Crary Art Gallery was established in 1977 as a nonprofit art museum by painter Genevieve Alden Walker Crary in memory of her husband, industrialist, philanthropist, and accomplished photographer Clare Crary. The Crary Art Gallery is dedicated to enriching the region’s cultural offerings through noteworthy temporary exhibitions, and the display of historical works both collected and produced by the Crarys.
The Permanent Collection includes early and mid 20th-century paintings and prints, Japanese silkscreens, and photographs by Edward S. Curtis. There is an extensive inventory of Gene and Clare’s own paintings and photographs, some of which are always on display at the gallery.
The Crary Art Gallery also hosts changing temporary exhibitions, lectures and events. The facility can be rented for weddings and private functions.