The Juniata College Museum of Art is located in Carnegie Hall, a Beaux-Arts structure built in 1907 as the college library through funds provided by Andrew Carnegie and the citizens of Huntingdon. Designed by New York architect Edward Tilton, Carnegie Hall reflects turn-of-the-century library design. It includes a grand entrance stairway, a domed rotunda, and three separate wings that originally functioned as reading rooms and open stacks. The entire structure retains its original grandeur and elegance. In particular, the rotunda, dome, and tiffany-styled stained glass oculus create an impressive central space. Carnegie Hall served as the college library until 1963, when its holdings were transferred to the newly constructed L.A. Beeghly Library. Funds provided by Mabelle Shoemaker, wife of local historian and folklorist Col. Henry Shoemaker, helped to convert Carnegie Hall into a fine arts studio and exhibition center. In 1998, the acquisition of the Worth B. Stottlemyer Collection led to the formation of the Juniata College Museum of Art. Through funds provided by Edwin A. and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy, Carnegie Hall was fully renovated as the Juniata College Museum of Art.
Mission: The Juniata College Museum of Art (JCMA) contributes to the social and intellectual well-being of its campus and local communities by providing access to works of distinctive aesthetic quality in ways that inspire, provoke creative and critical thought, and refresh the spirit.
Professor Gould and the students finally joined Professor Streb in the Czech Republic this evening, and everyone is anxious to start working with the Lobkowicz Collection team tomorrow morning. The students will take over the class blog and will share their reflections over the next two weeks. First up, see what Luke has to say about their travel adventures: https://wordpress.com/view/czechcastlecollections.wordpress.com
Professors Streb and Gould have been busy at the end of the semester with last minute preparations for their study abroad trip to Prague. While in the Czech Republic each of the students on the trip will write at least one blog post. They’ll be posting about their work with the folks at The Lobkowicz Collections and about their cultural experiences. We hope that you’ll “follow” the blog so you can see the updates. https://czechcastlecollections.wordpress.com/
Juniata College study abroad experience
We have our trees back! Wishing them as long a life as those we lost last year.
As the semester ends, please note that we are closed as of Saturday, May 11 - Tuesday, June 4. Summer hours begin on Wednesday, June 5!
Feel free to call or email for an appointment in the interim; we'll try to accommodate you!
814-641-2691 or [email protected]
Heard at MayFest:
“There’s an art museum in town?”
Yes!! Convenient hours, always free!
Sure is windy, but here we are at MayFest Huntingdon!! Drop by to say hello!!
Packed gallery for Your own Time to Learn presentations! So glad they chose the JCMA to host. #juniatalas #jcma
And congrats to the Museum Studies Practicum students who brought our Capstone exhibition to life! #Juniatalas #jcma
Congrats to our Senior Capstone students (and professors Benson & Boryk) on a successful exhibition opening! #juniatalas #jcma
On Thursday April 25th from 5 until 6:30 the JCMA will be hosting an opening reception for our
Capstone exhibition. The exhibition will display a variety of works created by Juniata seniors.
Senior CApstone will run until May 18th.
Art. Water balloons. What more could you want on an Art Walk night @instajuniatacollege @artwalkhdon #itswarm #sun #artbreak
ART WALK NIGHT!! We're getting ready! It's a beautiful day, so drop by for some "balloon painting" fun (and visit our Face Time exhibition, too!). We're here 5-8pm.
Artist unknown (A.R.), View of Brethren Normal School (Juniata College), 1898 Oil on
Canvas, Collection JCMA
To celebrate Founders Day we are sharing this early painting of Juniata College.
Juniata College was founded on April 17, 1876 with only one classroom and Jacob Zuck as the
school’s only professor. While many would assume that Juniata began at the 1700 Moore
street campus, the originally classroom was located in the Pilgrim Building on Washington
Street. The first three students at Juniata College were Miss Maggie Miller, Miss Rebecca
Cornelius, and Mr. Gaius M. Brumbaugh (M.D.).
Source: Juniata College: The History of Seventy Years 1876-1946 by Charles C. Ellis
This week is National Student Employee Appreciation Week and we'd like to send out a great big thank you to all of our hard-working students.
Last chance to see our Rembrandt exhibition! We're open Saturday 12pm - 4pm, and then it's gone.
Why not make a day of it - visit the Museum, find lunch or early dinner downtown, and then come back to campus for Juniata Presents Parsons Dance Company at 7:30!
Cherry Blossoms at the Hachiman Shrine Fukagawa (#59 of 100 Famous Views of Edo) by Ando
1857, Color woodblock
Worth B. Stottlemyer Collection,
With the National Cherry Blossom Festival in full swing, we wanted to share this image of Japanese Cherry Blossoms. The trees in Washington, D.C. were first planted on March 27, 1912; the first two were planted by First Lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Chinda, the wife of the Japanese ambassador. The trees were originally gifted to Washington D.C. to celebrate the friendship between The United States and Japan. Ever since the initial planting, an annual festival has been held to celebrated the blooming of these trees. Today the festival
lasts for four weeks, and features over fifty events including tie-dyeing, kite-flying, and a parade.
Give Mindfulness at the Museum a try during Art Walk Thursday! For 30 minutes, you can slow down and focus with a guided meditation in the presence of art.
Program starts at 6pm.
Art Walk is also a great chance to see our Rembrandt etchings exhibition! We'll be open until 8pm.
Juniata College Museum Studies
Professors Streb and Gould will take a group of Juniata College students to the Czech Republic in May and they will spend two weeks working with The Lobkowicz Collections. Professor Gould is there now on a pre-trip scouting excursion, and he’s blogging about his experiences. When he returns we will have the students start to blog about their research projects. Check it out.
Reservoir Hill, Washington D.C. by Max Weyl
19th century, Oil on canvas
Worth B. Stottlemyer Collection, JCMA
As winter slowly but surely comes to an end we wished to share one final image of winter. Max Weyl was born on December 1, 1837 in Germany. His family immigrated to Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1853, where he worked in a watch and clock shop. It wasn’t until 1862, while living in Washington D.C. that Weyl began painting as a hobby. When he sold one of his paintings in 1870, he was inspired to become a painter as a full time occupation. Weyl traveled to Europe to study art; he returned to Washington D.C. upon completing his studies. His main subjects were the areas around Georgetown and the Potomac. He died on July 6, 1914.
Source: "Max Weyl." Smithsonian American Art Museum. Accessed February 21, 2019. https://americanart.si.edu/artist/max-weyl-5344.
The JCMA is closed Saturday 3/9 - Sunday 3/17 for Spring Break. We hope that when we return our building will look a bit more spring-like than it has in the past few weeks, pretty as this is!
Photo by Allison Rismondo
Due to the changing weather conditions today, the JCMA will be closed. Stay safe, and come see us for Art Walk and Mindfulness at the Museum tomorrow evening!
A big thanks to the Museum Practicum team for all of their hard work and dedication in working to install our latest exhibition. Make sure you stop by to see the selection of prints by Rembrandt and his contemporaries.
Venus, by Gunther Spaltmann, 1951. Ink and watercolor on paper. Collection JCMA
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we are happy to share this painting of Venus. Venus is the Roman mythological counterpart of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. One of the myths in which Venus is prominent recounts that Hippomenes prayed to her to help him win in a race against Atalanta, whom he loved. Atalanta scoffed at the notion of love and marriage. To avoid both, she set a challenge she was confident she could win. She declared that whoever could beat her in a foot race would become her husband; all of the suitors who raced and failed would be put to death. Hippomenes took up the challenge, and Venus answered his prayers by presenting him with three golden apples. In each of the first two laps of the race Hippomenes threw an apple, distracting Atalanta; this allowed him to catch up to the young woman for a while, but she managed to out-run him. On the final lap Hippomenes threw the apple to the edge of the field, compelling Atalanta to follow the apple. Hippomenes won the race and the two married.
Source: Grant, Michael. Myths of the Greeks and Romans: Michael Grant, .. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1962. Pg 344
The JCMA will be closed today (2/12) due to the weather. Stay safe out there, and don't forget that our next exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday from 5-6:30.
Another compelling cultural event on campus! Join us!
Love the environment? Photography? Music? Multimedia? All of the above? ETHEL's Documerica delivers this Saturday night 7:30 p.m. in Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts.
WPSU night and the Spring Season opener! Come out and help us celebrate! Make sure to stop by the Juniata Presents table in Ellis during dinner tonight to pick up your ticket, win prizes and snag some FREE stuff.
Stop by tonight and visit with Jacob and Meghan!
It’s officially Winter Break! The JCMA will be closed until Monday,January 21st, when Juniata classes resume, with 2 exceptions.
We WILL be open for Art Walk on Thursday evening 5-8pm only December 20 and January 17!
2008.2066 title: Winter Scene in Holland artist: Charles Henri Joseph Leickert genre: scene media: Painting media: Oil on panel
This week we are highlighting Winter Scene in Holland by Charles Henri Joseph Leickert. Leickert was a Dutch painter who lived from 1816 until 1907. In this painting you can observe figures of people ice fishing, sledding, and skating. This scene is typical of his work; he is known for his winter landscapes.
Do finals have you feeling stressed out? Are your shoulders tight from hunching over study materials for hours on end? Do you feel like you're running on empty?
Know what will help? Some yoga!
Join us in the museum on Tuesday afternoon from 2-2:30 for a relaxing practice incorporating some gentle stretches and breathing exercises that will help ease your tension and bring some balance back to your day. No experience necessary. Just bring yourself and wear comfortable clothes.
Juniata College Museum of Art's cover photo
Due to the inclement weather the JCMA will be closed today. We will reschedule our exhibition opening to celebrate the Mining the Museum Exhibition, so stay tuned for details. Stay safe out there everyone.
The Museum will be closed this week as we work to install our next exhibition, "Mining the Museum: Recent Acquisitions." Stay tuned for more details.
2008.2.172, Robert Shaw, Untitled (Church with Graveyard) [From "Historic Churches of America"], published c.1890.
Happy Halloween! In honor of the spooky holiday we have decided to highlight this ghouslish etching of a graveyard. The earliest celebration of Halloween was the Celtic Festival Samhain. During this festival it was believed that the souls of the dead would be available for communication. This celebration continued through the 800’s when Pope Gregory IV took those ideas and established All Soul’s Day. It wasn’t until the 1920’s that the tradition of Halloween was born in The United States with the ritual of Trick or Treating.
To learn more visit: https://www.albany.edu/~dp1252/isp523/halloween.html
If you're in Washington DC and have a chance to visit the National Museum of American History, you'll see an exhibition in which Emma Campbell, a 2016 Juniata Museum Studies graduate, contributed to the design!
October 09, 2018 Museum of the American Revolution Appoints Dr. R. Scott Stephenson President and CEO The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the appointment of Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, currently Vice President of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programming for the Museum, as President a...
This week we will be closed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday due to fall break. We hope that all of our students have a relaxing break.
Faint Distance Objects, Mark Conti, 2015, Digital Photo Negative/Archival inkjet print
This photo is a part of In the Mind’s Eye. The exhibit invokes the imagination and encourages you to look closer. When looking at this image, where does your eye wander towards? This work along with the rest of In the Mind’s Eye will be on display until November 3, 2018.
Our Curatorial Studies class spent yesterday at the Reading Public Museum. Many thanks to Curator Scott Schweigert for the informative tour and Q&A session.
This morning the JCMA is hosting an opening reception for In the Mind's Eye. Join us for the reception from 10am to 12pm with artist Mark Conti,a graduate from our 1975 class. We also have some breakfast treats for everyone to enjoy. After the reception the museum is open for our regular hours from 12pm to 4pm.
It's Mountain Day at Juniata! The JCMA will be closed until it's time for Art Walk at 5pm. We'll be open from 5-8pm, with some new art and an activity. See you then!
The 2018-19 Arts and Culture Publication is available at various locations across Juniata College campus and in the community. Don't have your copy yet? Stop by the ticket booth in the Esther Doyle Lobby of the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts and pick one up. You can also find copies at all Juniata Presents sponsor locations. Thank you for supporting the arts in Huntingdon County MIMI'S Restaurant & Martini Bar Comfort Inn Huntingdon and Standing Stone Coffee Company. Copies are also available at the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Juniata College Museum of Art.
If your business would like to receive copies of this years publication for your patrons, please contact Jeannine Haizlip at 641-3608 or [email protected].
We’re at Lobsterfest! Come see what’s coming up in Arts & Culture on campus! #juniatacollege #art #performance
It's Mindfulness Monday! Join us for this NEW program every Monday evening at 6pm. We'll alternate weekly programs between drawing as a vehicle to focusing and seeing ("talent" not required!!), and guided meditation on an art work.
TODAY: Exquisite Corpse Drawing in the JCMA! Drop in for some amusing and relaxing draw-time. (No real corpses, exquisite or otherwise, btw).
Students are arriving for the start of a new semester! We will be closed this week as we transition to a new season.
Watch for our upcoming schedule and some new program announcements. We're looking forward to an exciting new year!
Sad, but true. July's storms broke some huge branches and revealed the fragility of the huge oaks framing the building. After a good long life, they needed to be removed for safety. We're looking forward to replanting in the future.
Corner Of 17th And Moore
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