CHATHAM, N.Y. – Imagine if every single object in your home was exquisitely crafted, aesthetically pleasing and worked perfectly, from your kitchen utensils to your reading lamps. That ideal world of beauty and functionality was what the Shakers…set out to build 250 years ago.
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.