Village planners applaud museum plan

CHATHAM—The Shaker Museum presented plans to the Village Planning Board for the museum’s new site at 5 Austerlitz Street at an online meeting Monday, January 25. “If I had to vote right now, I’d vote yes,” said Planning Board Chair Dan Herrick of the designs for the brick building near the traffic circle in the […]

SHAKER MUSEUM NAMES LINDSAY TURLEY CHIEF DONOR RELATIONS OFFICER

CHATHAM, NEW YORK, April 12, 2021 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that Lindsay Turley joined the museum staff as Chief Donor Relations Officer. In this new role, Turley will work closely with the Museum’s Leadership Team and Board of Trustees on all fundraising […]

How knowledge of an artifact can evolve over time

2021 marks the 35th anniversary of “Shaker Design,” a seminal exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. The exhibition, drawing from 40 institutional and private collections, was intended, as was the Whitney’s exhibition “Shaker Handicrafts” in 1935, to bridge the gap between fine art and crafts. The feeling was that a more […]

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