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.

Rayah Levy, Founding Director of Esther M. Lee African-American Heritage Center, discuss participating in one’s community.

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.

Erika Stone. A Spirit Uplifted – Helping Each Other, Lexington Avenue, New York City, 1970’s. Vintage gelatin silver print. Gift of George Stephanopoulos. LUF 2017 1210.

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.