The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, November 28, 2014


Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announces reopening this October
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Italian (1696-1770). “The Empire of Flora,” about 1743, oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
ALLENTOWN, PA.- Closed for almost a year while undergoing major renovation and expansion, The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announced it will reopen its doors to the public on October 16, 2011. The $15.4 million expansion and renovation project, designed by the renowned architecture firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA) and constructed by Alvin H. Butz, Inc., has added 7,900 square feet to the museum and created a modern, warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors.

In addition to expanded exhibition space, the project included a new entrance through the portico of the 1901 church building; a modernized façade structure that aligns with the original building; much-needed storage space for collections; and a number of visitor amenities, a more spacious gift shop and a new museum café, scheduled to open in winter 2011.

“I am delighted to announce that October 16, 2011, will be the official reopening of the newly expanded Allentown Art Museum,” said President and CEO, Brooks Joyner. “As one of the Lehigh Valley’s cultural crown jewels, we are extremely excited to show the public our beautiful facility. VSBA has given the community a revitalized landmark that integrates the old world grandeur with a modern design.”

The museum’s inaugural exhibition Shared Treasure: The Legacy of Samuel H. Kress celebrates the 50th anniversary of the gifting of the Kress Collection of Early European Art. It features forty (40) key selections from the museum’s permanent collection as well as thirty (30) additional works borrowed from other museums and institutions such as the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the National Gallery of Art.

The Exhibition
The Kress Collection owes its origins to a substantial gift of fifty-one works from the collector and philanthropist Samuel H. Kress, which came to the museum in 1960 and 1961. The Kress Collection is the centerpiece of the museum, serving as a unique cultural resource to the region. This group of works features a concise, balanced survey that reflects the spectrum of Renaissance and Baroque art, including a fine selection of Italian, Dutch, Flemish and rare German paintings, as well as works of early European sculpture. Since the initial Kress gift, the museum has supplemented its strength in these areas by acquiring additional works of art, including an impressive selection of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. It can be said that the Kress Collection formed the museum’s collecting philosophy, leading it to pursue complementary collections of paintings, decorative arts, works on paper and textiles.

Shared Treasure will run October 16, 2011 – January 15, 2012.





Today's News

September 1, 2011

Galerie Remmert und Barth finds art by Nazi-branded "degenerate" Expressionist Otto Dix

Phillips de Pury & Company announces highlights from its Under the Infuence auction

Team from the United States and France find that ancient humans used hand axes earlier than thought

Sotheby's annual modern and contemporary Arab and Iranian art sale     

National Museum of African American History and Culture to explore Jefferson and slavery at Monticello

Exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art follows the chronological development of Modernism

Christie's appoints Nicholas Eldred as Group General Counsel based in London

First jewelry auction of the Fall season announced for September at Sotheby's in New York

The 9/11 Peace Story Quilt by Faith Ringgold on view at Metropolitan Museum

New at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum: the prototype to the Bone Chair by Joris Laarman

Architectural photographer Kenneth M. Wyner will debut two exhibitions in Fall at AIA

Cathelijne Broers takes over as director of De Nieuwe Kerk and the Hermitage Amsterdam

Nearly 40 works by Japanese artist Leonard Tsuguharu Foujita found by museum

Michael Landy creates latest Tube map cover for Art on the Underground

Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announces reopening this October

Luxury crystal maker Steuben closes New York factory

Archeologists locate ruins of gladiator school

Columbia Museum of Art names chief curator

British Dental Association Museum brings Dentist portrait to its spiritual home

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site