ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them
M. Stephen and Miriam R. Miller Shaker Gallery
Organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA, Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them features rare Shaker “gift” or “spirit” drawings, all created between 1843–57. Colorful, decorative, and complex, these drawings are unique to the Shakers and to American religious culture as a whole. Even more unique, each of the drawings was created by a woman. Read more.
Polly Jane Reed
In partnership with Hancock Shaker Village, we are pleased to present a live Zoom video chat. Joseph Manca, author of Shaker Vision: Seeing Beauty in Early America (2019), joins curator on Thursday, June 18 at 5:30 pm. Email [email protected] to request a link to join the session.
Anything but Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them is part of 2020/20+ Women @ NBMAA presented by Stanley Black & Decker with additional support provided by Bank of America.