Shelburne Museum’s Center for Art and Education to Open Aug. 18

May 14, 2013  
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Opening day for Shelburne Museum’s new Center for Art and Education is set for Aug. 18, Shelburne Museum Director Thomas Denenberg recently announced.

The opening marks a milestone for the museum of art, design and Americana. For the first time in the museum’s 66-year history, Shelburne Museum will be open year-round.

“The Center for Art and Education allows the museum to broaden its educational and cultural offerings by being accessible year-round with an expanded range of exhibitions and a variety of new and enriching programming,” Denenberg said. “We envision the center as a cultural hub for the community with an array of lectures and events, music and film along with changing exhibitions of fine art, folk art and design.”

The 18,000-square-foot center was designed by Ann Beha Architects, a Boston-based firm with extensive expertise in museum and sustainable building design. The center includes galleries, an auditorium and a classroom.

The Center’s design meets the LEED certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council including use of local materials to reduce required transportation of materials and to support the local economy. For more information, visit www.shelburnemuseum.org.

 

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