Great weekend for Modern Art

This is the final weekend to see American Pop! at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown, PA. Sundays are free admission at the museum.

Drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection as well as the collections of regional colleges and universities, American Pop: The Prints features work by some of the most recognizable names in Pop Art, including Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Mel Ramos, James Rosenquist, and Ed Ruscha. A highlight of the exhibition is the paper Souper Dress designed by Andy Warhol, recently acquired by the Museum.

The exhibit Robert Indiana from A-Z  (perhaps most famous for his LOVE sculpture), also at Allentown Art Museum, also closes this weekend.

And you might want to time your visit to coincide with Sunday afternoon’s performance of the play Red about painter Mark Rothko, presented by the Northampton Community College Theater Department, at the Allentown Art Museum auditorium (tickets are $15; $5 for students); limited seating, reserve here. Your only other chance to see this production is on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6 p.m.

RED has been described as a “superbly taut” (Chicago Tribune) battle of wills, dropping you squarely inside the world of painter Mark Rothko. At the height of his career, Rothko struggles with a series of grand-scale paintings for New York’s elite Four Seasons restaurant. When his new assistant challenges his artistic integrity, Rothko must confront his own demons or be crushed by the ever-changing art world he helped create. RED is the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Play and runs approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.

Rothko RED_1

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