In Spring 2022, over 100 people were asked: What Matters Most?

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.

Kassie Hilgert, President and CEO of ArtsQuest, discusses connection & well-being.

This selection of works is included in the larger exhibition What Matters Most on display from August 24, 2022 - May 27, 2023 in multiple campus galleries and along the South Bethlehem Greenway.

Peter Turnley. Salon Rosado de la Tropical Benny Moré, Habana, Cuba, 2005. Archival pigment print. Gift of Anush and Vicki Parikh. LUF 2018 1003.

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.