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Curators in Conversation: A Banner Year: 1843-44 and the End of the World

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Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Shelburne Museum

Shelburne, VT 05482

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Have you ever been curious about the objects in our collection archives? This April and May, please join the curators of Shelburne Museum for a special 3-part Curator Conversations series to discover some of the unqiue objects hidden in our archives that have sparked their curiorisity


May 1, 2019

A Banner Year: 1843-44 and the End of the World

Chief curator Kory Rogers will decipher the hidden meanings behind the fantastical beasts and complex religious iconography depicted on Shelburne Museum’s enigmatic Millerite banner made in the early 1840s. Measuring nearly 22 feet in long and four feet tall, the large banner illustrates preacher William Miller’s complicated interpretation of The Book of Revelations, which he read as signs that helped him calculate the exact date(s) of the apocalypse between 1843-44.

Free with Museum admission. Pre-registration is not required but appreciated.

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