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The designer behind Bode curates an exhibition on Shaker knitwear’s influence on American style

The provenance-soaked approach of fashion designer Emily Adams Bode Aujla takes new shape with ‘The Commercialisation of Shaker Knits’, an exhibition for the Shaker Museum that traces the development of knitting from the late 19th century to the present day, curated by Bode Aujla and currently on view at the Kinderhook Knitting Mill in Kinderhook, […]

A red Bode sweater hanging on a hanger.


Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that its latest exhibition – The Commercialization of Shaker Knits – will debut Friday, June 16th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Kinderhook Knitting Mill in Kinderhook, NY. Curated by Bode designer and two-time CFDA American Menswear Designer of […]

A navy cardigan with the letter w on it.

Granary, North Family, Mount Lebanon

Across from Shaker Museum’s Old Chatham campus is a beautiful field of rye grass. The season when farmers are moving from the summer’s haying into the fall’s harvest of grains is fast coming upon us. The kernels on the spikes of rye are filling out and soon will turn the color that signals the right […]

An old black and white drawing of a town.

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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.