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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.
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.
A special thank you to Rei Ukon '21 for creating this video.
Lehigh University Art Galleries is a teaching museum. With a permanent collection of over 18,000 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.
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?
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
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 18,000 works of art spanning many cultures and eras through our public digital collection on Artstor.
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.
Lithograph on paper, 66/300
Gift of George P. Kramer
LUG 83 1021
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.”
Watercolor on Paper
Gift of Mr. Ralph L. Wilson, '22
LUP 55 1002
View lesson plans and participate in hands-on projects.
Drape Paintings inspired by Artist Sam Gilliam
Lithograph, Handmade Paper and Collage
Fine Art Purchase
LUG 98 1007
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
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
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
Don't forget to tag us @LUArtGalleries and share your creations for a chance to be featured on our social media.
View and play puzzles of images from our permaneant collection on Jigsaw Planet
Zinnias and Apple, 1995
Woodcut on paper, 8/10 AP
Gift of Charles and Barbara Vengrove
Mary Ann Unger. The Temple.
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.
- Sarah Jewel '23 discusses Woman on Park Bench by George Segal
- Isabel Barone '21 discusses In a state of Rejuvenescence by David Cerulli
- Rachel Yiran Liu '22 discusses Karyn Olivier's "Have a Seat," 2018
Alex Rodriguez '23 discusses Mary Ann Unger's "The Temple," 1987
- LUAG Archive: Spring into the Outdoor Sculpture Collection