Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

★★★★☆
  • 705 Kinderkamack Rd

    Oradell, NJ 07649

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  • 201-261-0012

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The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum is unlike any other I've ever been to. Many museums are stuffy but this one is marvelous. There are so many beautiful depictions of wildlife all around in this stunning setting. You can spend the afternoon here with kids and you both will be enthralled. It's like a zoo but without the smell! Seriously, if you've got any interest in wild animals you will really enjoy looking at the paintings and exhibits here. A really unique experience.

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The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum is unlike any other I've ever been to. Many museums are stuffy but this one is marvelous. There are so many beautiful depictions of wildlife all around in this stunning setting. You can spend the afternoon here with kids and you both will be enthralled. It's like a zoo but without the smell! Seriously, if you've got any interest in wild animals you will really enjoy looking at the paintings and exhibits here. A really unique experience.

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If you long to see wildlife art in a posh setting, visit the local Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum. Located on the sprawling grounds of Hiram Blauvelt's estate in a "carriage house," this unique museum is a popular visit with locals in the area, as well as with students who are visiting museums for art projects.

The Art Museum was established in 1957 in memory of Hiram Blauvelt, an entrepreneur who was concerned with wildlife conservation and awareness. The beautiful, realistic paintings of wild animals such as tigers, cheetahs, geese, absolutely catch your attention. This Museum is respected and recognized in the art world, and has paintings on permanent display as well as on loan from the American Museum of Natural History--impressive! The artists represented in the permanent collection are as well, such as John James Audubon and Charles Bishop. Everything is neatly and decoratively displayed. Visitors will find a contemplative atmosphere to view the artwork.

Speaking of stuffed animals, the upper floor to the museum is where you can explore dioramas of big game--incredible, full-bodied taxidermed polar bears, for instance. Much of the animals are taken from North America, but there is an exhibit of African animals on display that is impressive. There is so much to see & learn in this part of the museum--call first before visiting, as this section may be off limits to the public if they are doing a visiting installation.

If you want to have a cultural afternoon without having to travel into New York City to do so, visit the Blauvelt Museum. It's close to home, unique and interesting, and completely affordable.

PROS: Unique exhibits and lots of wildlife lovers
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If you long to see wildlife art in a posh setting, visit the local Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum. Located on the sprawling grounds of Hiram Blauvelt's estate in a "carriage house," this unique museum is a popular visit with locals in the area, as well as with students who are visiting museums for art projects.

The Art Museum was established in 1957 in memory of Hiram Blauvelt, an entrepreneur who was concerned with wildlife conservation and awareness. The beautiful, realistic paintings of wild animals such as tigers, cheetahs, geese, absolutely catch your attention. This Museum is respected and recognized in the art world, and has paintings on permanent display as well as on loan from the American Museum of Natural History--impressive! The artists represented in the permanent collection are as well, such as John James Audubon and Charles Bishop. Everything is neatly and decoratively displayed. Visitors will find a contemplative atmosphere to view the artwork.

Speaking of stuffed animals, the upper floor to the museum is where you can explore dioramas of big game--incredible, full-bodied taxidermed polar bears, for instance. Much of the animals are taken from North America, but there is an exhibit of African animals on display that is impressive. There is so much to see & learn in this part of the museum--call first before visiting, as this section may be off limits to the public if they are doing a visiting installation.

If you want to have a cultural afternoon without having to travel into New York City to do so, visit the Blauvelt Museum. It's close to home, unique and interesting, and completely affordable.

PROS: Unique exhibits and lots of wildlife lovers
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