Wed, 02/01/2017 - Sun, 04/23/2017
Western artists and designers alike drew inspiration from Japanese art in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This stunning selection of landscape woodcuts and decorative arts objects captures the Japonisme aesthetic so popular in the West during this era and complements Frank Lloyd Wright’s Little Library, on permanent view at the Museum.
Special thanks to lender John Rossetti.Read more »
Greetings: Holiday Cards by Artists
Wed, 11/23/2016 - Sun, 02/05/2017
Celebrate the season by stopping in to see this exhibition of hand-printed holiday cards made by fine artists! Spanning the 1920s to the 1970s, these works on paper were imbued with personal meaning and inscribed to friends. Twenty rarely seen pieces from the Museum's collection and others on loan provide a intimate look into the lives of such artists as Blanche Lazzell, Stanley William Hayter, Dorothy Dehner, Tod Lindenmuth, and Sue Fuller.
Special thanks to Susan Teller Gallery, New York, and collector John Rossetti.Read more »
Sun, 11/13/2016 - Sun, 03/05/2017
Building Bridges features photographs submitted by the community in response to an open call to “Show Us Your Allentown.” Each image has a distinct voice and illuminates social issues, community needs, or concerns that are central to the city. This exhibition is part of the Building Bridges Project, a collaboration between seven Allentown not-for-profit organizations, with the goal of effecting social change.Read more »
Allentown X 7: Photographic Explorations
Sun, 11/13/2016 - Sun, 02/05/2017
Work from seven area photographers was commissioned for this exhibition, the only guideline being that their art needed to represent Allentown. The resulting body of work includes everything from sensitive portraits and intriguing cityscapes to graffiti painted with light, digitally collaged landscapes, and photography informed by psychics.Read more »
Anthony Viscardi: Shadow Landings
Fri, 11/04/2016 - Sun, 03/26/2017
Lehigh University architecture professor and artist Anthony Viscardi worked throughout the summer of 2016 in a glass-walled studio, the Creativity Lab on Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown, that allowed passersby to witness the creative process firsthand. The monumental three-dimensional mural that resulted is the centerpiece of Shadow Landings, an immersive art installation that builds on the artist’s prior exploration of the shadow as a mapping of space and time. Visitors become part of the work as their own shadows mingle with those created by the installation.Read more »
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