ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM TO BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC NOV. 15, 2010 THRU SEPT. 1, 2011

. July 13, 2010 . 0 Comments

Allentown, Pa. – The Allentown Art Museum will be closed to the public beginning Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 to Thursday, September 1, 2011. The closure, which will not affect the day-to-day business operation of the museum staff, will allow the museum to complete its expansion and modernization project in a timely and efficient manner.

“Keeping the Allentown Art Museum open during this exciting time of expansion is always the best case scenario,” said J. Brooks Joyner, The Priscilla Payne Hurd President and CEO of the Allentown Art Museum. “However, by closing for this time period we will be able to ensure the health and safety of our museum visitors and our collection; and at the same time, saving a projected $250,000.”

Leading up to the museum’s closure on Nov. 15, the Allentown Art Museum has a number of different special events and promotions in the works to help visitors celebrate and enjoy the museum:

As a way of saying thank you to the community for their support, the Allentown Art Museum will be offering FREE admission beginning Wednesday, September 8 – Sunday, November 14, 2010. During this time frame, visitors are encouraged to come see all that the museum has to offer – before the “time of limited access.”

The Museum Store will be holding a “blow out” sale on Wednesday, November 10 – Sunday, November 14, 2010.

Closing party on Saturday, November 13, 2010– Details TBD

www.allentownartmuseum.org

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