Past Exhibits

Dinor Bleu: The Vanishing American Diner

Dinor Bleu: The Vanishing American Diner
Photographs by Chuck Fong

January 3 - March 27, 2016
Dinor Bleu explores the uniquely American tradition of diner eateries through photographs, historical information and nonfictional narratives. The classic diner was usually operated by a sole proprietor who served basic, home cooked food for good value. This once popular mainstay of American culture is rapidly disappearing from our landscape. The diner’s role in American culture is brought alive in this exhibit featuring almost 40 images. The photographs evoke the gritty Depression era “greasy spoons” to the illuminated sleek shiny rockets of the late 1950s. Diners were invented at the dawn of the industrial age to serve meals to factory workers on the late shift. The black and white photographs in this exhibit
of diner cooks, waitresses, and clients show the twilight to midnight starkness of this era.

“Countless calories, thousands of miles and six years in the making.” - Chuck Fong

January 22, Friday Night at the Museum, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
“Let’s Go to the Hop!” Join friends at the museum for an informal dance with Rock & Roll music, swirling skirts and lettermen jackets

February 5, Friday, 8:00 pm “blue plate special-diner poems”

February 7 - 1st Sunday, 12:00 - 4:30 p.m. opening several new shows and featuring Dinor Bleu

February 19th, Friday Night at the Museum, 6:00 - 8:00 pm**
“Let’s Go to the Hop!” Another chance to dance your heart away at the museum

All free and open to the public!

Read more about Chuck's show:
Daily Mail

Houston Chronicle

Centre County Gazette

Weekender - Centre Daily Times

State College Magazine

Supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, through the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA), its regional arts funding partnership.

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Jan 3
Mar 27