Granary. Amie Cunat. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Installation view of Granary. Amie Cunat. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Installation view. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Detail of panel. Amie Cunat. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Detail view. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Installation view. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Detail view. Two of these historic fire hydrants can be seen just outside the Granary at the Mount Lebanon historic site. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Detail of wall. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Detail view. The large tree surrounded by a picket fence can be seen at the historic Mount Lebanon site, just outside the Granary. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Detail image. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Grain elevator. Photograph by John Mulligan.

Granary (2019)

Installed at the Mount Lebanon historic site from June through October, 2019, Granary was a solo exhibition by artist Amie Cunat.

Cunat’s work reimagined the Granary’s historic function by reconstructing its storage structures and elevator with paper materials and vibrant color choices. As visitors traversed around the grain bins, they found areas of its walls richly painted with imagery influenced by Shaker gift drawings.

The Granary, where the exhibition takes place, was built by the Shakers in 1838 to store oats, wheat barley, and rye and is a rare and early example of a commercial-sized granary on a farm.