Fine & Decorative Arts Gallery
An Introduction to the Taber Museum’s Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery
From Folk to Fine: Decorative and Fine Arts from the Taber Museum Collection highlights some of the treasures from the permanent collections of the museum. A majestic depiction of Christ among the lilies was created by Tiffany Studios and donated by the St. Paul’s Lutheran congregation shortly before their disbanding.
Handsome Pennsylvania long rifles created by Master Gunsmiths in New Berlin, Union County, and Lancaster County are displayed over a mantel that once graced ‘Deer Park’, the home of William Hepburn. A superb portrait of Michael Ross, a founding father of Williamsport, is by folk portraitist Jacob Maentel. Portraits of the Reverend Hiram Bennett and his wife Louise were painted by professional artist George Eddinger. The Bennetts’ portraits appear above a lectern from the St. Paul’s Lutheran congregation.
An examination of John Sloan and fellow members of the Ashcan School of American Art bring the viewer into the twentieth century. Contemporary artists include the works of Roger Shipley, Steve Getz, glass artist Bernard Katz, and ceramicist Anne Meyer. Master Cabinetmaker Eugene Landon is represented with his faithful reproductions of furniture.