The Shelburne Museum is a very unique place very close to our inn in Middlebury, VT. It houses over 150,000 works in over 38 exhibition buildings around the property. You’ll find quilts, textiles, impressionist paintings, furniture, American paintings, and countless artifacts dating back to the 17th century. They host some wonderful exhibitions throughout the year and one that is going on right now until May 30th, 2016 is called 32 Degrees: The Art of Winter.
Even though we are all turning our minds to spring as the weather is warming up and the blooms are soon to be showing up, this winter inspired work of art is worth checking out. The entire exhibit, which is interactive in nature, is completely centered on snow and ice. With this idea of winter in mind, Curator Carolyn Bauer went on the hunt for art that she thought embodied all that winter is about. She took into consideration the look, sounds, colors, landscapes, and movements of snow and ice. The exhibit encompasses 20 works of art all from different artists, dating from the 1800s to the present. They have divided the exhibit into three thematic subsections: Aesthetics, Physicality and Associations and you’ll just have to go see it to see what that is all about! You’ll experience paintings, contemporary photography, sound pieces, digital art, games and sculptures that are located both inside the gallery and on the grounds.
In addition to museums, you’ll find that a trip to our neck of the woods offers a myriad of activities to enjoy. We can point you to the best shopping, hiking trails, biking tours, galleries, and restaurants. We love helping our guests plan a getaway to remember so book your favorite room online today and give us a call to plan your next spring vacation to Vermont!