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 on view now!

On the first floor…

In the Morton Gallery, visitors will appreciate the whimsical paper-and-stitching art pieces created by Diane Pollack. (See the image at left for a preview of Diane’s unique work.)

In the Maria Parloa Community Room, enjoy Ted Taylor’s wonderfully detailed oil paintings inspired by the work of Thomas Kinkade.

In the first-floor display case, take a close look at fantastic sculptures, then head upstairs for chairs–all created by artist FaDana Mudge.

On the second floor…

In the Morris Gallery (Accessible Art Project), see and “sea” the colorful poured acrylics of Helga Ruopp.

Wait, there’s more!

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.


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

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