Opening Day of Designing Hollywood

29sep12:00 pm4:00 pmOpening Day of Designing Hollywood

Event Details

Today is opening day of the special exhibition Designing Hollywood: Golden Age Costumes from the Gene London Cinema Collection. Come to see the costumes and also 11 authentic automobiles from the Golden Age courtesy of The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, on display just outside the Museum on Fifth Street.



Gene London—illustrator, fashion designer, collector of Hollywood costumes, and TV personality of Cartoon Corner: The Gene London Show—will lead a dynamic conversation about his journey in the entertainment industry and as a collector. Then, he will lead a guided tour through his collection of costumes on display.

Tickets for the Gene London Experience on September 29 are now sold out. 

The Gene London Experience will also take place on November 9 and November 21. Reserve your ticket for an upcoming date.


Draping Workshop with Fan Wu

New York City–based fashion designer Fan Wu will lead a drop-in workshop demonstrating draping techniques from the 1930s. Visitors will be able to creatively drape directly on body forms without any sewing.

Chinese-born Fan Wu attended the esteemed Parsons School of Design on scholarship in both their New York City and Paris campuses. After graduating he worked as an illustrator at Ralph Lauren. He later worked in the design, merchandising, and product development departments at the design houses of Vera Wang, Demetrio’s, and Cashmere New York. In early 2000 he founded a fashion-consulting firm that to this day provides invaluable services to numerous prestigious companies and corporate clients around the world.

Piano Music from the Golden Age

Joe Lazorik  will fill Kress Gallery with the sounds of the Golden Age of Hollywood and more.

ArtVentures for Families

Kids and families can create original works of art together under the direction of a Museum educator in our Crayola Classroom, free. This month, we’ll explore how artists use the building blocks of design when creating their artworks. Examine the ways artists take simple elements of design like lines, shapes, and colors, and transform them into a masterpiece.

Loretta Tryon Trunk Show in the Museum Store

Loretta Tryon is a contemporary Lehigh Valley metalsmith and painter who received her BFA in metalsmithing and abstract drawing from Moore College of Art and Design. Loretta’s two-dimensional art images inspire her jewelry designs, resulting in refined and elegant wearable sculptures, each having graceful curves and unique details.(We cannot offer Friends discounts on this collection.)

Food Truck in Arts Park

Cone Appétit from Easton will be parked outside the Museum near the Arts Park all afternoon. Check them out while browsing the vintage cars in front of the Museum on Fifth Street.

Admission to the Museum and all exhibitions and programs is free every Sunday thanks to generous support from the Society of the Arts (SOTA), City Center Allentown, the Gadomski Foundation, the Ruth P. Seruga Trust, and the Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust.



(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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