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The Evolution of the Shelburne Museum 

On view now at the Shelburne Museum are "Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic," March 28 to July 5. Wick is the artist behind the now-famous series of I Spy books. The exhibition will feature large-scale photographs as well as models and videos.

"American Moderns: 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell," June 16 to September 13. Shelburne marks the last stop on the tour of this traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum, which includes more than 50 major artworks.

"Rich and Tasty: Vermont Furniture to 1850," July 25 to November 11. This exhibit of fine Vermont furniture draws on the years-long scholarship of curator emerita Jean Burks, and will introduce Vermont "high-style furniture" along with the craft practices and regional economics that shaped this tradition.

"Eyes on the Land," October 10, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The museum collaborated with the Vermont Land Trust to commission 13 contemporary Vermont artists and photographers to produce new works inspired by preserved lands.

"Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum's Decoy Collection," November 21, 2015, through June 5, 2016. This exhibit marks the reinstallation of the Dorset House decoy collection following a major renovation of the building. The 1,200-item collection is considered the finest in the world.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Getting the Picture"

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