Shelburne Museum is holds a notable collection of American folk art and quilts. The Museum is also home to holdings of decorative arts, design, decoys, and carriages. The paintings collection includes French Impressionists as well as more than 400 18th- to 20th-century American works.
Notable in the American collection are the Hudson River School landscapes, Luminist seascapes, portraits, still-lifes, and genre scenes. Artists include Thomas Cole, Kensett, Bierstadt, Heade, Fitz Hugh Lane, John Singleton Copley, William Merritt Chase, Winslow Homer, and Eastman Johnson. 20th-century paintings include work by Grandma Moses, Carl Rungius, and Andrew Wyeth, plus 600 pictures by landscape and sporting artist Ogden Pleissner, about 40 of which are on rotating exhibition along with the artist’s Manchester, VT studio.
Challenges the Northeast’s evolving identities and complex beauty
Panoramic paintings mingle facts with imagination to present 19th-century views of the Green Mountain State
Exhibition illuminates the links between the artist’s written words and his prodigious body of work
Small survey of 4 decades of works in collaboration with nature, play, and humor
Explore one man's life and artwork through 100+ decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors
Explore the artist's creative process through prototypes and finished furniture and lighting projects