Lehigh University Art Galleries 2012-13 Main exhibitions

In keeping with the Arts@Lehigh mission to share information about learning opportunities and academic inquiry available for all students, faculty and educators in our local community, we present information about some of the exhibitions presented by the Lehigh University Art Galleries (announced to date). This post provides some links to information about the exhibits. As the opening date draws nearer, we’ll be able to share more information to support those intrested in digging a little deeper in the these artistic expressions.


August 8 – December 29
African Visions of Barack Obama

Folk and popular images of America’s 44th President presented in conjunction with the South Mountain College Seminar 2012. Curated by Norman Girardot (Religion Studies) and Ricardo Viera (Art)

All works are courtesy of Material Culture, Philadelphia

Not Wanting to SAY anything about John Cage 

A changing exhibition in 15 movements by Jeffrey W. Ludwig (Lehigh University Art Galleries Curator). An installation of works on paper derived from a selection of John Cage’s composition notes (1933-1963)

Not Wanting to HEAR anything about John Cage

Environmental sound installation by Kristian Derek Ball (Lehigh University Audio Coordinator for Zoellner Arts Center). This installation engages the experience of sonic multiplicity through the acoustic blending of three different aural spaces.

August 28-October 28
Pedro Farias-Nardi
Three videos from the Dominican Republic: El Otro, portraits of Haitian migrant workers from the Northeastern border, Equivalencias, lanscapes of San Cristobal Quarry; Les present a…, the photographic memory of those not present.

October 31 – December 29
Four Artists- Photographers
Lydia Pana, Daniel Paashus, Janice Lipzin and Vicki DaSilva. Invitational exhibition exploring stop-motion animation and paradoxical relationship between photo and video. In conjunction with ArtsQuest’s INVISION: Photo Festival and Lehigh Valley Photography Month.

January 16-March 24 (2013)
Joan Mitchell (1925-1992)
Paintings and works on paper. (Leading American Abstract Painter)

On loan from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Events For your calendar:

September 20th – 5 pm Zoellner Art Gallery
Reception and gallery talk on African Visions of Barack Obama with George Jevremovic, Material Culture, Philadelphia

September 28th – 5-7 pm DuBoise Gallery, Maginnes Hall
Reception and Gallery talk on Lehigh Valley Young Photographers Invitations

October 4th – 1pm., Asa Packer Campus
On-Site lecture on ‘Nest” outdoor photo sculpture by Luciana Abate,

October 25th –  4:30-7:30 pm Zoellner Art Gallery
Black Mountain College – discussion on John Cage, moderated by Professor Norman Girardot.

November 6  

“A Happening” – African Visions of Barack Obama

November 15  

Henrie Glassie, folklorist, emeritus professor, Indiana University, 5pm.

All exhibits are fee of charge. Stayed tune to the Arts@Lehigh blog for further details as they develop.