THE HISTORY OF LE PETIT MUSEE
Le Petit Musee was conceived by
Sherry Steiner of Housatonic MA
& originally located in Housatonic
opening in 1992 in a very small space
measuring 7 feet by 10 feet displaying
both contemporary and vintage art
from floor to ceiling. The gallery
became a tourist attraction
with feature stories in newspapers
including The Boston Globe as well
as being listed in
‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’.
- 1994 after two years of no heat and
sweltering temperatures & a leaking
floor I decided it was time to expand to
a space a few feet down the street
measuring 8 feet by 18 feet (with heat).
It felt like a palace!
- 1996 Le Petit Musee began an
association with The Red Door in
- 1998 Le Petit Musee closed the gallery
in Housatonic & joined Barnum’s Antiques.
-2006 to 2007 Le Petit Musee shared a roof
at Wild Sage in Pittsfield MA
presenting eclectic works of art. The
space was about 7 feet by 18 feet with a 4 foot
by 6 foot adjoining room for solo shows.
- 2008/09 Le Petit Musee once again
makes history when it re-opened in Housatonic
in a former ironing board closet that
measured 11 inches wide by 74” long
by 4” deep presenting the most unusual
displays of art. Le Petit Musee was located
within ARTsModerne at 151 Front Street
who itself is quite small (9.5 feet x 11.5 feet)
where contemporary and vintage art is shown.
-2012 to 2013 Le Petit Musee presented solo
shows of local art at Wild Sage in Pittsfield MA
-2015 Le Petit Musee at The Emporium
in Great Barrington MA presenting
exhibitions of contemporary art.
For more info:
Contact Sherry Steiner: firstname.lastname@example.org