Allentown Art Museum
PO Box 388
31 North Fifth Street
Allentown, PA 18105-0388
(610) 432-4333 • Tours ext. 32

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Exhibiting a portion of the enormous European art collection of entrepreneur Samuel H. Kress (Kress Five and Dime Stores), the Allentown Art Museum features the works of masters such as Giovanni del Biondo (late 1300's), Gregor Erhart (late 1500's), Hans Maler (early 1500's), Frans van Mieris, The Elder (1600's) and others.

Work is presented in a variety of media, including oil and sculpture, and represents a balanced survey of Italian Renaissance art as well as fine Dutch and German paintings. Kress' original bequest was amplified several times over the years and provides an outstanding opportunity for people of all ages to appreciate classic art.

While much of the Museum's focus seems to be on European art, visitors will also enjoy permanent displays of 200 years of American art, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and much more.

In addition to the permanent installations, the Museum offers a number of thematic exhibitions throughout the year that are sure to please art lovers and historians, as well as the general public. Some exhibitions feature the work of local artists. Seminars, workshops and other activities are also available, making the Museum a great resource for all family members.

Individuals and families tour the Museum on their own, while groups of all ages can reserve a guided tour. School Programs are offered for children at all grade levels, from Pre-K through college. Programs consist of guided tours that are designed accommodate the grade level and interest of the group. 10 or more people comprise a group.

Other educational services include a slide show loan program (pay for postage) and the travelling Troupers program that brings the Museum to the classroom (POSA districts). A six-week art history course (annual) can also be arranged for individual students. Finally, teachers can take advantage of a free exhibition and workshop given for them once per year. Call for details.

All in all, this fine museum has much to offer for its communities as well as for visitors from out of town.

Hours: Open Wednesday- Saturday, 11am - 4pm, Sunday 12 - 4. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Call to confirm. Hours may vary during special events.
Adults $12.00
Seniors $10.00
Students (with ID) $10.00
Children 6 - 12 $10.00
Children Under 6 FREE
Active Military FREE
General admission is FREE on Sundays
Rates may be different for certain special exhibitions.
Group discounts available. Call for information.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance. 1 week for Self-Guided Tours.
Lunch: Small cafe on premises.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: PA Turnpike to Northeast Ext. to Allentown exit. Rt. 22 East to 7th St. South exit. Go to Turner St. Left onto Turner, 2 blocks to 5th St., turn right. Museum is 1½ blocks on left. 60 - 90 minutes north of Philadelphia.

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