Third Thursday: August 15
4–8 p.m.

Stop by the Museum every Third Thursday for free admission to the galleries from 4 till 8 p.m. Enjoy our summer exhibitions and the following free-to-all activities. (For a complete listing of all Third Thursday happenings downtown visit



Evening of Indian culture
5–8 p.m.
August 15 is Indian Independence Day, and we’ll celebrate it with a culturally rich evening of free activities for all. Stop by the Museum early (4-5:30 p.m.) to see an Indian arts/crafts table and artifacts display, then from 5:30 till 6 p.m. enjoy a music performance that sets the stage for a high-energy Bollywood dance party with full participation from you, the audience. Tonight’s program is a preview of the day-long India Heritage Day celebration in Arts Park on Saturday, August 17.




5:30–7 p.m.
Cheers, Allentown! Tasting with One Hope Wines
Start your evening at the Museum with good spirits and good friends in our upstairs Art Ways Lounge. One Hope will be providing samples of some of their many varieties of wine to kick off the evening. Must be at least 21 years of age.

5:30–7 p.m.
Art workshop

Explore your creative side! Just drop-in and join us for a hands-on artmaking workshop with a local artist. All are welcome!

6–6:45 p.m.

Guided gallery tour of An Essential Presence
No reservation is needed to join this free tour (in Engligh)–just drop in!


6 p.m.
Film: A New Color: The Art of Being Edith Boone
This film joyfully profiles the life and work of celebrated artist Edythe Boone, whose colorful murals portray some of the major events of our time and illustrate the transformative power of art. Long before “Black Lives Matter!” became a rallying cry, Boone embodied that truth as an accomplished artist and educator. From humble Harlem roots, the indefatigable Boone pursued her love of art and her dream of someday creating “a color that no one had ever seen before.”


6–7:30 p.m.
Drop-in Trivia
Test your knowledge and win prizes every Third Thursday with our Arts and Culture Trivia. Questions range from sixteenth-century art to contemporary culture, and prizes are awarded at the end of each round.