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The Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery

Intersections of Academics and Art

Housed in a former church in the gothic-revival style, the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery hosts five to six exhibitions a year, with loans from major national and regional art museums, galleries, and collectors. Exhibitions are made possible by The Friends of the Gallery, the Gallery’s membership group, as well as other generous sponsors.

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Spring 2023 Exhibition

Under the Mexican Sky: Vintage Photographs by Edward Weston, Tina Modotti, and Colleagues | Feb. 3–April 2

Post Revolution Mexico City in the 1920s-30s represents one of the great artistic flowerings of the twentieth century. Foremost among expatriate photographers was Los Angelino, Edward Weston. Under the brilliant Mexican sun, the soft-focus painterliness that had previously characterized Weston’s studio portraiture melted away, replaced by a crystalline hard focus that prefigured his later work. Meanwhile his paramour and protégée, the Italian silent film star Tina Modotti, created photographs that would place her in the pantheon of great photographers of the era. This exhibition features rare vintage masterworks by both Weston and Modotti from the 1920s, as well as photographs from the 1930s by Frenchman Henri Cartier-Bresson and by Mexico’s own self-taught master of the camera, Manuel Álvarez Bravo. Under the Mexican Sky is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. All prints are courtesy of the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Gallery Semester Hours
  • 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. (Please contact the Gallery at 717-867-6445 or gallery@lvc.edu to arrange a private Gallery talk for your school or organization.)
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Friends of The Gallery

The Friends of the Gallery consists of faculty, staff, students, alumni, community members, and other patrons of the arts who provide generous financial support for the high-caliber exhibitions and programs offered at the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery at Lebanon Valley College. Friends of the Gallery play an important role as we continue to strengthen the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery for innovative learning experiences and as a premier destination for the arts in Central Pennsylvania. Your gift to become a Friend of the Gallery supports these aspirations, our exciting calendar of events, and ongoing success in future years.

Friends of the Gallery are encouraged to take full advantage of all our exhibits, opening receptions, and special events. Help us enhance our visibility in the community and expand our base of support by recommending the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery to your friends.

To join the Friends of the Gallery, complete Lebanon Valley College’s secure online giving form using the button below.

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