During the latter half of the 20th century the American public probably most associated the Shakers with well-made antique furniture. Two quotes are often invoked in association with this. Trappist monk Thomas Merton said “the peculiar grace of a Shaker chair is due to the fact that it was made by someone capable of believing that an angel might come and sit on it.” Conversely, Sister Mildred Barker of the Sabbathday Lake, Maine, Shakers lamented that non-Shakers admired Shaker material culture at the expense of the Christ-life embraced by Believers.… Read More
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May 31, 2014 at 4PM
The Shakers: Models for Modernism, an illustrated lecture by Jean M. Burks, Senior Curator, Shelburne Museum
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Skinner