At the Allentown Art Museum, our mission is to use the arts and culture as a catalyst to drive interaction, experimentation, and social change for everyone. By collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, interpreting, and teaching visual art, the Museum enlightens, engages, energizes, and empowers people—transforming the community one person and one idea at a time.


As the greater Lehigh Valley’s leading creative institution, the Allentown Art Museum stimulates minds, creates inclusive spaces for people to explore and exchange worldviews, and provides a springboard for dynamic conversation that leads to societal improvement.



Encourage all people to express and nurture their creativity. Cultivate a lasting appreciation for the visual arts.


Present compelling, evocative works and programs that compel people to think about ways to improve their community and world.


Use art as a catalyst for societal improvement and economic development in downtown Allentown.


Bring people together to share perspectives and foster deeper understanding of one another and the world around them.