Events

December 1 (Friday)
Day without Art movie: ALVIN AILEY
noon & 2 p.m.

Dancer and choreographer Alvin Ailey died of AIDS on December 1, 1989—the first global Day without Art, when creative people come together to celebrate the lives of friends and colleagues lost to HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day also celebrates the lives of those lost, as well as those who fight against the spread of the virus.

In honor of Day without Art, the Museum is screening twice the movie Lincoln Center: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (110 mins). Included is a performance of Ailey’s Revelations, a stunning, soulful tour de force that draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and holy blues. Also featured are Wayne McGregor’s sumptuous Chroma, set to a score by Joby Talbot with orchestrations of songs by the White Stripes; Ronald K. Brown’s Grace, a powerful meeting of modern and West African dance with a soundtrack by Duke Ellington, Roy Davis, and Fela Kuti; and Robert Battle’s humorous, high-flying Takademe.

 

December 3 (Sunday)
AIDS awareness on FREE Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from 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 create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator upstairs in our Crayola Classroom, free. This month explore as a family the relationship between form and sound by creating unique three-dimensional works of art inspired by those in the exhibition Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia.

1 p.m.
Movie: Valentino: The Last Emperor
Fashion icon Valentino has been fighting against HIV/AIDS for years through his charitable giving. To focus on AIDS awareness just two days after Day without Art, the Museum is screening Valentino: The Last Emperor(96 mins),an intimate fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of legendary designer Valentino Garavani, one of Italy’s most famous men, providing a glimpse into aworld of bygone glamour. Filmed over thecourse of two years, the crew shot with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his longtime partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. The resulting nonfiction film is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership— the longest running in fashion—and is a story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career.

 

1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Free guided tour of
Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just show up in Trexler Hall.

 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of The Poetry of Nature and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.


Sanford Robinson Gifford (1823–1880), Landscape with River (Scene in Northern New York), 1849. Oil on canvas. The New-York Historical Society, Gift of DeWitt M. Lockman, 1953.51

December 5 (Tuesday)
Yoga Tuesdays with Easton Yoga
12:30–1:20 p.m.

Every first and third Tuesday of the month this fall, relax, recharge and find your moment of Zen in the galleries with Easton Yoga. Please note that the Museum is not open to the public on Tuesdays but you may enter the Museum for class via the main entrance at 31 North Fifth Street.

$5 per session for Museum volunteer or child; $7 per session for adult Museum Friend (member); $10 per session for adult nonmember. Class sizes are limited so please register early! To book go to Ticketleap or contact Dianne at asimmons [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org.

Other sessions:
Tuesday, December 19

December 8–10 (Friday–Sunday)
Museum Store scarf and shawl sale
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Today through Sunday save 20% on all scarves and shawls for sale in the Museum Store.

Check out the trunk show of beautiful wool and silk scarves and shawls from Asian Eye as well as pashminas, silk art images, rayon hand dyes, and batiks priced from $15 to $100. Free gift wrapping on your purchases all day!

December 10 (Sunday)
Museum Store sale on FREE Fun Sunday

Noon–4 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from 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 create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator upstairs in our Crayola Classroom, free. This month explore as a family the relationship between form and sound by creating unique three-dimensional works of art inspired by those in the exhibition Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia.

1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Free guided tour of
Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just show up in Trexler Hall.

 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of The Poetry of Nature and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

December 17 (Sunday)
Opening Day of SOARING AND BOUNDING on FREE Fun Sunday
Noon–4 p.m.

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

Today is opening day of the exhibition Soaring and Bounding: British Color Woodcuts, on display in the Decorative Arts Corridor.


John Edgar Platt (British, 1886-1967), The Plough (triptych), 1921, woodcut. Collection of John Rossetti.

 

12:30–3:30 p.m.
ArtVentures in Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery
Kids and families create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator upstairs in our Crayola Classroom, free. This month explore as a family the relationship between form and sound by creating unique three-dimensional works of art inspired by those in the exhibition Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia.

1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Free guided tour of
Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just show up in Trexler Hall.
 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of The Poetry of Nature and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.