KENNETT SQUARE, PA — With COVID-19 shutting down art museums around the country, Bove Jewelers, the premier jewelry store in Chester County, Pennsylvania, has converted its store into an art museum for customers. The exhibit, which is free for visitors and open through Pennsylvania’s shutdown order on January 4, showcases original artwork from some of history’s most famous artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Marc Chagall, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Edgar Degas, Erte’ and Andy Warhol.
Avid art enthusiasts, Bove Jewelers Owners Bob and Matt Strehlau have been devastated by the closing of art museums around the country. With a second round of shutdowns enforced locally, Bob and Matt wanted to bring some holiday cheer to his community by creating his own art museum. Bove’s customers, whom Bob says share his passion for art, donated pieces from their personal collections to create this exhibit.
“Art is the perfect way to escape reality, and be pulled into an artist’s world,” says Bob Strehlau. “I have always drawn inspiration, solace, and peace from art. My hope is that after enduring such a challenging year, our store can offer people another place to escape reality and find that same inner peace. This can be the perfect way for people to refresh their mindset as we enter a new year.”
The exhibit, which is comprised of nearly 50 pieces of fine art, is headlined by Van Gogh’s painting, “Landscape with Tree,” and Warhol’s painting of John Lennon.
Bove Jewelers is following the state’s most recent COVID-19 mitigation measures and following all CDC protocols. Visitors are required to wear a mask, and the store is operating at 50 percent capacity and following social distancing guidelines. The health and safety of customers is their top priority.
Established in 1929, Bove Jewelers offers customers designer and custom jewelry, platinum, gold, specialty items, watches and giftware.
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