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
200+ images capture solo and team sports, life off the field, and more
100 images by 11 women photojournalists tell powerful stories
Contemporary art addresses themes of pattern and motion
Aerial photographs explore the marks humans make on earth, from ancient earthworks to the present
Woodcuts reveal the influence of Japanese aesthetics and techniques on 1920s - 1930s Western art
Showcasing avatars that recount stories from Hindu tradition