Valentine's Day at the Art Museum!


Valentine’s Day
February 12 (Sunday)

Make the Museum a stop on your Valentine’s Day for artmaking activities for families, a fun exploration of artworks with costumed interpreters, live romantic music, and sweet treats for all ages. Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday from noon till 4 p.m. thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

12:30-3:30 p.m.
Illuminated Love

Children and families! Create works of art for the people you love using materials that shine, glow, and sparkle.


12:30 -3:30 p.m.
Classical guitar by John Arnold

Explore the galleries while enjoying the romantic sounds of the classical guitar by John Arnold. This special afternoon of music will include some of the best-loved guitar compositions, from classical to contemporary, all with a romantic theme. John S. Arnold is the guitar instructor at Moravian College, where he teaches classical, flamenco, lute, fingerstyle, guitar ensemble, flute & guitar ensemble, guitar literature, and guitar pedagogy.


1–3 p.m.
Art Comes Alive!

Society of the Arts (SOTA) volunteers in costume bring artworks to life. Five different works, five different approaches to the definition of love are examined. Love has been portrayed as a powerful force by artists from the Renaissance through contemporary artworks. Romantic love, love of nature, maternal love, devotional love, love of country—we’ll take a look at how all kinds of love have inspired artists in the Museum’s collection.


1 p.m.
Meet Shadow Landings artist Anthony Viscardi

Artist Anthony Viscardi created this three-dimentional mural over the summer of 2016 in the downtown Creativity Lab. Commissioned by the Museum, the site-specific fifty-five-foot installation features cutout and projecting elements calculated to create particular shadows. Meet the artist and hear how this work evolved.

2–3:30 p.m.
Jackleg Opera: A poetry reading by BJ Ward

Join us for poetry reading in the gallery with BJ Ward, an award-winning poet whose poetry and essays have been featured on National Public Radio and in publications such as Poetry, The American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, and the New York Times. Ward’s poetry is a rich collection of thoughtful and often ironic reflections that reveal both the reverence and irreverence of human experience.


2 p.m.
Free guided tour

No reservation is needed to join the docent-guided tour of the new exhibition Made in America: Industrial Photography from the Ungar Collection.


noon–3 p.m.
A special treat by Karen Hunter in the Café

Enjoy a special Vanentine’s Day confection by Karen Hunter Catering, voted Best of the Valley by Lehigh Valley magazine and Favorite Foodie by readers of Lehigh Valley Style magazine. Karen’s heart-shaped linzer cookies with raspberry filling will be offered for sale today only, while they last.