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

12:00 PM

Sixty-Five Years of Railroad Photography by Homer Hill

On view: October 4-28, 2016

Homer Hill was born in Newark, NJ in 1915 and moved to Bernardsville in 1926. He graduated from Bernards High School in 1933. A family trip to the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933 was the start of a lifelong interest in photography. An early box camera progressed to a folding Kodak, then to a 2¼ x 3¼ Speed Graphic and finally to a Pentax medium format SLR.  Despite the allure of color film, virtually all of his photography was black and white. He took many trips throughout the US and Canada riding the flagship trains of Amtrak and VIA Rail Canada and enjoyed arranging group railroad tours for chapters of the National Railroad Historical Society and his many friends. He died in 2000.

12:00 PM

American Landscape and Wildlife Photos by Gary Westerhoff

Wild Pony

On view: October 29-November 30, 2016

Gary Westerhoff is an accomplished nature photographer whose work has been exhibited throughout northern New Jersey, published in numerous books, and won awards in various judged competitions. The show will feature landscapes from across the United States and intimate portraits of American wildlife including wild horses, wolves, bears, coyotes, mountain lions and Florida birds. A special feature will be a number of stunning photographs printed on aluminum. Mr. Westerhoff is a professional engineer who lives in nearby Chester, New Jersey.

10:00 AM

Contemporary Photography: Unique Perspectives

Mask by Marvin Cline
Mask by Marvin Cline

On view: December 1, 2016-January 2, 2017

The New Jersey Photography Forum presents a juried show of thirty fine art photographs drawn from its core group known as the Exhibition Committee. Each of the artists has submitted a series of works based on a theme of their own choosing. The result is a series of mini-shows covering a wide range of diverse viewpoints and techniques and includes traditional photography, abstract images, image manipulations and digital art. New Jersey Photography Forum is an organization that promotes the development of photographers and provides them with exhibition opportunities.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Female Face: Photographs by Jean Merrill

Naita, Maasai Chief's Fifth Wife
Naita, Maasai Chief’s Fifth Wife

Opening Reception: January 8, 2017, 2:00-4:00 pm
On view: January 4-30, 2017

Robert Capa once said “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” Ms. Merrill has been drawn to the inspiration, hope, despair, joy, sorrow, contemplation, and determination she sees in a woman’s or girl’s face, and she has tried to capture it in photographs. “It’s important to get close enough without invading the privacy of the moment I see in the eyes or facial features of my female subjects. It takes patience and luck to capture that moment,” she says, “I hope the visitors to this show will look at each image and ask themselves ‘What is she thinking? What is she feeling? Can I identify with that emotion?’”