Events

April 1 (Sunday)
Closing 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 City Center Allentown, the Gadomski Foundation and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust.

Today is closing day of the exhibition Soaring and Bounding: British Color Woodcuts.

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. This month, create your own sculpture based on the Indian deities and avatars depicted in Payne Hurd Gallery in the exhibition Indian Sculptures.

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.

Erika Larsen: A tribesman practices yoiking, traditional Sámi chanting used to calm the animals, Sámi: The People Who Walk With Reindeer, November 2011, near Kautokeino, Norway. From the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 

April 7 (Saturday)
2018 Gala Dinner and Auction
6:30-10 p.m.

Join us for a black-tie celebration in support of the Museum's mission and this year's Gala honorees, Gary and Mary Ann Millenbruch.

 

If you are interested in attending or supporting as a sponsor and being acknowledged in our Gala program, contact Michelle Rittler at 610-432-4333 ext 152.

Our 2018 Gala honorees Mary Ann and Gary Millenbruch are enthusiastic supporters of the arts and the Allentown Art Museum. They enjoy woodcarving and recently converted part of their 100-year-old barn into the Blue Barn Woodworking Studio in Northampton.

Members of the Kress Society for nearly 30 years, the Millenbruchs have hosted many Museum events, including dinners, cocktail parties, wine tastings and garden parties in connection with the annual Gala, the capital campaign, the Kress Society annual dinner and various Museum staff events.

Gary has served on the Museum’s Board of Trustees for 21 years, 7 years as vice president and more than 4 years as chairman of the board. He has also led several committees, including executive, expansion and modernization, finance and endowment investment. He chaired the 2006–2008 capital campaign and led the team that raised about $21 million.

Gary retired from Bethlehem Steel in 2001 as its vice chairman and CFO after a 42-year career with the corporation. He has served on numerous college, professional and community organization boards.

 Mary Ann retired from Lehigh Valley Hospital in 1992 as the operating-room supervisor after a 33-year career in nursing. She was a US Air Force Reserve Flight Nurse and flew on C-141 Starlifter planes to Rhein Main Air Force Base in Germany to bring back wounded soldiers from the Vietnam War. She retired from the Air Force with the rank of Captain. She has taken various art lessons and is a former member of the Bethlehem Palette Club.

Gary sees the Allentown Art Museum as “the premier art museum from New York City in the east to Philadelphia in the south and Harrisburg and Pittsburgh in the west.” He believes that the Museum is in a strong strategic position to play an important leadership role in that entire region. “It can do so by utilizing its high-quality people, facilities, programs, exhibitions and wide array of key organizational relationships,” he says. “Going forward, this can provide enormous educational, cultural, social and economic benefits to not only the Museum’s constituents in the Lehigh Valley but also far beyond.”

Gary and Mary Ann feel “very fortunate to have this gem of a museum located in our community.” 

The Allentown Art Museum is fortunate to have the support of the Millenbruchs and pleased to honor them at this year’s Gala.

 

Closing day of WOMEN OF VISION
noon-4 p.m.

Today is the final day to see the exhibition Women of Vision: On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers.


Amy Toensing: Longtime Ocean Grove visitors take a dip in the roiling Atlantic surf. From the exhibition Women of Vision: On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

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April 8 (Sunday)
Closing day of WOMEN OF VISION on 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.

Today is closing day of the exhibition Women of Vision: On Assignment with National Geographic Photographers,

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.
This month, create your own sculpture based on the Indian deities and avatars depicted in Payne Hurd Gallery in the exhibition Indian Sculptures.

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.

 
Jodi Cobb: A woman in Florence, Italy, savors the message on a large greeting card, This Thing Called Love, February 2006, Florence, Italy.From the exhibition Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, organized and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

 

 

April 15 (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.
This month, create your own sculpture based on the Indian deities and avatars depicted in Payne Hurd Gallery in the exhibition Indian Sculptures.

 

 

2 p.m.
Free guided tour
No reservation is needed to join this guided tour of highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection.

April 17 (Tuesday)
Yoga Tuesdays with Easton Yoga
12:30-1:20 p.m.

Relax, recharge and find your moment of Zen with instructors from Easton Yoga! An hour-long session mixing stretching, guided meditation and yoga moves are offered in the Museum’s Kress Gallery. Class sizes are limited so please register early by contacting Abigail at asimmons [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org">asimmons [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org. Also offered (same time) on May 1 & 15.