What Matters Most: Opening Reception

October 7, 2022 5:30PM
South Bethlehem Greenway

Join us on October 7, 2022 on the South Bethlehem Greenway for the Opening Reception of What Matters Most.

Over the past year, over 100 Lehigh students, faculty, and staff, as well as community members in Bethlehem were asked what matters most to them.  A broad range of topics were discussed, from protecting our environment to fighting racism to our individual and collective well-being. A selection from these 100 have been reproduced along with South Bethlehem Greenway.

The contributors were asked to discuss these issues, and then to select works of art from Lehigh’s collection that help us think more deeply about them. Rather than being illustrations of specific issues, or even the central topic of concern to the artist, these selections are meant to expand, explore, and connect our ideas about what matters most.

Support for What Matters Most provided by Southside Arts District, Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services, Lehigh University Peer Health Advisors, and Lehigh University Office of Residence Life.




















Diego Rivera. Open Air School / La Escuela al Aire Libre, 1932. Lithograph on paper Edition: 85/100. Gift of Leona E. Prasse. LUG 64 1021.