Sarah Margolis-Pineo is a curator and collections specialist of American craft and design. Most recently, Sarah was curator of Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield, MA), where she oversaw the stewardship of the museum’s collection of 19 historic buildings and over 22,000 works of Shaker furniture, gift drawings, domestic objects, tools, and textiles. At Hancock, she curated exhibitions of Shaker material culture as well as contemporary art and design. She also developed symposia, events, and an artist residency program engaging the history and legacy of the Shakers.
Previously, Sarah has held positions in the curatorial departments of American Folk Art Museum (New York), Frye Art Museum (Seattle), Museum of Contemporary Craft (Portland, OR), and Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI). In 2017, she co-founded Lone Pine Farm & Studio, an agri-cultural incubator and artist residency.
Sarah is available to collaborate with museums, galleries, historic houses, and cultural institutions on temporary and/or traveling exhibitions engaging historic and contemporary art, decorative art, design, and craft. She has an extensive background in collections care across media, and will consult on the development of a collections policy and management strategy that includes inventorying, digitizing, and long-term care according to current museum standards and practices.
The Shakers and Spiritual Design
MOLD, Issue 05: Seeds | 2021
Women Without Limits
The Berkshire Eagle | March 6, 2020
One of America’s Most Popular Furniture Styles was Invented by a Celibate Religious Sect
CURBED | June 21, 2019