january 2019

17jan4:00 pm8:00 pmPoetry Out Loud on Third Thursday in January


Event Details

Poetry Out Loud on Third Thursday January
4–8 p.m.

Stop by the Museum every Third Thursday for free admission to the galleries from 4 till 8 p.m. Enjoy our fall exhibitions and the following free-to-all activities. (For a complete listing of all Third Thursday happenings downtown visit www.downtownallentown.com.)

5:30–7 p.m.
Cheers, Allentown! Tasting with Salmon Pants Brewery
Cheers, Allentown! Start your evening at the museum with good spirits and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways area.  will be providing samples of some of their many varieties of spirits and a signature cocktail to kick the night off. Must be at least 21 years of age.

6 p.m.
Film: Freedom Riders
Enjoy this powerful, harrowing and inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed American forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives–and many endured savage beatings an imprisonment–for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South.

5:30–7 p.m.
Artist workshop with Femi J. Johnson
Drop-in and join us for workshops with artist Femi J. Johnson. Use paint and collage to explore issues of identity in relation to Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement. Bring your own photograph, memento, or imagery from home to incorporate into your artwork.

6–8 p.m.
Poetry Out Loud
High school students from the area learn about poetry through memorization and performance and participate in a regional competition held at the museum since 2006. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) sponsors the statewide competition with the champion heading to the national finals in Washington, D.C. Come out and support them!



6–6:45 p.m.
Guided gallery tour of Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement (in English)
No reservation is needed to join this free tour of our special winter exhibition–just drop in!

6–7:30  p.m.
Drop-in Trivia
Test your knowledge and win prizes every Third Thursday with our Arts and Culture Trivia. Questions span from 16th century art to contemporary culture, and prizes are awarded at the end of each round.




(Thursday) 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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