Art in the Supreme Court
"Art in the Supreme Court" is curated by Associate Justice
Marilyn Skoglund and Statehouse Curator David Schutz. Justice Skoglund has a
B.A. in fine arts from Southern Illinois University. Justice Skoglund claims
that having the artist’s eye has helped her becoming a better judge.
the Supreme Court” is a program that was started shortly after Justice
Skoglund's appointment in 1997. One look of the large white walls she knew that
it would make a perfect gallery to display large pieces. Justice Skoglund
then lobbied the other justices to turn the public lobby into an art gallery.
Housed in the public lobby, “Art in the Supreme Court”
hosts mostly Vermont artists, who are selected by the justices. Vermont
State Curator David Schutz works with the justices. Mr. Schutz helps set the
displays and works with the artists in showcasing their work. Mr. Schutz also
pays attention to detail making sure the "Art in the Supreme Court' runs
smoothly. Every artist has a three month showing during normal business
hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The
Vermont Supreme Court is located at 111 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont.