Jim Lukens, an impressionist landscape painter from Bucks County, is this year’s featured artist at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts, a part of the Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites.
Lukens is the owner and artist of Main Street Gallery in Quakertown and was schooled at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Barnstone Studios. His work is viewed and collected as a quintessential addition to the area’s vibrant art scene.
The Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites (HBMS) reopened April 8 with the new exhibition titled Art At Home. The display features rarely exhibited artworks on loan from private collections of individuals in the Lehigh Valley community and spotlights the local artists who have given their time and talents in support of HBMS’ mission.
Art At Home honors the personal connection and impact artwork has when creating a home, and how it benefits those who live there. Artwork on loan will be presented alongside stories about the owner’s connection to the work and images of the art displayed in their residence. Like the auction, the exhibition will incorporate a comprehensive display of both 2D and 3D artworks, including paintings, mosaics, sculptures, drawings, pastels, and other mixed media works.
Entrance tickets due to COVID-19 are required in advance and can be secured online. HBMS members are free and nonmembers are $15.