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Shaker Museum

The collection is getting a new home.

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True to its title, Unexpected Shaker focuses on unusual, lesser-known, and one-of-a-kind objects in the museum’s collection of over 18,000 material objects of Shaker culture. 

Upcoming events

AUG 17, 2024

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Upcoming events

The Fix-It Picnic

MAR 20, 2024

A free, monthly textile reuse, mending, upcycling, and crafting community meet-up

A person weaving colorful fabric strips on a loom.
A collage of people in blue and white.
A black and white photo of a person smiling.

Shane Rothe

Curatorial Associate

Shane Rothe (they/them) joined Shaker Museum in July 2023, working with independent curator Maggie Taft on an exhibition for the new museum space in Chatham. Shane is an artist as well as a curator and continues to create in the mediums of painting, sculpture, writing, and performance. Shane holds a BFA from CalArts and an MA in art history and curatorial studies from the University of Chicago.