Above: Vuillard, Édouard, The Theatre, c. 1905, Oil on panel I sat down with Mark Wonsidler and Jeffrey Ludwig-Dicus, members of LUAG’s curatorial team, to discuss the challenging process of selecting works of art for the current exhibition Object As Subject: The Lehigh University Art Galleries Teaching Collection. Object As Subject celebrates 150 years of Lehigh… Read More Selecting Object As Subject
Two years ago, LUAG was approached by Randall Forte, the Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Arts Council, about how art institutions around the country were changing the way visitors accessed art. LUAG was intrigued. The staff had observed in the galleries that visitor’s experiences could be made more fulfilling with complimentary materials and services… Read More Visual Descriptions Coming to LUAG
Silagh White calls herself a “professional connector of dots,” and rightly so. As Director of Arts Engagement and Community Cultural Affairs at Lehigh she has created a web of connections between art, people and ideas all across campus. She recently decided to use her professional abilities for the benefit of yet another art program on… Read More Silagh White: A LUAG Docent
Alexandria Wismer Alexandria Wismer’s passion for museums stem from a childhood filled with visits to historical places up and down the east coast. She can remember being super excited by all things old and antiquited. After graduating from Penn State with a Bachelors in History she started to picture herself working in one of these places… Read More Students of the Open Storage Facility
Vasti DeEsch, LUAG’s Collection Manager/Registrar, was kind enough to speak to me about her position and the meticulous work that goes into preserving LUAG’s teaching collection. The main function of a registrar is to document and track the movement of every single object in a collection. LUAG has over 13,000 objects in its collection. As… Read More The Registrar: A Museum's "Risk Management"
Not only is our teaching collection a resource for learning, so is our staff. Take Patricia McAndrew. Here at LUAG McAndrew is our Coordinator of Volunteers and Education, but in the greater world she is known as one of the few remaining independent dance historians in America. Her greatest feat – the translation of Bournonville’s nearly 700-page… Read More Patricia McAndrew: LUAG Historian