Celebrate Shelburne Museum’s Season Opening with the Inaugural Community Day

Free admission to all on Saturday, May 11

SHELBURNE, Vt. — Shelburne Museum will kick off the 2024 season with its inaugural Community Day on Saturday, May 11. Admission to the museum will be free for all visitors on this special day filled with engaging activities, inspiring exhibitions, and the chance to explore the beloved galleries, buildings, and gardens that make Shelburne Museum a true gem in Vermont.

Highlights of the day include:

Seed Swap with Artist Lorna McMaster: Join textile artist Lorna McMaster and Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen Curator of American Decorative Arts, for a special tour of the exhibition Lorna McMaster: Stewarding a Seed Collection and participate in a seed swap with a generous donation from High Mowing Organic Seeds.

Gallery Tours of New England Now: Strange States: Curator Carolyn Bauer will provide insights into the special exhibition featuring 12 multidisciplinary artists from the region exploring themes of mythology, environmentalism, beauty, transformation, gender, and cultural identity.

Tree and Garden Tours: Join staff from our Preservation and Landscape Department for a tour of the museum’s natural landscape. Learn about what plants populate the grounds and how they are an extension of founder Electra Havemeyer Webb’s vision for the museum.

Live Music: Throughout the day, musicians will perform in a variety of genres. Take in an entire set or let this joyous soundtrack harmonize with the sounds of spring throughout the campus.

Drop-In Art Making: Exploring Nature Through Creative Expression. All ages and abilities are invited to make art inspired by the beautiful plants on the museum grounds. We’ll bring the supplies; you bring the creativity and curiosity!

For more information about Community Day and upcoming events at Shelburne Museum, visit shelburnemuseum.org. Join us on May 11 to kick off the season!

Image caption: Visitors on Shelburne Museum campus enjoying the spring season.

About Shelburne Museum
Founded in 1947 by trailblazing folk art collector Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888–1960), Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is the largest art and history museum in northern New England and Vermont’s foremost public resource for visual art and material culture. The Museum’s 45-acre campus is comprised of 39 buildings including the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and Webb Gallery featuring important American paintings by Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.