Current Exhibits

Janise Heverly and Seth Young in the Print Gallery


Print Gallery - 2nd Floor

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays: 12:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Jun 2
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Aug 27
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Underground Railroad - A Journey to Freedom


The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County announces the opening of a permanent exhibit to commemorate the role of our region in the operations of the Underground Railroad. Although several area locations were used by enslaved people seeking freedom, there is no place in the Bellefonte Borough where a visitor might learn about that tragic time in our history. The exhibit contains information about the operations of the Underground Railroad, art work depicting the courage and suffering of the enslaved African Americans and stories about the local citizens who helped and supported them.

The Borough of Bellefonte played a major role in the Underground Railroad, which was a network of people who assisted enslaved African Americans escape slavery. The "railroad" was active in the 19th century and Bellefonte's location was strategic to helping people who were attempting journeys to the Northeast, the Midwest and to Canada. It is reported that the Linn House (home to the Bellefonte Art Museum) was occupied by a Quaker family for a decade before the Civil War. During that time it is believed the Linn House was used to help shelter people trying to escape.

The project contains art works that have been created by several artists and features a permanent installation with vignette sketches by Lino Toyos. Information about the region and the work of the Underground Railroad has been compiled into a pamphlet by Penn State graduate student, Mudiwa Pettus and includes: a historical overview of the Underground Railroad, biographical information about African Americans using the "railroad", and details about local free African Americans and other persons credited with successes in assisting enslaved people.
During the month of April, the Windows Gallery will exhibit materials highlighting this period and provide addition opportunity to read and study the Underground Railroad.

Underground Railroad Room - Between 2nd & 3rd Floor at Museum

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 4:30 pm OR By Appointment
Apr 1
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Jan 1
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Additional Information:

pamphlet_underground-railroad_bellefonte-art-museum.pdf

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Michele Randall and Harriet Rosenberg in the Gallery at Cool Beans


Harriet Rosenberg Artist Statement: Paper Cutting is Art in paper, rather than on paper. I cut paper dolls as a child, and rediscovered my childhood passion in my 40s. My major influences and motifs are drawn from my Finnish heritage and the other ethnic influences of my life, and from literature and music.

Cool Beans Coffee and Tea, located at 141 W High St, Bellefonte, PA 16823

Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sundays
Jun 30
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Aug 26
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