Martin Art Gallery

July 1 - August 10, 2016
JF Lynch's installation Whisper Party uses ordinary objects to create a site specific drawing and assemblage work in our Galleria Space.

Lynch employs a constellation of found materials which are stacked and erected into towers and hung on walls. These pieces are interrupted with drawings that curl and wrap through the varied elements and extend on to the 3D objects and walls beyond. Resembling altars, viewers might wonder whether they're looking at a site of worship or a work of art to be appreciated for its own sake.

Bethlehem Palette Club  2016 Summer Juried Exhibition in the Martin Art Gallery

Bethlehem Palette Club  2016 Summer Juried Exhibition in the Martin Art Gallery

Scott Sherk, Muhlenberg College Professor or Art [Ret.] will jury the show, and the coordinator is Pat Delluva from the BPC.
Exhibition runs from June 28 - August 6, 2016, and we will host a Closing Reception for the artists and the community Saturday August 6th from 2 - 4pm.


In Baker Center for the Arts Atrium:

Chicago based artist Jesse Mclean's Climbing 2009 is now on view in the Baker Center for the Arts. This time based work will remain on loan July through December 2016. Mclean will visit Muhlenberg in fall to give a public talk on her work November 9th, at 7:00pm, [Baker Center for the Arts].‌

Works on loan by Jen Huh and Dan Golden will remain on extended loan and are on view in the Baker Center for the Arts through the end of 2016. Jen Huh is showing five of her God's eyes sculptures as an installation adjacent to the pitched glass atrium ceiling. Additionally Jennifer and Dan Golden collaborated on a new mural work, which is situated near the Paul C. Empie Theater.‌

Upcoming events and exhibitions:

‌August 31 - October 15, 2016

The water between us remembers, so we carry this history on our skin... long for a sea-bath and hope the salt will heal what ails us
by Deborah Jack

Opening Reception August 31, 5 - 6:30pm
Talk featuring the artist September 14th 7 - 8pm


October 3 - November 13


Talk featuring the artist September October 19th 7 - 8pm

The Martin Art Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 12 - 8pm, and The Martin Art Gallery's Galleria Space is open Monday - Sunday, 9:00am - 11:00pm*.  All of our exhibitions and programming are free and open to the public.  For further information, please visit, or call us at 484 664 3467

Artists may submit an exhibition packet or proposal for consideration to the gallery. Packets should include contact information and web portfolio link. Our gallery mailing address is: Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing/rolling basis, and prospective artists will be contacted by the gallery. Please do not submit original art work as the gallery cannot be responsible for caring for or returning unsolicited submissions. Promotional materials submitted for consideration will not be returned.

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