Changing exhibits in Cerf Gallery

Changing exhibits in Cerf Gallery

Exhibits

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

Middlebury College Baseball Team, ca. 1896

Two new exhibits open on March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018 – July 8, 2018

Click on the exhibit title below for information. Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photographs from the Sheldon Museum, Three dozen remarkable photographs from the […]

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Upcoming Exhibit

Long-Point-Lake-Champlain-George-Lathrop-1938

Our Town: Love, Joy, Sadness, and Baseball — 100 Years of Photography from the Sheldon Museum

March 20, 2018 – July 8, 2018

In this exhibit, 100 years of life in the Middlebury region are highlighted in the selections chosen by curator Jim Blair.

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John Cross, Man with Cigar, ca. 1990

American Wood Sculptor John Cross: A Contemporary Figurative Folk Artist

March 20, 2018 – July 8, 2018

In celebration of his 60th reunion at Middlebury College, the Henry Sheldon Museum of Middlebury, VT offers a retrospective of the whimsical wood carvings of John Cross, a masterful contemporary folk artist.

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Recent Exhibits

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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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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Kids enjoying the train layout 2016. Photo by Trent Campbell.

Holiday Train Exhibit

December 2, 2017 – January 13, 2018

Tthe Sheldon Museum’s electric train layout is sure to delight all ages.

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