Current Exhibitions

Woven Welcome

Wed, 06/03/2015 - Sun, 10/11/2015

Woven Welcome, a community-based art project, utilizes the woven rug as a statement of the ways in which individuals are interconnected. In December, artist Jill Odegaard began making segments with a wide variety of groups throughout the Lehigh Valley. Odegaard and the Museum together with our community partner, Via of the Lehigh Valley—a nonprofit human service agency dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities—continue to invite all members of the community to participate in Woven Welcome.

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Above Zero: Photographs from the Polar Regions by Sam Krisch

Sun, 06/14/2015 - Sun, 10/11/2015

  Since 2010, I have had the opportunity to travel to polar and subpolar regions, including Antarctica, Iceland, Patagonia, and Greenland. I have captured large rock formations carved by eons of surf and wind, heroic and majestic icebergs floating to sea, smaller floating crystals resembling remote celestial bodies, giant natural mirrors, and abstract faceted-light-and-ice patterns.

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A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America

Sat, 07/25/2015 - Sun, 10/11/2015

A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America offers a stunning presentation of American folk art made primarily in rural areas of New England, the Midwest, and the South between 1800 and 1920. More than sixty works of art, including still life, landscape, allegorical, and portrait paintings, commercial and highly personal sculpture, and distinctive examples of art from the German American community exemplify the breadth of American creative expression by individuals who did not always adhere to the academic models that established artistic taste in urban centers of the east coast.

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Jeffrey Becom: Colors of India

Wed, 09/02/2015 - Sun, 12/06/2015

Viridian, ultramarine, alizarin crimson: Jeffrey Becom’s series of photographs explores the vivid colors of the built environment in northern India. A painter and photographer with training in architecture, Becom’s work has focused on what color may reveal about a culture, documenting painted walls from Mexico to Morocco, Guatemala to Greece. The artist spent five months traveling in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan in 2008, capturing the streets of Jodhpur and Varanasi, the architecture of Jaisalmer and Ajmer.

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Tod Lindenmuth

Wed, 09/02/2015 - Sun, 11/29/2015

Marine scenes in shades of blue and aqua by Tod Lindenmuth (1885-1976) are currently on view in the Decorative Arts Corridor and on the Print wall in the SOTA Foyer. The Allentown-born artist known as a founder of the Provincetown Printmakers created these color woodcuts and linocuts during time spent on the Cape Cod and Florida shores. These prints complement Arts and Crafts pottery from the collection, also on view.

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