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.

Mary Newbegin, Language Specialist, International Center for Academic and Professional English, Lehigh University, discusses literacy.

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.

Donna Ferrato. Maggie's Holy Fever, Olive Branch Mission, Chicago, 1999.  Archival pigment print. Gift of David and Jennifer Kieselstein in honor of Max and Vicki Kieselstein. LUF 2018 1497.

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.