St Johnsbury Athenaeum

St Johnsbury Athenaeum information

Location
Northeast Kingdom , USA
Address
1171 Main St
St Johnsbury
Telephone
+1 802 748 8291
More information
www.stjathenaeum.org
Opening hours
10am-5:30pm Mon, Wed & Fri, 2-7pm Tue & Thu, 10am-3pm Sat
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Home to the country's oldest art gallery still in its original form, the athenaeum was initially founded as a library by Horace Fairbanks in 1871. Comprising 9000 finely bound books of classic world literature, the library was soon complemented by the gallery, built around its crown jewel, Albert Bierstadt's 10ft-by-15ft painting, Domes of the Yosemite . The collection also includes other large-scale dramatic landscapes by Bierstadt's fellow Hudson River School artists, such as Asher B Durand, Worthington Whittredge and Jasper Crospey.