Gather Up the Fragments: The Andrews Shaker Collection and As It Is in Heaven: The Legacy of Shaker Faith and Design
February 7–April 26, 2015
This dual exhibition will present an overview of the history of the United Society of Believers for Christ’s Second Appearing, more commonly known as the Shakers. The exhibitions will comprise objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collection at Hancock Shaker Village as well as pieces from local Chicago collections. The uniqueness of 18th- and 19th-century Shaker design and industry, and the religious tenants that underlay life in Shaker villages, particularly the philosophy of “hands to work and hearts to God” will be explored. Programs will examine aspects of the Shakers’ cultural legacy in music and dance.
Gather Up the Fragments is organized by Hancock Shaker Village, Pittsfield, MA and toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The exhibition at LUMA is generously supported by the American Folk Art Society, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and Terry Dowd, Inc.
Image: Rocking Chair, Mt. Lebanon, NY, ca. 1850. Andrews Collection, Hancock Shaker Village, photo by Michael Fredericks