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Shelburne Museum's new Center for Art and Education opens August 18th.
Shelburne Museum's new Center for Art and Education opens August 18th.

New building will expand Shelburne Museum's cultural reach

The Shelburne Museum opens its new Center for Art and Education this summer, and for the first time in the museum's 66-year history, it will be open year-round. Todd Moe talks with Shelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg about the new building, which will include galleries, an auditorium and classroom.  Go to full article
This quilt is believed to be made by a discharged soldier while recovering from wounds received in the Civil War.
This quilt is believed to be made by a discharged soldier while recovering from wounds received in the Civil War.

Quilts by men at Shelburne Museum

Quilt making is traditionally associated with women, but a new exhibit at Shelburne Museum in Vermont focuses on quilts made by men. Quilts on display include some made by soldiers who were injured in the Civil War, and from boys who were ill in childhood and learned how to quilt from their mothers. The quilts in the exhibit include some from the 1860's and contemporary innovations.

Todd Moe talks with Shelburne's chief curator Jean Burks, and Joe Cunningham - aka Joe the Quilter - who'll give a lecture at the museum next week.  Go to full article
Joplin James and his wild magic campers
Joplin James and his wild magic campers

Waiting for Harry at "Wild Magic" camp

Friday night, Harry Potter fans all over the North Country were waiting for the release of Book Seven: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In Shelburne, Vermont some very lucky kids spent all last week gathered at a special day camp designed to look and feel like Hogwarts Academy. As they waited for the big moment, there were chocolate frogs and specially-made wands and, of course, a Defense Against the Dark Arts Class. Brian Mann visited just hours before the book's release and has our story.  Go to full article
Peonies join lilacs as Shelburne attraction (Source: Shelburne)
Peonies join lilacs as Shelburne attraction (Source: Shelburne)

Heard Up North: Shelburne Museum unveils peony garden

The Shelburne Museum in Vermont has been famous for years for an amazing display of spring lilacs. This Sunday, the museum will dedicate a new peony garden. As part of our Heard Up North Series, we hear from the man who planted more than seven hundred peonies.  Go to full article
<i>Four Dark Red Apples--Black Tray</i>, 1920, Collection of Donna & Marvin Schwartz
Four Dark Red Apples--Black Tray, 1920, Collection of Donna & Marvin Schwartz

In O'Keeffe's Lake George Period, a First Flowering

The artist Georgia O'Keeffe is most famous for her paintings of the American Southwest. Her unique mingling of naturalism and abstraction seem permanently intertwined with the deserts and mesas of New Mexico. But O'Keeffe's first maturity as an artist -- and her first fame -- came during the 1920s when she spent summers living and painting in Lake George. Many of her iconic ideas and techniques were developed in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann visited the new Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition, which opened this weekend at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.  Go to full article
Stephan Jost
Stephan Jost

New Shelburne Director Looks For New Audiences

The Shelburne Museum on the Vermont side of Lake Champlain has a new director. Stephan Jost will take over as head of one of the country's most celebrated regional collections. Jost spoke last week with Brian Mann. He says the Shelburne's unique structure and location will open up new possibilities.  Go to full article

Celebrating the RV Lifestyle

This summer, the North Country will see the usual fleet of RVs. Massive Airstreams and Winnebagos, pop-up Coleman tent trailers and Volkswagen sleeper vans will fill local campgrounds. On Saturday, the Shelburne Museum in Vermont unveiled a new exhibition that celebrates this gypsy lifestyle. Brian Mann reports on "American Wanderlust", a look at the history of the RV.  Go to full article

People: Shelburne Museum's Impressionist Pioneers

Brian Mann talks with Henry Joyce, chief curator at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont. It's a conversation about the Webb-Havermeyer family -- a North Country dynasty that pioneered the collection of Impressionist paintings.  Go to full article

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