September 2 through September 12
"Rise Together Allentown" community art project continues

Drop off your ladder at the Museum parking lot to be included in the “Rise Together Allentown” sculptural project coordinated and executed by artist Charlie Brouwer. The project aims to engage residents, businesses, and organizations in Allentown and the greater Lehigh Valley by asking them to lend their ladders to construct a temporary installation in Allentown’s Arts Park, located at Fifth and Linden Streets across from the Museum. For complete details, click here. Follow the project on Facebook.

Artist Charlie Brouwer will pick up your ladder within a 10-mile radius of the Art Museum 


September 3 (Wednesday) through September 7 (Sunday)

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


September 3 (Wednesday)
Noon Gallery Talk

Chief curator Diane Fischer leads a tour through Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos on the final week of the exhibition. 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.


September 7 (Sunday)

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


Hispanic Heritage Day at the Museum

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from mid-September to mid-October 15, the Society of the Arts (SOTA) has organized a schedule of events to celebrate American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. In addition to SOTA's support of free admission this summer, and the Museum's translation of educational materials into Spanish, here's what's happening at the Museum on Sunday, September 7, all FREE:

Noon–4             Latin Music Playing in Orchid Lounge/Auditorium lobby, with lemonade and cookies
Noon–4             Art Ways Interactive Family Gallery: Special Latin/Hispanic art project, Sombrero and Paper Flowers
12:15 p.m.         Spanish-language tour of the Museum's permanent collection by docent Ari Diaz
1 p.m.                Speaker in Auditorium*: Lehigh University professor Ricardo Viera on "The Latino Presence in American Art" (free tickets, ask for yours at front desk, or call to reserve: 610-432-4333 ext 110)
2 p.m.                Docent-led tour of the exhibition Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, in English
2:45 p.m.           Tango dancing** with guitar player, in front of building (weather permitting) or inside in Trexler Gallery


Inspired by the new traveling exhibition and publication by the Smithsonian American Art Museum titled Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, Mr. Viera will be exploring the phenomenon of contemporary art from several angles, "Because art has no country, but the artist does!"  Find out who's who in the current Latin American art scene, and why, how, and what to collect. All images used in the presentation are from the Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) Teaching Collection. LUAG's Latino Collection is one of the largest of private college or university museums in the mid-Atlantic region.
Ricardo Viera


**Tango performers will be Andrew Kaye ( and Svetlana Howells (


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. This is the final tour of Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums.


September 20 (Saturday), 10 am - 5 pm
September 21 (Sunday)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Illuxcon 7 (IX7)

The IX symposium is the world’s largest exhibition of imaginative realist art. Featuring over 150 artists and well over 1000 original pieces of artwork, the show is a visual feast for all fans of imaginative painting. The artists who will be exhibiting in this show have lent their talents to movies, games, books, galleries and collections across the world, ranging from Magic: the Gathering illustrations to solo exhibitions at prestigious museums.

Every artist represented in the show will be physically present during the symposium, making it a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk with these incredibly talented artists, representing countries as far-flung as the United Kingdom and Australia.

Imaginative realism, as the cutting edge of contemporary realist painting, combines classical painting technique with postmodern narrative subjects, focusing on the unreal, the unseen, and the impossible, offering visions of humanity’s mythic past, its unexplored future and, in some cases, its terrifying present.

Tickets for the full 5-day event, Wednesday, September 17 - Sunday, September 21 are $175 and are available online at; single day tickets are $20 for Allentown Art Museum members and $32 for nonmembers for Saturday or Sunday ONLY and are available from the Allentown Art Museum and TicketLeap.