Society of the Arts is a Non-Profit Women’s Service Organization

Our purpose is to work with and actively support the Allentown Art Museum.

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The charming (and nostalgic) photos in the gallery above were all taken at the Metzger Photo Studio in Allentown when it was the place to capture special occasions. The former studio is now SOTA’s 2016 Show House. We’re inviting anyone who had a photo taken at this Lehigh Valley landmark to submit it to us and we’ll showcase it on our website and other social media. It could be a photo of you, family members or friends. You will be helping us capture the important history of this home and supporting our signature fundraising event of the year.

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SOTA Prints

Over time, the SOTA Print Fund’s focus has evolved beyond its original purpose to include a more universal outlook. Fifty years of fundraising has facilitated the purchase of over 350 prints from the 15th Century to the present.

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” When I step into the Allentown Art Museum my everyday world falls away because I am surrounded by beautiful art from around the world and I get to work with really talented volunteers & staff. For me it is refreshing to be part of a group which is made up of highly educated, kind-hearted women who have no other agenda other than to help make a difference in the operations of the Art Museum.”
~ Diana Hodgson, SOTA Member

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Who We Are

Whether you want to learn more about art, work with children or simply enjoy interacting with others in a dynamic organization, there is something at SOTA for everyone.

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Allentown Art Museum Affiliation

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For more than 75 years, the Allentown Art Museum has been a place where inspiration is born and lifelong memories are made.

Our mission is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art.