Current Exhibitions

Hues of Red and Blue: The 2016 Presidential Election

Thu, 10/20/2016 - Sun, 11/13/2016

Throughout history, both self-taught and professionally trained artists alike have expressed political opinions in various formats and mediums. Recognizing the power of the artist as well as the special time in which we live, the Allentown Art Museum and RE:find Gallery challenged artists to respond to the upcoming presidential election and the issues surrounding it by submitting election-themed works for possible inclusion in a juried exhibition. All formats were accepted: painting, illustration, sculpture, mixed media, new media.

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Transcultural: A Mural by Rigo Peralta

Wed, 01/06/2016 - Sun, 01/14/2018

The Museum commissioned Dominican-born, Allentown-based artist Rigo Peralta to create the first-ever mural in the vestibule at the entrance to the Museum. Incorporating imagery from Taino and Mayan architecture and building on the tradition of heroic figures in mural painting, Peralta’s work addresses both personal and regional identity and history. The dynamism of his human forms belies their subservience to technology, as they meld into an industrial tableau of gears and cogs.

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