Main Gallery

Exhibitions in the Main Gallery showcase art in all mediums, as well as exhibitions featuring cultural history and science.

Upcoming Main Gallery Exhibition


Hallway Gallery

L.Bethmann, Garden Bound, ink &   watercolor, 51x33, 2015

Printing From the Source: Foods and Flowers An Exhibition by Laura Bethmann
May 3 – June 21, 2015

Artist Statement:
“Nature Prints are direct impressions of life. Fresh plants, fruits and vegetables are carefully inked and printed by hand on paper to reveal their life-size forms, unique characteristics and textures.

This uncomplicated, ancient technique provides the groundwork for my mixed-media nature print paintings. The energy and depth of the nature prints are amplified with the inclusion of watercolor washes or colored pencils. Subjects in a composition that don’t lend themselves to being printed, such as tomatoes, are hand drawn, then painted.

I primarily use Arches, Rives and herbarium papers, Graphic Chemical oil-based water-soluble inks, Winsor & Newton watercolors, and Prismacolor pencils.

My nature print paintings are about garden variety and food for thought.Beauty in Nature, especially the botanical world, is what gets me going and keeps me moving. Once I start printing it’s hard to stop, so I usually work on several compositions at a time. No two are ever the same.” -Laura Bethmann


Current Exhibition

please_touch_front_851x567pxMuseum Statement:

A unique opportunity to “break the rules” and feel the materials and texture of works of art, Please Touch! Sculpture Exhibition at the Monmouth Museum is a Main Gallery juried exhibition featuring wall and free standing sculpture that can be gently touched by visitors. This exhibition is intended to help visually-impaired people overcome the barrier they experience at most museums by allowing everyone to experience art by touching. Sighted people will also learn to experience art without relying on their eyesight in addition to a visual artistic experience.