Re-examining Mountaintop

Theo Anderson was asked by Lehigh President Alice P. Gast to photograph the B and C Buildings of the Mountaintop Campus last summer.

Anderson’s haunting images captured the buildings before they were cleaned out, and while they still were home to relics left behind by former employees of Bethlehem Steel. Anderson later shared the images with the Lehigh community in Complexity, an exhibit hosted this spring in the DuBois Gallery.

“Mountaintop at Lehigh is an opportunity, an adventure, an inspiration,” Gast said at a gallery talk for the exhibit. “It’s about education. It’s about taking risks. We are fortunate enough to see this through the discovery of a wonderful artist.”

To see images from Anderson’s exhibit, visit