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Mar 28, 2024

New Home Planned for Shaker Museum’s Library, Archives and Admin Office

Shaker Museum will open a new library, archive, and administrative facility at 29 Jones Avenue in Chatham, Columbia County, NY, thanks to a donation from longtime Shaker Museum supporter Jack Shear.

Shear’s gift includes the property as well as the cost to renovate the building, representing a $1.6 million investment in the future of the museum. The new facility is slated to open June 2024 and will round out the Shaker Museum campus in Chatham, which also includes the forthcoming museum designed by Selldorf Architects at 5 Austerlitz Street.


Read the full article in New York Almanack.

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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.