FREE, Fun Sunday


March 26 (Sunday)
FREE, Fun Sunday
noon–4 p.m.

noon–4 p.m.
Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Gadomski Foundation, and the Sylvia Perkin Charitable Trust.

12:30–2 p.m.
Artist-book workshop

Create a one-of-a-kind artist book with your kids that they can take home with them while you explore the aspects of the exhibitions Above the Fold: New Expression in Origami and Made in America: Industrial Photography from the Ungar Collection. Free

This afternoon’s workshop is geared toward children and families and will be led by Maryann Riker, a mixed-media artist whose works incorporate digital images, Victorian iconography, and other symbols to convey a sense of memory and time as one opens and unfolds the work. They have been exhibited internationally and are in the special collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Art Institute of Chicago, Mills College, the Rhode Island School of Design, Lafayette College, Rutgers University, Newark Art Museum, and many other private and public collections.

Similar workshops for children and families are being held at the Museum on April 30, with artist Claire Marcus, and on May 28, with artist MaryAnn Miller.

These workshops are part of the Museum’s HeARThstone Project, supported through the generosity of the Harry C. Trexler Trust to help record the stories that make Allentown and its community unique. HeARThstone promotes literacy and creative thinking; develops critical thinking and 21st century skills; and encourages hands-on learning. It further demonstrates how artists make creative decisions while empowering participants as they create a handmade object that caries their personal voice into the world.

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's theme is Light and Shadow, exploring the natural balance between the two.

2 p.m.
Free guided tour of the exhibition Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami.
No reservation is needed to join this docent-guided tour, just check in at the front desk.