Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists showing September 11, 2022 through January 15, 2023. Jurors selected artwork from five categories: Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper.
This display celebrates women from across the state representing diverse fields including education, science, business, human rights advocacy, and the arts –and details the contributions they made as well as the challenges they faced in their lifetimes.
The Museum included Mammal Hall in the architectural plans in 1965. It took a team of curators, artists, and preparators, 3 years to complete, which opened in June 1968. As the 50th anniversary of Mammal Hall approached, it was clear that the dioramas needed—and deserved—more than a cleaning. This exhibit explores the science and art behind the 3 year restoration project.