CHATHAM, N.Y. – They invented the flat broom, the circular saw and a wheel-driven washing machine. A new museum will celebrate their contribution to seed banking and racial and gender parity too. Meet the Shakers.
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.