Open as of August 27, 2022

Trexler, Butz, and Goodman Galleries and Trexler Hall

Explore more than 150 works of American art—and their connections to both local and global artistic communities—through our renovated and redesigned American galleries. This new reinstallation investigates how trade, colonization, and the migration of people and ideas have shaped our nation’s culture.

The New American Galleries reimagine much of the Museum’s first floor. Recent acquisitions, including contemporary art and works by African American, Latinx, Latin American, and Indigenous artists, play a key role in this transformation. This long-term exhibition will also introduce regular rotations of works on paper and textiles, allowing our galleries to change and grow alongside our community.



Featured image at top:
Marcus Jahmal (American, b. 1990), Living off the Land, 2021, oil on canvas. Allentown Art Museum: Gift of Stephen and Cynthia Ketchum, New York, 2022


The New American Galleries are supported in part by the generosity of
Paul K. Kania
The National Endowment for the Arts
The Society of the Arts
Alvin H. Butz, Inc.
Amaranth Foundation, Joan Miller Moran, Trustee
Burkholder’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Discover Lehigh Valley
Duggan & Marcon, Inc.

Additional support is provided by
The Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation
The Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment

The Video Art Series is made possible by the generosity of
Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz