Welcome to Muhlenberg’s Martin Art Gallery

We engage in Muhlenberg’s vibrant cultural dialogue by bringing exhibits of all genres and media to the heart of our campus community. Our goal is to expose students, faculty, staff and the visiting public to diverse, high-quality national and international artists in several exhibition spaces located in our Philip Johnson designed Baker Center for the Arts. 

Martin Art Gallery is a non-commercial space for creative research, which hosts roughly a dozen exhibitions each year.  We employ two primary exhibition spaces:  The Martin Art Gallery, a 1600 sf dedicated space, and our Galleria area, which holds multiple exhibitions and permanent collection works simultaneously.  Exhibition spaces are accessible via the atrium of the Baker Center for the Arts.

The Gallery supplements its year-round exhibition schedule with gallery talks, artist receptions and interdisciplinary programs. All exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

The Martin Art Gallery is home to an extensive permanent collection more than 3,000 items, many of which rotate through public display in various buildings and offices throughout campus. Each spring, we proudly host the Senior Thesis Exhibition in the main Gallery space.

Hours, Location, Parking
Muhlenberg College and Martin Art Gallery sit on the original homelands of the Leni Lenape peoples. Martin Art Gallery is located in the Baker Center for the Arts building, located on the campus of Muhlenberg College 2400 Chew Street, Allentown PA 18104. The Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. While the Galleria Lobby and adjacent exhibition spaces are accessible daily from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Public on-street parking is typically available, though municipal parking regulations apply to all visitors.

For Artists and Curators
Martin Art Gallery will accept and review proposals from independent curators and artists on a rolling basis, with the preferred format for submissions being a PDF proposal sent by email to the MAG Director, with links to supplemental web portfolios.  We do not typically accept traveling/packaged exhibitions or reiterations of previous shows. The process is very competitive and we prioritize submissions with all or majority new/first run work, or works that have not been shown together, as is the case with unique curatorial projects.  In cases where we see the potential to partner with an artist or curator to implement a specific project, we will proactively reach out to schedule a follow up conversation.  

Originally from Suva Fiji, Paul grew up in Western New York State where he earned his MFA from the University at Buffalo, his MS from Buffalo State College, and his BFA from SUNY Fredonia . He has also taken courses at The New School in New York, and from Goldsmiths University at the British School in Rome. In addition to his curatorial practice, he is a multidisciplinary artist.  Previously, he worked at Parsons School of Design, The US Small Business Administration, and in the Buffalo Public Schools. Paul was the founder/director of Botanic Gallery, in Brooklyn, Co-founder of Bushwick Beer Garden, and a Co-Founder of Formula Gallery in Buffalo NY
Contact Information

Paul Nicholson

Director, Martin Art Gallery
Address Muhlenberg College Baker Center for the Arts 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104