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Allentown Art Museum


The Allentown Art Museum holds over 100 works of Dutch and Flemish art from the period 1400–1750.  Highlights include twenty-five paintings, with an impressive selection of work by Golden Age artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals, Jan Steen, and Jacob van Ruisdael; as well as late fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century portraiture and works on religious themes. This collection owes its origins to American collector and philanthropist Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955), who gave the Museum a richly varied group of Renaissance and Baroque works in 1960 and 1961.

The Museum also holds over sixty works on paper of this period, including prints by Rembrandt and Hendrick Goltzius. The collection also includes over thirty pre-1800 Dutch and Flemish textiles, primarily lace but also several large-scale works including a seventeenth-century tapestry and embroidered screen.

Claire McRee, Associate Curator (March 2024)

Collection catalogues

The Samuel H. Kress Memorial Collection at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley
Diane Cole Ahl, editor
Allentown 2012

The Samuel H. Kress Memorial Collection of the Allentown Art Museum
Allentown 1960

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