The Woman Who Says No

Françoise Gilot Lithographs

January 23, 2023 - March 3, 2023


Françoise Gilot © Michel Sima/Bridgeman Images.


The Martin Art Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Françoise Gilot lithographs drawn from the gallery's permanent collection. While Gilot works in a variety of artistic media and continues to paint daily at the age of 101, her dextrous use of color and fine draughtsmanship are perhaps most apparent in her prints, particularly her lithographs. Gilot was in a decade-long relationship with Pablo Picasso, and while his artistic style certainly influenced Gilot's own, Picasso famously called her "the woman who says no" because of her strong will and independent spirit. Her lithographic images walk the fine line between abstraction and figuration, making use of vibrant color and bold lines in a manner entirely her own to create images that are at once universal and deeply personal. 


The exhibition will be accompanied by related programming, including an opening reception on Tuesday, January 24 from 5-7pm which will include a gallery talk by the gallery's Director at 5:30pm. There will also be a movie night in the gallery featuring the 1996 film "Surving Picasso" starring Sir Anthony Hopkins as Picasso (Thursday, February 9 from 7-9pm) and a public lecture by the exhibition's designer, Alexandra Shanley (Thursday, February 23 at 5pm).


Vivid Chaos

December 15, 2022 – March 15, 2022

Baker Center for the Arts

Vivid Chaos is a digital exhibition of NFTs derived from paintings created by Alisha Anglin. Presented onscreen in the Baker Center for the Arts, this collection exemplifies how fine artists operate within the NFT space and how their physical artworks translate to a digital medium.

Born and raised on Long Island, Anglin currently lives and works as a full-time abstract artist in New York.  She is self-taught and started painting at the young age of 10. For her, art is a way of living and a means through which she makes sense of the chaotic events in life. Anglin's bold abstract compositions are influenced by a variety of styles including Expressionism, Cubism, and Action Painting. She paints intuitively using acrylics on canvas and has an extensive portfolio of artwork in various styles. Known for her chaotic style of painting, the beauty of imperfection is explored through applying geometric and wild patterns to deliberately distorted forms.

Her newfound passion started in March of 2021 when she decided to dive deep into Web3 and the world of NFTs which incorporates concepts such as decentralization, blockchain technologies, and token-based economics. Since then, she has been creating and selling her work to collectors worldwide on OpenSea, Exchange.Art, Objkt and Known Origin NFT marketplace platforms. She is the host and founder of the HOUSE OF ABSTRACT twitter space podcast which you can listen to live every Friday 12 PM EST. 


2022 Senior Thesis Exhibition

May 2 - May 21, 2022

2022 Senior Thesis Exhibition May 2 - May 21, 2022

The Martin Art Gallery at Muhlenberg College is proud to host The 2022 Senior Thesis exhibition featuring works byAmanda Alliance, Nyjah Johnson, Jacob Lader, Dylan Merino, and Avital Zemel. This year's CUE [Thesis] course wastaught by Associate Professor Frederick Wright Jones.

Contact Information

Jessica L. Ambler, Ph.D.

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