Museum Videos and Radio Coverage

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is home to a wonderful permanent collection of American, European, and non-Western art and textiles, fabulous special exhibitions, lectures, parties, and more. Get a taste of the Museum scene by watching some of the videos below and listening to some clips!
500 YEARS OF ITALIAN PAINTING is FREE for summer 2014
Thanks to a generous grant from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), the Museum is able to offer East Coast visitors their only opportunity to see works by some of the greatest names in European art, and for free! Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural event, an exhibition of works that embody the thematic and stylistic developments in Italian art, from the religious paintings of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance to the secular paintings of the nineteenth century.

Art Museum featured on PEAK TV

The Allentown Art Museum strives to be an important resource in our community, expanding our visitors' world through top-flight exhibitions and engaging and entertaining programing. In this PEAK TV segment, which first aired in March 2014, our new CEO and president, David Mickenberg, and our Community and Family Programs Coordinator, Jessica Gauthier-Simpson, give an overview of our efforts to inspire and nurture creative thinking in the Lehigh Valley.


ESSENCE OF NATURE promo video (extended version)

This "monumental, modern" exhibition of contemporary art fills all three upstairs galleries and includes paintings, sculpture, videos, and musical compositions by Paul Harryn, who grew up in the Valley but has exhibited nationally and internationally. Exhibition continues through May 18, 2014.


Artist Paul Harryn on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon"

WDIY hosts George Miller and Kate Scuffle talk with Paul Harryn about his work, his influences, and his exhibition ESSENCE OF NATURE, which continues  through May 18, 2014. (Air-date: January 13, 2014).


 American Wildlife Art  :30 commercial


The Museum's fall 2013 special exhibition American Wildlife Art will appeal to artists, children, conservationists, educators, sportsmen—anyone who already enjoys animals, art, or the great outdoors.



AMERICAN WILDLIFE ART on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon"

WDIY host Bill Dautremont-Smith discusses American Wildlife Art and some related programs at the Museum on "Lehigh Valley Arts Salon," which aired on October 7, 2013. Guests include Lehigh Valley Audubon Society vice-president Barbara Malt, Dr. Diane Husic representing the Nurture Nature Center (NNC) in Easton, and John Pepper, Adult Programs Coordinator at the Museum.  Click here to listen to the program.




David J. Wagner, guest curator of our fall 2013 exhibition American Wildlife Art, speaks in advance of the exhibit on Wisconsin public radio. 




See the BIG summer LAUTREC exhibition, June 2 through September 1, 2013. Iconic prints, posters, and works on paper by the Post-Impressionist French master of capturing Parisian cafe life during the Belle Epoch. Allentown is the closest location to Philly, NYC, D.C, Baltimore, etc. hosting this traveling exhibition from Athens, Greece, before it heads west. An exhibit to experience, an exhibit to remember



Fashions in the 1920s were influenced by the flapper's desire to express herself, to move, to dance. It was an era of energy and excitement. Come see the actual dresses and accessories of the times in the exhibition FABULOUS FLAPPERS: FASHION FROM THE ELLIE LAUBNER COLLECTION, now through April 14.



Two colorful exhibits bring the 1920s to life and showcase the artistic talent and rich imagination native to this Caribbean island. Both exhibits open February 3 and run through April 14, 2013


FRANZ KLINE: COAL AND STEEL and Fall 2012 exhibitions TV spot

A trio of special exhibits connects a legend to his roots (Kline), the past to the present (Walker Evans), and a collecting couple's passion to the celebration of a kaleidoscopic medium just 50 years old (Lerner Contemporary Glass).



Antonio Carreno discusses "Sequence of Thoughts" series

Antonio Carreno discusses his "Sequence of Thoughts" series on RCN TV's Nuestro Valle, which is hosted by Jose-Antonio Ortiz.  Aired in August 2012.  Carreno's "Sequence of Thoughts" will be on exhibit at the Allentown Art Museum until Feb 3, 2013.


Victor Stabin discusses "Daedal Doodle"

Author Victor Stabin discusses his "Daedal Doodle" book on RCN TV's Nuestro Valle, which is hosted by Jose-Antonio Ortiz.  Aired in August 2012.


Flora and Fauna with the Morning Call--July 2012
America the Beautiful, a stunning piece of embroidery, is on display at the Art Museum through August 26, 2012.  Join Rita Stanton of the LVEGA as she discusses this beautiful tapestry and other pieces showcased in Flora and Fauna: Needlework Landscapes.


AT THE EDGE Interview with Patrick Wilshire
Listen in as guest curator of AT THE EDGE: ART OF THE FANTASTIC, Patrick Wilshire, discusses this fabulous exhibition with WDIY, 88.1 Lehigh Valley Community Public Radio's Lehigh Valley Arts Salon. 

  AT THE EDGE Interview with Patrick Wilshire (Part 1)

  AT THE EDGE Interview with Patrick Wilshire (Part 2)


Check out footage from the AT THE EDGE preview party on June 2, 2012 at the Allentown Art Museum.  Video produced by the Association of Fantastic Art, with footage shot by Ben Mazur of Mazur Media.


RCN Connex with Allentown Art Museum's Education Department--July 2012
Listen as Jessica Gauthier, Family and Community Programs Coordinator, discusses all of the workshops, activities, and camps for children happening at AAM this summer!

AT THE EDGE Commercial--June 2012
From June 3 to September 9, 2012, the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley will be the home of the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fantastic art to date in the United States.  Get a sneak peek at the show, AT THE EDGE: Art of the Fantastic, with this commercial, produced by Viamedia.


Lehigh Valley Mirror--June 2012
Museum CEO Brooks Joyner and guest curator of AT THE EDGE Patrick Wilshire, take viewers on a quick tour of their favorite pieces featured in the special exhibition, AT THE EDGE: Art of the Fantastic.

Installing AT THE EDGE--May 2012

The Curatorial Department at the Allentown Art Museum puts in a great deal of effort to get our special exhibitions ready for the public.  Watch this video to get a sneak peek of At the Edge: Art of the Fantastic, and see our curatorial team install one of the most "lively" pieces in the exhibition!


Jane Kintzer on Issues Today--April 2012
Jane Kintzer, Director of Education at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, discusses the Museum's education programs on "Issues Today" hosted by Bob Gourley on Lehigh Valley radio stations WODE, WWYY, and WEEX.


The Browne Report--March 2012
Senator Pat Browne visited the Allentown Art Museum for a segment of his show, The Browne Report.  Museum President and CEO Brooks Joyner gave Senator Browne a tour of the newly renovated galleries at AAM and a look into the special exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present.
The Browne Report (Part 1)
The Browne Report (Part 2)

Who Shot Rock & Roll Commercial--February 2012
From February 11, 2012 through May 13, 2012, the Allentown Art Museum will be ROCKIN' with the special exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll: A  Photographic History, 1955 to the Present.  Get a peek at the exhibit here in the Museum's commercial, produced by BambuBarn.


Lehigh Valley Mirror Who Shot Rock & Roll--February 2012
Lehigh Valley Mirror visited AAM in February to shoot a preview of the special exhibition, Who Shot Rock & Roll.  Marketing Coordinator Megan Haddad provides details on the exhibit and preview party on February 11, 2012.