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Jul 3, 2018

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon to partner with Fordham University

Fordham University in New York City has received a $50,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology Program to fund a project that explores Shaker Art, Design, and Religion, in partnership with Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. The grant is a companion to the $750,000 grant awarded by the Luce Foundation’s American Art Program to the Shaker Museum to digitize its collections. The project will be co-directed by Dr. Kathryn Reklis, a professor in the theology department at Fordham, and Lacy Schutz, executive director of the Shaker Museum. They will convene a group of eight Fellows to explore the experiential and communal aspects of Shakerism and the relationship between art and religion in museum spaces. Two convenings will take place at Fordham and one at the Shaker Museum, beginning this fall and running through fall 2019.

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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.