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Payne Gallery

Payne Gallery, Moravian University

Payne Gallery

Payne Gallery is located on the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus of Moravian University, in Historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, sixty miles north of Philadelphia and ninety miles west of New York City.

The Gallery is open noon - 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

The Gallery is closed Mondays, major holidays and during school breaks. Admission and parking are free, and the Gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Street Address: 346 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Payne Gallery Exhibition Calendar | Permanent Collection Directions

H. Paty Eiffe (HUB) Gallery Exhibition Calendar

About the Gallery

Fashioned out of what had originally been a small gymnasium, Payne Gallery had been built in 1911 to allow post-Victorian young ladies of the distinguished Moravian Seminary to perform their "physical culture" exercises.

Over time, however, the gymnasium fell into disuse. In 1963, the Art Department seized the opportunity presented by an idle space and set up studio classes there.

Then in 1982 the former gymnasium was converted into the Frank E. and Seba B. Payne Gallery. The gallery, named in honor of her parents, was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of Priscilla Payne Hurd.

In 2001 the interior of the gallery was renovated to Smithsonian exhibition standards.


Moravian University Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus
South Hall


Tuesday through Sunday

Directions to Payne Gallery

Please note:
Payne Gallery is closed Mondays, major holidays, and college breaks.
Summer Hours: Wednesday - Friday 12:00pm-4:00pm


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Full Exhibition Calendar

Submitting an Exhibition Proposal

Contact Information

David E. Leidich
Director of Payne Gallery, Curator of the Permanent Collection

Phone: 610-653-5555
Mailing Address: 1200 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18108