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About: the Center for Art and Education at Shelburne MuseumView Gallery
Inspired by our founder’s vision and strengthened by an institutional revitalization, Shelburne Museum has 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 will have year-round access to the Museum’s collections. The center will create 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. has been selected to design the building. The award-winning firm is highly regarded for its work on museums in historic settings and for sustainable design.
The center for art and education will include:
- 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 will dramatically expand 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 will enhance 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.