Monday, 16 July 2012

Gather Up the Fragments * The Andrews Shaker Collection * 11 July - 28 October 2012 * Belle Vue Arts Museum * Washington

If you are up on the Pacific North West Coast you might like to know about this lovely exhibition. Gather Up the Fragments tells the story of the first and most avid collectors of Shaker art, Faith and Edward Deming Andrews.

This exhibition of more than 200 objects – several iconic Shaker gift drawings and functional household objects such as textiles, baskets and furniture – is the most comprehensive collection of 19th and early 20th century Shaker materials. It provides insight into this almost-vanished religious community, known for the ecstatic nature of their worship practices and commitment to celibacy, as well as the superb craftsmanship, inventiveness and simplicity of their creations. For more details, click here.

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