The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, also known as the Shakers, is an American religious community founded upon the teachings of Ann Lee. They are most known for their cultural contributions to music and furniture design and also their belief of gender equality, which was institutionalized in their society in the 1780s. “Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs” featured approximately 130 drawings, song manuscripts, and other texts inspired by the unique spiritual practices and beliefs of the Shakers.
“Heavenly Visions: Shaker Gift Drawings and Gift Songs” showed at The Drawing Center and was curated by France Morin. The accompanying catalog was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2001.
The Shakers is featured in Edition: Guest Editor, Bryan Leitgeb