Events

 

August 1 (Friday)
Venerdi Al Museo

2 p.m.
Every Friday this summer you can explore five centuries of Italian painting on this FREE guided gallery tour of the special exhibit Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

 

August 3 (Sunday)
Distinguished Lecturer Series
Donato Giancola
Modern Classics: The Influence of the Masters
1 p.m.

From the dynamic figures of Rubens to the portraiture of Rembrandt, find out how and why contemporary artists blend these traditional influences with the fascinating worlds of imaginative realism. From sketches to final drawings, this is a presentation that bares the working methods of modern painters.
           Donato Giancola is an instructor at the School of Visual Arts and the Illustration Master Class. His art has graced book covers for The Lord of the Rings and he has poduced illustrations for National Geographic, LucasFilm, and the United Nations.

 

August 3 (Sunday)

Every Sunday 12:30–3:30 pm
Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family! Just drop in to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, in-gallery art activities, and much more. Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.
No registration is required. Artventures is a FREE program.

August Artwork of the Month:
Niagara Falls, Gustav Johann Grunewald, 1834
Art Activity: Making Waves

 

August 3 (Sunday)

Sunday Guided Visits
Every Sunday, Museum docents lead free guided tours through the special exhibitions starting at 2 pm and lasting approximately forty minutes. Members and visitors interested in participating in the tours should meet in Trexler Hall.
June 8-September 7
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

August 5 (Tuesday)
Italian Film Series at Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre of Allentown and the Allentown Art Museum will present a five-film series that celebrates the unique cultural landscape of Italy. Held in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, the Civic-based film series will explore some of the greatest moments in Italian filmmaking.

Ticket Prices for Italian Series: $7 General Admission, $5 Civic Members and
Art Museum Members with ID. Advanced sale available at www.CivicTheatre.com

8 1/2 (1963)  at 7:30 pm
Fresh off of the international success of La Dolce Vita, master director Federico Fellini’s next film was a more self-reflexive autobiography that is widely believed to be his finest and most personal work. Marcello Mastroianni again delivers a brilliant performance as Guido Anselmi, a film director overwhelmed by the large-scale production he has undertaken.

 

 

August 6 (Wednesday)
Noon Gallery Talk
Chief Curator Diane P. Fischer leads a tour through the exhibition Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection in Butz Gallery. Free

 

August 7 (Thursday)
Thursday Tall Tales
Every Thursday during the summer
1 p.m.

Ages 3-8
You are invited to gather in the galleries to listen to a different classic tale each week. Each story has a connection to a special painting in the exhibition Of Heaven and Earth. Join us for this engaging and interactive storytime. This week's story   "The Ugly Duckling " and the artwork is St. Catherine Crowned by Bartolomeo Veneto. FREE

ALSO

WINE & POSES: FIGURE DRAWING IN THE GALLERY
6-8:30 p.m.
Spend the evening sketching (with sipping breaks!) in front of the glorious Italian masterworks included in Of
Heaven and Earth
. We'll provide a professional model and academic instructor as well as seats, boards, and clips, along with whites for sipping and cheeses for munching. You provide your favorite dry media (pencils, charcoal, conte crayon, etc.), paper, drawing pads, or sketchbooks. Adults of all skill levels are invited.
               Instructor Edward O'Brien has taught figure drawing at Kutztown University since 1987. He received his MFA from Tyler School of Art and his BFA from Philadelphia College of Art. Professor O'Brien's work
is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washingon, D.C. and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Call 610-432-4333 ext 133 for more details.

 

August 8 (Friday)
Venerdi Al Museo

2 p.m.
Every Friday this summer you can explore five centuries of Italian painting on this FREE guided gallery tour of the special exhibit

 

August 9 (Saturday)
Egg Tempera Painting Workshop with artist Ro Geseck
1-3 p.m.
Ages 8-12

Your child will work with an artist to learn all about the technique of painting with egg tempera. This method of painting was popular during the Renaissance when artists would combine egg yolks with colored pigment. Your child will create his or her own egg tempera painting during this class. All materials are included. Call 610-432-4333 ext 132 to register. Members $25, nonmembers $30
This workshop represents a special partnership between the Baum School of Art and the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

 

 

August 10 (Sunday)
Richard Aste
Goya and Colonial Puerto Rico: The Legacy of Spanish Court Portraiture and Social Criticism in the Caribbean
1 p.m.
Goya's portraits and his print series Los Caprichos influenced the style and subject matter of two of Spanish Puerto Rico's leading artists, the Afro-Puerto Rican painter Jose Campeche and the American-born
Spaniard painter Francisco Oller. The impact of Goya on Puerto Rican art will be discussed in both English and Spanish in this illuminating presentation of artistic exchange.
        Richard Aste is Curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where he most recently curated Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492-1898 (2013). He was formerly Associate Curator of European Art at Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico. $5 members, $15 nonmembers

 

August 10 (Sunday)

Every Sunday 12:30–3:30 pm
Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family! Just drop in to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, in-gallery art activities, and much more. Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.
No registration is required. Artventures is a FREE program.

August Artwork of the Month:
Niagara Falls, Gustav Johann Grunewald, 1834
Art Activity: Making Waves

 

August 10 (Sunday)

Sunday Guided Visits
Every Sunday, Museum docents lead free guided tours through the special exhibitions starting at 2 pm and lasting approximately forty minutes. Members and visitors interested in participating in the tours should meet in Trexler Hall.
June 8-September 7
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

 

August 13 (Wednesday)
Teen Appetite for Art

Wednesday, August 13
1-2 p.m.
Ages 13-18
We want to hear what you think of the art! Join us in the galleries for a talk about some of the famous works in our special exhibition Of Heaven and Earth.  For the last session the group will select the artwork to be discussed. A light snack follows each gallery experience. Call 610-432-4333 ext 132 to register. Members $8, nonmembers $10.

 

August 14 (Thursday)
Thursday Tall Tales
Every Thursday during the summer
1 p.m.

Ages 3-8
You are invited to gather in the galleries to listen to a different classic tale each week. Each story has a connection to a special painting in the exhibition Of Heaven and Earth. Join us for this engaging and interactive storytime. This week's story "The Princess and the Pea" and the artwork is Vanitas. FREE

 

August 14 (Thursday)
Three Saints, Two Cathedrals, and a quick lunch...at noon
Enjoy a lunch hour away from your downtown desk with a quick tour through 500 years of Italian painting. This tour, lead by a museum staff member, introduces you to the exhibit Of Heaven and Earth with a brief 20-minute tour, then a quick visit to the Museum Café for a speedy sampling of Karen Hunter’s catering, including soup and half sandwich/salad, beverage, and dessert. $15. Call 610-42-4333 ext 133 for more details.

 

August 15 (Friday)
Venerdi Al Museo
2 p.m.
Every Friday this summer you can explore five centuries of Italian painting on this FREE guided gallery tour of the special exhibit Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

 

August 16 (Saturday)
Teen Felting Workshop
1-3 pm
Ages 13-18

Fiber artist Kim Tanzos will teach your teen the technique of needle felting to create a handmade, wearable art pin. Kim will introduce students to the special exhibition Of Heaven and Earth while concentrating on the color and style of dress and accessories worn in the Renaissance and Baroque periods. All materials are included; members $25, nonmembers $30. Call 610-432-4333 ext 132 to register.

 

August 17 (Sunday)

CLOSING DAY
Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection

also

1 p.m.
Alex Kasten
A Talk with the Collector

On closing day of the exhibition, art collector Alex Kasten is at the Museum to explain how he and his wife, Barbara, built the Kasten Collection, beginning in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, and the New Hope area of Pennsylvania through the European auction houses and American galleries to become the selection you see on view in Butz Gallery. $5 members, $15 nonmembers

August 17 (Sunday)

Every Sunday 12:30–3:30 pm
Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family! Just drop in to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, in-gallery art activities, and much more. Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.
No registration is required. Artventures is a FREE program.

August Artwork of the Month:
Niagara Falls, Gustav Johann Grunewald, 1834
Art Activity: Making Waves

 

August 17 (Sunday)

Sunday Guided Visits
Every Sunday, Museum docents lead free guided tours through the special exhibitions starting at 2 pm and lasting approximately forty minutes. Members and visitors interested in participating in the tours should meet in Trexler Hall.
June 8-September 7
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

 

August 19 (Tuesday)
Italian Film Series at Civic Theatre

Civic Theatre of Allentown and the Allentown Art Museum will present a five-film series that celebrates the unique cultural landscape of Italy. Held in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, the Civic-based film series will explore some of the greatest moments in Italian filmmaking.

Ticket Prices for Italian Series: $7 General Admission, $5 Civic Members and
Art Museum Members with ID. Advanced sale available at www.CivicTheatre.com

Marriage Italian Style (1964) August 19 at 7:30 pm
A light-hearted film featuring memorable performances by two legends of Italian cinema: Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. Mastroianni plays Domenico, a successful businessman who begins an affair with Loren’s Filumena when she is seventeen years old. Years later, Domenico realizes his love for Filumena.

 

August 21 (Thursday)
Thursday Tall Tales
Every Thursday during the summer
1 p.m.
Ages 3-8
You are invited to gather in the galleries to listen to a different classic tale each week. Each story has a connection to a special painting in the exhibition Of Heaven and Earth. Join us for this engaging and interactive storytime. This week's story "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse" and the artwork is St. John the Baptist by Alessandro Allori. FREE

 

August 22 (Friday)
Venerdi Al Museo
2 p.m.
Every Friday this summer you can explore five centuries of Italian painting on this FREE guided gallery tour of the special exhibit Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

 

August 24 (Sunday)

Every Sunday 12:30–3:30 pm
Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family! Just drop in to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, in-gallery art activities, and much more. Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.
No registration is required. Artventures is a FREE program.

August Artwork of the Month:
Niagara Falls, Gustav Johann Grunewald, 1834
Art Activity: Making Waves

 

August 24 (Sunday)

Sunday Guided Visits
Every Sunday, Museum docents lead free guided tours through the special exhibitions starting at 2 pm and lasting approximately forty minutes. Members and visitors interested in participating in the tours should meet in Trexler Hall.
June 8-September 7
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

 

August 28 (Thursday)
Thursday Tall Tales
Every Thursday during the summer
1 p.m.

Ages 3-8
You are invited to gather in the galleries to listen to a different classic tale each week. Each story has a connection to a special painting in the exhibition Of Heaven and Earth. Join us for this engaging and interactive storytime. This week's story "The Fisherman and his Wife" and the artwork is Landscape with Fisherman by Andrea Locatelli. FREE

 

August 28 (Thursday)
Three Saints, Two Cathedrals, and a quick lunch...at noon
Enjoy a lunch hour away from your downtown desk with a quick tour through 500 years of Italian painting. This tour, lead by a museum staff member, introduces you to the exhibit Of Heaven and Earth with a brief 20-minute tour, then a quick visit to the Museum Café for a speedy sampling of Karen Hunter’s catering, including soup and half sandwich/salad, beverage, and dessert. $15. Call 610-42-4333 ext 133 for more details.

 

August 29 (Friday)
Venerdi Al Museo
2 p.m.
Every Friday this summer you can explore five centuries of Italian painting on this FREE guided gallery tour of the special exhibit Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

 

September 1 (Sunday)

Every Sunday 12:30–3:30 pm
Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family! Just drop in to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, in-gallery art activities, and much more. Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.
No registration is required. Artventures is a FREE program.

 

September 1 (Sunday)

Sunday Guided Visits
Every Sunday, Museum docents lead free guided tours through the special exhibitions starting at 2 pm and lasting approximately forty minutes. Members and visitors interested in participating in the tours should meet in Trexler Hall.
June 8-September 7
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums

 

September 4 (Thursday)
Thursday Tall Tales
Every Thursday during the summer
1 p.m.

Ages 3-8
You are invited to gather in the galleries to listen to a different classic tale each week. Each story has a connection to a special painting in the exhibition Of Heaven and Earth. Join us for this engaging and interactive storytime. This week's story  "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" and the artowrk is the Violin Teacher by Federico Andreotti. FREE

 

September 5 (Friday)
FINAL Venerdi Al Museo
2 p.m.
Your last chance to explore five centuries of Italian painting on this FREE guided gallery tour of the special exhibit Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.

 

Sptember 7 (Sunday)
CLOSING DAY

Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums
and
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos

 

September 7 (Sunday)

Every Sunday 12:30–3:30 pm
Visit our upstairs Crayola Learning Center for an artful afternoon with the family! Just drop in to enjoy our popular monthly themed art projects, in-gallery art activities, and much more. Museum educators and volunteers are always available to help you and your family achieve maximum fun.
No registration is required. Artventures is a FREE program.

 

September 7 (Sunday)

Sunday Guided Visits
Every Sunday, Museum docents lead free guided tours through the special exhibitions starting at 2 pm and lasting approximately forty minutes. Members and visitors interested in participating in the tours should meet in Trexler Hall.
June 8-September 7
Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums