With the announcement by Governor Wolf that special COVID-19 mitigation restrictions put in place on December 12, 2020 will expire on Monday, the Allentown Art Museum confirms that it will reopen to the public on Friday, January 8, 2021. The Museum will be open Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors are encouraged but not required to reserve a timed ticket in advance:

The Museum also confirms that the much-anticipated exhibition Rembrandt Revealed, which spotlights the master’s 1632 painting Portrait of a Young Woman, will open in the Museum as planned, to members on Saturday, January 23, and to the public on Sunday, January 24. The painting returns to the Lehigh Valley following conservation in New York that uncovered new information about its creation that inspired worldwide press coverage. Rembrandt Revealed will be on view through May 2, after which the painting will travel to Canada for exhibition in a Rembrandt show at the National Gallery in Ottawa before returning to Allentown for a second special exhibition in the fall.

Also in January, the Museum will present a week of virtual programing celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., from January 16 through January 22.

When the doors to the galleries reopen Friday, January 8, the Museum’s COVID safety
precautions will still be in place:

  • Operating at reduced capacity and limited hours.
  • Requiring staff and patrons to wear face masks.
  • Enforcing social distancing.
  • Offering hand-sanitizing stations throughout the building.
  • Continuing enhanced cleaning measures throughout the building and daily health
    screenings for all Museum employees.

“The health of our staff, patrons, and the greater Lehigh Valley community remains our top priority,” says Museum president and CEO Max Weintraub. “We are grateful for your continued support and trust in us.”