For Immediate Release

Beyond the Veil: Self-Portraits as Ghost and Spiritualist Ephemera
June 2nd – June 29th

Buckland Museum is pleased to announce the next show in our rotating exhibit room. Beyond the Veil: Self-Portraits as Ghost and Spiritualist Ephemera features photos by Julie K. Gray and images, ephemera, and objects revolving around spiritualism collected by Timothy Shaw. Opening on June 2nd, 2021 until June 29th, this show is free with admission to the Buckland Museum.

Julie K. Gray’s contribution will feature selections from her Self Portrait As Ghosts series. In this series of photographic self portraits, Gray depicts herself as a ghost, donning the stereotypical and campy white shroud. During the span of two Artist Residencies in 2020, Gray traveled to Lily Dale, NY and the Canterbury Shaker Village in NH, photographing with both medium format film and digital cameras. Exploring these sites of spiritual exploration, she acts out a series of “what-if” scenarios, primarily asking herself: had she actually transitioned during her Near Death Experience, would she continue visiting her favorite places and participate in the spiritual inquiry which takes place in these locations…but from the other side?

Julie K. Gray Self-Portrait as Ghost in Blue Room, Lily Dale, 2020. Digital photograph. Support from the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation.

Tim Shaw has been a lifelong researcher in the fields of the Paranormal and Metaphysical.  Growing up in Western New York State and having relatives in the Lily Dale Spiritualist Assembly ~ A Spiritualist Community ~ it was only natural for him to develop an interest in these mystical fields. Having been brought up Roman Catholic and Spiritualist gave Tim great insights into the miraculous as well as the phenomena of the worlds around us. He will be including photography, imagery, and ephemera related to the supernatural that he has collected over the years.

Antique Fortune Teller photo from the archives of Timothy Shaw.

The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick was founded in 1966 by author and occult researcher Raymond Buckland. Established in Cleveland in 2017, we are now open 7 days a week with daily scheduled tours. Tickets and information can be found at, and it is highly recommended to book your tickets in advance. Masks are currently required.

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The Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Magick, Cleveland, OH.