Art is meant to be seen, and so the Allentown Art Museum was pleased to accept an invitation to bring a work from the collection out into our community this summer. Since early June selections from artist Francie Bishop Good’s Comus series have been on display as an exhibit inside the Lehigh Valley Mall, near the main Mall entrance next to Barnes & Noble.

The images in Good’s Comus series are reproduced from the 1942 edition of the Allentown High School Comus yearbook owned by the artist’s mother and her own Comus from 1967 and manipulated in various ways. The series has been shown at galleries and museums across the country, including in 2017 in Trexler Hall, before being acquired by AAM. Now, Comus is on display again.

REVISIT THE ARTIST’S TALK ABOUT THE SERIES DURING THE 2017 RECEPTION AT AAM

Photo of the exhibit.

On a recent afternoon, as window shoppers passed by the storefront pop-up, some paused in front of the colorful, expressive images. “I love it, I think art brings life to lifeless things, you know?” commented Katelyn, sporting artful black-and-white ink designs on both arms. “It makes you take a moment to stop, to slow down, which people have a hard time doing these days.”

Trey, Gianni, Brittany, and Phoenix posing in front of the exhibit.

The Museum Store has a few copies of the hardcopy edition of the full-color Comus exhibition catalogue available for sale.
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