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.
May 6, 2014 – August 10, 2014
Lost Gardens of New England invites you to enjoy the region’s rich heritage of garden design.Read more »
August 26, 2014 – November 9, 2014
Several generations of area residents and Middlebury College students were introduced to the beauty and benefits of art and art history by Arthur K.D. Healy (1902 – 1978), the College’s first “Artist in Residence,” who later joined the faculty and served as Chairman of the Fine Arts Division.Read more »
August 20, 2013 – January 4, 2014
The Sheldon Museum’s fall 2013 exhibit is “Fashion & Fantasy,” introducing selections from the museum’s vintage clothing collection paired with the unique, stunning, and imaginative couture creations from nature by South Burlington artist Wendy Copp. Due to public demand, the exhibit has been extended through Saturday, January 4, 2014.Read more »