Displays & Exhibits

Art exhibits may be viewed in the Community Room. Displays are in locked cases in our vestibule. Coordinated with Kathleen Palmer, Volunteer.

The library seeks local artists who would like to exhibit their work. If you have something that you would like to loan for library display, or if you’re interested in exhibiting your artwork or collections, please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118 or click here to email.

Upcoming Events

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Downtown Bernardsville: Then and Now, A Stroll Through History - Last Day

Early View of Bernardsville Square

Early View of Bernardsville Square

On view April 29 – May 29
May is Historic Preservation month! In celebration, please join us for a look at historic downtown Bernardsville from the 1870’s to today. Come and explore this mixed media exhibit of curated images. While much has changed, you’ll be surprised how much of our historic past remains. Presented by the Bernardsville Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC).

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Photographic Art by Parvathi Kumar


Sandals, Slippers

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, June 5, 2:00-4:00 pm
On view: June 1 – 29, 2016
The images presented in this exhibit are from the artist’s travels near and far—from the immediate surroundings of her home base in New Jersey, to Canada (the country of her upbringing), to India (the land of her roots), and to various other corners of the world. “Unusual perspectives with a bend toward beauty and simplicity are what
my eye aims to capture,” she says. “While travel photography is my main area of interest, I also delight in everyday objects as they are and in their potential to be manipulated in the ‘digital darkroom.'”

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Compositions in Watercolor by Neela Pushparaj

Dance of the Iris

Dance of the Iris

Artist’s Reception: Thursday, July 7, 6:00-8:00 pm
On view: July 1 – August 20, 2016
Neela Pushparaj is a 74-year-old grandmother and a retired pathologist who began taking lessons in painting at the age of 49. Her favorite way of painting is to add colors to wet or damp paper and allowing shapes to emerge from them by picking them out with negative painting. She likes to use a lot of color in her work, particularly in her florals which range from semi-abstract to totally abstract. “Painting is an integral part of my life,” she says, “It is an expression of my joy in everything I see.”