Friday, October 22, 2021

Visions of Utopia: An Indoor/Outdoor Tour of the F...


About Visions of Utopia: An Indoor/Outdoor Tour of the Fruitlands Farmhouse and Shaker Office

Join us at Fruitlands Museum for a combined Indoor/Outdoor tour of the Fruitlands Farmhouse and Shaker Gallery as we explore the contrasts and overlaps of these two visions of utopia.

This 1-hour walking tour will take place both outdoors and indoors with facilitated talks primarily taking place outside, followed by opportunities to walk through and view these historic interiors.

Incorporated into the tour, you will have an opportunity to view new works by artists in residence, Leslie Schomp, whose embroidered pieces bring Louisa May Alcott quotes to life inside the Fruitlands Farmhouse, and Andrew Mowbray, whose seed exchange and utilitarian design pieces are inspired by the Shaker collection. On the second floor of the Shaker building you will also see a floor mural of cut paper by Allison Halter and Maria Molteni, an installation connected to their current exhibition in the Art Gallery “Unseen Hours: Space Clearing for Spirit Work.”

At this time, while visiting indoor spaces face masks are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for wearing your mask on your tour.

Tours will be available through advanced registration with limited capacity. Book your pass today for an opportunity to step inside these historic structures!

Please note, different from past years, at this time the only access to these historic interiors is through a guided tour.

Nonmember guests, if you do not already have a day pass for your tour date, please be sure to also book your museum admission when booking your tour using the add-on feature on the registration page.

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