Events

Today is closing day of the textile exhibition The Plain and Ornamental Branches: A Sampling of Pennsylvania’s Girlhood Embroideries, on display in Payne Hurd Gallery. At 2 p.m., join us for the final FREE guided tour of the exhibition.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, admission on Sundays is free from noon till 4 p.m.

 

 

May 29 (Sunday)
FREE Sundays
noon-4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to our generous sponsors CrossAmerica Partners and the Gadomski Foundation.

12:30–3:30 p.m.
ArtVentures
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, free. In Art Ways throughout May, explore the forms and functions of flowers, relating symmetry, color, and shape to environment and symbolism through hands-on “May Flowers” activities.
 


Howard Chandler Christy (1873–1952), Landscape with Two Figures, 1940, oil on canvas. Gift of Robert F. Conneen, 1977

 

 

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

City Arts Summer Camp (Ages 7-11)

June 20 -24 • 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Five days of summer fun! Enroll your child in City Arts and introduce him or her to not one, not two, but six (!!!!!!) outstanding cultural organizations in one camp. Kids will have a blast learning about art, music, dance, and theatre from experts at the Allentown Art Museum, Baum School of Art, Civic Theater of Allentown, Community Music School, Miller Symphony Hall, and Repertory Dance Theater. $210 for the week. Contact the Baum School ofArt for more information or to register: 610-433-0032.

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

June 25 (Saturday)
Members' Preview of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Preview the new special exhibition before it opens to the public tomorrow.

 

June 26 (Sunday)
Opening day of Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to our generous sponsors CrossAmerica Partners and the Gadomski Foundation.

Today is opening day of the special exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, a selection of works by Latino artists since the mid-twentieth century, organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. One of the works in the exhibition is pictured below.

12:30–3:30 p.m.
ArtVentures
Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery

Kids and families can create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator in the Crayola Classroom, free.


Oscar R. Castillo (born El Paso, TX, 1945), '47 Chevy in Wilmington, California, 1972, printed 2012, inkjet print. Smithsonian American
Art Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment © 2012, Oscar R. Castillo
 

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

 (Thursday)
Art@Night—FREE
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Thursday evening from 4 till 8 p.m.

      

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.

Viva! Summer Children’s Workshops (Ages 6-12)

                                      PARA ESPAÑOL, haga clic aquí

July 1–August 20 • Thursday–Saturday • 12:30– 3 p.m.

Dive in and experience art and culture up close while exploring Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, the Museum’s summer exhibition. Each session includes a gallery tour and hands-on art project.

Themes by week:
Week 1: Then and Now

View Latino American history and American identity from the perspectives of different artists.

Week 2: Migrating through History
See how some artists use layered or dreamlike imagery to explore themes of displacement, exile, and hope.

Week 3: Visual Boom
Try your hand at graphic design and printmaking, thriving modes of Latino artistic and activist expression.

Week 4: Moment of Truth
Find out how words and images can mean more than meets the eye.

Week 5: Street Life
Discover how artists transform the cities in which they live, and learn how you can make your mark on your own community!

Week 6: POP!
Explore how some artists in Our America put everyday objects or cultural traditions into a new context.

Week 7: What is Normal?
Beyond straight forward portraits, learn how artworks in Our America reflect on and react to cultural stereotypes.

Week 8: We Interrupt This Message
Investigate mass culture around the mid-twentieth century, and see how it impacted artists at the time.

Adults enter free with the purchase of a child’s Viva! pass: $5 members, $10 nonmembers per class. Kidspass allows admission to all workshops: $35 members, $50 nonmembers. Preregistration recommended: 610-432-4333 ext. 138.