Hancock Shaker Village


To the Shakers, light was everything: fuel to the body, mind, and spirit. "Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey," captures this dynamic essence in the form of ten large-scale watercolors, ranging in size from 28 x 40 inches to 40 x 60 inches. Each work is imbued with “borrowed light” — a term adopted by the Shakers to describe their architectural technique of incorporating windows and skylights into interior walls. The result is both pragmatic and sublime.

"Borrowed Light" offers an opportunity to see Hancock Shaker Village in a new way, exploring the Shakers through a contemporary lens.

Borrowed Light kicks off with an opening celebration on Sunday, May 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 (free for members) and may be reserved at hancockshakervillage.org or by calling 413-443-0188.

Hancock Shaker Village is open for the season April 13–Nov. 11. Hours through June 30 are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (open until 5 p.m. on Thursdays through May 2) and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. from July 1–Nov. 11.

Event Dates
Sunday, May 26, 2019 through Monday, November 11, 2019
Event time
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cost / donation
With admission


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