Derek Olinger Exhibition: "Land of the Sun"

The Martin Art Gallery is pleased to present "Land of the Sun", an exhibition of artist Derek Olinger's paintings. Olinger's current work is best described as a mix of magial realism and modern realist painting in which he creates dream-like subjects in fantastical settings. The work is marked by a strong presence of the unusual and unexpected. Olinger's work draws influences from cinema, literature, pop culture, and art history in order to explore myths and ideas in contemporary culture. "Land of the Sun" will be on view in the Baker Center for the Arts Galleria from Monday, May 22 - Friday, August 18, 2023.




"Sun is Shining"



AJ Rojas Exhibition: "Immediate Expression"

The Martin Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition "Immediate Expression" featuring work by artist AJ Rojas. Tapping into natural life and organic shapes consistent with the intuitive mode of Biomorphism, AJ describes himself as an Abstractionist painter whose work sits in the gray area between Abstract and Surreal Art. The exhibition will feature work in a variety of media including paintings, digital drawings, and NFTs. "Immediate Expression" will be on view from April 3 - August 18, 2023 in the Baker Center for the Arts Galleria. Rojas will be on campus to meet with the Muhlenberg community, including a brief Q & A with the gallery's Director on Monday, April 3 from 1-3pm in the Galleria.



Collection Works Currently on Display in the Baker Center for the Arts


Throughout the year the Martin Art Gallery rotates permanent collection works that are on display in the Center for the Arts. These large works are hung throughout the common spaces, and extend into areas outside of the Baker Theater building [aka the Fishbowl].

Currently works are on display by Marjory Edwards, Heide Fasnacht, Jen Huh, David Mann, Liz Whitney Quisgard, Robert Rauschenberg, Alberto Rey, and others.

The Martin Art Gallery is open during the fall and spring semesters Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturdays 12 - 4pm, and The Martin Art Gallery's Galleria Space is open Monday - Sunday, 9:00am - 11:00pm*. 

MAG will be open for modified hours 5/8/23-5/19/23: 10am - 4pm Mon-Fri. The gallery will be closed for the summer 5/20/23-8/21/23.

All of our exhibitions and programming are free and open to the public.  For further information, please  call us at 484 664 3467.


Artists may submit an exhibition packet or proposal for consideration to the gallery. Packets should include contact information and web portfolio link. Our gallery mailing address is: Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown, PA 18104. Proposals will be accepted on an ongoing/rolling basis, and prospective artists will be contacted by the gallery. Please do not submit original art work as the gallery cannot be responsible for caring for or returning unsolicited submissions. Promotional materials submitted for consideration will not be returned.

All art images are the property of Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. Any reproduction or distribution of this material without the expressed, written consent of the Martin Art Gallery is prohibited and a violation of federal law. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

Jessica L. Ambler, Ph.D.

Director, Martin Art Gallery
Address Muhlenberg College Baker Center for the Arts 2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104