Bodies of Knowledge

A sign along the South Bethlehem Greenway for "Bodies of Knowledge," an exhibition exploring themes of the human body.

Exhibition Explores Themes Related to Human Body

Bodies of Knowledge explores themes related to the body, such as movement, sensation, decoration, ritual and costume.

How do we take care of our bodies, and how do our bodies take care of us?

A multi-site art exhibition that will run through May 24, 2024, explores the many roles that the human body takes in shaping and creating knowledge.

Among the themes that the exhibition explores that are related to body knowledge are movement and sensation; decoration, ritual and costume; the social body; the body in transformation; and extending the body.

Lehigh University Art Galleries, in partnership with the Southside Arts District, also is hosting outdoor exhibitions on the South Bethlehem Greenway (near the Lehigh campus) that pair reproductions of work from the exhibition with works of art submitted by community members. In all, 55 local artists submitted work that reflected on the relationship between one’s body and one’s self.

In addition to the greenway, the exhibition will be on display in the Alumni Memorial Gallery, the Fairchild-Martindale Study Gallery, the Siegel Gallery, the Dubois Gallery and the Gallery at Rauch Business Center. Selected images can also be viewed online at

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