Members' Preview and Reception for The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World

Friday, June 13, 2014 - 5:30pm
Farnsworth Art Museum
Join us for this special membership benefit-
a preview and reception celebrating the opening of 
The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World
and Members Appreciation Evening

Hors d’oeuvres, music and spirits
Members may bring two guests
 
Drawn primarily from the collection of The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, the largest, broadest and deepest collection of Shaker material in the world, the show will present a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects. While the show is a historical overview seen through objects from Mount Lebanon, the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world, it importantly also includes a section on the Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the last active Shaker community. 
 
Lead Sponsors for this exhibition include the Henry Luce Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. 
Exhibition Sponsors include Allen Insurance and Financial, Chilton Furniture of Maine, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, The Grasshopper Shop of Rockland and Windsor Chairmakers 
 
The primary media sponsor for this exhibition is Maine Home + Design.
 
Brethrens’ Meeting Uniform, c.1870 Elder Otis Sawyer (1815-1884), Wood and ivory walking stick, Collection of the United Society of Shakers, Sabbathday Lake, Inc. Photo by Alan LaVallee.
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