Sunday, August 18, 2013, Shelburne Museum began a new era in its 66 year history.
The Grand Opening of the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education realized again the vision of its founder, Electra Havemeyer Webb, to serve the interests of Vermonters and visitors from around the world.
Now this can be done year round in the new state of the art building designed by Ann Beha Architects with two floors of galleries, an auditorium and classroom.
He shared that while people commented about such institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Guggenheim Museum (both in New York City) as great museums, they most always exclaimed "I love Shelburne Museum!"
This examiner understands the factors behind this enthusiasm.
Shelburne Museum is an interactive experience where a guest can travel back in time to a small Vermont village, view fine as well as folk art in the permanent collections and explore exciting current exhibits, create arts and crafts to bring home, explore the decks and passageways of Ticonderoga or climb to the top of Colchester Lighthouse.
The 45-acre campus invites families and guests of all ages to walk the grounds or ride in a shuttle, bring a picnic lunch or choose from the many options at the cafe'.
This destination is not to be missed. Please check the website for hours, admission prices and more information now and throughout the year!
Please see the list of photos and click here to look back to 2012 Shelburne Museum ground breaking ceremony: Art & Education Center.
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