Events

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 Sundays during Our America/Our Strength Is Our People and allow one of our staff to record your story at our Story Station, where you can also share photographs that document your family’s movement to and through America. 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)
Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary 70th anniversary luncheon
noon @ Shepherd Hills

Members of the Museum’s longtime service organization will celebrate the group’s history with a luncheon at Shepherd Hills. A hot buffet lunch will be served and an entertaining audio-visual presentation celebrating the Auxiliary's history, service, contributions, and accomplishments will follow the meal. Cost is $28. If you are interested in attending, contact Julia at jule917 [at] aol [dot] com for additional details.

 

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 1 (Saturday)
Teen Tours--By teens for teens
1 p.m.

Hey teens (13+), are you curious about the art on display in your Museum? Learn all about it from your peers! Local teens trained as docents will lead tours of our permanent collection, the Smithsonian exhibition Our America: The Latino Presence in Latino Art, and the photography exhibition Our Strength is Our People for other teens. Free entry and free tour

 

 

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

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.

                                  

October 13 (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 16 (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.

                                  

October 20 (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 20 (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.

 

 

Cocktails & Collecting
November 5 (Saturday)
6-9 p.m.

 

        
 

The Museum's fall fundraiser offers art lovers the perfect mix of collectible artwork, delectable hors d’oeuvres, and socializing. Up-and-coming and established artists from across the Lehigh Valley and beyond (see list below) will be on hand to showcase, talk about, and sell their works, even demonstrating their creative process live. This year’s event celebrates the renewed vibrancy in downtown Allentown, specifically in and around the Arts District, of which the Museum is an anchor. Monies raised through art sales and ticket sales help support the Museum and its mission to serve as a resource for artists, members, and the community.

The evening will feature an open bar and food on two floors, courtesy of Catering by Karen Hunter. Music will be provided by the Lehigh University Jazz Combo under the direction of Dave Riekenberg.
 

TICKETS
Contact the Museum at 610-432-4333 ext 110 to purchase tickets to Cocktails & Collecting: $100 for Museum members, $125 for nonmembers purchased before the event, $125 for members/$150 for nonmembers at the door. Tickets are also available online (with processing fee) by clicking here.
 

CURRENT SPONSORS
Events like Cocktails & Collecting are made possible through the generous support of sponsors. Our current list of Cocktails & Collecting supporters (as of September 14, 2016) includes:

Presenting Sponsor
BB&T Bank

Connoisseur Sponsors
City Center Lehigh Valley
Crayola
Dual Temp Company
Lehigh Valley Style
PPL Corporation

 

For additional information call Michelle at 610.432.4333 ext 152 or visit AllentownArtMuseum.org

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Deb Herbst and Donna Leibensperger, Co-Chairs; Etta Boettger, Maggie Bonge, Pamela Deller, Dee Eng, Christine Forsthoefel, GeanAnn Frack, Jane Heft, Priti Merchant, Casey Roncoroni, Scott Rothenberger, Jessica Ruisch, Amy Smart

 

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Khalil Allaik

Baum School of Art

Karen Benco

Nina Boodhansingh

Ron De Long

James A. DePietro

Renzo Faggioli

Emma Horning

Femi J. Johnson

Zach Kleemeyer

Barbara Kozero

Ann Lalik

Beth Moser

Michelle Neifert

Peter Grippe Estate

Andrei Protsouk

Amanda Quevedo

Barnaby Ruhe

Ann Elizabeth Schlegel

Joseph Skrapits

Svetlana Designs Jewelry

Kimberly Tanzos

Corianne Thompson

Loretta Tryon