Art at Hand Tours allow visitors who are blind or visually impaired to explore Shelburne Museum with specially trained guides. Participants will visit a gallery space; hear detailed descriptions of works of art, and utilize tactile pieces related to our collections.
Discover the special exhibition Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy, open through January 12, 2020. This monographic exhibition is the first of its kind to focus on the life and artwork of architect, author, illustrator, and pioneering decoy collector Joel D. Barber (1876-1952). The exhibition features more than 100 decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors from Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection and archives and looks at his efforts to shine a spotlight on decoys, including: duck shows, art exhibitions, and the establishment of the world’s first decoy museum in 1947. Tours are free, but pre-registration is required. To register, please contact Monica Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (802) 985-3346, ext. 3394.