Peter Berg: Labyrinths

Peter Berg (1948-1997) was known for his maze-like sculptural installations that moved in and out of existing architecture with discreet presence. Fabricated from standard building materials, Berg’s constructions of wood, sheetrock, spackle and paint often merged with their surroundings, sprouting walls, plinths, winding passageways, and rooms with no obvious entry points… … Read More Peter Berg: Labyrinths

Pedro Meyer: Truth from Fiction

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 … … Read More Pedro Meyer: Truth from Fiction

Outdoor Sculpture Collection

Lehigh University is home to over 50 outdoor sculptures located across three campuses, including the Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Goodman Campus. The Outdoor Sculpture Collection includes sculptures that range in scale from the modest to the monumental and encompass a variety of styles, approaches, periods, and materials. … Read More Outdoor Sculpture Collection

Photographs Are Ideas

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

Contemporary Japanese Prints

The world of contemporary Japanese prints is a confluence of techniques, cross-cultural exchange, and historical influences. The effect of Japanese aesthetics on European artists like Whistler, Degas, and Van Gogh is well-known; but Japanese artists also borrowed many ideas from their contemporaries in the West.… Read More Contemporary Japanese Prints

November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

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.… Read More November 2: Robert Mann discusses Aaron Siskind

María Martínez-Cañas

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

The Art of Collecting

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