Kory W. Rogers

Kory W. Rogers

Chief Curator, Shelburne Museum


Kory W. Rogers is the chief curator at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. In addition to managing temporary exhibitions, he oversees the interpretation and installation of more than 100,000 works of art and design, ranging in date from the 18th century to the present day. His interdisciplinary approach to curation explores the connections between the Museum’s collection of historical art and artifacts and contemporary life. A curatorial polymath, Kory’s professional interests include: the American circus, wildfowl decoys, English mocha ware ceramics, 19th-century horse-drawn vehicles, 20th-century and contemporary furniture design, and contemporary jewelry. Over the course of his fifteen years working at the Museum he has organized a wide range of exhibitions, the themes of which include: motorcycles, contemporary lighting design, Knoll furniture, hunting and fishing in American art, circus posters, glass, and kinetic outdoor sculpture.


Kory’s is also the caretaker of The Brick House, the country home of Shelburne Museum founder Electra H. Webb, located on Shelburne Farms. His husband Jonathan Mikulak is an independent graphic designer and assistant professor at Champlain College.