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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 Morton Gallery, enjoy Matilde Cafferty’s vibrant paintings inspired by her Peruvian heritage, love of flowers, and the places that are special to her.

In the Maria Parloa Community Room, see two different styles of painting by artists Kathryn Olsen and Dianne Vinopoll.

In the first-floor display case, learn about Esperanto, a language invented to bring about world peace. This exhibit honors the 50th anniversary of the passing of Esperantist Myron Mychajliw.

On the second floor…

In the Morris Gallery (Accessible Art Project), look closely at the abstract photographic images of Chris Ludwig.

The Teen Library wall is beautifully adorned with shawls of Pavlovo Posad, collected by our Reference Librarian, Kate Soboleva.

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.