CHATHAM, NEW YORK, June 23, 2021 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today its latest exhibition The Future is a Gift. Giving a glimpse of what’s to come to Chatham, NY, the exhibition showcases some of the most iconic pieces in the Shaker Museum’s collection and also provides design details on the museum’s new permanent home, which is currently under development and will be an anchor in Chatham’s downtown.
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.