January – February 2019 in the Crowell Gallery:
The Crowell Collection
The Crowell permanent collection is on view in January and February. March through December 2019 the gallery hosts changing exhibits. Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm-5pm, Thursday 2-7pm and Saturday 10am-1pm. Free and open to the public.
The Crowell Gallery at the Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT was opened to the public on September 2, 2000. It houses an outstanding collection of contemporary Southern Vermont artists. The permanent collection is on view each winter (usually in January and/or February). For the rest of the year, the gallery hosts special monthly exhibits by local artists. The gallery also serves as a venue for public programs and meetings.
Robert and Muriel Crowell funded the renovation of the Moore family’s 1890 post and beam barn. The work was performed by local artisans Dan and Gary MacArthur. A gift in 2004 from the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation provided tensor lighting for the gallery.
2019 Gallery Schedule
- January – The Crowell Collection – various
- February – The Crowell Collection – various
- March – Stephen Tavella ~ Republic of Georgia photography
- April – Children – pre-school art
- May – Donald Fitzpatrick – ink on paper
- June – Myles Danaher – acrylic
- July – Simi Berman – acrylic/collage
Interested in exhibiting your art at the Crowell Gallery? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information
About Robert L. Crowell
Robert L. (Bob) Crowell, former head of the Thomas Y. Crowell Company (which later became part of Harper Collins Publishers), was the grandson of the company’s eponymous founder. Thomas Y. Crowell began publishing books in 1876 and was the first U.S. publisher of Tolstoy and Gogol. Bob joined the company as a salesman in 1931, was elected treasurer in 1937, and rose to head the company in 1938. Under his leadership, the company published Roget’s International Thesaurus, the Frank Heller detective series and numerous art and children’s books.
Bob served as a trustee of the Moore Free Library from 1976 to 2001 and was President of the board for five of those years. As the Moore Free Library’s primary benefactor, he funded scholarship programs, literary awards, and library renovations. He passed away June 29, 2001.