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Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum
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6000 Shelburne Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482
Website: www.shelburnemuseum.org
Phone: 802-985-3346
Shelburne Museum

Shelburne Museum has 39 historic buildings that are spread over 45 acres of lovingly preserved Americana ranging from the 18th to the 21st century, including folk art (a premier quilt collection), carriages, circus memorabilia, paintings, and architecture. The assortment of some 150,000 artifacts includes the permanently beached and stunningly restored Lake Champlain steamer Ticonderoga, as well as American and European paintings and other works of art.

Yankee Magazine November 2013

Exceptional pieces from a wide range of American eras and areas are folded into this folk-art haven.
–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2011

Past this eclectic institution’s paddleboat and carousel is a first-rate art collection, including outstanding works by Monet, Manet, Degas, and Cassat. It’s because of this permanent collection that the museum is able to score such excellent traveling exhibits, including recent shows of Georgia O’Keefe and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Yankee Magazine May 2010

Past this eclectic institution’s paddleboat and carousel is a first-rate art collection, including outstanding works by Monet, Manet, Degas, and Cassat. It’s because of this permanent collection that the museum is able to score such excellent traveling exhibits, including recent shows of Georgia O’Keefe and Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Yankee Magazine April 2010

One of the nation’s finest, most diverse and unconventional museums of art, design and Americana. Over 150,000 works exhibited in 39 exhibition buildings. Impressionist masters Monet, Manet, Degas. Prized folk art: trade signs, weathervanes, quilts. Eleven new exhibits in 2010 including photography of Ansel Adams, Circus Day in America and Alzheimer’s art quilts. In Shelburne, Vt., 7 miles south of Burlington.

Yankee Magazine April 2009

Its landlocked steamboat and lighthouse have always given the Shelburne Museum something of a surreal air, but they’re only the tip of the iceberg at this collection of collections, which ranges from a miniature circus to duck decoys to hooked rugs to paintings by Monet, Degas, and Cassatt. Uniting them all is an unerring eye for timeless design and artistic sensibility in even the humblest medium. Long known as a repository of great historic collections, the Shelburne is emerging as a museum of art and design that transcends eras. For example, this year’s Shaker furniture and design exhibit (through October 28) highlights the Shaker influence on contemporary furniture design (though it’s a long stretch to the Trash-Luxe work of Jason Miller, showing in a separate gallery). Other big temporary shows this year include exhibits of Amish and African-American quilts, as well as Audubon prints.

Yankee Magazine April 2007

As soon as you step onto the Shelburne Museum’s lovely grounds, your imagination will run wild. Electra Havemeyer Webb’s wide-ranging collection of 150,000 artifacts swept a 19th-century jailhouse, a rural Vermont one-room schoolhouse, and the steamboat Ticonderoga—as well as seemingly entire civilizations—into her arms. And into yours.

Yankee Magazine April 2006

There are some 150,000 works — from folk art to fine art — on display at the Shelburne Museum, but it’s easy for curator Chip Stulen to pick his favorite. That’s because Chip helps look after the Ticonderoga, a 220-foot steamboat that went into service on Lake Champlain in 1906. Today, the fully restored ship is one of the museum’s most popular attractions.

Yankee Magazine December 2005

Twenty-five historic structures plus 14 galleries and exhibitions are spread over 45 acres as a repository of Americana and folk art, as well as fine art: a premier quilt collection; Audubon prints; antique toys and tools; the wondrous Ticonderoga, a restored 1906 Lake Champlain side-wheel steamboat; collections of scrimshaw, duck decoys, and circus memorabilia; and American and European paintings.

Yankee Magazine April 2005

Thirty-nine historic buildings are spread over 45 acres of lovingly preserved Americana ranging from the 18th to the 21st century, including folk art (a premier quilt collection), carriages, circus memorabilia, paintings, and architecture. The assortment of some 150,000 artifacts includes the permanently beached and stunningly restored Lake Champlain steamer Ticonderoga, as well as American and European paintings and other works of art.

Yankee Magazine May 2003

Its landmark signpost–an 1845 covered bridge–hints this is no ordinary museum. Enter here and step back into time and history on a 45-acre wonderland of Americana big and small. Big as in the lake steamer Ticonderoga, a locomotive, historic round barn and lighthouse; small as in scrimshaw, Shaker door latches and duck decoys. It adds up to 37 buildings, all surrounded by luscious gardens. Shelburne Museum is one of America’s greatest repositories of folk art and Americana — more than 80,000 objects in all, from Audubon prints to antique toys and tools to the wondrous Ticonderoga, a beautifully restored 1906 Lake Champlain sidewheel steamboat. The 37 period buildings include a new addition — a 1950 ranch house that had been right across the street all along. It’s now decorated in proper postwar style, right down to the kitchen appliances.

Yankee Magazine April 2003

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