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H. Paty Eiffe Gallery Exhibitions 2022 - 2023

The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery, located in the Haupert Union Building (HUB),  is an exhibition space within the student union building on main campus. This venue on campus is the host of multiple exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the work of Moravian faculty, students, alumni, and artists within the community.

Students have the chance to exhibit their work in the H. Paty Eiffe Gallery during the annual HUB Student Art Show and the Student/Alumni Art Exhibition.

Our Campus Heritage

September 9 - October 30, 2022

Our Campus Heritage is an exhibit of historical photographs from the University Archives spanning approximately 150 years. Each wall tells a story about select campus buildings, and the students and departments that have occupied these spaces. The exhibit highlights some of the physical transformations that have occurred to these spaces over the years in order to meet the needs of students, and in some cases shows how the campus has even changed geographically to accommodate a continuously growing student body. 

Pieces for Peace - CITYarts 

November 1 - November  15, 2022

The CITYarts Pieces for Peace Traveling Exhibition features selected artworks created by youth from around the world on the theme of "Peace." This traveling exhibit is scheduled to embark on a North American Tour, visiting cities in each state of the U.S., beginning with Bethlehem, PA. As part of this project, the exhibit's creator, along with Moravian University students, will engage local high school aged students in workshops where they will create their own "Pieces for Peace" that can be added to the traveling exhibit.

Reception to be held on Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 PM in the UBC Room.

Annual Moravian Student Art Show 

November 16  - November  30, 2022

The Moravian University Student Art Show is a juried art show with cash prizes open to all current MU students.

Reception/Award Ceremony to be held on Thursday, November 17 at 6:00 PM in the HUB Lounge.

Violent Infrastructure: Ecologies of Decay and Displacement

December 1 – December 16,  2022

This immersive art experience explores the dispersion of war’s capacity to harm over an elongated time horizon. This is accomplished through attention to the attritional violence of protracted displacement under abject infrastructural conditions. Evidence from a feminist visual ethnography project in the Republic of Georgia amplifies concerns for the right to durable housing for the roughly 40% of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who have inhabited collective centers during three decades of intractable conflict. Included in the exhibit are photos taken by IDPs capturing the emotional and intimate effects of decaying infrastructure in the once luxurious, now crumbling sanatoria of the former Soviet balneological resort of Tskaltubo. These photographs seek a critical reimagining of more just spatial futures for displaced populations in Georgia and beyond.

Reception to be held on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 PM in the HUB Lounge.

America Through the Lens of Black Filmmakers 

February 1 - February 28, 2023

For over a century, Black filmmakers have been making history as some of the most distinct and innovative storytellers in the world. They have also been making history by documenting the powerful triumphs and sometimes terrible tribulations of Black people in America.

History is the study of past events, especially those events associated with human experience. All of history is told through a perspective. Throughout the early history of this nation, African Americans were legally disenfranchised and dehumanized. In this historical environment, it was almost impossible to produce a Black American perspective on American history. When Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded “Negro History Week,” an African American perspective on history had already been a long time coming. 

Woodson wrote that: “Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.” Part of the power of Black History month is its capacity to inspire and some of the most inspiring (and informative) artists throughout history have been Black filmmakers.

Black filmmakers have dedicated the few opportunities that they have earned in order to create films that honor the legacies of heroes such as Harriet Tubman, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and various facets of Black life, culture, and history through their lenses. Director, Spike Lee, foreshadowed George Floyd’s murder in Do the Right Thing. Jordan Peele’s Get Out captured the distinct horror of being Black in a country with an awful legacy of racism (including human experimentation). Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th called attention to the 13th Amendment and the little-known ways in which it drove mass incarceration policy throughout US history. Barry Jenkins won the Academy Award for Best Picture for his powerful film Moonlight, and has depicted Black life on film in ways that are both beautiful and empowering.

The choice to highlight Black filmmaking and to program our Black History Month celebrations “Through the Lens of Black Filmmakers . . .” is intentional. Black filmmakers provide a variety of accessible entry points for all of us to delve deeper into our history. Even today in some states studying African American history has come under scrutiny and in some cases, books have been banned and courses have been outlawed.  Our goal is to present our community with films and filmmakers that open the aperture of engagement with Black history, by all means necessary. For us, it’s a privileged opportunity to study the various contributions that Black Americans have made to society –even more so to experience these contributions through film.


Reception to be held on Thursday, February 2 at 12:00 PM in the HUB Lounge.

Honors Posters

March 6 – March 17,  2023

Each spring the Honors program hosts a poster session for all current projects. Honors candidates will be asked to prepare a poster describing their project, and then attend the poster session to discuss their project with the Moravian University community.

Biennial Moravian Alumni & Student Art Show 

March 20  - April  14, 2023

The Moravian University Alumni/Student Art Show is a juried art show with cash prizes open to all MU Alumni and students. To submit your artwork, please complete and submit the entry form by Sunday, March 12.

Reception and Awards Ceremony to be held on Thursday, March 23 at 6:00 PM in the HUB Lounge.

Scholarship Week

April 17 – April 28,  2023

The 18th Annual Moravian University Undergraduate Student Scholarship and
Creative Endeavors Day. More information coming soon!


For the most up-to-date hours for The H. Paty Eiffe Gallery, located in the Haupert Union Building (HUB), please see the HUB schedule here

Submitting an Exhibition Proposal

Contact Information

David E. Leidich
Director of Payne Gallery, Curator of the Permanent Collection

Phone: 610-653-5555
Mailing Address: 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18108

Moravian University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Dave Leidich in the Payne Gallery at