Society of the Arts (SOTA)

A dynamic group of today’s women volunteering time and spirit to the Allentown Art Museum.




SOTA Prints





Elbridge Kingsley

American, 1841-1915

Midsummer – Edge of Pond, ca. 1886

Wood engraving printed in ink on Japan pelure pape

Purchase:  SOTA Print Fund, 1998.  (1998.11.6)


The SOTA Print Collection

In 1966, the newly formed Society of the Arts adopted a policy of providing funds for the Allentown Art Museum to develop a well-balanced collection of original prints from all periods and schools. To begin this ambitious undertaking, the organization established the SOTA Print Fund as a source of income to acquire fine art prints to reflect the gift of European paintings and sculpture from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 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.

Allentown Art Museum Affiliation

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.