Current Exhibitions

American Pop: The Prints

Sun, 10/12/2014 - Sun, 01/25/2015

While their own economy was still recovering from World War II, a group of young English artists grew fascinated with American consumerism. They incorporated images from popular culture using simple graphic designs. Also in the mid-1950s, Americans Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns began to use images from the mass-media in their own art. By the early 1960s, American Pop Art had fully emerged, in the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Indiana, and others.

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Robert Indiana from A to Z

Sun, 10/12/2014 - Sun, 01/25/2015

This fall, visitors to Allentown can see nearly one hundred works of art from the private collection of one of America’s most celebrated living artists―including some childhood drawings and new works that have never been exhibited. Robert Indiana is a founding father of Pop Art and gave it its “hard edge” in the 1960s.

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Bruce Wall's ALPHABET

Fri, 01/02/2015 - Sun, 02/08/2015

Bruce Wall is an artist who favors using a blend of painting, drawing, mixed media, and found objects where the distinction between 2-D and 3-D elements is intentionally ambiguous. In his Alphabet series there is an exploration of the world of everyday consumer objects and toys using the alphabet as an organizational device. Set against a faux splash of silver with suspended paint drips over buckets, the resulting cacophony of forms is a celebration of random association, form, color, and, perhaps, the ultimate absurdity of categorization itself.

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California the Beautiful: William Dassonville Photographs

Wed, 01/14/2015 - Sun, 05/03/2015

California the Beautiful: William Dassonville Photographs
January 14–May 3, 2015
Payne Hurd Gallery

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Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women

Sun, 01/25/2015 - Sun, 04/12/2015

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley presents Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women. This exhibition includes artists from throughout the United States and African diaspora who have brokered new technologies and approaches to printmaking while addressing issues pertaining to history, identity, and politics.

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