Allentown Art Museum
Pleese Note: The Museum is open! For details & times, as well as health & safety precautions, please visit the museum's website.
The Allentown Art Museum is a vibrant cultural center with a world-class collection, programs for visitors of all ages, and a distinctive museum store. Serving over 100,000 participants annually, a large percentage of visitors are children through in-school programs.
The museum's collection of about 17,000 works of art offers the Lehigh Valley community the opportunity to experience nearly 2,000 years of cultural heritage, in an accessible and visitor-friendly environment. The permanent collection includes superb European Renaissance and Baroque paintings, American paintings and sculpture from the last three centuries, Southeast Asian sculpture, international textiles, decorative arts, and a library designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Today, the Allentown Art Museum embraces the broadest possible audience in Lehigh Valley, offering tremendous variety and quality in its collection and exhibitions, educational and popular programs, and its busy calendar of public events.
A current list of exhibitions is available here.
The Café at the Allentown Art Museum is operated by Karen Hunter Catering, voted “Best of the Valley” by Lehigh Valley magazine and “Favorite Foodie” by readers of Lehigh Valley Style magazine. The menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis, vegetable platters, fruit cups, hummus, and desserts made fresh daily and available for takeout. Free Wi-Fi, contemporary music, and a view of Arts Park and the downtown skyline encourage you to make lingering in the Museum Café part of your art practice.
There are a limited number of free parking spots labeled VISITOR in the lot next to the Museum, on Linden and Fifth Streets. On-street meter parking is also available. The public parking lot closest to the Museum is at Sixth and Linden Streets, next to Miller Symphony Hall, and the Allentown Transportation Center Parking Deck is located at Sixth and Linden Streets.
- Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, and Independence Day
- Adult tickets are $12 each, while seniors 60+, students, and children 6 and older are $10 each.
- Children 5 and under are free, along with all visitors on Thursdays from 4 - 8 p.m. and Sunday’s noon – 4 p.m.
- Group pricing is available.
The Allentown Art Museum features activities to put creative minds to work. These activities are posted online and are appropriate for all ages, and even give you the chance to win a prize! In addition, you can check out coloring pages, story boards, and more.
The Allentown Art Museum will be closed to the public March 14-31, 2020. During this time the galleries are closed and all programming and events are cancelled.
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