Young people ages 6-12 and their adult friends are invited to explore great works of art from the LUAG collection through conversation and sketching in the galleries.
Artist Talk and Opening Reception
The Lehigh University Art Galleries will host an artist talk and opening reception for our Fall 2019 Exhibitions on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Join us at 5pm in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center to hear from Margaret Wertheim and learn more about the exhibition Crochet Coral Reef: By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring. A reception will follow from 6-7:30pm in the LUAG Main Gallery. This exhibition will be on display until December 8, 2019.
About the Crochet Coral Reef
The Crochet Coral Reef project resides at the intersection of mathematics, marine biology, handicraft, and community art practice. Through a process of collective creativity, the project responds to the environmental crisis of global warming and the escalating problem of oceanic plastic trash by highlighting not only the damage humans do to the earth’s ecology, but also our power for positive action. The Crochet Coral Reef collection has been exhibited in art and science museums worldwide, including the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh), the Hayward Gallery (London), the Science Gallery (Dublin), and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC). The project's Satellite Reef program has engaged thousands of people from all walks of life in more than a dozen countries. The Crochet Coral Reef is one of the largest participatory science + art projects in the world.
About the Institute For Figuring
The Institute For Figuring is a non-profit, Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to the poetic and aesthetic dimensions of science and mathematics. Co-founded by science writer Margaret Wertheim and her sister Christine Wertheim, a member of the Critical Studies faculty at California Institute of the Arts, the IFF specializes in creating participatory projects in which communities build large-scale artworks inspired by discoveries and techniques stemming from scientific and mathematical research.
All LUAG events are free and open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Visiting Lecturers Committee.
This is a qualifying 5X10 event.
Hands-On Hyperbolic Construction with Margaret Wertheim
Experiment with hyperbolic construction using paper-based techniques, and discover connections between art, mathematics, and the natural world. Space is limited. RSVP required firstname.lastname@example.org.
Study Night at the Museum
Study Night at The Museum provides an alternative study space the Monday before final exams. Bring a friend and your study material and prepare to conquer your finals surrounded by art in the peace and quiet of the LUAG Lower Gallery. When you need a mental break from studying you are invited to explore the exhibitions and help yourself to free refreshments. For LU Students only.
World Premiere of Art 220: Modern Art Student Videos
The LUAG will be screening videos created by students in Director William Crow's Art 220: Modern Art course on May 1, 2019 from 4 - 5 PM in the LUAG Lower Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center. The videos, produced completely by the students, will feature objects from the collection. Popcorn will be provided.
Reception in honor of Ricardo Viera
The LUAG will be hosting a reception in honor of Director Emeritus Ricardo Viera's retirement, on April 26, 2019 from 2 - 4 PM in the LUAG Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center.
Viera served as LUAG's director and chief curator beginning in 1974. Under his leadership, a visual laboratory and teaching collection program as well as a nationally recognized collection of Latino and Latin American photography and video were established. Please join us to celebrate his tremendous contribution to Lehigh University and the legacy of Lehigh University Art Galleries.
Please RSVP by email at email@example.com or by phone at 610-758-6880.
Faculty & Staff Open House
Join us for a reception and informal, drop-in workshops that showcase how Lehigh faculty are teaching with the University Art Collection. Presented in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
Art Songs Recital Series
The LUAG and LU Music Department are pleased to present this noontime recital in the LUAG Main Gallery: Soprano Jee Hyun Lim of the Music Department will present a program of classical art songs for voice and piano inspired by the works currently on display in The Teaching Museum exhibition. Students in the Music and Creative Arts course taught by Linda Ganus Albulescu will write and produce the accompanying program booklet as a class project.
Opening Reception Spring 2019 Exhibitions
Please join us for an opening reception celebrating all of our spring 2019 exhibitions. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.
Study Night at The Museum
Study Night at The Museum provides an alternative study space the Monday before final exams. Bring a friend and your study material and prepare to conquer your finals surrounded by art in the peace and quiet of the LUAG Lower Gallery. When you need a mental break from studying you are invited to explore the exhibits and help yourselves to free refreshments.
Farewell Reception for Ricardo Viera
Join us for a farewell reception for LUAG director/chief curator Ricardo Viera, Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center, 3-5PM.
Gallery Talk: The Future is Female with Professor Lucy Gans
Join us for a Gallery Talk about the exhibition The Future is Female: Prints by Women Artists with professor Lucy Gans in The Gallery at Rauch Business Center, 6PM. Reception to follow. All LUAG events are free and open to the public. This is a qualifying 5X10 event.