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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

Blair Butler Bellis

Blair Butler Bellis of Vero Beach, FL passed away peacefully at her home on August 13, 2019. Born in 1926 in Chicago, IL to Martha Hamm Butler and Rush C. Butler, Jr., Blair enjoyed her childhood years living in Lake Forest, IL and nearby Winnetka, IL. She attended North Shore Country Day and Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT. After two years at Barmor College, Blair returned to Illinois where she met a dashing New Jersey bachelor at a gala. The belle of the ball was courted by and soon married to James L. Bellis.

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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.