Touring the Shaker Museum with Artist Amie Cunat
We have worked with New York-based Amie Cunat on a new, forthcoming edition that draws from her ongoing research and reimagining of historical artifacts created by the Shakers, a sect of religious radicals who promoted equality for all of its members in colonial America.
Amie will soon participate in a Research + Residency at the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon - the site of the first official community organized by the Shakers dating back to 1787. The Shaker Museum now houses over 56,000 historical objects and restoration work on the site’s buildings is ongoing.
These images were all captured by Amie in preparation for her period of residency and all illustrate the specific objects and spaces that have captured her interest.
For a further glimpse of the how the Shaker ideologies and design have shaped Amie’s recent work, you can view images of Meetinghouse a solo exhibition of new works by Amie Cunat, presented at Brooklyn gallery Victori + Mo April 13 – May 27, 2018. This body of work combined painting, sculpture and drawing in a multi-room installation that explored the liminality of the “meeting house” as a simultaneously public and private sphere.