LUAG opens community-curated exhibit “What Matters Most”

September 8, 2022 4:01PM
Image: "What Matters Most" is an exhibition created by over 100 Lehigh students, faculty, staff, and community members of Bethlehem. The exhibition can found in galleries all across Lehigh campus such as Fairchild-Martindale Study Gallery, Alumni Memorial Gallery, and many more. (Nahjiah Miller/BW Staff)

The Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG) opened a new exhibit titled “What Matters Most,” which calls on the community to consider what they value.

The community-curated exhibit debuted on Aug. 24 and features art pieces chosen by more than 100 members of the Lehigh and Bethlehem communities.

According to LUAG’s website, participants took part in a two-step interview process, in which they selected a piece from Lehigh’s collection of over 18,000 works of art that reflect their highest values.

The project was spearheaded by William Crow, director of LUAG and professor of practice in the department of Art, Architecture and Design. He said he wanted to platform the ideas at the forefront of people’s minds as they emerged from the pandemic. 

Crow said he thinks witnessing the fragility of the world that came from the pandemic made people re-consider their priorities and shifted how people interact with others.

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