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The Allentown Art Museum Announces Reopening this October

artwork: Duccio di Buoninsegna - "Calling of the Apostles Peter and Andrew" -  Oil on panel - National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C., Samuel H. Kress Collection.

ALLENTOWN, PA.- Closed for almost a year while undergoing major renovation and expansion, The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley announced it will reopen its doors to the public on October 16, 2011. The $15.4 million expansion and renovation project, designed by the renowned architecture firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates (VSBA) and constructed by Alvin H. Butz, Inc., has added 7,900 square feet to the museum and created a modern, warm and welcoming atmosphere for visitors. Shared Treasure the opening exhibition will run October 16, 2011 – January 15, 2012.