour
1 p.m.

Attention all new (and newish) members! Join us for an informative tour through the galleries to learn about key works in the collection, Lehigh Valley businesses where you can enjoy discounts or special offers, behind-the-scenes insights, and more. To reserve your spot call at least two days in advance: 610-432-4333 ext 110.

                     

 

 

September 11 (Sunday)
E. Carmen Ramos on “What is Latino about American Art?”
1–2:30 p.m.

In this free public talk by the curator of our summer exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, learn how Latino artists working since the mid-twentieth century have participated in American art movements and recalibrated key themes in American art. Admission to the Museum and to the talk is free, but THANKS for registering here.

E. Carmen Ramos is the curator for Latino art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Chicago, cocurated the biennial at El Museo del Barrio in New York City in 2007, and has organized exhibitions about Mexican popular arts and solo shows and/or public art projects with artists Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Freddy Rodríguez, and Miguel Luciano.


 

For more events related to Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art please visit the Our America Events page.

 

September 15 (Thursday)
Art @ Night—Free tour of OUR AMERICA
6 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m., with free entry after 4 p.m. Stop in this evening for a free guided tour at 6 p.m. of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Free


Carlos Almaraz, Night Magic (Blue Jester),
1988, oil. Smithsonian American Art Museum,
gift of GloriaWerner. © 1988, Carlos Almaraz Estate 
 
 

September 15 (Thursday)
Open studio with Anthony Viscardi
The Creativity Lab, Three City Center, 645 Hamilton Street, Allentown
6:30–8 p.m.

In preparation for his fall exhibition at the Museum—Shadow Landings: An Immersive Art Installation—artist Anthony Viscardi will be working this summer on a monumental 3D mural in a street-level studio at 645 Hamilton Street, Allentown, called the Creativity Lab. To introduce the community to the project and to the Creativity Lab, the Museum will host free monthly meet-and-greets with the artist on the third Thursday of each month, July–October. Attendees are invited afterward to enjoy an exclusive happy hour at grain restaurant, across the street from the Creativity Lab. Entry to the open studio is free. Discount drink tickets can be picked up at the Museum, at 31 North Fifth Street, and need to be validated at the Creativity Lab for use that evening; drink tickets are limited to the first fifty visitors each night.

The Creativity Lab is a partnership between the Allentown Art Museum and City Center Lehigh Valley.

Anthony Viscardi received full professorship in the Department of Art, Architecture, and Design at Lehigh University in 2007 and chaired the department from 2003 to 2010. He earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. He cofounded Hoss/Viscardi & Co. Architectural Design Firm in Atlanta, where he served as Partner and Principal Designer from 1979 until 1992. Throughout his career in architectural practice and as a professor of architecture, Viscardi has continued to work as an artist. He has had solo exhibitions at the Atlanta College of Art, Lehigh University’s Wilson Gallery, and Gallery 164 in Buffalo, NY, and has exhibited at Nexus Contemporary Art in Atlanta, Philadelphia University of the Arts, Philadelphia Third Street Art Gallery, Auburn University Frank Seltzer Gallery, Allentown Art Museum, and the Banana Factory Center for the Arts in Bethlehem.

Shadow Landings: An Immersive Art Installation (November 2, 2016–March 26, 2017) will build on the artist’s prior exploration of the shadow as a mapping of space and time and will allow visitors to become part of the work as their own shadows mingle with those created by the installation. It will be installed in Trexler Hall.

 

 

September 18 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday of the year thanks to generous support from the Charles Hoch Foundation, CrossAmerica Partners LP, the Gadomski Foundation, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

Noon–3 p.m.
Story Station in Rodale Classroom
Every American family has its own unique story about immigration and/or assimilation in this country. Why not take a half hour to contribute your family’s story to an archive of local histories? Stop in any Sunday during Our America and allow one of our staff to record you at our Story Station, where you can share photographs too that document your family’s movement to and through America. Each week at least one story will be shared on the Museum’s social media networks. Free

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 in our Crayola Classroom in Art Ways, free. This month get political with art that challenges cultural norms through the theme “Against the Grain.”

2 p.m.
Free tour of OUR AMERICA (in English)

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Pesence in American Art, just check in at the front desk. Bring the family!

2:15 p.m.
Excursión gratuita de NUESTRA AMÉRICA (Free tour of OUR AMERICA in Spanish)

Obtener un tour gratuito en Español de nuestra nueva exposición Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense. Sin reserva es necesario, solo registrarse en la recepción. ¡Traer a la familia!

                                

September 22 (Thursday)
Art @ Night—Free tour of OUR AMERICA
6 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m., with free entry after 4 p.m. Stop in this evening for a free guided tour at 6 p.m. of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Free


Carlos Almaraz, Night Magic (Blue Jester),
1988, oil. Smithsonian American Art Museum,
gift of GloriaWerner. © 1988, Carlos Almaraz Estate 
 
 

September 22 (Thursday)
Free performance by El Sistema
6 p.m.

See—and hear—the transformative power of music! El Sistema Lehigh Valley presents a performance by faculty members and their talented students. El Sistema is a public music-education program founded in 1975 in Venezuela by musician and activist José Antonio Abreu with the goal of creating great musicians while dramatically changing the life trajectory of hundreds of children from all backgrounds. Free

  

For more events related to Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art please visit the Our America Events Page

 

September 24 (Saturday)
Museum Day Live!
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The Allentown Art Museum is again participating in Museum Day Live!, a twice-per-year event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The ticket can be downloaded for free after registering at Smithsonian.com/museumday/registration. Museum Day Live! tickets are for two guests to one participating venue. The ticket will be available to download now through Museum Day. You must print your ticket and present it to receive your free admission, or have it accessible on your mobile device.

On the day itself, contribute to the fun on Twitter by referencing @museumday and using hashtag #MuseumDay. Be a part of the conversation!

 

September 25 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday of the year thanks to generous support from the Charles Hoch Foundation, CrossAmerica Partners LP, the Gadomski Foundation, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

Noon–3 p.m.
Story Station in Rodale Classroom
Every American family has its own unique story about immigration and/or assimilation in this country. Why not take a half hour to contribute your family’s story to an archive of local histories? Stop in any Sunday during Our America and allow one of our staff to record you at our Story Station, where you can share photographs too that document your family’s movement to and through America. Each week at least one story will be shared on the Museum’s social media networks. Free

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 in our Crayola Classroom in Art Ways, free. This month get political with art that challenges cultural norms through the theme “Against the Grain.”

2 p.m.
Free tour of OUR AMERICA (in English)

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, just check in at the front desk. Bring the family!

2:15 p.m.
Excursión gratuita de NUESTRA AMÉRICA (Free tour of OUR AMERICA in Spanish)

Obtener un tour gratuito en Español de nuestra nueva exposición Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense. Sin reserva es necesario, solo registrarse en la recepción. ¡Traer a la familia!

                                

September 28 (Wednesday)
Museum Auxiliary 70th anniversary luncheon

Members of the Museum’s longtime service organization will celebrate the group’s history with a luncheon at Shepherd Hills. All are welcome to attend, details will be announced in August on allentownartmuseum.org.
 

 

September 29 (Thursday)
Art @ Night—Free tour of OUR AMERICA
6 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m., with free entry after 4 p.m. Stop in this evening for a free guided tour at 6 p.m. of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art. Free


Carlos Almaraz, Night Magic (Blue Jester),
1988, oil. Smithsonian American Art Museum,
gift of GloriaWerner. © 1988, Carlos Almaraz Estate 
 
 

October 2 (Sunday)
Regalo Cultural—A celebration of Latino culture
11 a.m.–5 p.m.: inside the Museum
Noon–7 p.m.: outside in Arts Park (Fifth and Court Streets)

As part of the festivities on closing day of our summer exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum is participating in Regalo Cultural (gift culture), a one-day festival of arts and cultures that brings together four of the approximately nineteen Latino communities in Lehigh County—Mexican, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Columbian—to celebrate cultural diversity and traditions. Stop by for live music, creative-arts workshops, food kiosks presented by local ethnic restaurants, and, of course, there will be art to see both inside the Museum and across the street in Arts Park. (If it rains, some activities will move inside the Museum.) Check back in September for a list of performers and activities.

  

 

For more events related to Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art please visit the Our America Events page.

 

 

October 2 (Sunday)
Closing day of OUR AMERICA and OUR STRENGTH IS OUR PEOPLE
Noon–4 p.m.

Come see our two summer exhibitions one last time: Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art and Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis HineAdmission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from CrossAmerica Partners LP, the Gadomski Foundation, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

Noon-4 p.m.
Register to vote

It’s also your last opportunity to make your voice heard this fall. Exercise your right to vote by registering today. Representatives from the League of Women Voters of the Lehigh Valley will be in our lobby to help you through the process. Free

Noon–3 p.m.
Story Station in Rodale Classroom

Every American family has its own unique story about immigration and/or assimilation in this country. Why not take a half hour to contribute your family’s story to an archive of local histories? Stop in any Sunday during Our America and allow one of our staff to record you at our Story Station, where you can share photographs too that document your family’s movement to and through America. Each week at least one story will be shared on the Museum’s social media networks. Free

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 in our Crayola Classroom in Art Ways, free. This month discover the haunted history of some of our most beloved works through the theme “Haunted Halls.”

1 p.m.
Free tour of OUR STRENGTH IS OUR PEOPLE

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine, just check in at the front desk.

2 p.m.
Free tour of OUR AMERICA (in English)

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of our new exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, just check in at the front desk. Bring the family!

2:15 p.m.
Excursión gratuita de NUESTRA AMÉRICA (Free tour of OUR AMERICA in Spanish)

Obtener un tour gratuito en Español de nuestra nueva exposición Nuestra América: la presencia latina en el arte estadounidense. Sin reserva es necesario, solo registrarse en la recepción. ¡Traer a la familia!
 

                                            

 

 

 

October 6 (Thursday)
Art @ Night—Free tour of the galleries
6 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m., with free entry after 4 p.m.

          

 

 

October 9 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m. 

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday of the year thanks to generous support from the Charles Hoch Foundation, CrossAmerica Partners LP, the Gadomski Foundation, the Society of the Arts (SOTA), and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

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 in our Crayola Classroom in Art Ways, free. This month discover the haunted history of some of our most beloved works through the theme “Haunted Halls.”

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the collection

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of select works from our permanent collection, just check in at the front desk.