Recently renovated and expanded in 2011, the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, located in downtown Allentown, is home to a wide collection of works.

Upon entering the museum, you’ll be greeted by a shop featuring souvenirs perfect for any art lover. A café is also available on-site.

The permanent collection of the museum includes superb European Renaissance and Baroque paintings, American paintings and sculptures from the last three centuries, Southeast Asian sculpture, international textiles, decorative arts, and a library designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

In addition, the Allentown Art Museum has space for a number of rotating exhibitions, showcasing world-class art in Lehigh Valley. Through late January, visitors will have access to the work of Robert Indiana, creator of the famed LOVE statue found in Philadelphia.

Beginning February 22, 2015, visitors can see Past Present: Conversations Across Time. This exhibit highlights the work of seven contemporary artists as they create an installation that responds to the work of Samuel H. Kress. These works will be presented in a one-of-a-kind gallery, including many mediums of art.

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 4 p.m.