Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of UVa Shelburne Museum
Shelburne, VT
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Exhibition: Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy
09/14/2019 - 01/12/2020 (more information)
Joel D. Barber
Canvasbacks, 1932
Watercolor on paper, 25 ¼ x 17 5/8 in.
Collection of Shelburne Museum.
Image courtesy Shelburne Museum
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Canvasbacks, 1932
On and In the Landscape
Exhibition: William Wegman: Outside In
Through 10/20/2019 (more information)
William Wegman
On and In the Landscape
(detail), 1988
Color Polaroid, 24 x 20 in.
Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York
Exhibition: In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow: Outdoor Sculpture
Exhibition: In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow: Outdoor Sculpture
Through 10/31/2019 (more information)
Exhibition:  Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection
Exhibition: Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection
Through 10/31/2019 (more information)
Exhibition: Ogden Pleissner and the Working Landscape
Through 10/31/2019 (more information)
Ogden M. Pleissner
The Barn, date unknown
Oil on paper, 7 x 10 in.
Collection of Shelburne Museum, bequest of Ogden M. Pleissner. 1986-26.193. Photography by Andy Duback.

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Shelburne, VT 05482
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May 1 – October 31

  • Monday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Full campus access

November 1 – December 30

  • Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Open buildings:
    • Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education (PCAE)
    • Round Barn
    • Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building
    • Webb Gallery

January 2 – April 30

  • Wednesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Open buildings:
    • Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education (PCAE)
    • Webb Gallery

Shelburne Museum is closed on various holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve.


May 1 – October 31*
Adult: $24
Senior / AAA Member: $22
Youth (ages 13-17): $14
Child (ages 5-12): $12
Under 5: FREE
College Student (ages 18-100): $14

VT Resident (w/license): $14
VT Child (ages 5-17): $7

Family Day Pass (2 Adults & Children): $58

Active Military: FREE

November 1 – April 30
Adult: $10
Youth (ages 5-17): $5
Child (ages under 5): free

Active Military: FREE

*Discounts – May through October only. Discounts cannot be combined.

Reduced admission for Vermont residents provided thanks to a generous donation by Lois McClure.

Admission is always free for Shelburne Museum members.

Museum Store
Begin and end your Shelburne Museum visit with a stop in our store, featuring unique and gifts for all ages and every budget. Toys and circus-themed novelties will delight young visitors, and souvenirs inspired by the Museum’s collections will provide a lasting memory of your visit. The store also offers a wide selection of books on American arts, crafts, and material culture. Selected Shelburne Museum titles are available for order online.

May 1 – October 31
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

November 1 – April 30
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

General Information

Museum Story
Shelburne Museum is an unparalleled and unique experience of American history, art, and design. Designed to allow visitors the pleasure of discovery and exploration, the Museum includes thirty-nine distinct structures on forty-five acres, each filled with beautiful, fascinating, and whimsical objects. Come play in our gardens and open our many doors. You are welcome here.

American folk art. French Impressionist paintings. Historic New England architecture. Duck decoys, circus animals, and dolls. These were just some of the some of the interests of Shelburne Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb.

She grew up in New York, where her parents, Henry and Louisine Havemeyer, were important collectors of European and Asian art. By the age of nineteen, she resolved to follow in their footsteps but instead envisioned a collection that would celebrate the arts of America. Mrs. Webb saw beauty in the everyday objects that had been part of American life for generations—furniture, pottery, quilts, weathervanes, and more—and filled her homes in New York and Shelburne, Vermont, with antiques.

When Mrs. Webb founded Shelburne Museum in 1947, it was at first a place to preserve her family’s collection of horse-drawn carriages. Before long, however, she realized that she had a rare opportunity to create what she described as a “collection of collections” and “an educational project, varied and alive.”

From the countryside throughout New England and New York, Mrs. Webb found historic buildings that would provide appropriate settings for her collections, and she relocated them to the Museum grounds: houses, barns, a meeting house, a one-room schoolhouse, a lighthouse, a jail, a general store, a covered bridge, and the 220-foot steamboat Ticonderoga. She worked with a landscape design team to situate them within a welcoming environment that today includes a lush gardens and enticing views.

Mrs. Webb created something completely unprecedented for her time: world-class collections in a village-like setting of historic New England buildings and landscapes; a welcoming and informal place for visitors to engage with history through objects that tell stories. Shelburne Museum has never been just about the past, however—not in Mrs. Webb’s time and not now. Just as she connected with the creative people of her day who were interested in linking the arts of America’s past to the practices of modern life, Shelburne Museum today offers new perspectives through its special exhibitions, events, and educational programs.

At the heart of all Shelburne Museum’s offerings are its endlessly compelling and extensive collections, which have continued to grow thanks to the combined efforts of dedicated curators, donors, artists, and artisans. Shelburne Museum is a place to envision the past and understand the present while looking to the future. Come experience it for yourself.

Mission Statement
To broaden our audience, engage their curiosity, animate their creativity, and give them an extraordinary, educational museum experience.

We envision Shelburne Museum as a nationally significant institution that is intellectually vibrant, financially sustainable, and that maintains a special commitment to its Vermont community. It seeks to provide visitors with stimulating experiences reflecting the highest standards of scholarship and the intelligence, whimsy, and courage of Electra Havemeyer Webb.



Joel Barber & the Modern Decoy
September 14 through January 12, 2020
(more information)

William Wegman: Outside In
Through October 20, 2019
(more information)

In Their Element: Jonathan D. Ebinger, Rodrigo Nava, Dan Snow: Outdoor Sculpture
Through Oct 31, 2019
(more information)

Ink + Icons: Album Quilts from the Permanent Collection
Through Oct 31, 2019
(more information)

Ogden Pleissner and the Working Landscape
Through Oct 31, 2019
(more information)


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