Kopp Exhibit in Olewine Gallery

The Faye Arleen and Lawrence Joseph Kopp Collection of Butterflies and Moths

January 10 – April 7, 2018

This extensive collection features 18,941 worldwide exotic and local species of butterflies and moths.  With multiple mounting capabilities and mobiles this show is a beautiful work of art for all to enjoy.

Starting in 1950, siblings Faye Arleen and Lawrence Joseph Kopp started their collection and passion.  While growing up, and living all their lives on their 125-acre family farm in rural Schuykill County, Pennsylvania, they were able to focus their passion for collecting the most beautiful species of butterflies and moths.  Their love of art and nature, her creative eye, and her meticulously creative hands would eventually produce forms of art to be revered with awe.

John D. Laskowski, (also known as “The Mothman”) said, “One of my highlights as an amateur entomologist has been to curate the Kopp’s World Class Collections. Larry was my inspiration to rear moths for educational use.”

The Kopp Collections will also permanently be on display in the Romberger Gallery. This interactive exhibit will feature a short audio presentation as well as the ability to view multiple selections of Riker and Ackermann mounts. These mounts will be displayed on a rotating basis.

John D. Laskowski, aka “The Mothman”, will provide gallery tours Saturdays from 1 – 4 P.M., with the exceptions of March 3 and 17, weather permitting. Please contact John at john.laskowski@mothman.org or (717) 307-5447 for more information.

*Notice – The Galleries will be closed Saturday, march 31, for a private rental. John D. Laskowski, aka “The Mothman”, will not be giving tours on this day.”

Click HERE to watch “Taking Wing,” a video about the Kopp Collections.  “Taking Wing – Part 2” is available HERE.