Events

February 25 (Sunday)
FREE Fun Sunday
noon–4 p.m.

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

12:15 p.m.
Documentary film series: I Am Not Your Negro

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. In honor of Black History Month, this documentary (93 mins) envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.


 

12:30-3:30 p.m.
Collage and weaving workshop with Devyn Leonor Briggs
Create artworks related to Black History Month with local artist Devyn Leonor Briggs using collage and weaving techniques.

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. Celebrate Black History Month by
creating artworks inspired by the imagery, themes and processes used by artists of color.

1 p.m.
Artist workshop: Recycled sounds with Dendê Macêdo
In honor of Black History Month, artist-in-residence Dendê Macêdo’s will guide visitors in making instruments out of found materials, using works by noted African American artists in our collection as a springboard for inspiration. Be sure to catch Dendê’s live performance on Third Thursday in February. His Afrobeats are rooted in rhythms of the African Diaspora. Free

 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour
No reservation is needed to join this guided tour of the special exhibition
Women of Vision: On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers, just check in at the front desk.

 

March 3 (Saturday)
Through the Lens: Teen photography workshop
Noon-2 p.m.

Teens are invited to register for these workshops that explore photojournalism through the lens of the exhibition Women of Vision. Through experiential learning, participants will develop their own unique photographic perspective and discuss the principles of photography. Free, but space is limited. Please contact Elena at eostock [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org to make a reservation. This workshop will be held also on March 10. An exhibition of images by workshop participants will occur in Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery March 18–25.

 

March 4 (Sunday)
FREE Fun Sunday
noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from City Center Allentown, the Gadomski Foundation and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual 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 upstairs in our Crayola Classroom, free. Explore the exhibition Women of Vision and then visit the Crayola Classroom to make your own masterpiece inspired by women artists.

1 p.m.
Documentary film series
Marina
Abramović: The Artist Is Present
In honor of Women’s History Month, this feature-length documentary (106 mins)follows the artist as she prepares for what may be the most important moment of her life: a major retrospective of her work at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour
No reservation is needed to join this guided tour of the special exhibition Women of Vision: On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers, just check in at the front desk.


Kitra Cahana: Getting her tongue pierced was “exciting and scary” says a teen who succumbed to pressure from her best friend, Beautiful Teenage Brains, October 2011, Austin, Texas. From the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

March 4 (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, and more. To reserve your spot call at least two days in advance: 610-432-4333 ext 110.

 

March 6 (Tuesday)
Yoga Tuesdays with Easton Yoga
12:30-1:20 p.m.

Join us for Yoga Tuesdays that will help you relax, renew and refresh your inner peace. In our Kress Gallery you will be transported through the sounds of music and voice to relaxation and serenity. Yoga has been found to have countless benefits, and no prior experience is needed. A practiced instructor from Easton Yoga will guide the class through traditional yoga movements and poses that will both strengthen your body and calm your mind.
 

Reserve your spot now by clicking here. Register for four sessions and get the fifth one free. If you have questions, contact Abby at asimmons [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org.

Also offered (same time) on March 20, April 3 & 17, and May 1 & 5.

March 10 (Saturday)
GenART:
Teen Day
Noon–4 p.m.

This special Saturday dedicated to teen activities is free and open to all teens with a valid school ID. Teen-led tours, hands-on art projects, photography workshops and smartphone scavenger hunts informed by the special exhibitionWomen of Vision will take place throughout the Museum.