In the newly remodeled entrance hall of Mount Angel Abbey’s museum, there is a space for showcasing original art. Dozens of new artifacts are currently on view, along with the favorite Abbey museum items displayed in the past.
The integration of art and natural history provides a collection that is both educational and inspirational for all who visit. In the words of Fr. Frowin, the museum is, “sufficiently important and interesting in itself to deserve at least the leisure moments at our disposal. There is nothing so little or so apparently trivial in God’s grand world but may be made to teach useful lessons, and at the same time become an endless source of pure, interesting, and wholesome recreation during our spare hours.”
The monks of Mount Angel Abbey are proud of this eclectic display, ranging from geological and environmental specimens to art and artifacts, ancient and contemporary, temporal and ecclesial, collected from a diverse cross-section of cultures.
We welcome you to come, see, and enjoy.
The Abbey museum is open for self-guided tours Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 4 pm.