FREE, Fun Sunday


April 30 (Sunday)
FREE, Fun Sunday
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.

12:30–3:30 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 Industrial Creations, and you can create art inspired by Made in America: Industrial Photography from the Ungar Collection and learn how industry and art collide.


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.

This afternoon’s workshop is geared toward children and families and will be led by Claire Marcus, who holds a BA in architecture, and BFA and MFA degrees in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. Born and raised in New York City, Marcus currently resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She received a Lackawanna Arts and Culture grant in support of her book art and collages inspired by industrial history. The series was shown at Steamtown National Historic Site in 2013 and the Lackawanna Historical Society in 2013 and 2014.

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.


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.