The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Shelburne Museum to close for summer due to COVID-19
Shelburne Museum, round barn light.

SHELBURNE, VT.- For the first time in its 73-year history, Shelburne Museum will not open for summer due to concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic, Museum Director Thomas Denenberg announced. All exhibition buildings, the grounds and the Museum Store will remain closed through the spring and summer months.

Exhibitions will be cancelled or postponed. Events and activities, educational programming and rental events will be cancelled or rescheduled. The museum’s administrative offices are also closed, with staff working remotely until public health officials advise it is safe to return to offices.

“The decision to extend the closure of Shelburne Museum was a difficult one. We followed guidance from state and federal health officials. While we weighed that advice with our paramount concern for the safety of our extended Shelburne Museum family—staff, volunteers and visitors—we really saw no other alternative. We also took into account the lead time necessary to bring the museum’s 45-acre campus with 39 buildings and galleries safely back into full operation,” Denenberg said. “We look forward to the day we can get back to doing what we do best—engaging and inspiring through our beautiful and storied collections, buildings and gardens.”

A date has not been scheduled for the Museum to reopen. That decision will be based on ongoing monitoring of the pandemic and recommendations of health officials, Denenberg said.

With the physical campus closed, the museum has ramped up remote outreach designed to share the joy and wonder of Shelburne Museum digitally and provide resources to educators and learners of all ages. The museum’s first online exhibition, Color, Pattern, Whimsy, & Scale, opened on April 18. In addition, the museum’s robust social media content offers viewers behind-the-scenes looks at objects as seen through the eyes of museum conservators, video tours by curators, webinars highlighting exhibitions and activities for families and children.

“There’s no question that the coming months won’t be the same while much anticipated exhibitions, events and visits are on hiatus. While we look forward to the day we once again welcome visitors back onto the museum campus, we invite our friends to connect with us digitally via our social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and to visit us on our website to experience exhibitions,” said Karen Petersen, Stiller Family Foundation director of education and director of visitor experience and learning.

Today's News

May 5, 2020

Spain's Reina Sofia museum prepares to reopen in pandemic era

Dallas Museum of Art announces the death of benefactor S. Roger Horchow

Strong results for Asian art online sales at Christie's

Fossil shows cold-blooded frogs lived on warm Antarctica

Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen reopens on May 5

Julien's Auctions announces highlights included in the "Music Icons" sale

Tornabuoni Art presents 'In Focus: Alighiero Boetti', a virtual exhibition of the artist's work made in self-isolation

National Gallery commemorates the 75th anniversary of VE Day

Museum Ludwig reopening on May 5

Alexander and Bonin presents "John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres: Works from the 42nd Street Art Project, 1993"

Morphy's May 27-29 auction presents unrivaled selection of Founders & Patriots Militaria

Spring pops up in colorful sculpture at Cahoon Museum drive-by show

Rare Flora Danica flatware service and an exceptional pair of French commodes among top draws in Heritage sale

Broadway, doors closed and stages empty, fears an uncertain future

Young Jordanians on lockdown showcase 'talent from home' for hit contest

Zev Buffman, prolific theatrical producer, is dead at 89

International Print Center New York announces Five Projects

Historic New England names Vin Cipolla next President and CEO

Christie's and amfAR partner to raise critical funds for COVID-19 research

Shelburne Museum to close for summer due to COVID-19

Damien Hirst and Snapchat launch new spin art lens

Gallery NAGA opens solo exhibitions of works by Nicole Chesney and Rick Fox

Los Angeles funders unite to create Relief Fund for Visual Artists

Waddesdon Manor offers free beautiful backdrops for virtual meetings

Top Graded Tamil Songs Collection

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful