With the opening of the Abram Nesbitt Academic Commons in 2008, Sidney and Pauline Friedman gifted Penn State Wilkes-Barre with the Friedman Art Gallery. This gallery space regularly displays the work of students and local artists, as well as private art collections. The Friedman Art Gallery strives to promote and encourage professional and amateur artists from the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus and surrounding communities, while giving visitors to the campus the opportunity to view fresh and innovative artwork in a wide range of media.
January 17–April 3, 2022
When Richard Robinson inherited his aunt Bertha Conyngham’s stunning mansion and fifty-acre farm in Lehman, Pennsylvania, he donated the real estate to establish a permanent home for Penn State in the Wilkes-Barre region. The mansion, Hayfield House, is a treasure and this exhibit celebrates its history.