Bonnetcore: Designer Katie Stout Curates a Selection of Shaker Craft

Irreverent young design star Katie Stout has pulled yet another unexpected rabbit out of her proverbial hat. She has curated a show, not of contemporary design, but of Shaker craft, in partnership with the Shaker Museum, at their temporary exhibition space in downtown Chatham, New York. Fringe Selects is an intimate and sweet exhibition, showcasing odds, ends, […]

SHAKER MUSEUM AWARDED $550,000 GRANT FROM THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

CHATHAM, NEW YORK, December 16, 2020 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that it has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant will be used to construct and outfit a climate-controlled […]

‘Tis a gift to be simple, but things aren’t as simple as they seem

The Shaker song, “Simple Gifts,” was not widely known before American composer Aaron Copeland used the tune to score choreographer Martha Graham’s 1944 ballet Appalachian Spring. The song, however, was certainly popular among the Shakers – having been recorded in at least 15 surviving manuscript hymnals according to Daniel Patterson’s book, The Shaker Spiritual. The song, […]

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