march 2019

21mar4:00 pm8:00 pmPoetry slam on Third Thursday


Event Details

Poetry slam on Third Thursday March
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 ONEHOPE Wines
Cheers, Allentown! Start your evening at the museum with good wine and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways area. ONEHOPE is a company that pairs charity with wine. A portion of the proceeds from every ONEHOPE wine goes to a strategically matched nonprofit organization. To date, they have donated more than 3 million dollars to organizations like Gateway for Cancer Research, the Trevor Project, and P.S. Arts. Must be at least 21 years of age.

5:30–7 p.m.
Art Activist Studio in conjunction with Women’s HistoryMonth


6 p.m.
Film: Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision
Another Oscar-winning film, this 1994 feature by Freida Lee Mock (whose latest, Anita, just hit theaters) is about the life of one of the most accomplished architects in America, man or woman. The fact that Maya Lin is a woman did cause some controversy with her design being chosen for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. That she was then only twenty, an undergraduate at Yale, and Asian American were also sore spots for many conservative voices, whose opposition we hear. The doc focuses on that project, though there’s some about her designing the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery as well.


6–6:45 p.m.
Guided gallery tour of Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement
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.

6–8 p.m.
Women of Words: Slam Poetry Night
Inspired by the work of Carrie Mae Weems, the Allentown Art Museum presents a night of powerful women poets. These acclaimed poets will weave words together that address identity, power, society, and art. Featuring Yolanda Wisher, Ashley Davis, and Raena Shirali.


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

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