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The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum

was established in 1957 by the Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation,
a legacy of the late Hiram Blauvelt, philanthropist, conservationist
and collector. Through the contribution of his private wildlife art and big game collections, he hoped to promote the cultural value of wildlife art and the need for the conservation of its subjects.

Wildlife Art and Antique Taxidermy at Blauvelt Art Museum

James L. Bellis

James L. Bellis of Vero Beach, Fl and Bedminster, NJ died peacefully Sunday, February 11, 2018, two months shy of his 95th birthday. Mr. Bellis was born in 1923 in Oradell, NJ on his family's farm, surrounded by his extended relatives from the Blauvelt and Demarest families. He attended Kingswood School in Hartford, CT. and graduated from Wesleyan University in 1944 where he played soccer and was on the diving team. Some of his most fond memories were at Wesleyan as President of the University's Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.

Full Obituary

Permanent Collection

Website design by Michelle W. Nix for Scott and Nix, Inc.
Programming by Thomas V. Fondano.

The Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum is funded by the Blauvelt-Demarest Foundation, and is a member of the
New Jersey Association of Museums, the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, and the American Associations of Museums.