Events

December 19 (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 Abigail at asimmons [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org.

Other sessions:
Tuesday, December 19

December 21 (Third Thursday)
Destination: Arts
4-8 p.m.

Admission to the Museum is free every Third Thursday starting at 4 p.m., with a full schedule of free activities and events planned throughout the evening; see below for the complete lineup. For other Third Thursday art happenings, visit DowntownAllentown.com.

                                                                  
5:30 p.m.
Introduction to Bharatanatyam

Dancer Firuzi Desai and her students present snippets of Indian stories with music. A Bharatanatyam performance emphasizes nritta (dance) and nritya (narrative or expressive dance using enactment, or abhinaya). This Indian classical dance form is distinguished by a strong basic position with feet and knees turned out in a plie position and hand gestures, called mudras. Besides working as a full-time therapist, Firuzi has been teaching Bharatanatyam and choreographing performances in the United States for fifteen years through Vedanta Dance Academy. Apart from teaching, she also loves to choreograph Bharatanatyam, Fusion, and Bollywood dances.

5:30 p.m.
Movie: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
The first feature documentary (113 mins) on the author/activist includes exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and others. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer, Dr. Maya Angelou (1928- 2014) inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Random House), she gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before.

6. p.m.
Free tour through the exhibitions The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society and American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.


Gustav Johann Grunewald (1805-1878), Niagara Falls, 1834, oil on canvas. Purchase: The Gift of John and Fannie Saeger, 1986

6 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.

6:30 p.m.
The Verge by Susan Glaspell

Directed by Allentown Public Theatre’s Anna Russel, tonight’s Theatre Café production is written by one of the founders of modern American drama. This 1920s Broadway play was written out of the American canon for its pro-women message. It follows the story of a young female botanist and her conflicted relationship to romance.

December 24 (Sunday)
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 Natureand American Vistas
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.

 

December 31 (Sunday)
Closing Day of THE POETRY OF NATURE and AMERICAN VISTAS
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 the final day to see our fall exhibitions The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society and American Vistas: Landscapes from the Collection.

 

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.

 

Closing day of REVERBERATIONS
noon-4 p.m.

Today is the final day of the special exhibition Reverberations: Sound Sculptures by Harry Bertoia in Trexler Hall. On view are ten sound sculptures and two prints from the Museum's collection, along with a recording of the world premier of Doug Ovens’s Visible Music composition using nine of these Bertoia sculptures.

 

FREE Fun Sunday
noon-4p.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 can create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator upstairs in our Crayola Classroom, free.

2 p.m.
Free guided tour
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour of one of our special exhibitions, just check in at the front desk.