Shelburne Museum

6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482


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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.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • New England Now

    Sep 15 2018 - Jan 13 2019

    Challenges the Northeast’s evolving identities and complex beauty

  • Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont

    Nov 10 2018 - Mar 3 2019

    Panoramic paintings mingle facts with imagination to present 19th-century views of the Green Mountain State

  • Harold Weston: Freedom in the Wilds

    Mar 23 2019 - Aug 25 2019

    Exhibition illuminates the links between the artist’s written words and his prodigious body of work

  • William Wegman: Outside In

    Jun 22 2019 - Oct 20 2019

    Small survey of 4 decades of works in collaboration with nature, play, and humor

  • Joel Barber

    Sep 14 2019 - Jan 12 2020

    Explore one man's life and artwork through 100+ decoys, drawings, historical photographs, and watercolors

  • Johnny Swing: Design Sense

    Feb 2 2019 - Jun 2 2019

    Explore the artist's creative process through prototypes and finished furniture and lighting projects