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‘Side By Side’ Opens At Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon

Amy Krzanik reports from New Lebanon. An intimate gathering of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon trustees, supporters and staff members attended an exclusive reception as the site’s newest exhibition was unveiled in the Wash House ironing room. Side By Side: Shaker and Modern Design, curated by Jeff Daly, displays 19th-century Shaker furniture alongside modern equivalents to show how the simple and direct forms of Shaker craftsmanship has inspired modern makers, most notably furniture designers of the “Danish modern” era. Guests chatted inside the Wash House and gift shop and outside underneath a tent to keep out of the drizzle and snacked on savory appetizers from local gem, Blueberry Hill Market Café. Dinner in local homes followed the reception. Side By Side will be on display until October 12, and another new exhibit, The Small World of Shaker: Miniature Furniture, Books & Dolls is set to open on July 19. Shown above, photographer Michael Floman, Michael Carter, trustee Paul Cassidy and Museum President David Stocks.


Museum trustee Rae Gilson with Betsy Gitter, board president of the New Lebanon Library; Gregory Hickok, Barbara De Buono and David Farren.


Thea Bennett, David Pearce and John Broome; Ramon Lee, tour guide at the Museum and PhD student in Anthropology at SUNY Albany, with Museum Coordinator Wyatt Erchak.


Bruce Reid and Laura Williams Reid, granddaughter of the Museum’s founder, John S. Williams, Sr.; Harvey Susnick and Frank Sanchis of the World Monuments Fund.


Two chairs sit side by side, the one on the left a Shaker example and the one on the right a modern design taking inspiration from the former.


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