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Allentown Art Museum

31 N 5th St., Allentown, PA 18101
610 432-4333
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Now as you've seen in my other reviews when you've been to The Met, the Louvre and the Hermitage this isn't that....but nor is it meant to be. The "of heaven and earth" collection and the prior Lautrec exhibits are WELL worth a visit. It's a place that you can't spend days passing through but it's worth a couple visits.... More

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stewartsville,nj
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I enjoyed this museum very much, but my experience was marred by getting a parking ticket in a lot marked for visitors where, it seems, only SOME of the spots are for visitor parking. When I complained the security guard said he gave a lot of tickets that day. Obviously poorly marked!

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a nice size Museum for a afternoon visit, the standart paintings are exceptional for a Museum this size. They get good exhibits that rotate on a regular bases.

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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went with mom to see OF HEAVEN AND EARTH: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums, glad we previewed the art before we caught the guided tour of this, made it easier to see details up close rather than in the crowd. Also worthwhile are ongoing collections of American art, and caught the quilts installment as well. Highly recommend... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Must admit the free admission for the summer drew us in but the remodel is fantastic!!! Will be back in the fall!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was a much better experience than I could have hoped for. I went with a group of friends and we were personally escorted through the various rooms representing periods in time. Very, very nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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 !!

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New York, NY
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 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,... More

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