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.
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.
Join author and nationally recognized arts writer Bob Keyes and Tom Denenberg, John Wilmerding Director of Shelburne Museum, in conversation about Keyes’s new book, The Isolation Artist: Scandal, Deception, and the Last Days of Robert Indiana. Keyes shines a spotlight on the deceptive world that surrounded the reclusive millionaire artist who died in 2018 leaving behind dark rumors and scandal, as well lawsuits and accusations of fraud.
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