Join Kory Rogers, Chief Curator and Francie and John Downing Curator of American Art, In the Brick House! The Brick House was the Vermont home of Shelburne Museum Founder Electra Havemeyer Webb and her husband, James Watson Webb, and a precursor to the Shelburne Museum. We invite you on a curator’s tour of this forty-room masterpiece of the Colonial Revival style and share this home’s rich history.

 

Creation of Shelburne Museum’s unique aesthetic

On this installment of In the Brick House, Chief Curator Kory Rogers explores Electra Havemeyer Webb’s development as both a sophisticated collector and a creative interior decorator. Using historical photographs of the home’s Colonial Revival interiors, Rogers will illustrate the important role the Brick House played in the creation of Shelburne Museum’s unique aesthetic.

GRAND ENTRY HALL

Chief Curator Kory Rogers explores the design evolution of the Brick House’s iconic grand entry hall.

Red Den

Chief Curator Kory Rogers discusses the aesthetic influences of Mrs. Webb and her son J. Watson Webb, Jr. had on the look and feel of the Brick House’s Red Den.

Decorative Wall Treatments

Chief Curator Kory Rogers examines Mrs. Webb’s love of patterns, highlighting decorative wall treatments throughout the home.

Wallpaper Archives

Chief Curator Kory Rogers gives viewers a brief glimpse into the Brick House’s rarely seen wallpaper archives.

Decorative Wood Paneling

Chief Curator Kory Rogers discusses Mrs. Webb’s attention to detail while examining the decorative wood paneling in the Brick House’s main upstairs hallway.

The aesthetic legacy of J. Watson Webb, Jr.

In the final installment of “In the Brick House,” Chief Curator Kory Rogers focuses on the aesthetic legacy of J. Watson Webb, Jr., the Brick House’s last private resident.

J. Watson Webb, Jr.’s unique personal style

Chief Curator Kory Rogers discusses J. Watson Webb, Jr.’s unique personal style and interest in collecting Americana.

"Quilt Room"

Chief Curator Kory Rogers pulls back the curtains and lifts the shades to shed light on the delicate fabric-covered walls and enchanting furnishings of the Brick House’s “Quilt Room.”