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Shaker Museum

Jan 10, 2024

WGXC Afternoon Show: Shaker Show

Tune in during the 4 p.m. hour for the debut of the new recurring segment “Shaker Show” with Sarah Van Buren, Dana Rasso, and Jerry Grant of Shaker Museum, interviewed by Tom Roe live from the WGXC Hudson studio. The inaugural “Shaker Show” will guide listeners through the history of The Shakers: who they are, where they come from, and where they are now. This hour will cover how they are connected with the legacy of agrarian and communal living here in the Hudson Valley, and also how are they connected to larger social movements of the last two centuries. Shakers were early advocates of gender and racial equality, living in closed, co-ed, monastic communities. They were radically inclusive in these communities, called Families, where every person had a role to play and a niche to fill. Listen in as “Shaker Show” explores this and more!

Listen to the episode at WGXC.

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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.