december 2018

20dec11:00 am8:00 pmBasement Poetry on Third Thursday DECEMBER


Event Details

December 20 (Thursday)
Basement Poetry on Third Thursday DECEMBER
11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Every month we open the doors after hours and host Third Thursdays. We partner with and embrace Allentown’s creative community. These collaborations feature a film series, opening exhibitions, art experiences, live music, games, talks, and more. Entry to the galleries and all the following activities are free after 4 p.m. For more Third Thursday offerings downtown, check out DowntownAllentown.com.

Stop in our Museum Store today till 8 p.m. for champagne and shopping, including free gift wrapping on all purchases. Today is the last day to make a selection from Ann Lalik’s jewelry trunk show!


5:30–7 p.m.
Cheers, Allentown! Wine tasting with Social Still Distillery
Start your evening at the Museum with good spirits and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways Lounge. Social Still will be providing samples of some of their many varieties of spirits as well as a sampling of one of their signature cocktails to kick off the evening. Must be at least 21 years of age.



6 p.m.
Guided tour of highlights from the Museum’s permanent collection

No reservation is needed to join this free tour—just drop in! 


6 p.m.
Film: Diego Rivera: I Paint What I See
The first biographical film about the famed Mexican artist explores Rivera’s life and work, including his stormy relationship with Frida Kahlo and the destruction of his famous mural at Rockefeller Center. Shot on location in Mexico and the United States, the film includes a remarkable collection of archival film and photographs, much of which has not been seen before. The text is drawn from the writings of Rivera and Kahlo and from other historical texts. Watch the trailer here: https://www.kanopy.com/product/diego-rivera-i-paint-what-i-see



 6–8 p.m.
An evening with Basement Poetry
Basement Poetry is a community-based performance art company that focus on devised theatre with an ensemble of individual artists whose mission is to create courageous spaces with their audiences as they talk about family, women’s issues, race, and the experience of being 20something or part of the LBGTQIA community. We invite you to come out and enjoy an evening of slam poetry and movement theatre dedicated to creating a safe place to share stories of community and family through art.



6–7:30 p.m.
Arts and Culture Trivia
Test your knowledge and win prizes every Third Thursday with our Arts and Culture Trivia. With questions ranging from 16th century art to contemporary culture, there’s something for everyone.


(Thursday) 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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