On view at the New Britain Museum of American Art to April 11, 2010, Inspired Innovations highlights a selection of beautiful artifacts from the Shaker community. Included are examples of Shaker nesting carriers and “swallowtail” oval boxes (both above), along with furniture, inventions, and other handcrafted artifacts. The exhibition is curated by Stephen Miller, who puts emphasis on the local Enfield, CT Shaker community and its artistic output from 1790 to 1917.

A full review of Inspired Innovations was published in this weeks Antiques and the Arts.

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