February 29 through August 11, 2024

Trexler, Butz, and Goodman Galleries, and Trexler Hall

Explore more than 150 works of American art—and their connections to both local and global artistic communities—through our American galleries. This ongoing exhibition investigates how trade, colonization, and the migration of people and ideas have shaped our nation’s culture. Recent acquisitions, including contemporary art and works by African American, Latinx, Latin American, and Indigenous artists, play a key role in this narrative.

New works on view

The American galleries regularly change to feature new selections of works on paper and textiles. This installation, on view February 29–August 11, brings over sixty new works into the galleries—including thirty-five objects that will be on view for the first time.

This selection of works highlights important recent acquisitions, including Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes’ Figo, made at nearby Durham Press; four works by contemporary women artists donated by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz; Romare Bearden’s masterful print The Piano Lesson (Homage to Mary Lou); and Keith Haring’s monumental Retrospect, donated to the Museum by his sister Kay.

Upcoming: the next group of new works in the American Galleries goes on view August 29.


The American Galleries are supported in part by the generosity of Paul K. Kania; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Society of the Arts; Alvin H. Butz Inc.; Amaranth Foundation, Joan Miller Moran, Trustee; Burkholder’s Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.; Discover Lehigh Valley; and Duggan & Marcon Inc.


Additional support is provided by the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation and the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment.

The Video Art Series is made possible by the generosity of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.