December 1, 3-5 PM. Join us to celebrate the retirement of LUAG director / chief curator Ricardo Viera. Viera will be retiring at the end of December after dedicating 44 years of service to Lehigh University Art Galleries. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.… Read More POSTPONED: Farewell Reception for LUAG Director/Chief Curator Ricardo Viera
September 20, 6PM. Please join us for a reception celebrating our fall 2018 exhibitions and welcome our new director, Dr. William Crow. Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. For more information please call 610.758.3615.… Read More Opening Reception: Fall 2018 Exhibitions
The founders of Lehigh University saw art as integral to a well-rounded education. Following in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson, who made his personal art collection accessible to students and faculty at the University of Virginia, Lehigh University’s first president, Henry Coppée, declared art one of the “elementary branches” of education….… Read More The Teaching Museum: Selections from the Permanent Collection
Horger Artist-in-Residence for Art | Architecture | Design. The Horger Artist-in-Residence is a semester-long residency that brings noteworthy talent to Lehigh University. Every year the residency rotates between the fields of Music, Theater or Art|Architecture|Design. … Read More Karyn Olivier
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.… Read More Photographs Are Ideas
Join us to celebrate what would have been Wifredo Lam’s 115th birthday and the closing of the exhibition The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955. The party will take place at 6 PM in the LUAG Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center. Prosecco, a sparkling wine from Italy, and desserts will be served. This event marks one… Read More Wifredo Lam's 115th Birthday Celebration
OCTOBER 20: Gallery conversation with María Martínez-Cañas, 6 pm. Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center.… Read More October 20: Gallery conversation with María Martínez-Cañas, 6PM.
Join us for a lecture and reading by Wifredo Lam’s great nephew, Juan Castillo Vázquez, in conjunction with the exhibition The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955. The lecture will take place at 4:10PM in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center. This is a Spanish language talk with English transcription provided, including excerpts from Wifredo Lam’s poetry. Reception to follow. All LUAG events are free and open to the public.
Lehigh University Art Galleries is pleased to present The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940 – 1955, the first monographic exhibition of works by Lam from a prestigious private Cuban collection to travel to the United States. Comprised of twenty-one rarely seen works on paper the exhibition will open to the public this August 30 and will remain on view until December 10, 2017.… Read More The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955
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 driven, she dissects, collages, digitally manipulates, erases, and recombines images, resulting in a range of forms that includes: photomontage, camera-less photograms, sculptural installation, and archival… Read More María Martínez-Cañas
March 2: Area musician Gary Joseph Hassay will perform a short program of spontaneous compositions at the reception and gallery talk for Area Artists 2017. Hassay’s performance, dedicated to these exceptional artists, precedes a gallery Q & A with Kerns, Slahta, Ross, Badt, and Sherk. Doors open at 6pm, performance at 6:30 pm. LUAG Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center.… Read More March 2: Reception and Gallery Talk for Area Artists 2017; featuring area musician Gary Joseph Hassay.
ATTENTION: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Join LU professors Nicholas Sawicki and Ricardo Viera for a gallery talk and walkthrough of the exhibition The Art of Collecting at the LUAG Main
Gallery, Zoellner. 6 pm. Reception to follow.… Read More CANCELLED: February 9: Gallery Talk with professors Sawicki and Viera, 6 PM.
Museum collections are alive. Like the culture around them, they grow and change, responding to new ideas and new circumstances ranging from iPhones to ISIS. The culture engine never stops, and likewise the collecting museum feels an urgency to reflect how the world is changing around it. By acquiring new objects…… Read More The Art of Collecting
Deborah Slahta, Judith Joy Ross, Ed Kerns, Pat Badt and Scott Sherk.
Area Artists is a biennial exhibition presenting the works of established artists and art educators of the eastern Pennsylvania region. The exhibition includes works by Deborah Slahta (ceramics), Judith Joy Ross (photography), Ed Kerns (Painting), and the collaborative team of Pat Badt (painting and book making) and Scott Sherk (sculpture and sound art).… Read More Area Artists 2017