Latin American Art Is American Art. Abstraction, conceptualism, the politics of identity: these are the territories of contemporary art in America. Not surprisingly, these concerns belong to artists of many backgrounds with diverse personal histories. Contemporary Latin American Art focuses on the ways Latino artists have carved out a place within the mainstream...
A Collaborative Sound Sculpture. Celebrating 20 Years of Zoellner Arts Center. Humming computers. A droning HVAC system. The murmur of voices in a crowded lobby. These often unnoticed sounds create a sonic landscape that provides raw material for sound sculptor Scott Sherk. By chopping, compressing, and recombining recordings of these ambient sounds,...
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 a starting point the original concept of “Art Brut” by French artist Jean Dubuffet. Today many terminologies exist—“visionary”, “self-taught”, “art of the mentally ill”—but ultimately...
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.” Originally a documentary photographer, Siskind turned his probing eye toward the ordinary and overlooked: torn posters, graffiti, seaweed strewn on the beach. He collapsed...
The strangeness of everyday objects provides endless fascination for artists. This experience of unsettling familiarity—or what Sigmund Freud called “the uncanny”—has taken many forms throughout history. The Greeks and Romans painted murals of windows and hallways to expand their rooms, a technique later known as tromp-l’oeil from the French term meaning to deceive the...
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...
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...
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...
Curator and scholar Lowery Stokes Sims will speak in conjunction with the exhibition The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955. Join us in the LUAG Lower Gallery in Zoellner Arts Center, 6PM. Reception to follow. All LUAG events are free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the Visiting Lecturers Committee and Africana Studies.
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2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 May 13th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 April 28th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 April 11th, 2016|
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 [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 April 4th, 2016|
Evans, Walker, Bethlehem Graveyard and Steel Mill. Pennsylvania (Saint Michael's Cemetery) 1935 (1982 LCR), Gelatin silver print from nitrate negative Did you know that Lehigh University is only blocks away from the site [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 February 26th, 2016|
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 [...]