On view at the Mount Lebanon historic site from June through October, 2019, Granary was a solo exhibition by artist Amie Cunat.
Cunat’s work reimagined the Granary’s historic function by reconstructing its storage structures and elevator with paper materials and vibrant color choices. As visitors traversed around the grain bins, they found areas of its walls richly painted with imagery influenced by Shaker gift drawings.
The Granary, where the exhibition was installed, was built by the Shakers in 1838 to store oats, wheat barley, and rye and is a rare and early example of a commercial-sized granary on a farm.
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.