Performing & Visual Arts

Opening Reception for Granary – Amie Cunat’s Solo Exhibition

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is pleased to present Granary, a solo exhibition by resident artist Amie Cunat on view from June 22, 2019. For her installation at the Museum, Cunat reimagines the granary’s historic function by reconstructing its storage structures and elevator with paper materials and vibrant color choices. As the viewer traverses around the grain bins, one will find areas of the its walls richly painted with imagery influenced by Shaker gift drawings.

This exhibition and Cunat’s residency are made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.

Image: Amie Cunat, 2019 

Jun 22, 2019, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

518-794-9100 x220

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of Shaker objects, archives, and books, and stewards the historic North Family site at Mount Lebanon, the founding community of the Shakers. The Shaker Museum was founded in 1950 by John S. Williams, Sr. on his farm in Old Chatham, New York. Beginning in the 1930s, Williams traveled extensively to then-active Shaker communities and collected examples of their arts, industries, and domestic life, as well as spiritual artifacts. His approach was that of an anthropologist documenting the decline of a culture. Today the museum’s collection is a prime resource for scholars and curators. In 2004, the museum became the owner and steward of the North Family site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, consisting of 11 Shaker buildings on 91 acres, and the museum’s name was changed from Shaker Museum & Library to Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. The Mount Lebanon site is open year-round, with a visitor center and shop open seasonally. The Old Chatham site, which houses collections storage, the library, and the administrative offices, is open year-round by appointment.