The late 19th century noticed a increase within the building of public art galleries in Europe and America, becoming a vital cultural function of larger cities. More art galleries rose up alongside museums and public libraries as part of the municipal drive for literacy and public training. Privately established museums open to the public started to be established from the 17th century onwards, often based mostly round a group of the cabinet of curiosities type. The first such museum was the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, opened in 1683 to accommodate and display the artefacts of Elias Ashmole that were given to Oxford University in a bequest.
We invite you to hitch us as we commit to creating 2019 a stellar year for the Allentown Art Museum and the greater Lehigh Valley. Our interactive and academic applications give everybody the opportunity to interact extra deeply with artwork and the essential issues … Read More