Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center

Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center Part of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, the museum is an educational resource focusing on the life and career of renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne.
The museum is part of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. We are a non-profit 501 (c)(3) whose educational mission is to encourage and further an interest in the art of opera, philanthropy, and the arts through the life, career, and achievements of Marilyn Horne.

Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, in 1934, Marilyn Horne began singing at a very young age. She would go on to become one of the most recognized and beloved opera stars in the world. The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center showcases her life, career, and achievements as an artist, a philanthropist, and an educator. The 3,400 square-foot, state-of-the-art exhibition space features artifacts from her personal archive, interactive touchscreen exhibits, and a theater space that recreates the look and feel of an 18th-century Italian opera house. The collection includes reproductions of some of the lavish costumes Marilyn Horne wore while performing in some of her most famous roles. The museum is housed in a circa 1932 Art Deco building conveniently located in the heart of Bradford’s historic downtown district. You will be dazzled by the building’s grand foyer with marble flooring and architectural details reminiscent of the 1930s. Adjacent to the museum is a gift store and café serving specialty coffees, pastries, and lighter fare.

Mission: Open year-round and free to the public, the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center is an educational resource dedicated to the life, career, and achievements of renowned American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne.

Museum Week Day Five: Today's theme is exploration. Museums are more interactive than ever. From touch screens to selfie...
05/17/2019

Museum Week Day Five: Today's theme is exploration. Museums are more interactive than ever. From touch screens to selfie areas, museums connect on a deeper level with their visitors. The Marilyn Horne Museum is not only interactive but part of the Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau geocache trail. Visitors come from around the world, finding us with only GPS coordinates, and explore the museum in a virtual scavenger hunt. How cool is that? #MuseumWeek #ExploreMW #geocaching #marilynhorne #mezzo #soprano #opera Anf Visitors Bureau

Museum Week Day Four: Today's theme is the rainbow, the symbol of diversity. Marilyn Horne received a Kennedy Center Hon...
05/16/2019

Museum Week Day Four: Today's theme is the rainbow, the symbol of diversity. Marilyn Horne received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1995. According to the award's designer, the famous rainbow ribbons represent "a spectrum of many skills within the performing arts". #MuseumWeek #RainbowMW #museums #opera #marilynhorne #mezzo #soprano #rainbow @ Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center

Museum Week Day Three: Today is about play. Our favorite interactive experience in the museum is the "Stage Your Own Ope...
05/15/2019

Museum Week Day Three: Today is about play. Our favorite interactive experience in the museum is the "Stage Your Own Opera" exhibit. This interactive allows visitors to select the costumes, set, and set pieces for their own animated version of a operatic duet. #MueumWeek #PlayMW #opera #marilynhorne #play

Today's MuseumWeek theme is secrets! We have many personal items in the museum's extensive collection that are not regul...
05/14/2019

Today's MuseumWeek theme is secrets! We have many personal items in the museum's extensive collection that are not regularly on view to the public. This little Limoges box is one of them. It was given to Marilyn by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as thanks for her performance at the inauguration. When the box is opened it reveals a collection of tiny snapshots of Marilyn and the president on inauguration day. #MuseumWeek #SecretsMW #opera #MarilynHorne #mezzosoprano

05/13/2019
Twoset Violin

Oh dear... 👏

Professional vs Beginner Opera Singer

#MuseumWeek #WomeninCulture #opera #MarilynHorne #mezzo #Beawarrior
05/13/2019

#MuseumWeek #WomeninCulture #opera #MarilynHorne #mezzo #Beawarrior

Today is the first day of #MuseumWeek - 7 days, 7 theme, 7 hashtags! Today we celebrate #WomeninCulture a perfect theme ...
05/13/2019

Today is the first day of #MuseumWeek - 7 days, 7 theme, 7 hashtags! Today we celebrate #WomeninCulture a perfect theme for the Marilyn Horne Museum! If you're visiting us be sure to use the Museum Week tags!

Mother's Day is only 5 days away! Have you gotten a gift for mom yet? The museum shop has lots of wonderful #gifts from ...
05/07/2019

Mother's Day is only 5 days away! Have you gotten a gift for mom yet? The museum shop has lots of wonderful #gifts from under $10 to $30. Don't miss out! #mothersday #mothersdaygifts #museums #shop #mom 💝

It's the museum's 2nd anniversary today! Thank you to everyone who has helped make us a destination! 🥂🍾 #museums #...
05/06/2019

It's the museum's 2nd anniversary today! Thank you to everyone who has helped make us a destination! 🥂🍾 #museums #opera #marilynhorne #mezzo #soprano #pittbradford #bradfordpennsylvania

We need these at Marilyn Horne Hall!
05/01/2019

We need these at Marilyn Horne Hall!

Entrance to the car park of Estonian State Opera, Tallinn.

Our favorite conductor, Bugs Bunny, is 81 today! Happy Birthday, Bugs!
04/30/2019

Our favorite conductor, Bugs Bunny, is 81 today! Happy Birthday, Bugs!

The Anf Visitors Bureau is hosting their annual Backyard Tour on May 10. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some...
04/29/2019

The Anf Visitors Bureau is hosting their annual Backyard Tour on May 10. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore some of the attractions McKean County has to offer.

There are still seats available on this luxury motorcoach day trip, which includes the Marilyn Horne Museum!

The itinerary includes: the Zippo/Case Museum, the Marilyn Horne Museum & Exhibit Center, The Old Schoolhouse Village Shops, the Eldred WW II Museum, the newly restored, mid-century Lynn Hall, the Kinzua Sky Walk, Flickerwood Wine Cellars, Artworks at the Summit, Logyard Brewing, and CJ Spirits.

The tour includes lunch, private tours, and tastings. Wow!
For more information, contact the ANFVB at 800-473-9370. 🥂

Have you seen these cool Bradford, Pa. shirts? Well there's only one place you can get them! Come on down to the gift sh...
04/27/2019

Have you seen these cool Bradford, Pa. shirts? Well there's only one place you can get them! Come on down to the gift shop today and get yours! Limited quantities available! #Bradford #Pennsylvania #museums #shoplocal

The fabulous Jamie Barton is not only a former student of Marilyn's (and a very good friend) but a supporter of the muse...
04/27/2019

The fabulous Jamie Barton is not only a former student of Marilyn's (and a very good friend) but a supporter of the museum. We're excited that she'll be at Royal Albert Hall for the final night of the Proms in September! 👏👏👏🍾

Can’t believe I get to do the iconic Last Night of The Proms!!!!! Hope you can join us at BBC Proms in London this September – it promises to be a gay old time!! 🇬🇧🏳️‍🌈

📸 BreeAnne Clowdus

Did you know, La Marseillaise, the National Anthem of France, was written in one night on this day in 1792? The composer...
04/24/2019

Did you know, La Marseillaise, the National Anthem of France, was written in one night on this day in 1792? The composer was a French soldier named Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle who originally wrote the piece as a marching song. It became wildly popular but was banned under Napoleon and later French rulers. It was reinstated in 1879, and has been the official National Anthem of France ever since.

We love meeting groups from our region!
04/12/2019

We love meeting groups from our region!

Hearing from Director (and Leadership McKean graduate!) Matthew Hileman about the community engagement and philanthropy at the heart of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center.

The museum will be closed Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the holiday. All other hours remain unchanged. ...
04/11/2019

The museum will be closed Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 in observance of the holiday. All other hours remain unchanged. 🐰

Did you know that today is the birthday of Johann Caspar von Kerll? Of course you didn't! Kerll was an influential and w...
04/09/2019

Did you know that today is the birthday of Johann Caspar von Kerll? Of course you didn't! Kerll was an influential and well-known composer of Baroque music in the 17th century, but much of his work has been lost. He influenced Handel and Bach but never reached the historical stardom of his contemporaries. He would have been 392 today. Happy Birthday, Johann!

Online bidding is now open for the 2019 Opera News Awards - Met Opera Guild Gala auction. This year, the museum has dona...
03/25/2019
Outing for Six: Private Tour of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center, Gourmet Dinner, and Special Marilyn Horne Memorabilia

Online bidding is now open for the 2019 Opera News Awards - Met Opera Guild Gala auction. This year, the museum has donated a fabulous package that includes a private dinner in the museum and a signed vintage print. Anyone can bid online but bidders can be outbid at the live auction the night of the gala.

Outing for Six: Private Tour of the Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center, Gourmet Dinner, and Special Marilyn Horne Memorabilia in 2019 OPERA NEWS Awards

This is really clever. The Google "Doodles" get better every year.
03/22/2019
Celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach

This is really clever. The Google "Doodles" get better every year.

Compose your own Bach-inspired tunes with the first ever AI-powered #GoogleDoodle! 🎼 #BachDoodle

This fabulous documentary includes interviews with many of the opera greats from the last century including Marilyn Horn...
03/22/2019

This fabulous documentary includes interviews with many of the opera greats from the last century including Marilyn Horne. Definitely a must watch!

⚠Don’t forget: tonight at 9 p.m. on PBS, the team at Thirteen WNET New York will broadcasting the Birgit Nilsson documentary: A League of Her Own. Check your local listings and take part!

Don't forget to join us Thursday evening for the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! We will have so...
03/12/2019

Don't forget to join us Thursday evening for the Bradford Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours! We will have some delicious bites and a wonderful specialty drink - the "Carmen". This sweet and spicy mocktail sangria is inspired by sunny Seville and one of Marilyn Horne's most famous roles!

Exciting news! Beginning tomorrow, the Marilyn Horne Museum Cafe will begin serving Starbucks Refreshers! Flavors includ...
02/27/2019

Exciting news! Beginning tomorrow, the Marilyn Horne Museum Cafe will begin serving Starbucks Refreshers! Flavors include: Very Berry Hibiscus, Strawberry Acai, Pink Drink, and Violet Drink! Come on by and try something different!

02/24/2019

Don't forget! The Mark Kellogg Quartet will be performing this Friday evening at the Wick Chapel. Songs will include works by Gershwin, Richard Rogers, and Stephen Foster! Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free!

Want to know what our weekly soups are in the cafe? Just visit the cafe page on our website to see what delicious soups ...
02/11/2019

Want to know what our weekly soups are in the cafe? Just visit the cafe page on our website to see what delicious soups and other specials we're offering!

https://www.marilynhorne.org/cafe.html

Our winter maintenance is complete and the museum is open and ready for visitors. Hope to see you soon! #museums #opera ...
02/04/2019

Our winter maintenance is complete and the museum is open and ready for visitors. Hope to see you soon! #museums #opera #classicalmusic #marilynhorne #mezzo #soprano #pennsylvania

February 1st is #nationalcakepopday! Stop on by the Marilyn Horne Museum cafe and indulge in a special University of Pit...
02/01/2019

February 1st is #nationalcakepopday! Stop on by the Marilyn Horne Museum cafe and indulge in a special University of Pittsburgh Panther Pop! They're only $2 each. #marilynhorne #museums #opera #cake #yum #pittbradford

A true measure of a person's worth is how many lives they touch in a positive way. The future is built on young talent. ...
01/31/2019

A true measure of a person's worth is how many lives they touch in a positive way. The future is built on young talent. It all comes full circle.

TBT: One of my first young artist programs ever with the Legend Marilyn Horne! Man was I wet behind the ears back then!!! I think I got an encouragement award in that competition. Sooo much talent on that stage and that SUMMER!!! Off the charts!!! Can you spot me?
Andrew OwensJoshua StewartLucas WongAna MihanovicJanette ZilioliJulie DaviesSimone OsborneInsun SuhEdward ArthurZach AltmanAdam HallAlek ShraderBrenda RaeCélia [email protected] Taber DeAndre Simmons Abdiel Gonzalez Bray WilkinsKevin Ray Olivia Savage Jennifer Feinstein Krista de Silva
#assasins #nerfguns #paranoid24/10

Music Academy of the West 2008!!!!!! 11. YEARS. AGO.!!!! You guys how did time fly by so quickly??????

The museum is closed until February 4th for maintenance and repairs. During this time the cafe and gift shop will remain...
01/23/2019

The museum is closed until February 4th for maintenance and repairs. During this time the cafe and gift shop will remain open. See you soon!

Did you know that all University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students have access to The Metropolitan Opera on Dem...
01/22/2019

Did you know that all University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students have access to The Metropolitan Opera on Demand? This service is part of the museum's programming and allows our Pitt community to enjoy all of the wonderful performances offered by Met Opera on Demand. If you are part of the Pitt family, you can explore this service by searching "Met Opera" on the University Library System online catalog.

Be safe this weekend!
01/18/2019

Be safe this weekend!

Today is Marilyn Horne's 85th birthday! Everyone here at the museum and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wish he...
01/16/2019

Today is Marilyn Horne's 85th birthday! Everyone here at the museum and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford wish her many happy and healthy years to come. 🍾🥂🎂 #marilynhorne #mezzo #soprano #pittbradford #opera #classicalmusic #happybirthday

Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center's cover photo
01/02/2019

Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center's cover photo

Last minute shopping? Avoid the insanity of the chain stores and come Downtown! Shop at your leisure and have a peppermi...
12/23/2018

Last minute shopping? Avoid the insanity of the chain stores and come Downtown! Shop at your leisure and have a peppermint mocha without all the headaches!

The museum is open all next week but will be closed from December 24 - January 1. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on January 2....
12/19/2018

The museum is open all next week but will be closed from December 24 - January 1. We will reopen at 9 a.m. on January 2. The cafe and gift shop will be open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. #museums #happyholidays

There is a new addition to the lobby of Marilyn Horne Hall. This wonderful banner from Marilyn's collection was hung in ...
12/17/2018

There is a new addition to the lobby of Marilyn Horne Hall. This wonderful banner from Marilyn's collection was hung in Verona, Italy in the summer of 1978. It advertised Marilyn's world premiere in Vivaldi's opera "Orlando Furioso". It's a remarkable piece at over 10 feet high and looks as though it was printed yesterday.

12/17/2018

The delightful 18-year old Hannah Finson performing a harp recital at our holiday candlelight concert Saturday. If you missed the performance, sign up for our newsletters at www.marilynhorne.org #chamberconcert #classicalmusic #harp #solo #recital #museums #marilynhorne #mezzo #soprano #pittbradford

Christmas is only 10 days away but there is still plenty of time to shop! The museum shop is open from now until 4 p.m. ...
12/15/2018

Christmas is only 10 days away but there is still plenty of time to shop! The museum shop is open from now until 4 p.m. on December 23. We are well stocked and ready to help! Stop on in and get a peppermint mocha while you shop! We have something for everyone!
https://www.marilynhorne.org/shop.html

If you missed our 2018 event, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year! We had over 400 visitors on Saturday. Ou...
12/12/2018

If you missed our 2018 event, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year! We had over 400 visitors on Saturday. Our guests were delighted with our performers and vendors. It was a truly magical event. Special thanks to Linda Devlin from the ANF Visitor's Bureau for providing some of the photos!

If you missed our 2018 event, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year! We had over 400 visitors on Saturday. Our guests were delighted with our performers and vendors. It was a truly magical event. Special thanks to Linda Devlin from the ANF Visitor's Bureau for providing some of the photos!

12/09/2018

We would like to thank everyone who made the Dickens Christmas at Horne Hall a massive success. From the fabulous American Caroling Company to our wonderful vendors and volunteers, it was a truly magical day. #museums #bradfordpenn #pennsylvania #Christmas #pittbradford #events

Ron and Terri Orris donated these wonderfully festive hats to our student ambassador team. If you're visiting the Christ...
12/08/2018

Ron and Terri Orris donated these wonderfully festive hats to our student ambassador team. If you're visiting the Christmas Market tomorrow look out for them! The students are here to help!

Address

2 Marilyn Horne Way
Bradford, PA
16701

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(814) 362-7990

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