Aug. 27 – Oct. 18, 2009


The Allentown Art Museum, Lafayette College, and Lehigh University will present New Visions: Black and White Photography in Contemporary Art. The coordinated exhibition, the first time these three institutions have engaged in a joint project, will be drawn from one of this region’s major collections of late modern photography.

The collection, formed by Arthur and Anne Goldstein, also will contain over 100 black and white works and contains many of the most important names in contemporary photography, each represented by carefully selected and often surprising works. Artists represented in the exhibition will include: Diane Arbus; Richard Avedon; Lee Friedlander; Cindy Sherman; and Andy Warhol. The exhibition will also contain younger stars and some exciting lesser-known artists.

Each institution has taken one of the major themes in contemporary photography for exploration, and connections and distinctions among the three exhibitions will be emphasized as the themes are explored.

“Memory” at Lafayette College
“Identity” at Lehigh University
“Imagination” at the Allentown Art Museum

The exhibition has been organized by the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, with venue exhibitions organized by the Allentown Art Museum.

Detailed schedule of activities at all venues can be found here:

Lafayette College

Allentown Art Museum

Lehigh University

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