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Explore Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met

Explore Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met with Met curator Alyce Englund and Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon's Director of Collections and Research Jerry Grant. This program will include a conversation between Englund and Grant as we tour the exhibition and talk in-depth about the objects and Shaker history. Participants are encouraged to ask questions.

Admission to the Met is included in the program price. Space is limited, so reserve your place early. $25 for the general public, $15 for members.

Simple Gifts: Shaker at The Met, which opened July 13, 2016 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, features more than two dozen examples of primarily mid-19th-century furniture, textiles, and domestic objects by Shaker craftspeople. Through pairings with related objects, the installation shows how Shaker design overlapped with other design styles while continuing to reflect those distinctive attributes that are rooted in the community’s beliefs. Aspects of this uniquely religious and craft-oriented community itself are considered in the thematically organized installation. A rare red child’s cloak, multicolored oval boxes with shapely “fingers,” and a sky-blue blanket chest explore the characteristic Shaker palette.


July 7, 2017 | 4:00PM


$25, $15 for members.

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