Works from collection of African-American Art at Ronald K. De Long Gallery

'womenXwomen' exhibition to run Jan. 27 to March 14 at Penn State Lehigh Valley

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — An exhibit of works from a collection of African-American Art, titled "womenXwomen," will be on display Jan. 27 to March 14 in the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley. 

acrylic painting of woman on canvas with patterned background

Ify Chiejina, She's Titled. She's of Rank. Dark-skinned Red Lips, 2015, Acrylic on canvas board.

Credit: Ify Chiejina

Selected works for this exhibit are from the Petrucci Family Foundation (PFF) Collection of African-American Art. The PFF collection highlights the full range of African-American visual creativity, and its essential place in the history and discourse of American art.

“What’s so powerful with this exhibit is these works of art are all of women by women artists,” said Ann Lalik, art gallery director and coordinator of the arts, Penn State Lehigh Valley. “We are thrilled to showcase work from such a prestigious collection and continue our gallery’s mission to stimulate awareness and appreciation for the visual arts while making it accessible to the community at large.”

An artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, in the gallery. The exhibit and reception are both free and open to the public.   

The Ronald K. De Long Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The gallery is closed on Sundays. For more information and for additional evening hours, contact Ann Lalik, gallery director, at [email protected] or 610-285-5261.


Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

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