This Week’s Major Events: Americana Week in NH, Shaker Design at the Met, a Thomas Jayne Lecture in Seattle & More

Oval Box, American, 1800–1900. Maple, pine, 4–11/16 x 11–5/16 x 8–15/16 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966 (66.10.36a, b) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Oval Box, American, 1800–1900. Maple, pine, 4–11/16 x 11–5/16 x 8–15/16 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1966 (66.10.36a, b) Image: © The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Simple Gifts: Shaker at the Met, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
On view through June 25, 2017

This exquisite exhibition highlights the Met’s collection of Shaker furniture and textiles, most of which came from Faith and Edward Deming Andrews—pioneering collectors and scholars of Shaker culture who were responsible for garnering widespread interest in Shaker design and antiques during the twentieth century. Renowned for its simplicity and functionality, Shaker design stemmed from its makers’ religious beliefs and customs.

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