Mission, Vision, and Values


We advance critical thinking, cultural understanding, and well-being for campus and community through transformative experiences with art.

-Adopted August 2019


LUAG strives to be an essential, integrated, and innovative participant in the intellectual and cultural life of Lehigh University; a convener that enhances the quality of life for campus and community; a leader among academic art museums; and a destination for a diverse range of visitors from the Lehigh Valley and beyond.


We responsibly care for the collections that are entrusted to us, and also for the relationships that we cultivate with our community.

Experimentation and Continuous Learning
We are reflective practitioners who make strategic, evidence-based decisions to make measurable progress, while also trying new approaches that advance our work.

Humility and Transparency
We embrace our role as conveners and collaborators, bringing together disciplines and communities in a spirit of co-expertise and an openness to feedback.

We aim to remove barriers and provide access for all, and commit to diversity, equity, and inclusion through our actions.

Commitment to the Highest Quality in All We Do
We strive to embody excellence--individually and collectively--in all aspects of our work.