Programs offered at the JCMA are open to Juniata College students and the general public as noted in descriptions. Please contact us at 814-641-2691 or with any questions.

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Preschool Storytime
Mon. October 2, 10:30am

Join the Huntingdon County Library on Monday, October 2 at 10:30am for a special Preschool Storytime Field Trip to the Juniata College Museum! Storytime at the Museum promotes art enjoyment for our youngsters. We will read books and do a short activity responding to the art on display. Caregivers and children will have a chance to explore the museum after. The museum has a special guest portrait of William Smith the founder of Huntingdon!  We will meet at the museum.

Juniata Portrait Capture
Mon. October 2, 6-7:30pm

Show us the faces that will be the future portraits of Juniata; our professionals will capture you digitally for inclusion in the Celebrating Huntingdon exhibition.

“Meet” the Artist  |  Homecoming
Sat. October 7, 10am – 12pm

Gilbert Stuart makes an appearance at the JCMA! Bob Gleason from The American Historical Theatre brings to life this famous colonial portrait artist and tells us what it’s like to make your living painting famous people. Create your own portrait, too.

Art Walk: Community Portrait Night
Thu. October 19, 5-8pm

Join us for a special Art-Walk, Huntingdon edition. Help create a mosaic of 250 ceramic tiles celebrating 250 years of Huntingdon. Design your own tile with your interests and self-image to represent all walks of life that come together to make this place we call home. The Vogues-wagon photo-booth will also be on hand to take your instant portrait!

Viewpoint Gallery Talk: Astronomy in Smith’s Portrait
Sat. October 28, 1pm

Matthew Beaky, Associate Professor of Physics, discusses the unusual mechanical instrument in the portrait of Huntingdon founder William Smith. How might this technology been used by Smith to observe and document an astronomical event in 1769?

Pop-up Library for Families
Mon. November 6, 5:30 – 7:30pm

The Huntingdon County Library visits the JCMA with family fun alongside the portrait of Huntingdon founder William Smith! Reading words, reading pictures, picturing ourselves.

Maker-Space: Collage Portraits
Thu. Nov 30, 6pm - 8pm

Create real and imaginary portraits in a relaxing, social, collage-night with SNACKS!! Olivia Drake ‘16 will demonstrate her talents in portraiture by way of inspiration.

Viewpoint Gallery Talk: My Travels with “Bill”
Sat. December 2, 1pm

Leslie Lighton-Humphreys, a graduate of Washington College, describes her fascination with William Smith (founder of Washington College) and what her research into his background has revealed.