Exhibition Programming

32 Degrees: The Art of Winter

Snow Drawings

Lecture by artist Sonja Hinrichsen

Friday, February 5, 2016

5:30 p.m.

$5 or free for Members

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen examines urban and natural environments through exploration, art, and research. Listen to her talk about her participatory project, “Snow Drawings,” and the ways it engages communities worldwide.


Meet artist Sonja Hinrichsen

Ongoing Gallery Conversations

Saturday, February 6, 2016

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Free with Museum Admission

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Meet artist Sonja Hinrichsen and learn about her work featured in the Museum’s newest exhibition, 32 Degrees: The Art of Winter. She will informally talk with visitors and answer questions about her work. Drop-in. No reservation required. Located in the Murphy Gallery.
Draw and Create with artist Sonja Hinrichsen

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Ongoing 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Work with artist Sonja Hinrichsen as she creates a community drawing aesthetically similar to “Snow Drawings”, her work featured in 32 Degrees: The Art of Winter, the Museum’s newest exhibition. Recommended for adults and youth ages 12 and older. Drop-in. No reservations required.


Inside Decoys: Technical Study Using Radiography and Conservation Treatment

Lecture by Objects Conservator Nancie Ravenel

February 13, 2016

2 p.m.

Free with Museum Admission

Nancie Ravenel, Shelburne Museum’s objects conservator, will discuss her work with the decoys, and what we’ve learned about them through various x-ray techniques, including computed tomography (CT) with help from members of the Diagnostic Radiology Department at the University of Vermont Medical Center Hospital.


Under the Tiger’s Eye: Recent Textile Conservation at the Shelburne Museum

Lecture by Kirsten Schoonmaker, assistant conservator

Thursday, February 18, 2016

4 p.m.

Free with Museum Admission

Over the past two years, the museum’s conservation lab, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has treated over thirty rugs from its important collection of American floor coverings. Assistant conservator Kirsten Schoonmaker will share recent highlights from the project, focusing on the treatment of a circa 1820 yarn-sewn rug, The Tiger, and iconic treasure in the Museum’s collection.


Gallery Sketching with Lydia Littwin

Thursday, March 10th & Saturday, March 12

Runs continuously 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Drop-in, No Reservations Required)

Free with Museum Admission

Explore our Birds of a Feather exhibition and stop by to sketch with Burlington artist Lydia Littwin. Lydia will demonstrate, encourage, and inspire artists of all ages (providing instruction suitable for children and adults) to sketch a decoy from Shelburne Museum’s collections, as well as the textures of feathers and patterns of wing-markings, while learning about the bird species highlighted by the decoys in the exhibition.


Meet the Artists with Jack Price and Dallan Baker

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Runs continuously 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Drop-in, No Reservations Required)

Free with Museum Admission

Explore our Birds of a Feather exhibition and stop by to talk with museum guides and woodworkers Jack Price and Dallan Baker. From blacksmithing to decoy-making, Jack and Dallan love to create.  Jack and Dallan will showcase their recent work, discuss and answer questions about decoys, and inspire visitors to learn more about decoys and the collection pieces highlighted in the exhibition.


Friday Jazz: JAM at Shelburne Museum

April is Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM). Start your weekend off with cool jazz by local jazz ensembles. $15 / $12 members.

Tickets sold at the door. Cash bar. 6-8 p.m.

Check back closer to April for a complete schedule of performers.

Friday, April 8, 2016

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

What do you want to do?

Shelburne Museum
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PO Box 10
Shelburne, VT 05482