"Vermont Supreme Court Gallery" 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.
Supreme Court Gallery" is a program that was started shortly after Justice
Skoglund's appointment in 1997. It was originally named "Art in The Supreme
Court". 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, “Vermont Supreme Court Gallery”
hosts mostly Vermont artists, who are selected by Justice Skoglund and David
Schutz. 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 "Vermont Supreme
Court Gallery" 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,