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Feb 8, 2022

Shaker Museum Receives $1,100,000 Gift From the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation For Its New Facility in Chatham, NY

CHATHAM, NEW YORK. February 8, 2022 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today that the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation has generously made a $1 million dollar gift to support the construction of the museum’s new home in Chatham, NY. Shaker Museum is in the process of renovating and building an expansive addition to a facility in Chatham, NY. The new museum home, designed by Selldorf Architects, will serve as an anchor in downtown Chatham and will break ground in 2023.

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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.