Events

April 25 (Friday)
Abstract Fridays

Every Friday during the run of our special exhibition, Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, Museum educators will offer a gallery walk-through at 2 p.m.  This tour is FREE with museum admission.  Plan your visit around lunch or a snack in the Museum Cafe and sample a special themed selection by caterer Karen Hunter.

 

April 26 (Saturday)
Children's Felting Workshop with fiber artist Kim Tanzos

1-3 p.m.

Circles by Kim Tanzos

Aspiring artists aged 9 through 14 will make their own needle-felted bag with textile artist Kim Tanzos. First, take a tour of the special exhibition Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature; then head into the classroom to create some nature-inspired art.  Participants will apply three layers of different materials onto their bags, including printing with textile paint, needle felting with wool, and also stitching.  At the end of the workshop they will be able to take home their handmade art.  Members $18 per child, nonmembers $25 per child.  Call 610-432-4333 ext. 132 to register.

 

A POP-UP EXHIBITION

Animal Logic
A Surreal Happening by Cheryl Hochberg and Friends
Friday, April 25, 2 p.m. AND Sunday, April 27, 2:45 p.m.

This three-day exhibition/performance explores the blurry line between human nature and animal nature.  On Friday, April 25, artist and Chair of the Kutztown University Fine Arts Department, Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg, will be in the Museum during our Abstract Fridays program to open the exhibition of her recent paintings of birds and animals, such as Itchy Kangaroos and Slovenly Bison, that push realism into the hyper-real and surreal.  Hochberg's paintings will stay on display through Sunday, when the "happening" culminates with a musical event conceived by Hochberg, arranged and conducted by Dr. Susanna Loewy, and with costumes/sculptures created by Andrew Brehm. Musicians include Charissa Howden, Laura Cressler, Abby Goodling, Cory Samsel, Meghan Damiter, Blair Boyer, Kyle Lennon, Fawn Guasta on flute, David Mayrhofer, Joey Coco, and Steven Trapani on clarinet.  This project was made possible with the help of grants from the KU Foundation and the Marguerite Bierman Endowment. 

Animal Logic is a FUSE Art Infrastructure production in collaboration with the Allentown Art Museum. It is the first of a series of exhibitions designed as short-term interventions in the Museum's permanent galleries with a specific goal of bridging the gap between art and performance.

Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg, Llama (diptych), 2014, 40x60 inches, oil on canvas, Courtesy of the artist

Painting by Cheryl Hochberg, costume/sculpture by Andrew Brehm, music arranged by Susanna Loewy

 
April 27 (Sunday)
Dan Haxall: "Deciphering Contemporary Art"

1 p.m.

Dan Haxall

Modern? Postmodern? Contemporary? Confused about the difference? In this lecture, Dr. Daniel Haxall will investigate the various ways contemporary art is defined, particularly in the United States.  He will introduce the major trends and themes of today's art world, ranging from historical and theoretical perspectives to spaces of production and exhibition. Daniel Haxall is Associated Professor of Art at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.  He received his Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University, where his dissertation, "Cut and Paste Abstraction: Politics, Form, and Identity in Abstract Expressionist Collage," was supported by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Institute for the Arts and Humanities.  He previously taught at the University at Buffalo and Penn State University, and has lectured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Harvard University, New York University, Asheville Art Museum,  Palmer Museum of Art, and College Art Association.  $5 for members; $15.  Call 610-432-4333 ext. 110.

 
April 27 (Sunday)
Sunday Guided Visits
Paul Harryn:  Essence of Nature

Starting Sunday, January 19 and every Sunday through May 18, join us for a lively introduction to our special exhibition by participating in a free guided visit.  All guided visits start at 2 p.m. and last approximately forty minutes. 

also
Artventures 
FREE Family Drop-in Art Workshop

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family!  Just drop in-no reservation needed-to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, art puzzles and books for children, in-gallery art activities, and much more.  Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.  Artwork of the month: Dancers by Nicholas Monro from our exhibition British Pop Prints. Artventures is a FREE program.
 
Dancers, Nicholas Monro, 1970

 

 

May 2  (Friday)
Abstract Fridays

Every Friday during the run of our special exhibition, Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, Museum educators will offer a gallery walk-through at 2 p.m.  This tour is FREE with museum admission.  Plan your visit around lunch or a snack in the Museum Cafe and sample a special themed selection by caterer Karen Hunter.

 

May 4 (Sunday)
Sunday Guided Visits
Paul Harryn:  Essence of Nature

Starting Sunday, January 19 and every Sunday through May 18, join us for a lively introduction to our special exhibition by participating in a free guided visit.  All guided visits start at 2 p.m. and last approximately forty minutes. 

 

May 4 (Sunday)
Reception for the Allentown School District Middle Schools Student Exhibition

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Students from Harrison-Morton, Raub, South Mountain, and Trexler Middle Schools  collaborate on their thirteenth annual student art exhibition, on display in the Museum's Community Gallery from April 16 through April 11.

 

also
Artventures 
FREE Family Drop-in Art Workshop

12:30-3:30 p.m.

Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family!  Just drop in-no reservation needed-to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, art puzzles and books for children, in-gallery art activities, and much more.  Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.  Artwork of the month: Fish by Hans Moller. Artventures is a FREE program.
Fish, Hans Moller, 1947
 

 

 

 
May 7 (Wednesday)
Noon Gallery Talk      

Artist Paul Harryn leads a tour of his exhibition Essence of Nature through Rodale, Scheller, and Fowler Galleries. Tour and talk last approximately forty-five minutes and are free with Museum admission.

 

May 9  (Friday)
Abstract Fridays

Every Friday during the run of our special exhibition, Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, Museum educators will offer a gallery walk-through at 2 p.m.  This tour is FREE with museum admission.  Plan your visit around lunch or a snack in the Museum Cafe and sample a special themed selection by caterer Karen Hunter.

 

May 9 (Friday)
Art Encounters

It's the monthly get-together of the fifty-and-over crowd.  Come discover the world of art for the first time or build on your understanding of art and art history.  To register call 610-432-4333 ext.132 or email education [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org Free for members, nonmembers free with Museum admission.

 
May 11 (Sunday)
Sunday Guided Visits
Paul Harryn:  Essence of Nature

Starting Sunday, January 19 and every Sunday through May 18, join us for a lively introduction to our special exhibition by participating in a free guided visit.  All guided visits start at 2 p.m. and last approximately forty minutes. 

 

May 16  (Friday)
Abstract Fridays

Every Friday during the run of our special exhibition, Paul Harryn: Essence of Nature, Museum educators will offer a gallery walk-through at 2 p.m.  This tour is FREE with museum admission.  Plan your visit around lunch or a snack in the Museum Cafe and sample a special themed selection by caterer Karen Hunter.

 

May 18 (Sunday)
Sunday Guided Visits
Paul Harryn:  Essence of Nature

Join us for this last look at our special exhibition by participating in a free guided visit.  All guided visits start at 2 p.m. and last approximately forty minutes.

 

May 18 (Sunday)
Colleen Hill "French Fashion Goes Pop: The 1960s Style of Francoise Hardy and Sylvie Vartan"

1 p.m.

Colleen Hill

Our British Pop Prints exhibition in the Payne Hurd Gallery illustrates the confluence of popular music and pop visual culture in England during the 1960s.  In France at the same time, the ye-ye singers were part of a larger group of stylish teenagers who had dubbed themselves Les Copians. These young women maintained a specifically French look and were known for their unique mix of couture and ready-to-wear clothing.  The ye-ye style was led by Francoise Hardy and Sylvie Vartan-two of the most beautiful and captivating singers of their genre.  Although Hardy and Vartan began their careers while still in their teens, both quickly became famous-and their personal styles brought them as much attention as their music. Colleen Hill received a Master of Arts degree in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2006.  Shortly after graduation she began to work at the Museum at FIT, where she has curated or co-curated a number of fashion exhibitions, including Seduction and Eco-Fashion: Going Green. She recently completed an exhibition and corresponding book entitled Shoe Obsession, which featured examples of extreme contemporary footwear.  in June 2014, Colleen will open an exhibition entitled Exposed: A History of Lingerie. In addition to museum work, she is co-authoring a book on the history of sustainable fashion for Bloomsbury Publishing. $5 for members; $15 for nonmembers.  Call 610-432-4333 ext. 110 to reserve.

  Ye-ye style dress, French, 1960s

 

May 20 (Tuesday)
Reception for the Allentown Academy of the Arts at William Allen High School Student Exhibition

6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Allentown Academy of the Arts at William Allen High School celebrates its nineteenth annual exhibtion of two- and three- dimensional works of art with a reception on the evening Tuesday, May 20.  The reception is free and open to the public and will feature instrumental and vocal music and dance and theater performances.  The exhibition will be on display May 14 through June 8.

 

May 21 (Wednesday)
Appetite for Art
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Portrait of Cornelis Coning, 1630, by Frans Hals is the focus of our monthly discussion and lunch.  Talk at noon followed by lunch in the Rodale Classroom overlooking the Arts Park.  Reservations and menu selection required at least 48 hours in advance, call 610-432-4333 ext. 110.  $20 members $25 for nonmembers

 

June 4 (Wednesday)
Noon Gallery Talk "Moving Masterworks"

Museum registrar Beverly Hoover and preparator Tom Edge explain how paintings like those in our Kress Gallery are prepped and packed for travel when loaned to other museums.  Program lasts approximately forty-five minutes and is free with Museum admission.

Museum registrar Beverly Hoover inspecting the Museum's popular artwork, Morning Sea (1915) by Hashio Kiyoshi, in February when it returned from being on loan.

 

June 13 (Friday)
Art Encounters

1-2 p.m.

It's the monthly get-together of the fifty-and-over crowd.  Come discover the world of art for the first time or build on your understanding of art and art history.  To register call 610-432-4333 ext.132 or email education [at] allentownartmuseum [dot] org Free for members, nonmembers free with Museum admission.

June 14 (Saturday)
Children's Watercolor Workshop with painter Angie Snyder Lande

1-3 p.m.

Morning Walk along the Monocacy by Angie Snyder Lande

For youngsters ages 9 through 14.  The learning will begin in the galleries by sketching works from the special exhibition Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection.  Then painter Angie Snyder Lande will take the group into the classroom where they will work from their sketches to create a watercolor of their own, in the process learning what makes a successful composition, how to mix colors, and explore a variety of textural techniques.  Members $18 per child; nonmembers $25 per child.  Call 610-432-4333 ext. 132 to register.

June 18 (Wednesday)
Appetite for Art

noon-1:30 p.m.

The Piazzetta in Venice, about 1740-45, by Giovanni Antonio Canaletto is the focus of our monthly discussion and lunch.  Talk at noon followed by lunch in the Rodale Classroom overlooking the Arts Park.  Reservations and menu selection required at least 48 hours in advance, call 610-432-4333 ext. 110.  $20 members $25 for nonmembers.

Giovanni Antonio Canal (called Canaletto, 1697-1768),The Piazzetta in Venice, about 1740-45, oil on canvas. Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.  Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1960

 

June 22 (Saturday)
Closing Day of British Pop Prints in Payne Hurd Gallery

 

June 22 (Saturday)
Shelly R. Langdale
"From Shower Stalls to Gallery Walls: The History of the Screenprint"

1 p.m.

Shelley R.  Langdale, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, will provide an overview of the development of the screenprint from its commercial origins in the mass-production techniques of the early decades of the 1900s, through its Depression-era struggle for artistic legitimacy, to the coming of age of artistic screenprint production in the Pop Art 1960s and absorption into the multimedia orientation of printmaking today. Langdale is Vice President of the Print Council of America and Chair of the Program Committee at the Print Center in Philadelphia, and previously served on the board of the Lower East Side Printshop in New York.

Shelly R. Langdale

 

July 23-August 20 (Wednesdays) AND
July 25-August 22 (Fridays)
Young At Art:  Preschool Program

10-11:30 a.m.

Experience the world-class wonders of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley with your 3- to 5-year-old child.  Vacation in the galleries this summer as you look at art from France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States.  Each session is designed to promote language development, socialization skills, and multicultural awareness.  All art-making activities are based on early childhood learning standards as well.  The final session includes a celebration reception for our young artists and their guests.  Members $70 for one child and one adult (one additional child is $15), nonmembers $85 for one child and one adult (one additional child is $20).

 

June 23-27 (Monday-Friday)
15th Annual CITY ARTS Allentown Cultural Camp for Kids

9 a.m.-4 p.m., ages 8 through 12

Do your children have an enjoyment of the arts? Boundless enthusiasm? A sense of creative adventure? Give them a magical summer experience interacting with visual and performing arts professionals from the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown Symphony, Baum School of Art, Civic Theatre of Allentown, Community Music School, and Repertory Dance Theatre.  Enrollment is limited. Advanced registration is required.  Fee includes all materials.  For more information and registration, please call the Baum School of Art at ;610-433-0032.