Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Allentown Art Museum: The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design

In today's mail, we received the quarterly newsletter for the Allentown Art Museum (31 N. Fifth St., Allentown, one block from Hamilton St.). I'm excited to see the two new exhibitions opening February 7, all about "green" residential design. Green House will feature 11 models and drawings, and photographs of 21 homes. Lehigh Valley Going Green focuses on local examples of residential, commercial and institutional building projects that are LEED certified.

The exhibition's "Preview" party at the museum is inexplicably scheduled to be held after the exhibition opens on Thursday, February 11, from 6-8 p.m. It's open to the public, but non-members must pay a $15 cover to enjoy food, drink (generally cash bar), live music, and a fun evening in Allentown. RSVP is requested. If I were you, I'd go to the party, then check out the scene at Allentown Brew Works (812 Hamilton St., Allentown). The bar is hosting an Over the Hump Wednesday happy hour, and also a martinis and manicures event until 8, and I'm sure the crowd will hang around after.

If a preview party is not your scene, the museum will likely be much less crowded on weekdays, and non-members pay just $7 to see the show. If you can make it on March 3, you can take advantage of a free (with price of admission) gallery talk led by chief curator Jacqueline M. Atkins at noon.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2/11/2010

    This is so exciting. Allentown has a number of "green" initiatives including Green Drinks that meets at the Allentown Brew Works (I think it's on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, but you should double check). There is a plan to put bike racks throughout town, a trail master plan that the city has been working on and much more. Allentown is the community to watch!