Allentown Art Museum, Allentown

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The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley is an art museum located in the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It was founded in 1934 by a group organized by noted Pennsylvania impressionist painter, Walter Emerson Baum. With its collection of over 19,000 works of art, the Allentown Art Museum is a major regional art institution. In addition, its library and archives of more than 16,000 titles and 40 current periodicals make it an important regional cultural resource.
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  • I have lived over 40 years in the Lehigh Valley, but only recently visited this hidden gem. We were pleasantly surprised at this museum and its offerings. The first floor contains its permanent...  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised by the Allentown Art Museum's very rich collections! The museum is small, but has some excellent work by Frank Lloyd Wright, Susan Eakins, and many others. Free on...  more »
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  • One of the best features was the kids' playroom which was rather large and well furnished with books, activities, multiple family bathrooms, sofas, comfy chairs, a large bronze turtle for climbing on, and an art studio (sponsored by Crayola) - all an unexpected treat. The museum also had a "treasure hunt" teaching kids to observe and comment on the art (the awarded "treasure" was cool modeling clay), as well as a "passport/stamp" program. They really make a determined effort to be child- and family- friendly which we appreciated. The playroom also had tote bags with activities the kids could do in the galleries too - very thoughtful.
  • Such beautiful art with so much culture. Idk who had more fun me or the kids the staff was so nice and took time to answer all the kids many questions! Everyone was great I highly recommend to ad to your to do list!

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