Events

December 7 (Wednesday)
50 Minutes
Anthony Viscardi introduces Shadow Landings
Noon

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at noon, when artists, curators, and guest speakers present brief (about twenty fascinating minutes) gallery talks related to special exhibitions. These casual talks are followed by a stop at the Museum Café for lunch. Members $15, nonmembers $20. Please call 610-432-4333 ext 110 to reserve, or purchase now at Ticketleap.

Throughout his career in architectural practice and as a professor of architecture at Lehigh University, Anthony Viscardi has continued to work as an artist. He was awarded a coveted MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2012 to continue his theoretical drawing/visual investigations on shadow mapping, the premise for this exhibition.


Anthony Viscardi in front of Shadow Landings
 

December 8 (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.  Tonight tour the exhibition  Allentown X7.

          

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

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, 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 inspired by our exhibition Allentown X7, learn through photography how unique and special our community truly is!

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the exhibition Allentown X7.

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

                                  

December 11 (Sunday)
1-3 p.m.
Holiday Tea

The Museum Auxiliary welcomes the Lehigh Valley community to its 70th annual Holiday Tea, with holiday piano music provided by Robert Richelderfer, Auxiliary member and organist at the Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, and flute accompaniment by Mona Turner. Lite refreshments will follow the performance, which is free to all. Gaily wrapped packages of cookies will be available for purchase in the lobby. Join the holiday fun!

December 15 (Thursday)
Third Thursdays in Downtown Allentown
4-8 p.m.

Every Thursday the Museum’s galleries are open till 8 p.m., with free entry after 4 p.m. And every Third Thursday the Museum partners with other downtown arts organizations and retailers to fill your evening with fun things to do and see; click here for Destination: Arts activities.

TONIGHT IN THE MUSEUM:

4-8 p.m.
Free admission to the galleries

Bring a date or visit solo to see our recently opened exhibitions Allentown X 7, The Language of Mark Making, Shadow Landings, and Building Bridges photography.

5–8 p.m.
Ann Lalik Trunk Show in the Museum Store

Artist Ann Lalik hand crafts jewelry that truly is art to wear. Stop in to see her demonstrate her process and purchase a piece for yourself or as a unique gift.

 
Ann Lalik
 

 
6 p.m.
Free gallery tour

Tonight you'll get a guided tour of the exhibition Allentown X7: Photographic Explorations.


Vicki DaSilva, Cash Flow, 2013, C-print mounted on aluminum with Plexiglas front--in Allentown X 7
 

 

TONIGHT IN DOWNTOWN ALLENTOWN (click image below):


 

 

 

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

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, 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 inspired by our exhibition Allentown X7, learn through photography how unique and special our community truly is!

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the exhibition  Allentown X7.

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

                                  

December 22 (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.  Tonight tour the exhibition  Allentown X7.

          

December 29 (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.  Tonight tour the exhibition  Allentown X7.

          

January 4 (Wednesday)
50 Minutes Warren Rohrer: The  Language of Mark Making with Elaine Mehalakes
12 - 12:50 p.m.

Join us on the first Wednesday of the month at noon, when artists, curators, and guest speakers present brief (about twenty fascinating minutes) gallery talks related to special exhibitions. These casual talks are followed by a stop at the Museum Café for a speedy sampling of Karen Hunter’s lunch menu. Members $15, nonmembers $20. Please call 610-432-4333 ext 110 or reserve at Ticketleap.

This month, Elaine Mehalakes, vice president for curatorial and education at the Allentown Art Museum, talks about the exhibition Warren Rohrer: The Language of Mark Making. She is a specialist in modern and contemporary prints and curated and edited American Identities: Twentieth-Century Prints from the Nancy Gray Sherrill Collection (Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, 2004).

       
Warren Rohrer, Glyph II, 1991, oil on linen.                                             Elaine Mehalakes 
Private collection, photographed by Tom Powel,
courtesy of Locks Gallery
 

 

January 5 (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.  Tonight tour the exhibitions  Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings and Warren Rohrer: The Language of Mark Making.

 

January 8 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m. 

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, 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's theme New Year, New Art, learn about some recently created artworks!

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the exhibitions Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings and Warren Rohrer:  The Language of Mark Making.

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

January 8 (Sunday)
Studio Visit with Ed Eckstein
Easton, PA
2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Ed Eckstein has been a professional photographer for more than forty years. Most recently his work has straddled the technical aspects of both film and digital photography. Meet Ed and hear more about the evolution of his work in this exclusive members-only studio visit held in conjunction with the exhibition Allentown X 7. Members: This is a reservation-only event and space is limited. Call 610-432-4333 ext 110 or reserve now at Ticketleap to save your spot.

January 12 (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.  Tonight tour the exhibitions Allentown X7.

 

January 15 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m. 

 

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, 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's theme New Year, New Art, learn about some recently created artworks!

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the exhibition Allentown X7.

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

January 16 (Monday)
Martin Luther King Day
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

In celebration of the 88th birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., you and your family are invited to enjoy free programming on this national holiday, including art activities, speakers, and films

12:30-3pm • Visions and Voices
Discover the themes and social issues presented in the Museum’s current exhibitions Allentown X 7 and Building Bridges when we create community projects that show how each and every one of us has a unique voice and vision to present in our society.

noon–2:30pm • Story Station
Museum staff will lead visitors through a reflective exercise designed to create a short piece of storytelling art inspired by the words of Dr. King. Each session takes about twenty minutes and can accommodate up to five people, all ages welcome.

1pm • Interactive Poetry with M. Nzadi Keita
Poet and writer M. Nzadi Keita on how individuals can play a role in changing society, even in the face of overwhelming odds. She will share a series of poems from her recently released book Brief Evidence of Heaven: Poems from the Life of Anna Murray Douglass, which illustrates how the wife of Fredrick Douglass—a resourceful, uneducated black woman—supported the antislavery movement. M. Nzadi Keita is an associate professor of English and Coordinator of African American/Africana Studies at Ursinus College. Her work has appeared in journals and such anthologies as Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Beyond the Frontier: African-American Poetry in the 21st Century, The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and Confirmation: An Anthology of African-American Women.

3pm • Film: Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012, 102 min.)
This documentary chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis and how her social activism implicated her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ended with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list.

3:30–4:30pm • Performance: Diane Monroe Quartet
Please enjoy as the Diane Monroe Quartet captures the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement through known songs of protest and moving original compositions.

M. Nzadi Keita

January 19 (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.  Tonight tour the exhibitions  Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings and Warren Rohrer: The Language of Mark Making.

 

January 22 (Sunday)
Free Sunday
Noon–4 p.m. 

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, 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's theme New Year, New Art, learn about some recently created artworks!

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the exhibitions Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings and Warren Rohrer:  The Language of Mark Making.

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

January 26 (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. Tonight tour the exhibition Allentown X7.