Artnet News selects Granary by Amie Cunat as something not to miss in NY

From Artnet News: The Shakers, a 19th-century Christian religious sect known for its furniture design and craftsmanship, has become a major influence on Amie Cunat, who last year transformed VICTORI + MO into a brightly colored meetinghouse based on historic Shaker artifacts. This time around, she’s brought her vibrant work to an actual granary built […]

Henry Luce Foundation Awards Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon $25,000 Grant to Support Collections Review

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon has received a $25,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation to support a comprehensive review of its collections. This grant follows on the tail of a $750,000 grant the Museum received from the Luce Foundation in 2016 to support a two and a half year project to catalog and digitize […]

“We are troubled to get bottles”: A supply problem for the Shakers

The production and distribution of Shaker medicines was a cooperative operation, dependent upon relationships with commercial entities. The Shakers grew the plants and made the medicine from plant extracts. Packaging such as bottles, boxes, and paper inserts were commercially produced and shipped to the Shakers; the Shakers bottled the medicine, packaged the product, and sent […]

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