To celebrate the opening of the online exhibition Built from the Earth: Pueblo Pottery from the Anthony and Teressa Perry Collection, join Associate Curator of Native American Art Victoria Sunnergren to discuss the artistic excellence on view, the stylistic features and technical processes involved in creating these masterworks, and the ways in which Pueblo potters drew on their environment and worldview to imbue their works with meaning and symbolism. This exhibition features a selection of historic pottery soon to be featured in an onsite exhibition this summer in the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.
To celebrate the opening of the online exhibition Pet Friendly: The Art of Stephen Huneck, join Associate Curator Carolyn Bauer to discuss the life and work of Stephen Huneck, one of New England’s most well-known and celebrated artists. This exhibition features a selection of prints recently acquired by the Museum and soon to be featured in an onsite exhibition this season in Pleissner Gallery. Live audience Q&A to follow.
In celebration of Conservation Month, join Director of Conservation Nancie Ravenel to discuss the ongoing care and conservation of the collection of Native American Art at Shelburne Museum. Learn more about the history of the collection, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), and the collaborative work she and her collections care colleagues are doing to caretake these items in consultation with tribal members and other experts. This work has been made possible in part thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Live audience Q&A to follow, moderated by Associate Curator of Native American Art Victoria Sunnergren.
Join Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff in conversation with special guests JJ Murphy and Nancy Mladenoff to celebrate the opening of the special online exhibition, “Right Under Your Nose: Children’s Printed Textiles from the Collection of JJ Murphy and Nancy Mladenoff’. Featuring 21 selections from the collection of JJ Murphy and Nancy Mladenoff, “Right Under Your Nose” is inspired by Murphy and Mladenoff’s compendium of more than 3,200 examples of children’s printed textiles, gifted to Shelburne Museum in 2020. Learn about Murphy and Mladenoff’s collecting histories, discover their favorites, and explore ideas and issues brought forth by the objects. Live audience Q&A to follow.
Join Francie and John Downing Senior Curator of American Art Kory Rogers for a special 75th anniversary webinar to celebrate the opening of our newest online exhibition, “Action Figures: Objects in Motion”, which explores the theme of movement and action in art. Live audience Q&A to follow.
Curators in Conversation – “Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light” with David Brody – Join Shelburne Museum Curator, Katie Wood Kirchoff, and Professor of Design Studies at Parsons School of Design, David Brody, for a conversation about American artist Luigi Lucioni.
Traditional, Art, Modern – Notes from the Field. Maria Shell started out as a traditional quilter, but soon found herself making abstract pieced art quilts that look surprisingly modern. Maria will share her personal journey in and about the traditional, art, and modern quilt movements.
A special 75th anniversary presentation by Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff highlighting Shelburne Museum’s extensive collection of decorative bedcovers and its ties to the vibrant contemporary works featured in this season’s exhibition Maria Shell: Off the Grid, opening on May 15 in the updated Dana-Spencer Textile Galleries at Hat and Fragrance.
Special 75th Anniversary Panel Discussion: Folk Art Today. Watch a dynamic and esteemed panel of American folk art scholars discuss the topic of Folk Art Today, moderated by Thomas Denenberg, John Wilmerding Director and CEO. Panelists include: Michael Bramwell, Linde Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Emelie Gevalt, Curatorial Chair for Collections and Curator of Folk Art at the American Folk Art Museum, and Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Curator at Shelburne Museum.
Dubbed Vermont’s “Painter Laureate” by Life magazine in 1937, realist painter and printmaker Luigi Lucioni is best known for his scenes of the state. He often painted at the Shelburne home of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb. who was one of his biggest patrons. Join us for a special 75th anniversary presentation by Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff about the artist and his work, timed with the launch of an online exhibition and release of a new book in advance of a June exhibition premiering at Shelburne Museum’s Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.
Shelburne Museum curators Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Carolyn Bauer explore the online exhibition, “Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art.” Kirchhoff and Bauer frame their discussion on the four individual chapters of the exhibition exploring themes and objects ranging from 18th-century optical technologies to the social and historical connotations of eyeglasses in portraiture from the 19th century to today.
Francie and John Downing Senior Curator of American Art Kory Rogers alongside special guests Jamie Reason and Joseph Jannsen, decoy makers and contributing writers for Decoy Magazine, present on the extraordinary life and art of master carver Charles Sumner Bunn (1865-1952), a member of the Shinnecock-Montauk tribes, who carved a group of shorebird decoys in Shelburne’s collection that until recently were incorrectly attributed to another, possibly fictitious, carver.
Curators in Conversation: Currier & Ives with Associate Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Dr. Marie-Stephanie Delamaire, Associate Curator of Fine Arts at Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, discuss 19th century depictions of America.
Associate Curator Carolyn Bauer and renowned art historian Nancy Mowll Mathews, PhD present “Cassatt/Havemeyer: Art, Collecting, and Social Influencing,” an examination of the close and creative relationship between American Impressionist artist Mary Cassatt and the Havemeyer family.
Together Again: A New Acquisition Reunites a Pair of Copley Portraits with Director Tom Denenberg
@ShelburneMuseum: A Close Look at a New Acquisition with Associate Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Miller scholar Lisa Strong, Director of the Art and Museum Studies M.A. Program and Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University
Curators in Conversation: Carolyn Bauer on “Isabel Bishop: The Working Woman”
Curators in Conversation: Circus Photography with Francie and John Downing Senior Curator of American Art Kory Rogers and photographer Elliot Fenander
Curators in Conversation with Associate Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Minnie Wabanimkee, Odawa Artist and Photographer, and Marsha MacDowell, Professor of Art and Curator of Folk Arts and Quilt Studies at Michigan State University Museum
Conservation FAQ: How do you care for and display quilts?
Artist’s Afternoon with Steven Valleau: Decoy Carver and Enthusiast
A Militant Suffragist: The Story of Louisine Waldron Elder Havemeyer’s Role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement
Birds of Summer with Bird Diva Bridget Butler
French Art and Wine – Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Kevin Clayton of Village Wine & Coffee
Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Kevin Clayton of Village Wine & Coffee
At Scale: Senior Curator Kory Rogers, Sculptor Peter Kirkiles, and Ivy Mix
She Paints like a Man: The Radical Art and Life of Rosa Bonheur – Associate Curator Carolyn Bauer and Caitlin Conn of Pro Pig
Senior Curator Kory Rogers and Nadia Womble of Waterworks
Notes from the Field – Associate Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Mimi Buttenheim of Mad River Distillers
Early-American Circus Posters – Senior Curator Kory Rogers and Kate Wise of Hotel Vermont
Sleighing It, Nineteenth-Century Winter Travel and Entertainment with Senior Curator Kory Rogers
Preview in collaboration with Bennington Museum. See the online exhibition.