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
Imagery from Taino and Mayan architecture builds on the tradition of heroic figures in mural painting
A space for contemplation created with modern materials
Showcasing avatars that recount stories from Hindu tradition
Intricate designs and bold style of hand carved mulberry paper stencils
Unique body of work creates an immersion in moments of global struggle and occasional grace
Examines truth and censorship in the work of 2 important Soviet photojournalists
Site-specific installation combines elements of Yoruba religion with Catholicism
Presents a selection of works that reflect the Guna culture of Panama
Temporary wall art fulfills the artist's belief that concept is more important than the physical art