Allentown Art Museum

Allentown Art Museum The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is a crowned jewel of the arts community. With over 100,000 visitors annually the Museum offers a cultural experience for everyone.
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How can we practice kindness? For our February CIVICKIDS: Make Art. Make a Difference. monthly project, “Paper Chain o...
03/05/2019

How can we practice kindness? For our February CIVICKIDS: Make Art. Make a Difference. monthly project, “Paper Chain of Kindness”, participants created paper chains sharing ways in which they can commit to being kind to others. Some ideas they shared included listening without looking to reply, tipping the pizza guy, helping parents with the dishes, and paying it forward.

Participants were encouraged to take their chains home with them, but some of them wanted to share their creations with us! Feel free to post a comment about any other ways that we can be kind to one another!

#aam #lehighvalley #allentownpa #allentownartmuseum #iglehighvalley #cmacivickids, #AAMcivickids, #kindness, #paperchainofkindness, Children's Museum of the Arts, Allentown Art Museum

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Plan your next visit to the Allentown Art Museum. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for hours, tours, events, and current...
03/05/2019

Plan your next visit to the Allentown Art Museum. Visit www.allentownartmuseum.org for hours, tours, events, and current and upcoming exhibitions.

#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownpa #allentownartmuseum #aam #arthistory

Our current exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement, examines this eminent American artist’s diverse an...
03/04/2019

Our current exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement, examines this eminent American artist’s diverse and innovative career through both celebrated and rarely exhibited projects made during the last 30 years. The exhibition presents artwork growing out of Weems’s critical explorations of history, a focus that is powerfully relevant in the context of current activism around racial equality and social justice. Visitors will experience immersive installations of suspended images on fabric and encounter video and photographs that expose systems of power and injustice.

#arthistory #aam #allentownartmuseum
#carriemaeweems @carriemaeweems #iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #photography #museum

Thank you for visiting! 📸 @caitsjohn#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownpa #arthistory #artmuseum #aam #allentown...
03/04/2019

Thank you for visiting!

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#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownpa #arthistory #artmuseum #aam #allentown #seeyourworld #art

Join us today for Free Fun Sunday at the Allentown Art Museum. See our full current exhibitions and participate in famil...
03/03/2019

Join us today for Free Fun Sunday at the Allentown Art Museum. See our full current exhibitions and participate in family art activities.

#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #igallentown #allentownpa #aam #seeyourworld #artmuseum

In March we highlight the lives & accomplishments of two remarkable women, with free screenings of the documentary films...
03/03/2019
Film Series - Allentown Art Museum

In March we highlight the lives & accomplishments of two remarkable women, with free screenings of the documentary filmsMiss Sharon Jones! and Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. Click for a complete schedule of film showings: http://ow.ly/FmSx30nTRhF

Join us for documentaries that engage and inspire as we celebrate the lives of great artists, writers, creators, and thinkers. Journey through their lived experiences and discover their histories, cultural influences, and profound passion for their work.

A trip to Frank Lloyd Wright country...
03/02/2019

A trip to Frank Lloyd Wright country...

The AAMA is heading to Canada on June 24 - 27 (Monday - Thursday) to visit in Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake and Buffalo, NY. We'll dine overlooking the Falls, check out a winery, spend a day in Niagara on the Lake where we will attend a G B Shaw play, and have the opportunity to tour this delightful town on our own. We will be touring 2 Frank Lloyd Wright houses, Theodore Roosevelt's Inaugural site and checking out Elmwood Village while in Buffalo. Transportation, tips, hotel, some meals and all admissions included in the $875 cost. Single supplement available. Contact Ellie, 610-262-0682 or [email protected] to register or for more information. PASSPORT IS REQUIRED!

This artist is taking on America’s history of violence
03/02/2019
This artist is taking on America’s history of violence

This artist is taking on America’s history of violence

Multimedia artist Carrie Mae Weems hosted a day of music, art and talk in a public event called “The Shape of Things,” exploring America’s history of violence. Jeffrey Brown reports from New York about what inspired Weems to take on the project and what message the group of 50 artists wants to...

Carrie Mae Weems
03/02/2019

Carrie Mae Weems

Oh, it hurts....

I have lived my entire life wrapped in the glory of your voice
Aretha, you are my gift, my secret weapon, my power, my strength, my uplift, my joy, my delight.

I have spent hours dancing solo alone in the dark to your song,
it was like a prayer or a praise song - a will, and a hope.

I have sat alone again in the wee hours of night weeping and wailing with you as my only comfort, your voice allowing me to feel my feelings and to think my thoughts

I have learned to be a woman, and to love, to hope and to BE through your voice Aretha

I simply can not imagine life without you, in my darkest hours to whom, to what earthly creature, shall I turn.

There is no other you
There is no other voice
There is no other sound
There is no other miracle

God gave you to me when I needed you most, you saw me through
and now he's taking you away, and my heart is broken.

City Center plans to open Downtown Allentown Market
03/02/2019
City Center plans to open Downtown Allentown Market

City Center plans to open Downtown Allentown Market

Real estate development company City Center Investment Corp. said Friday it is seeking merchants for the planned Downtown Allentown Market, which will open on the ArtsWalk in late summer or early fall of 2019.

#Repost @jen.hathaway_・・・Untitled (Man and Heart), Keith Haring...#allentownartmuseum #keithharing #art #sculpture
03/02/2019

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Auctioneer Bill Hall will be calling our Gala live auction again this year, on April 6. Before then, this Sunday is the ...
03/01/2019

Auctioneer Bill Hall will be calling our Gala live auction again this year, on April 6. Before then, this Sunday is the preview for Hall's Tuesday auction of works by artists Walter Baum, Nolan Benner Jr., and many more. See here!

Get unprecedented access to local art and estates at Auction on Tuesday, March 5. We have over 500 Lots of glassware, jewelry and collectibles of international merit, as well as paintings and sculptures from American artists Val Bertoia, Dennis Leon, Ben Marcune, Walter Baum and many more.

Bidding is open online now! View the entire Catalog & early preview times on our website. Items sell Live in the Gallery and Online at 10AM.
bit.ly/TomHallUpscaleMarch5

So many people have been enjoying this exhibition. Have you visited it yet?
03/01/2019
Stephen Antonakos: The Room Chapel - Allentown Art Museum

So many people have been enjoying this exhibition. Have you visited it yet?

May 6, 2018–September 15, 2019 Butz Gallery   For the first time in more than 20 years, experience The Room Chapel by pioneering sculptor of light Stephen Antonakos. Originally created in 1996, this architectural installation featuring the artist’s Neon Panels will be specially recreated for th...

02/28/2019
"Greatest living photographer" works on display in the Lehigh Valley - Allentown Art Museum

Strategies of Engagement continues in Allentown from through May 5, 2019, presenting more than a hundred photographs, videos, and mixed-media works. Iconic series such as Ain’t Jokin’ (1987–1988), From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried (1995–1996), The Hampton Project (2000), All the Boys (2016), and People of a Darker Hue (2016) will be featured alongside others from throughout her distinguished career.

Beginning on Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Allentown Art Museum will present Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement, a collection of more than one hundred photographs, videos, and mixed-media works from an artist the New York Times recently called “perhaps our greatest living photographer.” ...

We hosted a public discussion with these two artists recently. Congrats to them! And to you, if you saw them here.
02/27/2019
UPCOMING EXHIBITS

We hosted a public discussion with these two artists recently. Congrats to them! And to you, if you saw them here.

Quicklinks + Current Exhibition > Upcoming Exhibits Call For Artwork Exhibit Proposals ​Past Exhibits

#Repost @mocoartclub・・・Yesterday photography classes and some art club members had the chance to get a tour of the...
02/27/2019

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Yesterday photography classes and some art club members had the chance to get a tour of the Carrie Mae Weems and the Modernism in Photography exhibits at the Allentown Art Museum. Special thanks to Susan for setting up this awesome opportunity.

#Repost @lindafernandy・・・Tin Can Trust - An exhibition of personal artifacts exchanged between people in Allentown...
02/25/2019

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Tin Can Trust - An exhibition of personal artifacts exchanged between people in Allentown PA and San Juan PR.
Collaborators:
Esteban Figueroa (PR)
Karla Betancourt (PR)
Francisco Gonzalez (PR)
Jorge Gonzalez (PR)
Siddhartha Joag (NY)
Devyn Briggs (PA)
Dianne Smith (NY)
Marimer Gomez (PA)
Martha O’Connell (PA)
Keir Johnston (PA)
Linda Fernandez (PA)
Volunteers:
Steph Garcia (PA)
Sharon Leshner (PA)
Sahiti Bonam (PA)

Collaborating orgs:
The Caring Place (PA)
Casa Villa Carmen (PR)

Support from:
Allentown Art Museum
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Arts Everywhere

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View the current exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum including Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #793A. #AAM #Lehighvalley
02/25/2019
Exhibitions - Allentown Art Museum | Explore Exhibitions

View the current exhibitions at the Allentown Art Museum including Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #793A. #AAM #Lehighvalley

The Allentown Art Museum presents a wide variety of exhibitions on photography, textiles, multimedia, sculpture and classical and contemporary painting.

Free Sunday is always a fun day.#Repost @kayla_stokes18・・・Crafting all morning .....#art #museum #allentown #craft...
02/24/2019

Free Sunday is always a fun day.

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Join us today for Free Fun Sunday St the Allentown Art Museum. Bring the whole family for a bunch of fun activities! #ig...
02/24/2019

Join us today for Free Fun Sunday St the Allentown Art Museum. Bring the whole family for a bunch of fun activities!

#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownpa #aam #allentownpa #artmuseum #freefunsunday

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Third Thursday event! We hope to see you at the next one.
02/22/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Third Thursday event! We hope to see you at the next one.

02/22/2019

BUTZ FAMILY NAMED AS HONOREES OF ART MUSEUM GALA - The Valley Ledger | Its All About The Lehigh Valley http://ow.ly/6tLH30nNAif

#Repost @mervling・・・I went to visit the @atownartmuseum this weekend to see the @carriemaeweems exhibit. It’s wo...
02/22/2019

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I went to visit the @atownartmuseum this weekend to see the @carriemaeweems exhibit. It’s worth a day trip to go see the new exhibit, explore their collection and shop at the @museumstoreaam (they have such a fun shop!) I had fun revisiting some of my childhood favorites and saw some new additions to the collection.
I was lucky to have this art museum at my disposal while growing up thanks to my mom @dne315 who volunteered there. I got to meet incredible artists including @faithringgold and @chihulystudio and see wonderful exhibits including Edward Weston, Frank Lloyd Wright, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana, Andy Warhol, Toulouse-Laurtrec, and many more. It’s sad that you can’t see more of their collection but this hidden gem of a museum owns some incredible artwork including Keith Haring’s Andy Mouse, Bertoia Sculptures, John Clem Clark paintings, a Robert Rauschenberg, some Jenny Holzer pieces, an incredible collection of Indian sculptures, and a Rembrandt!

Third Thursday is underway at the Allentown Art Museum! #aam #aamthirdthursday #iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownp...
02/21/2019

Third Thursday is underway at the Allentown Art Museum!

#aam #aamthirdthursday #iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownpa #artmuseum #allentownthirdthursday

Join us for Third Thursday at the Allentown Art Museum this evening! #iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #igallentown #allento...
02/21/2019

Join us for Third Thursday at the Allentown Art Museum this evening!

#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #igallentown #allentownpa #aam #aamthirdthursday #seeyourworld

Here are photos from last month's Third Thursday @ The Art Museum. Stop in after 4 p.m. TOMORROW (Thursday, February 21)...
02/20/2019

Here are photos from last month's Third Thursday @ The Art Museum. Stop in after 4 p.m. TOMORROW (Thursday, February 21) to see art, make art, taste wine, hear music, watch a film, laugh with friends, try trivia--all here, all free, all for YOU, friends, family.

We missed this back in December--better late than never?
02/20/2019
What Is Glitter?

We missed this back in December--better late than never?

A strange journey to the glitter factory.

A full day of family friendly fun this Saturday brings attention to the 50th anniversary this year of the moon landing, ...
02/20/2019

A full day of family friendly fun this Saturday brings attention to the 50th anniversary this year of the moon landing, with a space-themed art activity in the Museum starting at 11 a.m. and continuing with an afternoon concert by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra. Celebrate our lunar legacy with the kids!

Before our To the Moon and Back concert on Saturday, head over to the Allentown Art Museum for a special hands-on art project with a space theme in the ArtWays Interactive Family Gallery. It's a great way to start off a fantastic day with the family!

https://www.allentownartmuseum.org/about-us/press-releases/events/to-the-moon-and-back/

02/20/2019
Artists in the House: MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora is a publication committed to establishing and representing a collective voice of women photographers of African descent.

The inaugural issue of MFON features more than one hundred women photographers across the Diaspora and includes an introduction by Dr. Deborah Willis, MacArthur Fellow and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

It also features essays written by women scholars, journalists, and artists. Subsequent issues of MFON will feature photographic essays of four or five photographers with in-depth interviews and essays that will contextualize the works. MFON was founded by award winning documentary photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn and critically acclaimed, award winning visual artist, Adama Delphine Fawundu with the goal of creating awareness of the impact that women photographers of African descent have in the world.

Today’s discussion will be led by MFON editors Adama Delphine Fawundu and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, followed by a talk back with the audience.

The Allentown Art Museum will be closed February 20, 2019 due to inclement weather.#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allent...
02/20/2019

The Allentown Art Museum will be closed February 20, 2019 due to inclement weather.

#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #allentownpa #aam #allentown

Photo taken within The Room Chapel by pioneering sculptor of light Stephen Antonakos. Originally created in 1996, this a...
02/19/2019

Photo taken within The Room Chapel by pioneering sculptor of light Stephen Antonakos. Originally created in 1996, this architectural installation featuring the artist’s Neon Panels will be specially recreated for the Allentown Art Museum.

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Adventures with @nate_rosario912

#iglehighvalley #aam #seeyourworld #lehighvalley #igallentown #allentownpa #stephenantonakos

02/18/2019
Martin Luther King Jr Celebration at the Allentown Art Museum

Thank you to all of our visitors and performers who helped make this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at the Allentown Art Museum something truly special.

Please take a look at our video for messages from the artists (including Will Calhoun, Toshi Reagon, Carl Hancock Rux and more) as well as visuals from the day! #AAM #SeeYourWorld

02/17/2019
"Greatest living photographer" works on their way to Lehigh Valley - Allentown Art Museum

Stop in on Free Sunday and See the exhibition that the Pennsylvania Center for Photography calls "brilliant . . . worth the drive from almost anywhere": Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement. #AAM

Beginning on Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Allentown Art Museum will present Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement, a collection of more than one hundred photographs, videos, and mixed-media works from an artist the New York Times recently called “perhaps our greatest living photographer.” ...

Visit the Allentown Art Museum this weekend and view our latest exhibit: "Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement".#i...
02/16/2019

Visit the Allentown Art Museum this weekend and view our latest exhibit: "Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement".

#iglehighvalley #lehighvalley #aam #allentownpa #allentownartmuseum #artmuseum #carriemaeweems

Well-written and thoughtful review of our Tin Can Trust program, which continues here at the Museum on Sunday, Feb 24. R...
02/15/2019
Drawing Lines - Tin Can Trust

Well-written and thoughtful review of our Tin Can Trust program, which continues here at the Museum on Sunday, Feb 24. Read the review for more info

By Larissa Nemeth In the world we currently inhabit there’s this strange paradox - we have more means than ever before with which to communicate, but it seems humanity is becoming less adept at this every day.  What is the root of the cause of this breakdown? Where can we identify the is

02/15/2019
Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary

And another trip planned by our Auxiliary, this one to see Impressionist works in Philly...

Our Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary will be hosting a bus trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on May 2, 2019 for the Impressionist's Eye exhibition. The cost will be $117 for Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary members and $123 for non-Auxiliary members. Included in the cost will be a guided tour of the exhibit and lunch on the East Balcony. The exhibit will include works with canvas, paper and bronze. Contact Ellie at [email protected] or 610-262-0682 for additional information

Host Alan Jennings welcomes the leaders of some of the the Lehigh Valley's most prominent arts organizations to explore ...
02/15/2019
Discussing Support for the Arts on LV Discourse

Host Alan Jennings welcomes the leaders of some of the the Lehigh Valley's most prominent arts organizations to explore the issue of supporting the arts and the politics that ensue.

http://ow.ly/S6ha30nIxyC

Host Alan Jennings welcomes the leaders of some of the the Lehigh Valley's most prominent arts organizations to explore the issue of supporting the arts

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