Events

 

July 22 (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

The Bicycle Thief (1948) 7:30
Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award–winning Bicycle Thief, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for his work, is stolen.

 

July 24 (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 artwork is the Violin Teacher by Frederico Andreotti. FREE

 

July 24 (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 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 for all. Just show up at noon, or call 610-42-4333 ext 133 for more details.

 

July 25 (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.

 

July 27 (Sunday)
Italian Music by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia
1 p.m.
FREE

As a fitting accompaniment to Of Heaven and Earth, a small ensemble of musicians from the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra will perform a variety of musical selections by Italian composers from the seventeenth to ninteenth centuries. The instrumentalists will comment briefly on the works to provide a sense of context for the time and place of their composition and the prevalent musical styles. This free performance will take place in the Of Heaven galleries, and guests are invited to listen and view the artwork simultaneously.
           The Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra is a professional chamber orchestra that presents high quality,
approachable classical music in the Lehigh Valley. The orchestra is respected for its talented musicians and imaginative programming, and in particular for the rapport it promotes between the musicians and audience members. See www.PASinfonia.org

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Sunday Guided Visits
2 p.m.
Join us for this look at our special exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums by participating in a free guided visit.  All guided visits start at 2 p.m. and last approximately forty minutes.

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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: Larder with a Servant, a Cook, a Spaniel and her Pups, by the Studio of Frans Snyders.  Artventures is a FREE program.

 

July 31 (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 "Jack and the Beanstalk"and the arwork is Portrait of a Boy by Antonio Mancini. FREE

 

July 31 (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 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 2 (Saturday)
Sketching in the Galleries with artists
Saturdays,  August 2

1-3 pm
Ages 13-18
Work directly with artists to learn different sketching and drawing techniques. These in-gallery drawing sessions are held in the Of Heaven and Earth galleries. All materials are included. Call 610-432-4333 ext 132 to register.June 21: Classicalstyle drawing with artist Andrea Rincon; July 19: Figure drawing with artist Bill Christine; August 2: Portraits with artist Andrea Rincon. All three sessions, member $70, nonmember $85; individual session, member $25, nonmember $30.
This workshop represents a special partnership between the Baum School of Art and the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

 

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 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

 

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 O

 

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 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

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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 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 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 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
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Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos