Saturday evening Sybil and I attended the Members Preview Party at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. As with all their preview parties, it provided members the opportunity to see the new museum and the Kress exhibit the day before it opens to the public. Two things were immediately apparent. First, there are windows and second, there is space – a lot more space.
The Fifth Street façade has windows from the old church where the new entrance is located to and around the corner near Linden Street. Being able to see into the museum added an approachability that seemed to be missing before. Being able to see out, with the great views of the Baum Art School, the DaVinci Horse, The Art Park, the mural on the east wall of Symphony Hall and the skyline beyond reminds you of where you are and what great treasures are located nearby.Continue Reading