Guild of American Papercutters

 founded 1988

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.

A special exhibit of works from the GAP permanent collection is on display in the downstairs galleries at the GAP Museum from mid-May to June 14, 2019.  Visitors can expect to see the ceremonial 20-foot long red "Mouse Wedding" presented to the Guild for its inaugural event by the Chinese Papercutting Association.  Small devotionals, created in monasteries and convents during the mid-18th century will be among the antique and contemporary treasures on view.

Images from the permanent collection
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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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