CHATHAM, NEW YORK. JANUARY 30, 2024 – Shaker Museum, which stewards the most comprehensive collection of Shaker material culture and archives, announced today the appointment of Carl Fischer, John Frishkopf, James Kocis, Phil Meeks and Jeremy Stynes to its Board of Trustees. The new members all have strong ties to the local community and collectively bring a wealth of expertise in cultural institution innovation, financial planning and growth, as well as operations and marketing.
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.