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Artists Reception at Hancock Shaker Village

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hancock Shaker Village runs a CSA from its historic gardens in the warmer season.
Photo by Kate Abbott

Join Hancock Shaker Village for a reception to celebrate the artists whose exquisite work appears throughout the Village this summer.

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Summer 2024 exhibits include …

Inspired Poultry House

The Shaker legacy continues in this exhibition of Shaker-inspired works by women artists Julia Whitney Barnes, Kathy Greenwood, Kate Hamilton, Elana Herzog, Wendy Jensen, Becca Van K, Caitlin McBride, and Phoebe Rotter. The exhibit’s breadth of form, style, and function demonstrates the continuing legacy of Shaker Sisters.

Simply Sourced

Medicinal Herb Garden, the Garden Tool Shed and the Laundry and Machine Shop Curated by artist Maggie Pate, this exhibit focuses on the garden’s herb and dye plants and how they are used to create dyes and paints.

Simply: The Sisters

Narratives, oral histories, objects, and ephemera to demonstrate how Shaker Sisters persevered through difficult times in the community’s history.

Instruments of Inspiration — April 13-August 31

During the 1840s and 1850s—an era known as “The Era of Manifestations” – Believers experienced visions from Mother Ann. Described as “Mother’s Work,” these visions were often depicted in visual forms known as gift drawings. This exhibit showcases a selection of gift drawings in the Hancock Shaker collection alongside drawings of contemporary artists Alyssa Sakina Mumtaz, Sue Muskat, and Julia Whitney Barnes.

Mother Ann

Mother Ann celebrates the 250th anniversary of the Shakers’ arrival in America with an introduction to Ann Lee, the religion’s dynamic leader. The exhibit highlights her ten years in America, including her mission trips throughout New England and the struggles she encountered, resulting in her early death at age 48.

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Date:
May 18
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Event Location

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic St.
Pittsfield, MA
(413) 443-0188

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