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, visitors will appreciate Dianne Vinopoll’s luminous oils on canvas. (Left: This expressive bird is looking forward to seeing you, just outside of the Maria Parloa Community Room!)

In the Maria Parloa Community Room, viewers will enjoy the fresh and vibrant watercolors of artist Mary Jane Magoon.

In the first-floor display case, learn something about the pen-and-ink skills used by Kathryn Olsen to create her small works on display.

On the second floor…

In the Morris Gallery (Accessible Art Project), enjoy the playful, colorful mixed media collages of Jan McLean.

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.