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Shaker Museum

Photo by: Alon Koppel Photography

Apr 2, 2024

Three exhibits at Kinderhook Knitting Mill explore transcendence, materiality

Even as far as American religious sects are concerned, the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, better known as the Shakers, are an intriguing lot. The movement was founded by a woman, Ann Lee, who immigrated to New York City two years shy of American independence. Back in her motherland of Manchester, England, she was a factory worker and later a cook; but in the New World, she would become regarded as a female incarnate of the divine by her fellow Believers (talk about a promotion). 

Read the full article in the Times Union.

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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.