In 1917, New York State was one of the first to grant women the right to vote. With the support of a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Hudson River Bank and Trust Foundation, and private donations, Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is celebrating that important anniversary with its newest exhibition, Break Every Yoke: Shakers, gender equality, and women’s suffrage. The exhibition is on view in the historic 1829 Brethren’s Workshop via guided tour through October 9.
The exhibition draws on more than 75 artifacts from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon’s collections and WAMC visited recently to discuss the exhibition with Shaker Museum Executive Director Lacy Schutz.
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.