Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
Opening September 23: HANGA NOW: Contemporary Japanese Printmakers features over 40 artists working in a variety of printmaking styles and techniques. Supported by the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the IFPDA Foundation, the Karen L. Chase ’97 Fund and Toshiko Uchino. Opening Reception: September 22, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Printmaking Demonstration: TAMAKANE Yoshikatsu, September 24, 1–3 p.m. Family Day: October 16, 1–3 p.m.
1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT
T–Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
September 8–October 2: Outside the Lines: paintings by Kathy Kane reflecting the perception of the line, its placement on the paper and the effect it has on the space surrounding it. Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 5–7 p.m. Artist’s talk: Sunday, October 2, 2 p.m. October 6–30: CityGallery@CWOS: An exhibition of innovative works by gallery artists for City Wide Open Studios. Painting, photography, printmaking, video. Opening receptions: Sunday, October 23 and Monday, October 24, 12–6 p.m.
Kathy Kane, Untitled, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24". At City Gallery.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Th 4-7, F-Su 12-4
Cooper & Smith Gallery
Opening September 1: Stephen Westfall in Perspective: A Fifteen-Year Survey, 2002–2016. The gallery is off the I-95 corridor, mid-way between Boston and NYC and bisecting the main artery between Newport and Greenwich. It offers the best in contemporary fine art with an emphasis on oil paintings in a range of styles and genres.
10 Main St., Essex, CT
W–Th 1–6, F–Sa 12–6, Su 12–5
Located in historic downtown Mystic’s Factory Square, the Courtyard Gallery has been described as having the most diverse collection of original paintings and sculpture in the region. Through September 20: Summer Colors, featuring new work from over 45 artists. The gallery’s fall offering will open September 25. Weekly Sunday Salons have become a well-loved Mystic tradition. Share wine, conversation and your passion for art with artists, collectors and friends in their intimate gallery and sculpture garden.
Meet the Artists Salons, Sundays 3–6 p.m.
12 Water St. B3, Mystic, CT
M, Th, F, Sa 11–6, Su 12–6
Fairfield University Art Museum
Opening September 29 at Bellarmine Hall Galleries: Crafting the Elements: Ceramic Art of Modern Japan from the Collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz. September 8–October 22 at Walsh Gallery in Quick Center for the Arts: Rick Shaefer: The Refugee Trilogy.
1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT
Bellarmine Hall Galleries: Tu-F 11-4, select Sa. Walsh Gallery: W-Sa 12-4.
Florence Griswold Museum
Opening October 1: In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum shares a new perspective on the distinctive character of the Florence Griswold Museum. A new body of work by ten artists including Tina Barney, Kate Cordsen, and James Welling, reflects on this historic home of the Lyme Art Colony and its meaning to artists and visitors today.
Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Opening September 15: In painting and sculpture, Steven Naifeh explores the affinity between the geometric abstraction of Western art and the tradition of Arab and Islamic abstraction. The works in this exhibition, Rigorous and Surprising, reflect the many shared influences between them. Naifeh typically works in series, several of which are represented. In some, the geometric form remains constant while scale and color change. All offer rich ideas for exploration, formal beauty, the nature of abstraction and the intersection of mathematics and art.
144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Museum of Art
Through September 17: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 105th Annual Juried Exhibition and Inner Sanctum: Sarah Stifler Lucas Solo Exhibition. Opening September 23: 60th Regional Exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, September 29, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through September 11: Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding. Through October 2: Masterpieces of The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection. Opening September 16: New Media: Kevin Kelly. Opening October 21: As We See It: The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
Su, M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5
Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall
Celebrate Choate’s arts community as they bring their work from the studios to the stage and gallery walls. The 2016-2017 Paul Mellon Arts Center Season offers a variety of work ranging from music and dance concerts to art exhibitions; from the Yale Ex!t Players, to student productions of The Odyssey and opera Dido and Aeneas; from the Fringe Festival featuring student written and directed work to the musical The Addams Family. An exhibition featuring work of their visual arts faculty kicks off the season.
333 Christian St., Wallingford, CT
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through September 11: Water, Water Everywhere. Opening September 23: Festival Group Gallery Show. Works by local and regional fine artists and artisans participating in the Autumn Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 8–9 on Madison Town Green, Madison, CT. Reception: Friday, September 23, 6:30–9 p.m. Visit website for art class registration and to shop online Spectrum Anytime. The gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–F 11–6, Sa 11:30–6, Su 11:30–5
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
September 17–October 30: The Art of Lolita Valderrama Savage: Nature of Tuscany, Stamford & Beyond. A native of the Philippines who resides in Stamford and Italy, Savage has exhibited her Impressionist artworks internationally. Her oils, watercolors, and drawings reveal the tranquil splendor of natural landscapes. Her work illustrates a universal beauty and inspires a sense of optimism for the global community. Opening: Friday, September 16, 6:30–9 p.m.
39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT
M–Sa 9-5, Su 11-5
The Glass House
Ongoing: The Glass House is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Glass House site to the public. First created 50 years ago in 1966 for the Venice Biennale, the 2016 iteration of Narcissus Garden will be updated specifically for The Glass House’s 49-acre landscape. Advanced tickets required at theglasshouse.org/visit.
199 Elm St., New Canaan, CT
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
September 10–October 9: Blagden Brothers: Their Art, Lives, and Legacy. The Tremaine Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit featuring the work of brothers Allen Blagden ’57, one of the country’s foremost wildlife watercolor artists, and Tom Blagden, Jr. ‘69, a highly regarded nature photographer. Both artists were nurtured by their father, Thomas P. Blagden ‘29, who, in his 20-year tenure as a teacher at Hotchkiss, was instrumental in establishing the foundation for the School’s art program.
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
W. David Herman Gallery LLC
In addition to the eclectic collection of stainless steel by W. David Herman, this fall the new gallery in Kent, CT will also feature the paintings and ceramic pieces of local artists. The Shower Walls of Auschwitz shown here is just one example of the range of W. David Herman’s vision which carries the viewer on an emotional journey through the best of humanity to the most evil concepts realized by men against each other.
26 Railroad St., New Milford, CT
W–Sa 12–5, Su 12–4
West Hartford Art League
September 8–October 2: In the Clubhouse Gallery: Roxann Leibenhaut. An exhibition of paintings by the 2016 CT+6 Best of Show recipient. In the Saltbox Gallery: Face Forward. Self-portraits by local artists including Paul Batch, Kelly Birkenruth, Phyllis Meredith, Daniel Landrie and others. Opening October 13 in the Saltbox Gallery: Images from France. John Rohatsch and Mallorie Ostrowitz. In the Clubhouse Gallery: Work by students from Ilona Levitz’s Master Painting Class.
37 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford, CT
Windsor Art Center
Opening September 17: Reflections of Time: Celebrating 50 Years of Artmaking, an exhibition by Stanwyck E. Cromwell, Guayanese-born Connecticut artist. Saturated colors and kaleidoscopic imagery pervade Cromwell’s paintings, drawings, and mixed-media work. Free events. Opening reception: Saturday, September 17, 5–7 p.m.; Artist’s talk: Saturday, October 1, 1:30 p.m. Art Collecting lecture: Saturday, October 15, 1:30 p.m. Closing reception: Saturday, October 29, 5–7 p.m.
40 Mechanic St., Windsor, CT
Th 6–8, Sa 10–4, Su 11–4
Yale University Art Gallery
The museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Through September 18: Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles. Ongoing: Art & Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture, 1650–1830. Opening October 7: Yosemite: Exploring the Incomparable Valley. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
Tu-F 10-5, Th until 8 (Sept-June), Sa & Su 11–5
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
September 2–October 16: Here for Now. Featuring John Tabor Jacobson, Nicole Patel, and Wendy Shapiro, Here for Now is an exploration of the way materials can be repurposed and recreated, and the existence of art in the moment between formation and disassembly. Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 5–9 p.m.
460C Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Sa 11–6, Su 11–4
Amherst Chamber of Commerce Art Gallery
September 1–30: Portrait and Landscape Drawings. Gregory Chilenski, a painter of 20 years, has been a therapist for more than 30. He currently concentrates on portraiture, showing people’s inner selves through both looking and listening. “Color gets me free of words. Standing at the easel, in front of a sitter or a landscape…I make light happen through how colors ignite each other.” Reception: Amherst Art Walk, Thursday, September 1, 5–7 p.m.
28 Amity St., Amherst, MA
Atlantic Works Gallery
September 9–30: Predicting the Past: A Sampler, work by Charlene Liska, Suzanne Mercury, and Diane Teubner. Third Thursday reception and artists’ talk: September 15, 6–9 p.m. Closing reception: Thursday, September 29, 6–9 p.m. October 8–29: George Shaw and Marjorie Kaye: The Poetics of Space. Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception and artists’ talk: October 20, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St., East Boston, MA
September 9–30: F–Sa 2–6, or by appointment. October 8–29: F–Sa 2–6, or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through September 10: 8 Visions – Artwork From eight Juried Members: Marjorie Ball, Bill Clark, Marnie Jain, Daniel Koterbay, Robin Wessman, Laura White Carpenter, Qiong Xia (Jade), and Philip Young. September 23–30: Distinguishing Features – An Invitational Exhibition inspired by Dinaw Mengestu’s novel “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” October 13–November 2: 25th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition (preview auction items). November 5h: Live/Silent Auction. Doors open at 5p.m.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Bakalar & Paine Galleries
Opening September 19: Encircling the World: Contemporary Art, Science, and the Sublime will feature international contemporary artists whose work is rooted in scientific inquiry and who create compelling visualizations of complex datasets or natural phenomena. A Century of Style: Masterworks of Poster Design showcases posters from the collection of Robert Bachelder from the 1890s to today.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
M–Tu, Th–Sa 12–6, W 12–8
Barbara Krakow Gallery
September 10–October 15: Correspondences: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Seton Smith & a collection of early 20th Century postcards. For Another, featuring Allan McCollum, Claes Oldenburg, Liliana Porter and Allen Ruppersberg.
10 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Beard & Weil Galleries
Ongoing: JUDY PFAFF: Drawings Thick and Thin, a survey of drawings showcasing various styles within the drawing medium, ranging from prints to small three-dimensional works. A rare opportunity to view new and old works by this critically acclaimed artist together in a fresh context. Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 5:30–8 p.m. Artist’s slide talk: Monday, October 17, 6 p.m., see website for details. Gallery and events are free and open to the public.
26 East Main St., Norton, MA
M–Sa 12:30–4:30. Closed October 8-11.
Opening October 7: Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed. This exhibition brings a new dimension to Daniel Chester French’s repertoire by focusing on a selection of his works inspired by the female form. Opening reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m
10 1⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Septmber 7–October 9: Donna Dodson, Zodiac and Andy Moerlein, Geology. Receptions featuring artists’ talks: Friday, September 9 and Friday, October 7, 5–8 p.m. Opening October 12: Eric Sealine, Seven Studios: A Memoir and Dennis Svoronos, Grey Matters. Opening reception: Saturday, October 22, 4–8 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays 5–8
September 11–October 15: Toy Camera Exhibition. Please visit the gallery website for more information. Opening October 27: Brickbottom Open Studios Directory Exhibition, in conjunction with Brickbottom Open Studios, Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20, 12–6 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
Through October 2: In Alter Ego, gallery artists explore their secret sides. Reception: Friday, September 2, 6–8:30 p.m. October 5–30: Gayle Caruso: Manifestation. Tim McDonald: like itself. Boriana Kantcheva: Into the Forest. From Caruso’s exploration of spaces, to McDonald’s Zen process with mixed media, to Kantcheva’s journeys into fable, these three gallery artists present new work that challenges and captivates. Reception: Friday, October 7, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
September 9–28, both galleries: Mary Schein Fall Salon. Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 5:30–7:30 p.m. October 1–29, Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Painterly Interplay. Opening reception: Friday, September 30, 6–8 p.m., October 4–28, University Place Gallery: Artists of the Year. Opening reception: Friday, October 14, 6–8 p.m.
Cambridge Art Association
Kathryn Schultz Gallery
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
University Place Gallery
124 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–6, Sa 9–1
Cambridge Arts Council / Gallery 344
Through September 30: Cambridge Fire Department: A visual exhibition celebrating 184 years of service. The exhibit explores the incredibly varied aspects of the past 184 years of service provided by the Cambridge Fire Department. The installation contains stories of famous fires, the evolution of the department, people and equipment through text, photos and an artistic display using materials found at the fire houses. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann–a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collection includes Cape Ann artists, past and present; Fitz Henry Lane, Milton Avery, John Sloan, and more. Through October 9: Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects. Ongoing: Fanfare: Recent Acquisitions. Opening October 22: Voiced to Perfection: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker.
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA
T–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Chandler Gallery / Maud Morgan Arts
September 18–October 21: Wendy Prellwitz: Here / There. An exhibition of paintings and monotypes about the interplay of water’s fluidity with the solidity of built form, a metaphor for the duality of here and now juxtaposed with the unknowable. To coincide with The Spirit Awards 2016: Visionaries in the Arts. Opening reception: Sunday, September 18, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
20 Sacramento St., Cambridge, MA
(617) 349-6287 x15
Concord Art Association
September 15–October 20: 17th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition, juror Katherine French. Reception: Thursday, September 15, 6–8 p.m. Opening October 23: Member’s Gallery: Timothy Wilson, Maggie Hunt and Deborah Coolidge, Geographies. Reception: Sunday, October 30, 1–3 p.m. Opening October 27: Magnificent Obsessions, curators Lorri Berenberg and Stephen De Fronzo. Reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8 p.m.
37 Lexington Rd., Concord, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4:30, Su 12–4
Copley Society of art
Co|So is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, representing more than 300 artist members from around the globe. September 10–October 6, Upper Gallery: Cuba at Copley, curated by Camilo Alvarez of Samsøn Projects, features Cuban artists living in Boston and artists from Cuba. September 10–October 30, Lower Gallery: Small Works: Beyond the Shore. Opening October 13: Jim Connelly in the Upper Gallery and Robin Samiljan in the Red Room Gallery.
158 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
Through September 25: Lionel Smit, New Work. One of South Africa’s strongest artists, known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvases and sculptures. Opening October 1: Beth Galston. “I think of certain natural forms—leaf, seedpod...—as basic building blocks, like cells… with them I explore the relationship between natural and manmade.”
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Through Labor Day: Daily 11-5. September hours: W-Sa 11-5.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Opening October 7: The deCordova Biennial 2016 features 16 New England-based artists who are making significant contributions to contemporary art in the region, and showcases the work of painters, sculptors, book illustrators, performance artists and photographers. Opening October 7: Edward Steichen: Twentieth-Century Photographer.
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA
Daily 10–5 through Columbus Day. Winter hours: W–F 10–4, Sa & Su 10–5
Essex Art Center
September 9–October 21, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: Dominique Zeltzman. Chester F. Sidell Gallery: Tonos Caribeños. Opening receptions: Friday, September 9, 5–7 p.m. Opening October 28, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: James O’Neill: The War in Iraq. Chester F. Sidell Gallery: Combat Paper Project. Combat Paper provides a unique experience and interaction with veterans and civilians, including sharing veterans’ experiences through the language of art.
56 Island St., Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6, closed September 5 and October 10
Fitchburg Art Museum
Opening September 25: Plastic Imagination, featuring 10 contemporary New England artists: Lisa Barthelson, Tom Deininger, Dana Filibert, Joseph Fucigna, Lynne Harlow, Niho Kozuru, Margaret Roleke, Dean Snyder, Bill Thompson, and Brian Zink. Also opening September 25: Neal Rantoul: Monsters.
185 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa–Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
September 8–October 2: Drawing on Inner Worlds, Pat Paxson and Kim L. Pace. Whimsical drawing and painting that investigates the relationship between our inner and outer worlds. Reception: Saturday, September 10, 5–7 p.m. Through October 31: New Work by Core Artist Members. Opening October 13: Wind and Water, Mary Spencer and Anne Sargent Walker. Two artists explore images of the natural world. Reception: Saturday, October 22, 5–7 p.m.
59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA
Th–Su 11–5, and by appointment
Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Portraits North
Through October 29: One Man Show by Māris Platais. Sailboats, schooners, fall and summer scenes of sunlit grass, oak, birch and pine. Platais painting demo: Sunday, October 1, 1–4 p.m. $25 per person, cash at the door, reservations required. Two kid painting days: Sunday, October 16 and Sunday, October 23, 12–4 p.m. Free, see website for details.
56 Adams St, Lexington, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Opening September 2: Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service and explore cultural, historical, and natural wonders of the national parks with Find Your Park: National Parks in New England, a large-format photography exhibit funded with support from Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Enjoy Finding Metacom: Artists Duane Slick & Martin Smick in Dialogue with the Native American Collection.
102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA
M, W-F 10–4, Sa–Su & holidays 10–5. Closed Tu.
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Ongoing: Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Museum Collects (permanent collection). Through November 6: Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books. Ongoing: (413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts. Opening September 10: New Sole of the Old Machine: Steampunk Brockton – Reimagining the City of Shoes. Opening October 1: Uncommon Exposures.
Directions: MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A.
455 Oak St., Brockton, MA
Tu–Su 10–5, Th until 9
Galatea Fine Art
September 1–28: Joe Kitsch: #Lose Your Head, paintings. Stephanie Angelo: A Blind Eye, paintings. Group Exhibition: the new, curated by Matthew Keller. Reception: Friday, September 2, 6–8 p.m. October 1–30: Lisa Reindorf: Building into Water, paintings. Barry Margolin: Space of Mind, paintings. Angela Mark: Despairing Beauty, paintings. Reception: Friday, October 7, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
September 6–October 1: SOCKS SHOES SOLDIERS AND SUCH: A Studio Recreation, Ken Beck. Recent Small Paintings, Harold Reddicliffe. Solo exhibitions by painters Ken Beck and Harold Reddicliffe who couldn’t be more different in their paint handling. Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 6–8 p.m. Opening October 7: Skeleton Crew, Gerry Bergstein. Bergstein’s new work is a synthesis of themes he has been dealing with for decades—decay, vanitas, mortality, and paradoxes of meaning. Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Opening October 4: Perfect Pairs (A Couples Exhibition): Larry Blumsack and Carol Wintle, Curvin Huber and Catriona Baker, Dave Kaphammer and Janet Schwartz. Artists’ reception: Saturday, October 29, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Hosting the work of local artists, jewelers, potters and photographers from Martha’s Vineyard and New York. This start-up gallery in a central Massachusetts mill town is committed to revitalizing the town through the arts. Through September 8: Gosha Karpowicz: Metamorphosis, oil paintings. Opening September 10: The encaustic and oil art of Kellie Weeks. Opening reception: Saturday, September 10, 1-4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
454 Main St., Fitchburg, MA
September 22–27: Boston oil painter Matthias Lupri will be presenting his latest works in a solo show. Opening reception: Friday, September 23, 6–10 p.m. Large inner landscapes, abstract portraits and archetypal paintings. The artist invites everyone to drop in and say hello.
444 Commercial St., Provincetown, MA
Griffin Museum of Photography
September 8–October 2: Main Gallery: Atelier 23. Atelier Gallery: Marion Roth. Griffin Gallery: Camera Obscura. Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Opening October 13: Main Gallery: Zindagi: Celebration of Everyday Life in India. Atelier and Griffin galleries: Julie Williams-Krishnan, Morning Poetry. Satellite gallery: Griffin Museum @ Stoneham Theater, 395 Main St., Stoneham, MA. Opening September 20: Sandy Alpert and Arthur Griffin, Ghosts Who Now Dance.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
September 8–October 13: Works by Catherine Bertulli and Max Van Pelt. Bertulli’s work has primarily focused on color, surface and figure-ground relationships. Her imagery is drawn from nature and episodes from life. Van Pelt makes sculptures, paintings and installations that navigate the geometries of architectural and environmental spaces together with the arising inscapes of imagination.
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA
(508) 678-2811 ext. 2631
M–F 10–4, Sa 1–4
September 16-October 15: SMFA at Tufts Fall Invitational Exhibition featuring LA-based artist Cassils, whom the Huffington Post called “one of the ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art.” The show addresses mediated images of violence by calling into question the roles of the witness and the aggressor and features the first exhibition screening of 103 Shots, created in response to the Orlando nightclub shootings. Opening reception: Friday, September 16, 5-7 p.m.
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, W 10–8
Hancock Shaker Village
Ongoing: Visitor Center Gallery: Heaven on Earth: Introduction to the Shakers and Carol Kinzel’s Views of the Village. Brick Dwelling: Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection. Historic Village: Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite, a collaborative exhibit with Berkshire Museum. This large-scale outdoor sculpture installation at HSV explores Shaker notions of community and place. Atmospheric photos and sculpture at Berkshire Museum explore the intersection of art and nature.
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Through December 14: Woven Power: Ritual Textiles of Sarawak and West Kalimantan. Selections from the collection of John G. Kreifeldt. Pua kumbu are magnificent, intricately dyed, hand-loomed cotton ikat textiles once woven in profusion in longhouses in Malaysia’s Sarawak and in nearby Kalimantan, Indonesia. This exhibition invites visitors to view historic textiles selected from the remarkable, comprehensive collection of Dr. John G. Kreifeldt.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 2–5
Kennard Sculpture Trail
Opening September 10: The Friends of Kennard Park is launching site-specific, outdoor, art installations located on the Kennard Estate in Newton, MA to inspire the public to explore and give back to open spaces. This sculpture trail features 14 international, national, and local artists. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 1–4 p.m.
246 Dudley Rd., Newton , MA
Through October 2: Ann Wessman, Being: Vertical + Horizontal. Members’ Gallery: Christina Pitsch, still life. First Friday opening reception: September 2, 5:30–8 p.m. October 5–30: Mira Cantor, Inundation Era. Members’ Gallery: Rose Olson, fore-squared. First Friday opening reception: October 5, 5–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., #43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5, and by appointment
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
Through November 4: SpeakEasy, Chakaia Booker’s abstract sculptures made from automobile tires address cultural, gender and environmental issues through their physicality and imagery. Featuring recent prints and rubber sculptures, SpeakEasy refers to the obscured potential and surprising consequences of the artist’s manipulation of the material. Reception: Tuesday, October 18, 5–8 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, October 19, 4–5:30 p.m. See website for additional programming.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society
September 23–25: Art-A-Blooming, Autumn Splendor, LACS & Lexington Field & Garden Club Show. October 1–15: Korean Cultural Society of Boston Show. October 21–23: Annual Fall Fair. Opening October 29: LACS Instructors Show.
130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
Visit website for event hours
Through October 7: Icons and Instruments: wall sculpture, Steven Careau. Careau’s sculptures explore their wall territories as if they were claiming ownership. Made of hardwoods and metal, each piece is a device that measures its allotted space while suggesting alternative options of size and configuration. These are sculptures of both cognitive and physical reach.
315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through September 11: 2016 Student Loan Art Program Exhibition and Lottery. This exhibition features over 600 original works of contemporary art from the Student Loan Art Collection available for MIT students to borrow for their living spaces. The exhibition is open to the general public. Please note special gallery hours for this exhibition: M–Su 12–8 p.m., closed Labor Day. Through October 16: List Projects: Ethan Hayes-Chute. Hayes-Chute’s installations, sculptures, drawings, text pieces, and performances explore ideas of self-sufficiency and self-preservation as alternative models for living. Opening October 14: Edgar Arceneaux. Arceneaux’s work in installation, sculpture, drawing, photography and video draws inspiration from a wide-ranging set of sources: American history, astronomy, science fiction, architecture, music and movies.
20 Ames St., Building E-15, Cambridge, MA
Tu, W. F–Su 12–6, Th 12–8
Ongoing: Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge; Holography: Dimensions of Light; Images of Discovery: Communicating Science Through Photography; Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work. Opening September 28: Grazia Toderi and Désiré Despradelle: Spectacular Cities. Opening October 8: Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson. Check website for complete information on programs, gallery tours, demonstrations and festivals.
265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Montserrat Gallery through September 25: Chroma: A New England Art Awakening, guest-curated by Tryptic Press. Opening October 10: Re//Woven: Nathan Green, Rachel Paiewonsky, Maria Molteni, Cal Lane, Liz Collins, Stacey Piwinski. 301 Gallery through September 24: Mash-Up: Elizabeth Alexander, Molly Hatch, Christina Pitsch. September 30–October 14: National Poster Retrospective. Opening October 21: Trifecta Editions: Go to the Light.
23 Essex St., Beverly, MA
M–W, F 10–5, Th 10–8, Sa 12–5
Museum of Russian Icons
Featuring the largest collection of Russian icons and related artifacts outside of Russia. Through October 16: In Company With Angels: Seven Rediscovered Tiffany Windows, an exhibition of seven eight-foot-tall stained glass angels created in 1902 for a Swedenborgian church in Cincinnati. The windows were displaced when the church was razed in 1964 and rediscovered in a barn in Ohio in 2001.
203 Union St., Clinton, MA
Tu–F 11–4, Sa-Su 11-5, Closed Mondays
Opening September 23: Threads, featuring Barbara Baum. Intensity of observation is the core of Barbara Baum’s process. The works in this current exhibit in the Nesto Gallery at Milton Academy feel deeply seasoned. Her paintings—both abstractions and invented landscapes—are filled with hints and emotional glimmers. The images are both mysterious and reassuring. Opening reception: Friday, September 23, 5:30–7 p.m.
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
Newton Free Library
September 2–29: Gallery, Main Hall & Display Cases: Newton Art Association’s Annual Awards Show. Works in various media. Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 7:00 p.m. October 4–30, Gallery: Going Deep Into the Grand Canyon by Patty Simon. Large-scale monoprints, embroidery, collage. October 4–30, Main Hall: Optiks by Gerardo Garduňo. Introduction to Optical Collage. Reception: Thursday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
330 Homer St., Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio
September 3–October 10: Around the Pond and through the Woods, Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio’s 10th outdoor exhibit invites visitors to follow marked trails and interact with the work of over 20 artists. This year’s installations include an aerial installation by Barbara Andrus, a wind sculpture by Michio Ihara, Circus by Madeleine Lord and Robert Hesse, Floating Hearts by Linda Hoffman and Gabrielle White, Joseph Wheelwright’s stone and bronze work, and Paul Matisse’s Olympic Bell (pictured) created for the Olympics in Athens, Greece. Organic raspberry picking and vegetables at the farm stand.
38 Eldridge Rd., Harvard, MA
Sa & Su 11-5 and by appointment
September 1–25: front room: Begging the Question, Gary Niswonger. Back room: Backyard: Real and Imagined. Cyndy Sperry’s works in charcoal, oil, collage and wax look at nature and at her 84-year-old mother, Diantha Sperry, who claims that she is “forgetting everything.” Reception: Friday, September 9, 5–8 p.m. September 29–October 23: front room: Martha Armstrong, New Work. Back room: painter Brian Chu. Reception: Friday, October 14, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Peabody Essex Museum
Ongoing: The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. Childe Hassam is celebrated as the foremost American Impressionist painter. Among his greatest achievements are the hundreds of paintings he created over nearly 30 summers on Appledore Island.
161 Essex St., Salem, MA
T–Su, 10–5, Third Th 10–9
Piano Craft Gallery
September 9–25: LEGACY: Four Decades of Creativity at the Piano Craft Gallery. Celebrating the long-enduring unique community of artists who live—or have lived—in the building. More than 25 artists will be featured and over 100 works of art. October 7–30: Communing With Silence: Works by Gregory Lookerse. Work revolving around the incongruities of the physical and metaphysical. Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6–9 p.m.
793 Tremont St., Boston, MA
September: Th & Fri 5–8, Sa & Su 12–5. October: Fri 6–8, Sa & Su 12–5
Salmon Falls Gallery
Through October 30: New Expressions, an exhibit by Ashfield, MA painter Q Li Holmes. “The joy of balancing on minimal ground thrills me.“ says the artist. Trained in both China and Japan, Q embraces her path of Zen and Taoism with the simplest of lines full of expression. Works are created with mineral color on rice paper on canvas. Reception: Saturday, September 24, 4–6 p.m.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
M-W 10-5, Th-Sa 10-8, Su 11-6
Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass
September 2–25: Classical, Native and Pop Culture in Glass. Featuring works by three highly regarded artists from the Pacific Northwest, Dante Marioni, Preston Singletary and Richard Marquis. October 7–30: Earth Dialogue is a collaborative exhibition of glass sculptures by the Dutch sculptor Peter Bremers and photography by Seth Resnick, in cooperation with Sohn Galleries. Both locations host works by the two artists inspired by exotic landscapes, including the far reaches of Antarctica and Namibia. Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
211 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Th–Sa 11–6, Su 11–5, and by appointment
Smith College Museum of Art
Through September 11: The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection. Through October 2: Factum Tremblay video installation by Candice Breitz. Ongoing: Eric Avery: AIDS Work. Opening September 30: When in Rome: Prints and Photographs, 1550–1900.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Shore Art Center
Opening September 16: Once There Was a House…Echoes from the Villa of Mysteries, featuring Laurie Kaplowitz and Katha Seidman. Dillon Gallery: Robert Beaulieu, Sara Holbrook, Nancy Sargent Howell, Carolyn Kami Loughlin and Mary Mirabito. Faculty Feature: Virginia Holloway.Opening reception, Friday, September 16, 6–8 p.m.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
The Art Complex Museum
Through November 6: Paul Bloodgood, an exploration of the expressive capability of line as an embodiment of naturalistic form and of human values. Opening September 18: Night Becomes Us, nighttime photographs by the Greater Boston Night Photographers. Opening September 18: Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection.
189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA
The de Menil Gallery and The Christopher Brodigan Gallery
September 18-November 11: The Insanity of Violence: Twin exhibitions featuring the sculptural constructions and large charcoal drawings of Gordon D. Chase. These pieces explore the psychology of violence in the current nuclear age. Fire serves as a metaphor for human violence. Opening reception: Sunday, September 18, 2-4 p.m.
282 Farmers Row, (Rt. 111), Groton, MA
M–F 9–3, closed W, Sa–Su 11–4 Closed November 27–December 4
The Gallery at Enso Flats / Artweek Brockton
September 17-October 16: Searching by the Salisbury: Recent work by John Mahoney (painting/collage) and Virginia Mahoney (mixed-media sculpture), whose studios are near the Salisbury Plain River in Brockton, MA. Reception with brief artist talks: Saturday, October 1, 5-8 p.m. This is the opening event for Artweek Brockton (October 1-8).
50 Centre St., Brockton, MA
Th–Sa 3–7 and by appointment
Through October 31: SculptureNow and The Mount present Remix, a new juried exhibition featuring 28 large, outdoor sculptures by 27 artists placed throughout grounds at The Mount. The show features regionally and nationally recognized artists offering a wide variety of ideas, styles and media, and is included with admission to The Mount. Free, guided tours by exhibiting artists are scheduled for September 11 and October 16 at 11:30 a.m. “Poems about Sculpture,” an anthology edited by exhibiting sculptor Murray Dewart, will be read by regional poets on October 16 at 2 p.m.
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA
Thompson Gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston
Opening September 9: Charlie Nevad—Light & Dark surveys the mid-20th century Modernist paintings of Charlie Nevad (Perth Amboy, NJ 1921–1990). Light & Dark examines the last three decades of Nevad’s artistic production, his symbolism and the transformation of his painting technique—from his unique Impressionistic brushwork, to his experimentations with Abstract Expressionism and collage. Reception: Friday, September 9, 4-7 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, October 22, 1–2 p.m.
Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F 9–4:30, or by appointment
Three Stones Gallery
Three Stones Gallery presents established and emerging artists working locally, regionally and nationally. Opening September 8: As Above, So Below. Reception: Thursday, September 22, 6–8:30 p.m. Features landscape painting by Jack DeMuth, photography by Rob Houghton, encaustic and mixed media by Kay Hartung, mosaics by Carol Rissman and oil and mixed media by Brigitte Desautels. To learn more, visit threestonesgallery.com.
115 Commonwealth Ave., West Concord, MA
M–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College
September 20–October 20: Ellen Solari: Sculptural Baskets and Miranda Updike: Crowd Paintings. This exhibition highlights the work of Massachusetts artists Miranda Updike (mmupaint.com) and Ellen Solari (ellensolari.com). Updike’s paintings show the physicality of people joining together in an era of high-tech isolation. Solari’s structures combine both traditional/nontraditional basketry techniques, creating a paradox between the expected and unexpected. Gallery talk: Wednesday, October 5, 10–11 a.m. Opening Our Doors Day (Sponsored by The Fenway Alliance): Monday, October 10, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Gallery is free and open to the public, wheelchair accessible. Public transit recommended.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
Tu–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5, and by appointment
Through September 5: Ruth Mordecai: New Works on Paper. September 10–October 23: Zygmund Jankowski: Unscripted. Reception Saturday, September 17, 5–7 p.m. Exceptional watercolors and oils by the influential colorist (1925–2009): landscapes, seascapes, farmscapes, jazz, floral, still lifes, self-portraits, nudes, and biplanes. Opening October 29: Susan Erony: Towers and Other Thoughts. Reception: Saturday, October 29, 5–7 p.m.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
Sa 10–7, F, Su, M 10–5, Tu–Th 12–5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
September 8–October 6: Jolt: Guns Race and Immigration, an exhibition of photographs, mixed media and installation by Jordan Kessler, James Montford and Yu-Wen Wu. These artists peel back the onion on three of the most perplexing topics of the election cycle. Reception: Thursday, September 8, 5–7 p.m. Opening October 11: 800 Million Heartbeats, a solo exhibition by Colleen Kiely, an inventive painter whose imagery—initially comfortably familiar—is unsettling in meaning and narrative. Though her work is formally and materially challenging, Kiely’s forté lies in how she makes us feel. Reception: Thursday, October 20, 5–7 p.m.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Opening September 14: The Tufts University Art Gallery celebrates its 25th anniversary by examining the changing role of artists and subjects in portraiture. Mortal Things: Portraits Look Back and Forth includes many new acquisitions, numerous works by alumni and faculty from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and loans from public and private collections.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–W, F–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
September 1–October 8: Alejandro Borsani: New Work. Artist’s talk: Tuesday, September 13, 3:30 p.m., location TBA. Reception: Tuesday, September 13, 5–6:30 p.m. in the University Gallery.
870 Broadway St., Lowell, MA
(978) 934-3491 (978) 934-3494
M–F 10–4, Th 10-9, F-Sa 10-3
Waltham Mills Artists Association
November 5-6: Visit art where it’s made. Over 70 artists of all media from WMAA and Lincoln Studios, with visiting jewelry makers and metal artists from Metalwerx will open their doors to welcome the public to this free event. Tour studios, chat with artists, and add to your art collection. In a central location with easy access by public transportation and ample parking.
40th Anniversary Open Studios
144 Moody St., Waltham, MA
Sa & Su 12–6
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
September 20–October 8: Stephen Fischer: Recent Work – Portraits, Illustrations, Drawings. Artist reception and talk: Saturday, October 8, 7–10 p.m. October 18–November 5: Reflections of October, a group exhibition featuring artwork by the members of the Newton Art Association. Reception: Thursday, October 20, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Artwork Sale Event: Sunday, October 30, 12–4 p.m.
47 Myrtle Ave., Newton, MA
Tu–Sa 1–4, every first Thursday 1–7
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University
The Winfisky Gallery displays art from all over the world in a variety of media from prints to kinetic sculpture to collage and photography. In addition to visiting artists, the art and design department hosts an annual faculty works exhibit, a student works exhibit and the prestigious student honors exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Worcester Art Museum
Through September 18: The Last Judgment Tapestry, fully-restored 16th century Flemish tapestry. Through November 6: Knights!, acclaimed, multi-media exhibition of highlights from the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection. Also, images of tragedy and conflict in the former Yugoslavia by photojournalist Ron Haviv in Blood and Honey.
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
W–F & Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Thursdays 11–8
Bates College Museum of Art
Through October 8: Robert Indiana: Now and Then presents 70+ works by this iconic Maine-based international pop artist, including the premiere of 12 that combine Indiana’s visuals and the lyrics of Bob Dylan. See website for Like A Rolling Stone poster. Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch. Masterful storyteller and printmaker Bolotin examines and comments on the human condition in his elaborate story about Only Enoch, named after an apocryphal book left out of the Hebrew Bible, which takes place in an invented world. Opening September 9: Mythology. From the permanent collection, Mythology examines how artists’ transference of Classical Greco-Roman myth from literary to visual art influences and shapes perceptions of mythology.
75 Russell St., Lewiston, ME
M, W 10–7, Tu, Th–Sa 10–5, and by appointment
Colby College Museum of Art
Opening September 13: Teresa Margolles: We Have a Common Thread. Opening September 15: Rivane Neuenschwander: Zé Carioca and In the Studio: Picasso’s Vollard Suite. Ongoing: A Usable Past: American Folk Art at the Colby College Museum of Art and Weather Vanes and Trade Signs from a Distinguished New England Collection. Museum tours Saturday at 2 p.m.
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME
Tu–W, F–Sa 10–5, Th 10–9, Su 12–5
George Marshall Store Gallery
Where history and contemporary art meet. Through October 2: Back to School Special, a group exhibition of works by artists from the University of New Hampshire Art Department. Michael Stasiuk: Things Remembered. Stasiuk creates assembled figurative sculpture that captures a sense of nostalgia. Opening October 8: Various Shades of Grey, New England artists. Also on view, paintings by Robert Baart and ceramics by Boyan Moskov.
140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME
Maine Maritime Museum
Opening September 17: Robert Beck, Over East—An Artist’s Journal: The Contemporary Maritime Community. Artist Robert Beck returns to Maine each year to paint in the fishing and boatbuilding communities of the coast. This collection of nearly 60 paintings of the working life and landscape in Downeast Maine will be on exhibit together for the first time, forming a “visual essay” about today’s maritime community.
243 Washington St., Bath, ME
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Through October 31: Jamie Wyeth: Private Collection. Part of an artistic legacy that spans 100 years, Jamie Wyeth is the son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. He actively paints in Maine every summer. Bernard Karfiol: Ogunquit Master. A teacher in the Ogunquit Art Colony, Karfiol is known for his work with the figure and portraits of his family.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Opening October 27: Kenny Cole, No Tomorrow. An installation of text-based, interactive canvases and gouache drawings. This new work engages the viewer’s spiritual relationship to art against the distractions of technology, sourcing, Google images, biblical passages and legislative language as frameworks from which to plot and compose liquid mediums. Artist’s reception: Thursday, October 27, 6–8 p.m.
96 Main St., Belfast, ME
Tu–Sa 7–5, Su 8–2
Studio 53 Fine Art Gallery
Through October 9: David Estey—A 65-Year Retrospective. Nearly 60 drawings and paintings and an 80-page book chronicle this Maine native’s development through two careers away and back home in Belfast. Receptions: Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3, 5–8 p.m. For more on Estey’s life and work visit davidestey.com.
53 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME
UNE Art Gallery
Opening October 12: 17th International Juried Exhibition: “For Pastels Only.” The Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM) are holding their 17th annual international juried exhibition at the UNE Art Gallery. The exhibit is an annual event, selected by nationally recognized pastel artists. This year’s juror is Casey Klahn, a colorist known for his abstracted landscapes and vivid use of color. The mission of the PPOM is to promote the pastel medium through exhibitions, workshops and educational programs.
Pastel Painters of Maine: pastelpaintersofmaine.com
716 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME
W, F–Su 1–4, Th 1–7, and by appointment
Currier Museum of Art
Opening October 1: Mount Washington: The Crown of New England. The first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art focusing on Mount Washington also reveals the bonds that formed between art, science, adventure and tourism in the region. Features major paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, Jasper Francis Cropsey, John Frederick Kensett and David Johnson, as well as acclaimed painters such as Winslow Homer and George Inness.
150 Ash St., Manchester, NH
M, W–F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5
September 3–October 29: Jaehyo Lee. Lee has been rethinking and re-envisioning use of quotidian materials for several decades. Rather than dismantling each sculptural component and creating a hybrid aesthetic, Lee’s works emphasize his materials’ essential nature. The trajectory of his current work reveals his refined approach to nature as he addresses simple elements and, from them, creates large-scale works of remarkable impact.
The Barn at 28 Main St., Walpole, NH
Hood Museum of Art
Opening September 6: Laetitia Soulier: Fractal Architectures. The inaugural exhibition at the Hood Downtown Exhibition Space will feature the work of contemporary French photographer Laetitia Soulier. She bases her images and sculptures on the idea of fractal geometry, where each area has a direct scale relationship to the other. Together, her photographs and sculptures present a world where science and mystery coexist.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
W-Sa 11-9, Su 105
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Opening October 17: RESILIENCE: An Interdisciplinary Exploration featuring Jason Mitcham and PSU Students. This collaborative exhibit will feature a dynamic theme of resilience and vulnerability; it will change and evolve over the exhibit time period and include paintings and video works by visiting artist Jason Mitcham, as well as visual art, written texts, and interactive components designed and presented by PSU students.
150 Main St., Plymouth, NH
M–F 10-4, W 10-8, Sa 1-4
Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Through October 23: 19th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Opening October 1: Reunion Exhibit-Rhode Island School of Design, Class of 1967. Featuring work by Peter Dudley, Bunny Harvey, Ingrid Peterson Apgar, R. Lee Post, Deidre Scherer, and Pamela Resch Tarbell. Meet the artists: Sunday, October 9, 3–5 p.m.
Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden
236 Hopkinton Rd., Concord, NH
Tu-Su 11-5, or by appointment
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire
Through October 16: 7,000 Miles from Durham: Margaret Carson Hubbard in Africa, Marion E. James in India highlights African and Indian material culture donated to the Museum by two scholars and intrepid travelers. Guest curated by Catherine Hunter. Alumni Photography Exhibition. Fifty-five prints including snap shots to professional images. Selections made by Kristen Gresh, ’97, Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs, MFA Boston. Reception: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 p.m.
30 Academic Way, Durham, NH
M-W & F 10-4, Th 10-8, Sa-Su 1-5
Museum of the White Mountains
Opening October 24: Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains. This exhibit will pair contemporary professional New England regional poets and printmakers with PSU student work with the common theme of responding to the White Mountains as a place. Reception: Wednesday, October 26, 5–7 p.m.
34 Highland St., Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–5, Sa 11–4
New Hampshire Institute of Art
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) believes art is relevant and essential to our culture; therefore, it promotes education, presentation and civic engagement through its galleries. NHIA galleries serve as both an educational tool for undergraduate, graduate and community education programs and in support of arts as part of the community. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
148 Concord St., Manchester, NH
Pastel Society of New Hampshire
Opening October 22: The Pastel Society of New Hampshire presents its Eighth Annual National Juried Show, It’s Pastel!, at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. Opening reception: Friday, October 21, 5–7 p.m. There will be refreshments and an awards ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.
Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery
10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH
The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University
September 8–October 30: Jesse Burke: Wild & Precious; A Photographic Essay. Wild & Precious brings together images from a series of road trips traveled to explore the natural world. This exhibit reveals the fragile, complicated relationship that humans share with nature, seen through the eyes of photographer Jesse Burke as he navigates through travels with his eldest daughter. Artist talk and opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 5–7 p.m.
McIninch Art Gallery
2500 N. River Rd., Manchester, NH
M–Sa 10–3, Th 5–8
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
For over 50 years the gallery has been an important center for the enjoyment, debate, study and discovery of the visual arts. Collections, exhibitions, events, and a new artist-in-residence program address the Monadnock region’s visual art legacy and foster conversations about contemporary works and ideas that resonate across the region and beyond. Through October 20: InCiteful Clay: Contemporary Ceramics and Social Commentary and Artist-in-Residence: Rachelle Beaudoin. Ongoing: Seattle-Havana-Tehran Poster Show.
Keene State College
229 Main St., Keene, NH
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Ongoing: Bradley Walker Tomlin: A Retrospective. This exhibition, presented in partnership with the Everson Museum of Art, is the first retrospective of American painter Bradley Walker Tomlin (1899–1953) since 1975. “The gentleman Abstract Expressionist,” Tomlin was known for his elegance in both painting style and personal comportment. The exhibition will include over 40 paintings, works on paper, and printed materials, charting Tomlin’s development from art nouveau illustrations of the 1920s to large-scale Abstract Expressionist paintings of the 1950s. See museum website for concurrent exhibitions.
State University of New York at New Paltz
1 Hawk Dr., New Paltz, NY
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Ongoing: About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17 explores Hayter’s influence on contemporary printmaking using his checklist of important prints from his 1962 book About Prints. Print Fair/Symposium, September 23–25: Featuring lectures and print sellers Susan Teller Gallery, Dolan Maxwell, The Annex Galleries, The Old Print Shop and Thomas French Fine Art.
Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY
Tu, W, F, Sa, Su 11–4:30, Th 11–8
Through September 25: Grace and Gravity featuring the work of Deborah Baronas—air and water, dancing and swimming, drifting and floating. Also Ken Steinkamp, Adam Waimon, Alyssa Coffin, Alecia Barry Underhill and Sherie Harkins. Opening October 6: Face Off featuring the portraits of Judy Volkmann, Magdalena Slabosz and Nick Gebhart. Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 5–9 p.m.
150 Chestnut St., Providence, RI
Third Th 5-9, and by appointment. Check website for hours.
Bristol Art Museum
Through September 4: Contemporary Women Artists, Elizabeth Alexander, Meris Barreto, Catherine Carter, Leigh Craven, Wendy Edwards, Paula Martiesian, Ida Schmulowitz, Jessica Straus. September 16–October 30: The Catacombs, a solo exhibit of new works by Thomas Lyons Mills. Artist reception: Friday, September 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Additional exhibits on view: Intertwined: Needle Art of Salley Mavor; Mythology and Beings, an installation by Ellen Blomgren.
10 Wardwell St., Bristol, RI
September 15–October 5: Lucky Leone. Reception: Thursday, September 15, 5–9 p.m. Opening October 20: Theresa Ganz and Millee Tibbs. Reception: Thursday, October 20, 5–9 p.m.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11-4, Su 2-4
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through October 30: Diana Al-Hadid: Phantom Limb. Conversation with the artist and reception: Friday, September 16, 5:30 p.m. See website for further information.
List Art Center, 64 College St., Providence, RI
M-W 11-4, Th 1-9, F 11-4, Sa-Su 1-4
Gallery 4/Silk Road Traders
Gallery 4 at Historic Tiverton Four Corners, a favored destination presenting innovative exhibitions of fine art by highly-respected artists in a variety of disciplines. Opening October 8: ABSTRACTS AND ARTIFACTS features paintings by Harry Nadler, Peter Stroud and Joan Jardine paired with a fascinating collection of ancient artifacts in earthenware, stone, and wood from the Near and Far East with contemporary metal and textile creations by Bradford McDougall and Paula Stebbins Becker plus distinctive works in glass. Preview reception: Saturday, October 8, 4–7 p.m.
3848 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI
W–Sa 11–5, Su 12–5
Jamestown Arts Center
September 1–October 15: Tayo Heuser, Looking In: Looking Out. An exhibit highlighting the last three years of Tayo Heuser’s work including drawings, hand-made paper, and sculpture. Heuser has exhibited her work internationally in Brussels, New York, and Washington, D.C. Opening reception: Thursday, September 1, 6–8 p.m.
18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI
W–Sa 10–2, or by appointment
Main Art Gallery, University of Rhode Island
September 7–30: Barbara Pagh highlights new work in an installation titled Alignments. The gallery space will be altered by an installation of handmade paper forms and printed elements based on the stone alignments, dolmens and menhirs found near Carnac in Brittany, France. Opening reception: Wednesday, September 14, 3:45–5 p.m.
105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Opening September 3: Thomas Russell, 50 Years: Selected Paintings. Abstract work inspired by poetic things and ideas. Opening September 10: James Watkins, Reminiscence, new work in glass. Opening October 1: NetWorks, 2015-2016, produced by Joseph A. Chazan, MD, 24 contemporary Rhode Island artists. World premiere of NetWorks videos by Richard Goulis: Sunday, October 2, 1:30 p.m. Reception for all exhibitions: Friday, September 30, 5–7 p.m.
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Tu-Sa 10-4, Su 12-4
Samek Art Museum, Bucknell University
Ongoing: Tomorrow Never Happens. This exhibition asks: What is queer futurity? How are queer communities imagining and working toward a better world? And how do queer theories, artistic practices, and lived experiences influence broader cultural thinking about the future?
416 Market St., Lewisburg, Unlisted
Tu–F 12–5, Sa–Su 11–5
Opening October 7: Of Land & Local: Watershed. Water, as both ecological fact and metaphor, will be the subject of this year’s ongoing partnership between Shelburne Farms and Burlington City Arts. Of Land & Local: Watershed supports artist-led conversations about issues impacting the Vermont landscape, culminating in exhibitions at both locations. Opening receptions: Coach Barn: Thursday, September 29, 5–8 p.m. BCA Center: Friday, October 7, 5–8 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu-Th 11-5, F-Sa 11-8, Su 11-5
Through October 30: Duane Michals: Photographs from the Floating World featuring vibrant color photographs by this groundbreaking artist created in and around Cambridge, NY, during the last decade. Ongoing: Milton Avery’s Vermont—the first exhibition to take a focused look at the work this great American modernist created based upon his summers in southern Vermont, 1935-1943. Opening October 8: Particle/Wave, photographs by Leslie Parke.
75 Main St., Bennington, VT
Through September 17: Projects Gallery: Virginia Beahan. Through October 1: Main and Center galleries: Painting In The Neighborhood. September 21–October 22: Projects Gallery: Nancy Taplin, painting. Opening October 26: Projects Gallery: Bhakti Ziek, weaving. Bread & Puppet Little Big Tour: Saturday, September 3, 3 p.m.
Joan Hutton Landis Reading Series: Sydney Lea and Sue Miller: Sunday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
99 North Main St., Rochester, VT
Through September 17: Projects Gallery: Virginia Beahan. Through October 1: Main and Center galleries: Painting In The Neighborhood. September 21–October 22: Projects Gallery: Nancy Taplin, painting. Opening October 26: Projects Gallery: Bhakti Ziek, weaving. Bread & Puppet Little Big Tour: Saturday, September 3, 3 p.m. Joan Hutton Landis Reading Series: Sydney Lea and Sue Miller: Sunday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
Brattleboro Musem and Art Center
Through October 23: Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns. Works by Liu Bolin, Linda Bond, Kyle Cassidy, Madeline Fan, Susan Graham, Jane Hammond, Don Nice, Sabine Pearlman and Jerilea Zempel. Union Station: Gateway to the World. Images and stories of Brattleboro’s 100-year-old Union Station, home of BMAC. Chaos and Light: Jamie Young. House/Home: John Willis. Flora & Fauna: Babette Bloch.
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
Su, M, W-sa 11-5, closed Tu
Contemporary and traditional fine art by established and emerging artists from Vermont and beyond. Featuring monthly exhibitions, a home design boutique and special event space. Merchants Row, September: Kathryn Milillo. October: Group show Of the Land. Mill Street, September: Jim Westphalen. October: Timothy Horn.
Mill Street Gallery: 1 Mill St., Middlebury, VT
(802) 458-0098 W–Su 11–4
6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT
M–Sa 10–5, Su 11–4
Hall Art Foundation
The Hall Art Foundation presents exhibitions of postwar and contemporary art. Ongoing: Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, curated by American photographer Joel Sternfeld, featuring paintings, photographs and sculpture by approximately 50 artists. Admission is free.
551 VT Rte. 106, Reading, VT
W, Sa–Su by appointment. Appointments available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Helen Day Art Center
Through November 13: Pat Steir: Drawings. Opening September 12: Sally Gil. Site-specific collage installation. Through October 15: Exposed. Outdoor sculpture exhibition.
5 School St., Stowe, VT
W-Su 12-5 or by appointment
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Opening September 6: Bloom and Doom features prints, drawings, and posters by members of the Viennese Secession circa 1900. Opening September 16: Post Pop: Prints of Keith Haring presents selected limited editions on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation. Ongoing: Tour the campus collection of public art, including sculptural works by Tony Smith, Robert Indiana, Clement Meadmore and others.
72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5
Miller's Thumb Gallery
Through October 13: East Meets West. 2016 marks the centennial of the National Park Service and to celebrate the stewardship of America’s national parks, the gallery will conclude its sixth season with East Meets West. Artists investigate the notion of unlimited opportunity in contrast to the ever diminishing freedoms of Native Americans. As Americans find themselves living in a more polarized national climate, this show will attempt to amplify and celebrate cross-cultural communication and conservation.
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, VT
Ongoing: Grandma Moses: American Modern explores the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961), reasserting her paintings within the context of mid-century American culture and modernist art. Ongoing: Papering the Town: Circus Posters in America. American circuses advertised through posters that were the “mass media” of their day, both in terms of volume and size. This exhibition will feature some of the largest posters in the museum’s collection.
6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT
Vermont Metro Gallery
Opening October 7: Of Land & Local: Watershed. Featuring a selection of work by Vermont artists that speaks directly to the sense of urgency created by rising waters, this exhibition explores the power of nature and how humans survive, react and respond to the immediate environmental crises facing our community and our planet. Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 5–8 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu-Th 11-5, F-Sa 11-8, Su 11-5
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Through September 9: Visions in Steel. Large outdoor and small interior works presented in collaboration with Cold Hollow Sculpture Park. Through September 16: Kim Radochia: Murmurations. Wall sculptures interpreting patterns in nature through the use of thousands of pieces of torn paper. Through October 16: Joseph Lupiani & Adelaide Tyrol: Instinct & Attitude. Sculptures and paintings highlighting the parallels between animal and human personalities. Sculpture Park featuring works by Chris Curtis, Karen Petersen and kinetic sculptures by Jeffrey Laudenslager.
17 Towne Farm Ln., Stowe, VT