Exhibitions and Events

Celebrating 50 years of the Sordoni Art Gallery.

Featured Exhibit

The One Rose: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rose O’Neill

AUG. 25 - OCT. 8

Rose O’Neill, an American illustrator of the early 20th century, was a woman of many accomplishments. She was the first woman illustrator for Puck magazine, the leading men’s magazine of the late-19th century, entertaining its readers with considerable satire and political commentary; creator of the Kewpie Doll, the subject of a major merchandising campaign, which made her fortune; activist for women’s suffrage; and accomplished artist and sculptor of “Sweet Monsters” featured in exhibitions in Paris (1921) and New York (1922). The One Rose: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Rose O’Neill exhibition celebrates the life and career of Wilkes-Barre born artist at the Sordoni Art Gallery, located just streets away from where the artist was born.


Events take place at the Sordoni Art Gallery and are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.

To register, please use the event registration form unless an event states otherwise.

Art in Context Gallery Talk: Rose O’Neill: Facts & Fancies with Sarah Buhr, curator from the Springfield Art Museum

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 | 5 PM

One of the foremost scholars on Rose O’Neill, Sarah Buhr will walk you through The One Rose exhibition and outline the accomplishments of this singular woman.  From her artwork, to writing, to becoming the first woman to make over a million dollars from her artwork, The Kewpies, Buhr will share the magnificent life and career of Rose O’Neill.



Questions? Please Contact

Heather Sincavage

Gallery Director