The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College is often forgotten despite being free, open to the public, and just down the road from the Valley in Collegeville, PA (601 E Main Street). The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and currently has four exhibitions on display, in addition to its permanent collection. And consider marking July 20th down on your calendar for Berman’s Moon Party!
Join the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art for a special 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing on July 20, 2019. An all-day event beginning at 10 AM with activities for the whole family lasting through to the evening. Come see our newest exhibition on display, Science Fiction, curated by Ginger Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox.
Other activities include: tours of the museum and outdoor sculpture collection, indoor and outdoor scavenger hunts, photobooth with an astronaut, and a movie on the lawn. The day will conclude with a screening of the short film Trip to the Moon, followed by a screening of the film Hugo. Food will be available for purchase in the evening provided by local vendors. Save the date, rain or shine!
All Berman programs are free and open to the public.
Despite all the heavy equipment and building going on outside the museum, the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center(105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, PA) is still open – and free – to the public! Two of the exhibits this summer are The World at Our Feet: Celebrating 40 Years of the Valley Soccer Club (June 1 – November 3, 2019) and Signature Quilts (June 14 – November 8, 2019).
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, 105 Seminary Street, Pennsburg, Pa. Free admission.
Allentown Art Museum is a wonderful local museum that offers free admission on every third Thursday evenings from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and every Sunday afternoon from noon to 4 p.m. (and often has special events and activities during those free admission times, including family friendly happenings on Sunday afternoons).
In addition to a marvelous permanent art collection, their special exhibits are always worth the visit. Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street, Allentown, PA