Dear friends of the Allentown Art Museum:

Photo of Walter Baum (second from left) and other members of the AAM’s first Board of Trustees. Morning Call clipping courtesy of Elliot and Carolyn Davis

On April 13, 1934, artist and educator Walter Emerson Baum gathered with other civic minded leaders at the Americus Hotel to found the Allentown Art Museum. On that historic day ninety years ago, Baum established the Museum with the aim of preserving and protecting our artistic and cultural heritage, and ensuring public access to that heritage.

Today we continue that important legacy of ensuring public access to the arts, bringing people together, and being a vital cultural resource for everyone by offering Free Admission for All.

We couldn’t do all that we do without your support. Thank you! As we celebrate our 90th anniversary, we look back with pride and forward with enthusiasm and optimism.

Max Weintraub

I am humbly asking you to please consider making a gift to our Annual Fund campaign to ensure that our innovative educational programs, world-class collection, and dynamic exhibitions remain free and accessible to everyone.

From now until June 30 you can double the impact of your donation. Thanks to the generosity of AAM Honorary Trustee and executive chairman of C. F. Martin & Co., Christian F. Martin, every dollar you donate will be matched up to $5,000. Any sized gift makes a big difference, and I am incredibly grateful for your support.

We have accomplished so much over the past nine decades, and your tax-deductible donation today will ensure that we can continue to be a resource for all.

Please consider making a gift to our Annual Fund campaign today. You can donate now by clicking on the button below or by calling 610-432-4333 ext. 154 to make your donation with a credit card over the phone.


With gratitude,


Max Weintraub
President & CEO, Allentown Art Museum