Anything But Simple: Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them
May 12-September 3
Curator talk and opening reception Saturday, May 12, 3-5:30pm; free to members/ $10 not-yet members
A rare glimpse at Hancock Shaker Village’s prized “gift” or “spirit” drawings, on view for the first time in decades. Unlike what we have come to expect of the Shakers, the work is colorful, decorative, startling, and complicated, unique to the Shakers and to American religious culture as a whole.
Sponsored by Balance Rock Investment Group and The Dobbins Foundation