Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution


Local Spotlight Artist

The Local Artist Spotlight at Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites provides artists from the Lehigh Valley and nearby regions with the opportunity to exhibit their work in the context of Bethlehem’s historic sites and collections.

Through thoughtful exhibitions, these artists provide new context and interpretations of the space, artifacts and history surrounding their work.

The Local Artist Spotlight began with the gallery located in Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts thanks, in part, to the support from Bethlehem Fine Arts Commission and Lehigh Valley Community Foundation.

As of 2016, the series has expanded to include installations in the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts Garden, and the 1810 Goundie House, with the potential to include additional Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites locations in the future.

2016 Local Artist Spotlight Schedule

Skip Kralik

Long-Term Installation

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Milan J. Kralik, Jr. has been sculpting for over 40 years.His pieces are welded steel, usually non-objective and, since the early 1980’s, predominantly stainless steel.

Artist Panel: To Be Determined

John Kish IV

February 13 - July 3

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

John Kish IV is a freelance photographer located in Bethlehem making photographs of people in their environments. John currently has an exhibition of Black and White photos upstairs which exploring the geometry, the human touch, the “how and what” behind the German Colonial Style of Bethlehem’s Historic Sites, to draw eyes to the common place and unnoticed.

Artist Panel: Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm

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Lucy Gans

June 1 - September 30, 2016

1810 Goundie House

Lucy Gans works with sculptural forms, drawing and printmaking to produce works that are self-reflective incorporating memory and history in intimate ways, creating a space where women’s stories are articulated. Her work, which uses a multi-layered process called photogravure, is on display on the 2nd floor of the 1810 Goundie House.

Artist Panel: Sunday, August 28 at 2 pm at the 1810 Goundie House

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Lauren Beauchner & Andrew Frank Baer

July 15 - October 30

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

In conjunction with our Creature Companions exhibition, pet-themed works from Lauren Beauchner & Andrew Frank Baer will be on display.

Artist Panel: Friday, July 22 at 6 pm

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Diane Hutchinson

November 18, 2016 - February 12, 2017

Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts

Diane Hutchinson has always been passionate about drawing and painting and now prefers to work with oils on smooth wood panels. Her work has been displayed in numerous shows and private collections, including a recent solo art show at the Bethlehem City Hall Rotunda, and a feature in the Gallery Space section of Lehigh Valley Magazine. Diane teaches two small classes each week throughout the year.

Artist Panel: Thursday, December 15

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