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Inspired by our founder’s vision and strengthened by an institutional revitalization, Shelburne Museum developed plans for a year-round center for art and education that will be a major new cultural asset for the region and that will transform the Museum from seasonal to year-round operation.
For the first time, the public has year-round access to the Museum’s collections. The center creates a modern, flexible venue for the finest special exhibitions of art and design featuring loaned works and touring exhibitions. And it will create an important new local landmark and community venue and redefine the Museum’s marketability as a prominent year-round attraction.
Ann Beha Architects of Boston, Mass. designed the building. The award-winning firm is highly regarded for its work on museums in historic settings and for sustainable design.
The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education includes:
- 5,000 square feet of new and flexible gallery space for changing special exhibitions.
- A 130 seat lecture and performance space. The Museum’s first appropriate, dedicated venue for lectures, films and presentations dramatically expands educational programs for youth and adult audiences.
- 2,000 square feet of flexible classroom space. Modern classroom space for year-round programs in art making, art history and cultural history for adults and children enhances the Museum’s educational mission by allowing educators and students access to the Museum and its collections for the full academic year.
- LEED environmental certification. Energy efficiency and sustainable building design are of paramount importance in the construction of a new facility.