Comics Unstripped

Robert William “Bob” Montana, Archie (detail), April 14, 1957, King Features Syndicate, ink over graphite on Bristol board, 16 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches.

The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery is recognized as one of the region's foremost spaces in which to experience the achievements of internationally renowned artists and art movements of yesterday and today. Housed in a former church in the medieval-revival style, the Gallery is host to five to six exhibitions a year, with loans from major national and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors. Exhibitions are made possible by the The Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery's membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.



*Gallery hours will resume Aug. 31.

  • Wednesday: 5—8 p.m.
  • Thursday-Friday: 1—4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.—5 p.m.
  • By appointment for tour groups.


Comics Unstripped

Comics Unstripped

Aug. 31—Oct. 21, 2018 Drawing from a collection of vintage American comic art, Comics Unstripped joins the burgeoning wave of scholarly introspection on this previously overlooked mass medium. Incorporating research from a spring 2018 course on comic art, the exhibition not only examines the historical development of comics as an art form, but also explores comics as visual communication. Comics Unstripped investigates the comic art medium, in its variety and multiplicity, as a critical aspect of the historical, cultural, and artistic record of the United States from 1890 to the present.

Upcoming Events, Lectures, and Workshops



Memoria: A Cantata for the Centenary of the Armistice: Dr. Scott H. Eggert, Lebanon Valley College

This original composition by Dr. Scott H. Eggert, professor emeritus of music at Lebanon Valley College, offers a musical commemoration of the Great War, its victims, and survivors. Dr. Eggert's cantata…



Veteran’s Writing Project and Workshop

Join us for a lecture from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. focused on, Healing Wounded Warriors Through the Arts and Nature. A writing workshop will follow from 1–3 p.m., organized by Frederick Foote, retired U.S…

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Past Exhibits

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition presented the individual work of nine LVC students in the Department of Art & Visual Culture

April 25—May 12, 2018

Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

The Studio Art Thesis Exhibition presented the individual work of nine LVC students. Created during the Spring 2018 semester as a capstone experience in studio art, the work of each artist demonstrates conceptual thinking and technical refinement in the visualization of complex ideas.

Exploring sacred art through five major religions—Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism—is the focus of the newest exhibition at the Gallery.

Jan. 19–March 18, 2018

Sacred: Image, Text, Ritual Exhibit

Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism, provide the focus of this exhibition exploring sacred art. A variety of religious objects representing themes of image, text, and ritual provides a lens with which to explore these unique traditions and the ways in which they intersect.

Piece from the Painting on Clay exhibit at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Sept. 1–Oct. 15, 2017

Painting on Clay: Toshiko Takaezu and the Abstract Expressionist Movement

This exhibition paired the work of some of the most important abstract artists painting in the early post World War II era with the work of Toshiko Takaezu, an American ceramic artist and painter.

Streetwise Revisited exhibition at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Jan. 19 - Mar. 19, 2017

Mary Ellen Mark - Tiny: Streetwise Revisited

This exhibition, organized by the Aperture Foundation, incorporated some of the most powerful images from Mark's long-term project, Streetwise Revisited.

LVC Reimagined exhibition at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

April 1 - May 15, 2016

LVC Reimagined

This exhibition presented an architectural model designed by students in the LVC Reimagined course taught by Dr. Grant Taylor.

Jerry Pinkney exhibition at The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Jan. 15—March 13, 2016

Jerry Pinkney: Imaginings, An Artist's Exploration of Images and Words

This exhibition explored this renowned artist's engagement with literature, and the process of creating meaningful visual solutions that expand and enliven a narrative.