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Slow Looking & Mindfulness Resources


Larry Fink. Leroy Jenkins, Revolutionary Ensemble. 2005. Digital Print. 
 

Mindfulness & Art

When you look at a work of art, how long do you usually look at it for? Join Rei Ukon '21 for a brief exercise on close looking and some basic principles for building a mindfulness practice.

Watch the Mindfulness & Art video.

What do I Notice_Worksheet.pdf

 

Danny Lyon. Wiffleball Player, from the series: Let Them Kill Themselves, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY. 1992-1993. Gelatin silver print.
 
 

Slow Looking at Art

Join Rei Ukon ‘21 as you slow down and spend time looking at a work of art. Build your observation skills and then participate in a brief drawing exercise to help sharpen and heighten your senses. You will be surprised at the discoveries you make when you look longer.

Watch the Slow Looking at Art video.

A special thank you to Rei Ukon '21 for creating this video.

What do I Notice_Worksheet.pdf


 

Take a Virtual Tour of LUAG

 

Take a virtual tour here.

Lehigh University Art Galleries is a teaching museum. With a permanent collection of over 16,000 works of art spanning many cultures and eras, the mission of the museum is to advance critical thinking, cultural understanding and well-being for the campus and greater community through transformative experiences with art. A rotating selection of works in on view, including George Bellows, Gustave Courbet, Jack Whitten, Marsden Hartley, and Käthe Kollwitz among others.

View the exhibition on Artstor.

 

Guiding Questions:

  • What do you see? What do you think about what you see?

  • What did you notice first? What did you discover after looking longer?

  • What makes sense? What confuses you? What questions does this work elicit?

  • Do you like this work more or less the longer you spend with it? Why?

  • What do you wonder about this work? The artist? Given the chance, what one

  • question would you ask them?

  • Since you are viewing this work virtually, what do you wonder about the physical

  • qualities of this artwork? Its scale? Its texture? Its materials?

  • After looking for a bit, read the artwork’s label. Does knowing more help you

  • appreciate the work more? Why or why not?

  • Consider your 5 senses, touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste. What sounds would you hear in this work of art? What would you smell or taste?

 

Family Guides

Through the Eyes of Masks: West African Performance Art by Jessica Galarza '22

Pre-Columbian Artifacts from the LUAG Teaching Collection by Jessica Galarza '22

 
Special thanks to the following people who made this tour possible:
Tara Henninger, Operations Manager, Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Garrett Flanagan, Intern, Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Mimi Ludwig, Volunteer, JuxtaHub
Elise Schaffer, Arts & Access Always Program Admin, Lehigh Valley Arts Council
 

 

View LUAG's Digital Collection on ArtStor

Explore a selection of highlights from LUAG's permanent collection of over 16,000 works of art spanning many cultures and eras through our public digital collection on Artstor.

 

Guiding Questions

What do you notice? What story do you think this work might tell?

Romare Bearden, said that music, particularly jazz, influenced his work. How does this work show those influences?

How do the bold colors in this lithograph affect your reaction to the work?

Romare Bearden was greatly inspired by the works of other artists, including traditional African art. How does this work show those influences?

Want to learn more? Visit our Collection Highlights for more information about this artist.

Romare Bearden
American (1914-1988)
Firebirds, 1979
Lithograph on paper, 66/300
Gift of George P. Kramer
LUG 83 1021

 

 


 

LUAG Videos & Collection Insights

Explore works of art from our collection with insights from Lehigh faculty and students.

Student Insights: June by Charles Burchfield By Caitlin Walsh, ‘19

“I find myself at peace when I draw, and when I see others finding their own personal way of finding that same peace. That is why I resonated so greatly with June. I am mesmerized by Charles Birchfield’s mark making, and found myself in a slight trance by June in Zoellner that day when we were given time to explore.”

View the video here. 

Charles Burchfield
American (1893-1967)
June, 1950
Watercolor on Paper
Gift of Mr. Ralph L. Wilson, '22
LUP 55 1002

 

 

 

 


Create your own Artwork inspired by works in the LUAG Collection and Exhibitions

View lesson plans and participate in hands-on projects. 

 

Drape Paintings inspired by Artist Sam Gilliam

Sam Gilliam
American, 1933
Untitled, 1998
Lithograph, Handmade Paper and Collage
Fine Art Purchase
LUG 98 1007

 

 


 

 

Take a Virtual Tour

Experience past exhibitions through virtual tours. 

Crochet Coral Reef: By Margaret and Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring

September 12, 2019 - December 7, 2019

 

Tour the exhibition here. 

Tour additional past exhibitions here.

Virtual tours created by Steven Lichak

 

 


 

 

#ColorOurCollection: COLORING PAGES

Download a coloring sheet and share your artwork with us on social media @LUArtGalleries and using the hashtag #ColorOurCollection and #LehighConnects. We can't wait to see your work!

Coloring Sheet inspired by Utagawa Hiroshige


Created by Alexa Nunamker, '20

Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando Hiroshige)
Japanese, 1797 - 1858
28th Station : Mitsuke, No.29 from The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō, 1833
Woodblock print on paper
LUG 79 8009
Gift of Philip & Muriel Berman

PDF Print at Home
PDF Directions for how to create a Digital Watercolor on your iPad or Phone


Don't forget to tag us @LUArtGalleries and share your creations for a chance to be featured on our social media.

 


 

 

Jigsaw Puzzles

 

View and play puzzles of images from our permaneant collection on Jigsaw Planet

 

Janet Fish
American
Zinnias and Apple, 1995
Woodcut on paper, 8/10 AP
Gift of Charles and Barbara Vengrove

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Get Outdoors: LUAG’s Sculpture Collection

 

 

Lehigh University is home to over 50 outdoor sculptures located across three campuses, including the Asa Packer Campus, Mountaintop Campus, and Goodman Campus. The Outdoor Sculpture Collection includes sculptures that range in scale from the modest to the monumental and encompass a variety of styles, approaches, periods, and materials.