Rigo Peralta Mural Dedication - FREE


February 21 (Sunday)
Rigo Peralta Mural Dedication—FREE
Museum Lobby

Join us for Primero Estrella, the dedication of Dominican-born, Allentown-based artist Rigo Peralta’s mural, Transcultural, in the Museum’s vestibule. To honor this occasion the Museum will host an artist’s reception featuring conversations about local murals and the cultural inspirations behind Peralta’s mural. Enjoy a spread of Dominican-inspired fare, catered by Karen Hunter and Luna Bakery.

Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to our generous sponsors CrossAmerica Partners and the Gadomski Foundation.

12:30–3:30 p.m.
Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery

Kids and families can create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator in our Crayola Classroom, free. In February throughout Art Ways, explore how you can let others know they are special by using letters, symbols, and messages through hands-on “Heartfelt Messages” activities.

1:30 p.m.
Transcultural Dedication Ceremony

Introduction by David Mickenberg, Museum president and CEO, followed by dedication and commentary by Julio A. Guridy, Allentown City Council member.

1:45 p.m.
Artist Talk: Rigo Peralta

Introduction of mural by David Mickenberg followed by a talk and discussion led by Rigo Peralta.

Rigo Peralta in his studio with one of the panels from Transcultural