Changing exhibits in Cerf Gallery

Changing exhibits in Cerf Gallery


The Sheldon Museum features its permanent collection of 19th and 20th century Vermont furniture, paintings, and household objects exhibited in the elegant Federal house built in 1829 by marble merchants Eben Judd and Lebbeus Harris. Changing special exhibits are on view in the Cerf Gallery.

Walter Cerf Gallery

Built in 1991 through the generosity of art dealer and philanthropist Walter Cerf, the Cerf Gallery has become a hub of public activity at the Museum. A varied exhibition schedule features both historically-themed exhibits and artworks by contemporary Vermont artists and craftspeople. Recent exhibits highlighted the history of Addison County Fair and Field Days, changes in the Vermont landscape in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Vermont’s role in the Civil War, and leisure life in 19th century Vermont.

The Gallery also serves as a public venue for gallery talks, school programs and special events.

Current Exhibit

Tracey Campbell Pearson, Bob Scared from Bob

Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors

June 13, 2017 – January 13, 2018

The Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, Vermont presents Draw Me a Story — Tell Me a Tale: Vermont Children’s Book Illustrators & Authors, an exhibit of the work of 18 Vermont children’s book illustrators/authors.

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Upcoming Exhibit

Recent Exhibits

Baseball trade card copy

Everlasting Ephemera

June 13, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Henry Sheldon, a Vermont farmer’s son, born in 1821, chartered the oldest community history museum in the country in 1882 and amassed a rich collection of ephemera. Until a recent […]

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Hans, Kate Gridley

Focus on the Sheldon: Five-Point Perspective

March 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Beginning in the fall of 2016, five local Middlebury-area photographers have been exploring the collections of the Henry Sheldon Museum and found a wealth of inspiring material.  Photographs of the […]

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Addison County in Profile: Silhouettes from the Sheldon Archives

April 1, 2016 – January 14, 2017

This exhibit presents a selection of exceptional, rarely displayed silhouettes of early residents of Addison County spanning over a century from 1800s to 1900s.  Many portraits are of prominent and […]

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