Shelburne Museum to Reopen July 30

SHELBURNE, Vt. (July 9, 2020)–After closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shelburne Museum plans to reopen on July 30. The museum’s 45-acre grounds will be open four days a week along with select exhibition buildings, museum Director Thomas Denenberg announced. 

“We are excited to welcome visitors back to the museum, and look forward to offering the enjoyment of walking the grounds and viewing indoor and outdoor exhibitions,” Denenberg said. “After spending the past several weeks in preparation, we are confident our visitors will have an experience that is both meaningful and safe.”

To celebrate reopening, the museum will be offering free admission through September 6. Tickets are required, however, and must be reserved online. Masks are also required for anyone age five and up. The museum plans to remain open through October 11, contingent on guidance from public health officials.

The museum grounds and several buildings will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Occupancy limits will apply both indoors and on the grounds. Buildings that will be open include: the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education, Pleissner Gallery and Webb Gallery of American Art.

Exhibitions on view include Creature Comfort: Animals in the House, in Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education and At Scale an outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring the works of Peter Kirkiles.

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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