Lehigh University Art Galleries (LUAG), founded in 1926, holds a collection of over 17,000 artworks from diverse time periods and cultures. Located in six galleries across all three campuses, with over 50 outdoor sculptures, LUAG is one of the most extensive university art collections in the region. Exhibitions feature a wide range of artists and topics, and education programs and events range from lectures and symposia to hands-on artmaking and student-led workshops.
Opportunities for students abound at LUAG, and involve both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors and colleges. LUAG has an active Student Advisory Committee that designs and implements programs and provides critical feedback to the museum staff. Internships, work study positions, and volunteer opportunities are available so that students can gain valuable experiential learning and learn more about careers in museums. Students are regularly involved in co-curating exhibitions, facilitating programs and leading tours in the galleries, and even assisting with collections management and art conservation. A minor in Museum Studies is offered at Lehigh through the Department of Art, Architecture, and Design, and students learn side-by-side with professional museum staff. To learn more about LUAG, visit www.luag.org