Guild of American Papercutters

Turning cut paper into art....

The National Museum of The Guild of American Papercutters is located at 214. S. Harrison Avenue in Somerset, PA.  The museum is open Monday- Thursday 11am to 6pm and Saturday noon to 4pm.  Closed Sunday and Friday.  The Museum is located in the Philip Dressler Center for the Arts operated by Laurel Arts, Inc.  (

The National Museum of the Guild of American Papercutters continues to build a permanent collection of work donated by our members. Established in cooperation with Laurel Arts, the museum is located at the Phillip Dressler Center for the Arts, 214 South Harrison Avenue, Somerset, Pennsylvania. This is the first American museum devoted to the art of papercutting.

Twenty-four papercuttings from the Guild's permanent collection are currently mounted on the walls of the museum's gallery.  Many additional small works are featured with accompanying text in a galss display case.  United by traditional approaches, the display includes works from the McDaniel Collection, as well as more recent member papercuttings since 1988 as selected by the Acquisition Committee.  

The current exhibit marks with pride the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Guild of American Papercutters.  Next year we will observe the Tenth Anniversary of the establishment in 2009 of the GAP National Office and GAP National Museum in Somerset, PA.  A fresh display of different artwork from the permanent collection will then celebrate the ongoing cooperation between the Guild and Laurel Arts at the Dressler Center. 

Images from the permanent collection
38 photo(s) Updated on: 22 Nov 2014

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The Guild is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The operation of the Guild of American Papercutters is accomplished entirely by volunteers, with no member or officer receiving any payment for their work.

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