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What’s On View? Current Art Exhibits

What’s On View? Current Art Exhibits

The Bethel Public Library welcomes everyone to come in and enjoy the art and collectibles of several exhibitors, on view right now!

On the first floor…

In the Main Room of the Library, viewers will enjoy the “World of Nature,” an exhibit of pastels, block prints, etchings, and photography by Andrea Zimmermann.

Visitors to the Community Room will appreciate the creative collaboration of two photographers, Patricia Benham and Margi Montanaro.

In the first-floor display case, learn about the linocut process and enjoy the colorful prints of horses by Olivia Von Kohorn.

On the second floor…

In the Accessible Art Space (in the Reading Room), see Barbara Courtian’s wonderfully detailed watercolor scenes, which capture the vibrancy of city and small-town neighborhoods in New York and Connecticut.

Along the Teen Library wall, look closely at “Still Life in Transition,” Daniel Shoemaker’s abstract photographic images of Bethel sights.

Behind the Reference Desk, enjoy Theodore Taylor’s luminous paintings, and imagine yourself in the beautiful scenes he has created.

Don’t Miss It!

In the Seelye House, come see our very special permanent P. T. Barnum collection, generously donated by Laurence Gibson and Cynthia NeJame, and carefully and lovingly assembled over many years. On view are important letters and correspondences, many of which highlight significant personal and pivotal events of the great showman’s life. Also included are rare broadsides, photographs, and cartes-de-visite, as well as artifacts from General Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind and Commodore Nutt.


All exhibit spaces generally are accessible during the Library’s hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10-8; Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, 10-5; and Sundays 1-5 (from September to June only).

Artists and collectors who wish to exhibit at the Library are invited to get an application at the Reference Desk or to apply online.