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“Niche Gem”

Allentown Art Museum
Ranked #7 of 39 things to do in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence
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32 reviews
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“Niche Gem”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Some cool gems in the permanent collection (Hals, Canaletto, Tintoretto, Stuart, West, Bierstadt, Frank Lloyd Wright, among others) and very interesting traveling exhibits. Recent expansion and renovation is well done and highlights the permanence and cultural relevance of the institution. New cafe is welcome too. Very child- and family- friendly with a large playroom, studio, and age-appropriate activities. Very much worth a visit.

Visited August 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Love the remodel”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I haven't been to the museum since they remodeled, but wow! They did a really great job. The museum is FREE for the summer so be sure to stop by and check it out if you haven't been there recently. My boyfriend and I are really into art so we frequently go to art museums. He said he liked Allentown's Art Collection and their layout better than the Barnes. (I didn't, but the Barnes is some rough competition)! Still -- a really top notch collection in a beautifully remodeled building.

Visited July 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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“so much to see and appreciate”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

plenty of different art forms to view.. make sure you have a few hours !! :) They have different shows on the second floor, which changes often.. well worth the visit !!

Visited December 2013
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New York, NY
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“Little Gem in the Heart of Allentown”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

I love this museum. It's the right size to feel like you're experiencing art, culture, heritage, and fun. It's also great for kids, esp. on Sundays when there's free admission, and a Crayola themed event for the kiddos. There's always some type of special exhibit, and if your little ones like animals, there's a whole section related to animal painting, sculpting, etc. Right now British pop is on display in all its glory! Great museum in the heart of downtown Allentown.

Visited April 2014
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“Went for FLW”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

It is sad to say it, but I went to this small local art museum, simply to see the Frank Lloyd Wright room that they have there. One of his houses was bought by the Met and they gave one of the rooms to the Allentown Art Museum, the Library to be exact. it was delightful to see it (very small) and have the opportunity to take a few pictures (not allowed in most of the houses). The rest of the museum contained mostly American artists and was okay. So go if you are a FLW fan or have the time while you are in the area

Visited December 2013
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