November 1: Don’t Blink-Robert Frank Film Screening

Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas / ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA, United States

LUAG is pleased to partner with the Lehigh University Department of Art/Architecture/Design and ArtsQuest to present a screening of director Laura Israel's documentary Don't Blink-Robert Frank.  This screening is in conjunction with our exhibition Robert Frank/The Americans: 81 Contact Sheets on view through December 10 at DuBois Gallery, Maginnes Hall. For more information about the… Read More November 1: Don’t Blink-Robert Frank Film Screening

Free

Visionaries of the Light

RAUCH BUSINESS CENTER GALLERY 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA, United States

Organized by NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill).  Curated by Ricardo Viera. The term “outsider art” was coined by the English critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, taking as… Read More Visionaries of the Light

Aaron Siskind

DUBOIS GALLERY, Maginnes Hall 9 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA, United States

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) revolutionized photography and influenced successive generations of artists in all mediums.  “When I make a photograph,” he wrote, “I want it to be an altogether new object.” … Read More Aaron Siskind

María Martínez-Cañas

LUAG MAIN GALLERY, Zoellner Arts Center 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA, United States

Special thanks to Tony Ulloa, Casa Serena Collection, for the loan of works to this exhibition. María Martínez-Cañas is a photographer who works beyond the limits of the camera.  Conceptually… Read More María Martínez-Cañas

September 28: Gallery Conversation with Ricardo Viera, 6PM

RAUCH BUSINESS CENTER GALLERY 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA, United States

Join us for a gallery conversation about the NAEMI exhibition: Visionaries of the Light with LUAG Director/ Chief Curator, Ricardo Viera.  The exhibition is located at the Gallery at Rauch Business Center.  A reception will follow.  All LUAG events are free and open to the public.

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November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

Maginnes Hall 9 W. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA, United States

Join us as Robert Mann, director of the Robert Mann Gallery, NYC, discusses the photography of Aaron Siskind.  Light refreshments provided. Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery is one of the preeminent photography galleries in the world. Through a diverse roster that highlights both a prominent group of contemporary artists and an outstanding collection of twentieth-century masters, its program interrogates the role of photographic medium—to capture or invent, purify or distort, and to take on new identities—while celebrating its unique history.

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Photographs Are Ideas

LUAG MAIN GALLERY, Zoellner Arts Center 420 E. Packer Ave., Bethlehem, PA, United States

Photography has been a lifelong passion for LUAG Director and Chief Curator Ricardo Viera. When Viera first came to Lehigh University in 1974, his priority was to establish professional standards for the art works he found.  To his dismay, he discovered—among the many paintings, prints, and coins which made up the fine art collection—there was only one photograph.  With this discovery his first IDEA was born: to build a teaching collection centered around works-on-paper, including photography.

Pedro Meyer: Truth from Fiction

Fairchild-Martindale Study Gallery 8 E Packer Ave, Bethlehem, PA, United States

Mexican photographer Pedro Meyer (b. 1935), is a pioneer of the digital revolution in contemporary photography, one of the first photographers to manipulate his images digitally.  Because of its mechanical nature, photography has often been misconstrued an unbiased reproduction of a single moment, a snapshot of the exact truth - something that Meyer disputes ...

Peter Turnley: The Compassionate Lens

DUBOIS GALLERY, Maginnes Hall 9 West Packer Avenue, Bethlehem, PA, United States

Nelson Mandela emerges from the shadows after twenty-seven years in captivity; the Berlin Wall crumbles; Kurdish refugees flee from Iraq to southern Turkey – these are the scenes of the human condition. If it happened in the last thirty years, photojournalist Peter Turnley was there, camera in hand...