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SHELBURNE MUSEUM POSTPONES WINTER LIGHTS
PLANNING FORGES AHEAD FOR NEXT YEAR
SHELBURNE, Vt. (November 20, 2020)–In compliance with state mandates and health department guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelburne Museum will postpone Winter Lights, an all-new nighttime outdoor color and light display that was scheduled to open on November 27, Museum Director Thomas Denenberg announced.
“This was a carefully weighed decision based on current guidance against public and private multi-household social gatherings, both indoor and outdoor. Our responsibility for the safety of our community and staff are paramount,” Denenberg said. “While this is a disappointment to all of us at the museum, we are looking forward to a bigger and brighter Winter Lights 2021.”
Winter Lights was scheduled to start on November 27 for 18 select days through January 2. Ticketholders should visit shelburnemuseum.eventbrite.com to request a refund.
While Shelburne Museum remains temporarily closed, it continues its commitment to deliver the museum experience digitally through new and upcoming online exhibitions, virtual field trips, and public programs. Please visit shelburnemuseum.org to view online offerings.
About Shelburne Museum
Founded in 1947 by pioneering 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, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley, and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.