Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale: The Best of Shelburne Museum
Aug 18 - Dec 31View Gallery
Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale: The Best of Shelburne Museum is an exhibition of nearly 100 works from the permanent collection including, paintings, folk art, furniture, wallpapers, decorative arts, textiles, costumes, and many other forms. It will feature both well-known masterpieces and surprising treasures in Shelburne Museum’s collections.
The exhibition’s opening on August 18 coincides with the grand opening of the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, which features galleries, an auditorium and classroom space, and transforms the museum from seasonal to year-round public access.
Color, Pattern, Whimsy, Scale organizes Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb’s pioneering collecting vision into four design themes that strongly informed her and characterize the collections of Shelburne Museum.
The exhibition is curated by Senior Curator Jean Burks (color), Curator of Design Kory Rogers (pattern), Curatorial Fellow Sarah Woodbury (whimsy), and Director Thomas Denenberg (scale). The exhibition is on view through December 31.