Visit Asa!

What’s happening with Asa? For over forty years, the monumental portrait of Lehigh University founder Asa Packer has watched over students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends in the Asa Packer Dining Room at the University Center. As part of the Sesquicentennial celebration, Asa is getting a much deserved face lift. Although this beloved piece… Read More Visit Asa!

A Thoughtful Analysis of Cloud

Here at LUAG we are always ecstatic when Lehigh teachers integrate the collection into their curriculum. This past semester Susan Kart of Art, Architecture and Design required her ART 002 students to write a formal analysis on a piece of art from LUAG’s current exhibitions. Below are a few very thoughtful excerpts from an analysis by the student Zekia (Amanda) Alhout in which Zekia expresses… Read More A Thoughtful Analysis of Cloud

LUAG from a Student's Perspective

We were recently pleasantly surprised by a fantastic post written by a student on the Arts@Lehigh blog about the Lehigh University Art Galleries. Presently a senior, the student relates an in-between classes visit to LUAG with classmates. During their visit they encountered many surprises, including a Picasso, LUAG’s free admission, and the ease of experiencing art on campus. Find an excerpt from the post below. Click Here to… Read More LUAG from a Student's Perspective

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

LUAG's First Self Guided Audio Tour

LUAG recently introduced its first self guided audio tour and it is available for the exhibition Object as Subject. The tour provides visitors with educational information about artworks in the exhibition which can be accessed from inside or outside of the museum, including at home. Simply dial 610.628.2384 on any phone, cell or landline, and follow the prompts to hear educational audio recordings for select artworks by using their assigned… Read More LUAG's First Self Guided Audio Tour

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

Lehigh Students and LUAG Join Forces to Make Art More Accessible

  Above: Tactile for Luis Cruz Azaceta, Cloud, 2014, Archival pigment print Last spring, Brian Slocum received a call from the Lehigh University Art Galleries. At this time LUAG was in the midst of realizing their Accessible Art Initiative, which entailed creating audio descriptions and 3D, touchable representations for select works in their current exhibitions. LUAG inquired if Brian… Read More Lehigh Students and LUAG Join Forces to Make Art More Accessible

Art Crossing Cultural Boundaries in ESL Classes

Each semester, English As A Second Language classes visit LUAG and integrate art into their programs. After all, art is a universal language and can cross cultural boundaries. Below are a few fruitful writings by ESL students from a class led by Mary Newbegin. After an outdoor sculpture tour the students were asked write an essay on a sculpture that… Read More Art Crossing Cultural Boundaries in ESL Classes