May 24, 2017

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(Shelburne, Vermont) In early June, Shelburne Museum’s Café will open as The Local Food Court curated by The Skinny Pancake. This fresh dining concept unites the Museum’s commitment to excellent visitor experience with The Skinny Pancake’s commitment to share Vermont’s bounty of locally grown and sourced food in an authentic and fun atmosphere.

The Local Food Court will feature offerings from sister companies The Skinny Pancake and The Chubby Muffin, as well as a Vermont Creemee Stand. The menu will include a collection of sweet and savory crepes, locally sourced burgers, hot dogs, and Vermont Creemees with a variety of toppings. The café will also feature a number of local microbrews on draft and wine by the glass.

“Shelburne Museum is thrilled to be partnering with The Skinny Pancake to bring Vermont’s freshest food to our visitors in The Local Food Court,” said Museum Director Tom Denenberg. “By featuring the abundance cultivated by our State’s and region’s farmers and food producers, the café is a perfect place to enhance our visitors’ enjoyment of the Museum.”

“The Shelburne Museum is an iconic Vermont landmark, attracting thousands of locals and tourists alike,” says Skinny Pancake Founder/Owner, Benjamin Adler. “We’re honored to be invited to collaborate with Tom and his team. We are thrilled to be able to offer both a casual and authentic dining experience drawing upon our region’s local foodshed.”

The Local Food Court’s early June opening coincides with the June 3 opening of Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art, the first major exhibition to explore the visual culture of hunting and fishing in both painting and sculpture from the early 19th century to World War II. Featuring iconic works by artists such as Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and more, the aesthetically rich and culturally important pieces on view play an influential role in the history of American art.

As the only east coast venue for this exhibition, Shelburne Museum offers viewers a chance to consider the human impact on and symbiosis with the natural world from a cultural and historical perspective, relevant to shifting environmental and national identity issues.

The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Local Food Court will be open every day from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Generously underwritten by People’s United Bank with support from Donna and Marvin Schwartz, the Stiller Family Foundation, and the Oakland Foundation. Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art has been organized by Shelburne Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, and Joslyn Art Museum, and is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.