Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon held its annual fundraising gala on August 19 at the historic Shaker site in New Lebanon, NY. The guests of honor at the event were Academy Award winning actress Frances McDormand and members of The Wooster Group Kate Valk and Suzzy Roche. Together they presented an excerpt from Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation, a piece first presented at The Performing Garage in New York City in 2012.
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.