Arts Collection

Sherman Library & Gardens’ art collection primary focus is plen air paintings by area artists.  Displayed in the library are paintings by notable artists, including William Wendt, Anna Hills, Clarence Hinkle, Rex Brandt, Joan Irving, Edgar Payne Frank Cuprian, and Jean Mannheim. Arnold Haskell, founder of Sherman Library & Gardens personally collected many of these pieces in the 1970s.

painting of old footbridge

Arts & Exhibits

Sherman Gardens lush garden setting plays host to an array of festivals, programs and art displays. With sculptures in the Gardens like the 2017 glass sculpture exhibit Glasscapes or the 2019 pop art crowd-pleaser Kickin’ Back, it’s never the same place twice!

Performing Arts

The changing seasons, the symphony of flowers, and the changing light in the Gardens creates a performance of sight, sound, and color.  Sherman Library & Gardens is the perfect setting for musical and theatrical performances.  The Central Patio Room offers amazing acoustics for string instruments and acoustic performances while the Tea Garden can provide a more intimate experience and atmosphere. 

Historical Exhibit in the Adobe

Learn more about the current historical exhibit based on Sherman Library collections.