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Contact: Kristen Levesque
Shelburne Museum presents the Webinar – Mrs. Webb’s Model Museum: A Small Plan for a Big Idea
SHELBURNE, Vt. (February 28, 2022) Shelburne Museum presents the webinar Mrs. Webb’s Model Museum: A Small Plan for a Big Idea on Wednesday, March 9 at 6 p.m. Join Francie and John Downing Senior Curator of American Art Kory Rogers for this special 75th anniversary webinar that explores the important role small-scale models played in the creating of Shelburne Museum.
Electra Havemeyer Webb had a grand vision for a museum to share her collections with all—a vision visitors enjoy while strolling the 45-acre grounds and visiting the 39 buildings that make Shelburne Museum a wonder-filled experience. To bring that vision to fruition Webb used scale models to plan and design the museum. See these intricately designed models, and learn more about Webb’s vision for this museum, which she described as “collection of collections.”
To register for this free webinar, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N-KL6Pa8TQygT2ri4bbLDQ
Unidentified photographer, Electra Havemeyer Webb, Duncan Munro, Lena & Roy Arnold, and Frank Wildung Looking at the Circus Building Model, 1959. Gelatin silver Print, 3 x 5 in. Collection of Shelburne Museum Archives. PS4.32e11.
Hi-res images available upon request.
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, Grandma Moses, John Singleton Copley and many more. For more information, please visit shelburnemuseum.org.