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Allentown Art Museum

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Allentown Art Museum

The Allentown Art Museum was founded in 1934 by the teacher, painter, and critic Walter Emerson Baum (1886-1956) as a meeting place and exhibition space for area artists. The Museum moved to its current location so it could accept a generous gift of 53 Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures from businessman and philanthropist Samuel H. Kress in 1960-1961. The Museum expanded in 1975 when a room designed by Frank Lloyd Wright came into the collection. Over the years the Museum’s collection continued to grow, notably with a large and important donation of textiles and gifts of works on paper. Today the Museum’s collection of more than 17,000 works of art offers the opportunity to experience nearly 2,000 years of cultural heritage.

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Spanish collection

The following 9 Spanish artworks are a selection from the collection of the Allentown Art Museum:

Ya es Hora (‘tis the hour, time to be off) from Los Caprichos

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1799

Medium
Etching and aquatint
Dimensions
Image: 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 in (19.685 x 13.6525 cm); Sheet: 11 1/2 x 8 7/8 in (29.21 x 22.5425 cm)

18th century

Modo de Volar (A Way of Flying) from Los Proverbios series

by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, 1820

Medium
Etching and aquatint on wove paper
Dimensions
Image: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in (21.59 x 32.385 cm); Sheet: 13 3/8 x 19 3/8 in (33.9725 x 49.2125 cm)

19th century

Nostalgia, from 21 Etchings and Poems Portfolio

by Esteban Vicente, 1951

Medium
Etching and lift ground aquatint with spit bite on Rives paper, 47/50
Dimensions
Image: 13 7/8 x 11 7/8 in (35.2425 x 30.1625 cm); Sheet: 19 7/8 x 16 7/8 in (50.4825 x 42.8625 cm)

20th century

Bleu Sur Lavis Rouge

by Joan Miró, 1961

Medium
Color lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet: 26 1/8 x 39 3/4 in (66.3575 x 100.965 cm)

20th century

Don Quixote

by Salvador Dalí, 1964

Medium
Etching
Dimensions
Image: 15 3/8 x 11 5/8 in (39.0525 x 29.5275 cm); Sheet: 22 x 14 7/8 in (55.88 x 37.7825 cm)

20th century

Playing Card

by Salvador Dalí, 1967

Medium
Felt-tip pen and pencil on paper
Dimensions
Image: 14 x 9 1/4 in (35.56 x 23.495 cm); Sheet: 19 1/2 x 12 1/8 in (49.53 x 30.7975 cm)

20th century

(The Yellow Broder) from Le Lezard aux Plumes d’Or

by Joan Miró, 1967

Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet: 13 x 39 in (33.02 x 99.06 cm)

20th century

Untitled from Le Lézard aux Plumes d’Or

by Joan Miró, 1967

Medium
Lithograph
Dimensions
Sheet: 16 x 22 in (40.64 x 55.88 cm)

20th century