CHATHAM, NEW YORK, December 16, 2020 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that it has been awarded a $550,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant will be used to construct and outfit a climate-controlled collections storage facility within the new museum building planned for downtown Chatham, NY.
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.