Views from St. Michael’s Cemetery

  Did you know that Lehigh University is only blocks away from the site where acclaimed photographer Walker Evans took the iconic photograph, “Bethlehem Graveyard and Steel Mill. Pennsylvania” in 1935? A few blocks east of Lehigh’s campus sits St. Michael’s Cemetery. Here, Evans framed a large, stone cross with the industrial steel stacks of Bethlehem… Read More Views from St. Michael’s Cemetery

Specialized Commentaries on …Of The Americas

Did you know that each and every object in our exhibition …Of The Americas is accompanied by a few paragraphs written by a curator who specializes in Latin American Art? José Antonio Navarrete is a critic, researcher, and independent curator of culture and visual arts who also practices art in photography and video. He has worked intensely as a… Read More Specialized Commentaries on …Of The Americas

Ellsworth Kelly and Green Curve with Radius of Twenty Feet

Ellsworth Kelly, who died in his home in Spencertown last month, was a painter, sculptor and printmaker well known for hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His piece Green Curve with Radius of Twenty Feet is part of LUAG’s collection and is currently displayed in the exhibition Object as Subject. Below are a few interesting… Read More Ellsworth Kelly and Green Curve with Radius of Twenty Feet

A Revisiting South Bethlehem Conversation

Above: Cross Overlooking Bethlehem, PA (After Walker Evans), 1996, Silver Gelatin Print, 4/10 Linda Cummings is one of many talented photographers with works in LUAG’s exhibition Revisiting South Bethlehem. Below is a brief conversation between Linda and Ricardo about her works in the exhibition.  RV: You bring together diverse discourses: place, presence and absence, identity, feminism. What motivates that?… Read More A Revisiting South Bethlehem Conversation

The Island of Jersey, Home to Edmund Blampied

Above: Edmund Blampied, Shore Harvest, 1921, Dry-point etching (a selection from Edmund Blampied (1886-1966): Etching & Drypoint, January 19- May 24, The Gallery at Rauch Business Center) The Island of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and officially known as Bailiwick of Jersey. It measures ten miles east to west and six miles north to south. During… Read More The Island of Jersey, Home to Edmund Blampied

Wizard of Op Art

Richard Anuszkiewicz’s genius lies in his experimentation with color and geometric forms. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania he attended Cleveland Institute of Art. At Yale University he earned his Master of Fine Arts and began to explore optics and color. While at Yale he trained with Josef Albers whose influence can be seen in his artwork… Read More Wizard of Op Art

Grace Hartigan, An Artist Determined

The lithograph Marie Antoinette and Cleopatra is one of many prints in LUAG’s th(ink)ing exhibition located in our Main Gallery; and it’s creator Grace Hartigan is one of many interesting characters linked to the stories behind these prints. Grace Hartigan’s strong and purposeful brush strokes mimic her bold determination to shine in the Abstract Expressionist “boy’s club” of the… Read More Grace Hartigan, An Artist Determined