A Shaker(s) talk(s) at the Farnsworth

Jun 04, 2014
Photo by: Kelsey Floyd Brother Arnold Hadd

Rockland — Farnsworth Art Museum will present a special lecture by Brother Arnold Hadd, titled We Will Sustain the Structure: Shakerism 101, Saturday, June 14, at 1 p.m. The fee for this lecture, on the opening day of the Farnsworth’s major 2014 exhibition “The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World,” is $12 (which includes admission to the museum), $5 for members. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis, and is limited to the first 60 attendees.

Hadd has been a member of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Community for 36 years and serves his community as farmer, printer, historian, elder and trustee. He is widely recognized for his comprehensive knowledge of the Shakers in Maine and will speak about the history of the Shakers and Shakerism.

Drawn primarily from the collection of The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon, the largest, broadest and deepest collection of Shaker material in the world, the exhibition “The Shakers: From Mount Lebanon to the World” will present a comprehensive look at the religious, social and economic foundations of Shaker life, seen through Shaker-made objects. While the show is a historical overview seen through objects from Mount Lebanon, the spiritual and administrative center of the Shaker world, it importantly also includes a section on the Shakers at Sabbathday Lake, Maine, the last active Shaker community.

Lead Sponsors of the exhibition are the Henry Luce Foundation, the Davis Family Foundation and an anonymous donor. Exhibition Sponsors are Allen Insurance and Financial, Chilton Furniture of Maine, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, the Grasshopper Shop of Rockland and Windsor Chairmakers. The primary media sponsor of the exhibition is Maine Home + Design.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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