Shelburne Museum looks forward to welcoming you back for the Museum’s 75th anniversary season.

Registration opens one month prior to the event date. You must have an active Shelburne Museum membership to register. Please contact with any questions.


Upcoming Events

Shelburne Museum 75th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, September 10 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us for a celebratory evening filled with wonder, discovery, and exploration!

Tickets are $200/person. RSVP by Tuesday, August 16 by purchasing tickets online through Eventbrite or calling 802-985-0885.

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Lake Champlain Chocolates Member Night

Thursday, December 1 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A holiday extravaganza for all ages, Winter Lights invites visitors to see the Museum’s buildings and campus bedecked in beautiful holiday lights. Shelburne Museum Members are invited to take part in an exclusive Member Night, sponsored by Lake Champlain Chocolates. All Members will receive a sweet treat on behalf of LCC.

Tickets will go on sale in October. Please contact with any questions.

Ice Bar at Winter Lights

Thursday, December 8

Join Shelburne Museum for an exclusive evening at Shelburne Museum’s Winter Lights light show paired with outdoor ice bars featuring local spirits, wine, and beer. Guests will be invited to delight in the spirit of the season while sipping and snacking on the merry majesty of the Museum’s glowing campus.

This event is generously sponsored by Bar Hill, Burlington Beer Company, and WhistlePig Whiskey with additional support from Union Bank.

Tickets will go on sale in October. There will be a discounted ticket price for Members. Please contact with any questions.

Past Events

Exhibition Opening | Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art

Friday, May 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Please join us for an opening reception for Eyesight & Insight: Lens on American Art. This exhibition surveys more than 200 years of art and technological innovation and considers the myriad roles of eyeglasses and optical technologies in the history of American art. Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff and Associate Curator Carolyn Bauer will be on hand to share their thoughts on this insightful exhibition. 

Members Early Access Day

Saturday, May 14 | 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Museum Grounds

Be the first to visit Shelburne Museum one day ahead of opening to the public! Registration is not required but please be prepared to present an active membership card at Admissions. 

Garden Stroll at the Brick House

Sunday, June 5 | 3:00-5:00 p.m. | Brick House

Delight in the beautiful seasonal blooms that adorn the Brick House grounds while sipping local libations and snacking on sweet and savory nibbles. Tickets include garden-party themed fare, one drink ticket, and an exclusive tour of the gardens with garden expert, Charlie Nardozzi. Prices are $35 for Members and $45 for non-Members.

Exhibition Opening | Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light

Friday, June 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Please join us for an opening reception for Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light, the first comprehensive exhibition of the work of American artist Luigi Lucioni. John Wilmerding Director Thomas Denenberg and Curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff will elucidate this groundbreaking exhibition that examines Lucioni’s career, influences, and techniques.

Artist Reception with Nancy Winship Milliken | Director’s Circle and Barnstormers Exclusive

Thursday, July 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Please join us for an exclusive reception with environmental sculptor Nancy Winship Milliken to celebrate her exhibition Nancy Winship Milliken: Varied and Alive. Meet the artist and explore the site-specific outdoor installation, which features four monumental sculptures, each highlighting a different natural material, and installed within a pollinator meadow.