The Allentown Museum collection numbers more than 17000 works of art. Holdings include decorative arts, textiles, works on paper, more than 100 European Old Master paintings and sculptures including 53 Renaissance and Baroque works from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, as well 95 Indian and Tibetan sculptures.
Notable in the collection are Gilbert Stuart's portrait of Ann Penn Allen, granddaughter of the founder of Allentown; and the permanent installation of a library room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Museum's goal is to develop an American collection parallel to the quality of the European collection.
Displaying the talents of artisans and the tastes of Latin American art patrons in 17th and 18th centuries
A space for contemplation created with modern materials
Intricate designs and bold style of hand carved mulberry paper stencils
Early 20th-century passion for athletics revolutionized American fashion
230 wide ranging works that capture the universal appeal of sports