Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
Through December 15: Objects of Our Affection II: Art from Private Collections of the University of Saint Joseph Community. This exhibition features paintings, works on paper and sculpture, including works by John Henry Twachtman, Bruce Crane, Cleve Gray, and Ann McCoy.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
Through November 24: Up Close, featuring new works by Judy Atlas and Tom Peterson. Atlas’s paintings and Peterson’s photographs are abstractions of small, colorful urban subjects that we often pass by yet rarely notice. Opening reception: Saturday, November 2, 2−5 p.m. November 29−December 22: Give Art, an annual holiday exhibition. All works of art by gallery artist-members will be for sale at $100 each. This is an excellent opportunity to shop for a friend or add to a collection. The exhibit features paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Visit their website to learn about the artists. Opening reception: Sunday, December 8, 2−6 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Through January 26: Harry Holtzman and American Abstraction. The first retrospective of works by this close friend and colleague of Piet Mondrian. A resident of Lyme, Connecticut, Holtzman (1912–1987) is best known for his role in shaping Abstract art in America from the 1920s to the 1980s as an abstract artist, teacher and writer. The exhibition draws on the holdings of the Mondrian/Holtzman Trust, public collections, and private lenders.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
Housatonic Museum of Art
November 7-December 15: Chuck Close and his Turnaround Arts Kids. Manhattan-based visual artist Chuck Close recently mentored 34 students in the sixth through eighth grades at Bridgeport’s Roosevelt School, one of eight schools in the nation to participate in President Barack Obama’s Turnaround Arts initiative which aims to improve low-performing schools by increasing student “engagement” through the arts. The public-private partnership was developed in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Domestic Policy Council. Close was one of the eight high-profile creative talents who volunteered for the program, working closely with the selected school students, faculty and surrounding communities. This exhibit features five large-scale works by Close and 50 works by the students. A reception for the artists, free and open to the public: Thursday, November 7, 7–8:30 p.m.
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
M–F 8:30–5:30, Th 8:30–7, Sa 9–3, Su 12–4 Open 7 days a week during spring and fall semesters only. Admission is free.
November 24, 2013–March 9, 2014: Albert Bierstadt in New York and New England and Toys Made in Connecticut. November 24, 2013–January 6, 2014: Stitches in Time and Space: Gail Rothschild and Daina Taimina. Opening reception: Sunday, November 24, 2–4 p.m. December 8, 2013–March 9, 2014: Alex Katz: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. Opening reception: Sunday, December 8, 2–4 p.m.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through November 24: Jacob Collins: Recent Work. Through December 8: New Media: Jason Huff. Through January 5, 2014: NEW/NOW: Fern Berman. November 9, 2013–Febuary 9, 2014: Maurice Sendak. November 30–March 2, 2014: Aloha: Hawaiian Art and Artifacts from the Sullivan Collection. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
M–W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Silvermine Arts Center
November 2–December 23: Guild Group Show: “Works on Paper.” Curated by New York City based private art advisor, Suzanne Julig. The exhibit will feature works by Silvermine Guild Artist members, selected from the online gallery, focusing on works on paper (prints, drawings, photography, paper based constructions, etc.).
1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT
(203) 966-9700 ext. 20
W–Sa 12–5, Su 1–5
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
Through November 22: After Chernobyl: Photographs by Michael Forster Rothbart. Photos depicting the lives of residents 25 years after the nuclear disaster. December 6, 2013–January 26, 2014: Jane Martin. The multi-disciplinary artist will show painting, photography, video stills, as well as a video installation. Please refer to website for reception dates and times.
11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT
M – Sa, 10-4; Su 12-4
Yale University Art Gallery
The expanded museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, 20th- and 21st-century art and design, photography, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art. Through January 5: Francesco Vanni, Art in Late Renaissance Siena. Through January 26: Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. Through March 9: Still Life: 1970s Photorealism and Red Grooms: Larger than Life. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
T–Th, F 10–5, Sa & Su 11–5
Allston Arts District 27th Annual Open Studios
More than 75 Allston artists and creative professionals working in a wide variety of media. The area is compact—so all studios can be seen in an afternoon. Come see artwork for sale and in progress. Artwork on show will include: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, egg tempera, collage, jewelry, leather, kites, mosaics, and original clothing design.
Allston Open Studios
1 & 119 Braintree St., Allston, MA
Sa−Su November 9−10, 12−6
November 6–29: The Romance of Nature: Two Versions. An exhibit of watercolor paintings and drawings by Joyce McJilton Dwyer and prints by Mary Webber. Opening reception: Saturday, November 9, 5–7 p.m. December 12, 2013–January 3, 2014: An exhibit by Philadelphia-based sculptor Tom Bendtsen. Opening reception: Saturday, December 14, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Through February 15, 2014: Collecting for a New Century, Paintings & Sculpture, featuring paintings and sculpture acquired by the Athenæum in the 21st century, including works by William McGregor Paxton, William Morris Hunt, Frank Duveneck, and George Deem. December 7: Free public Open House of the Conservation Laboratory marks the 50th anniversary of the Boston Athenæum’s Conservation Lab, first of its kind in a library. Gallery admission $5. Free concerts, book events, and lectures throughout the season at noon.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
General information: (617) 227-0270 or Membership: (617) 720-7641
M–W 9–8, Th & Fr 9–5:30, Sa 9–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through November 10: Laura Evans: Not Just One Thing: a series of wordless sculptural “phrases.” Jessica Straus: Scrap: quirky, witty sculptures made from deconstructed and reconstructed clementine crates. November 13-December 15: Michelle Lougee: Cell by Cell: explores tiny life and interconnectedness in mixed media. Nora Valdez: Endless Journey: explores the nature of home and the immigrant experience. Artists’ reception: Saturday, November 16, 3-5 p.m. December 17-22: “Holiday Pop Up Sale:” a show and sale of small works. Opening reception: Wednesday, December 18, 5-8 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays 5-8
Boston Society of Architects
December 5, 2013–May 2014: Rights of Way: Mobility and the City is a global exploration of mobility and transportation in cities. The exhibition features dozens of examples of visionary urban thinking, showing how the city is shaped by the ways people move through it.
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
M–F 10–6, Sa & Su, 10–5
Through November 24: Open Studios Directory Exhibition. In conjunction with Brickbottom Open Studios. Visit during November and plan out your open studios route in advance. December 5, 2013−January 18, 2014: The Art Connection hosts Chain Reaction, juried by Brent Refsland, owner of The Hallway Gallery, Boston. Opening reception: Sunday, December 8, 3−5 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
Through November 30: Adria Arch: Force Field: Large paintings that explore magnified doodles, creating a body-scaled viewer experience. Opening reception: Friday, November 1, 6–8:30 p.m. Gallery Artists: PR!NTS: Eight Bromfield artists present work ranging from traditional to more eclectic. December 4-22: 12x12 Holiday Show: A wide array of artwork by New England artists that measures 12x12” or smaller, from $100 to $500. Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
CAC Gallery (Cambridge Arts Council)
Opening December 1: Let the Public Play: The CAC Gallery turns into a fully interactive play space for all generations. As part of the City’s initiative to build a more playful city, and in large and small scale, Let the Public Play inspires us to make play a more integral part of daily life in Cambridge. Free and open to the public.
City Hall Annex
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
Cambridge Art Association
November 6–December 4: In Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Irony of Movement. Opening reception: Friday, November 8, 5:30–7:30 p.m. November 7–December 4: In University Place Gallery: A Closer Look: Five Visions. Opening reception: Friday, November 15, 6–8 p.m. December 11, 2013–January 24, 2014: In both gallery locations: RED Biennial, juried by Amy Sadao, ICA at University of Pennsylvania. Opening reception: In both gallery locations: Thursday, December 12, 6–8 p.m. Prizes and awards presented at 7 p.m.
University Place Gallery
124 Mt Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
November 6–30: Donald Saaf, The Stuff of Which All Is Made. Michael Stasiuk, Stories Retold. Reception: Saturday, November 9, 4–6 p.m. December: Salon Show. Reception: Saturday, December 7, 4–6 p.m. Ongoing outdoor sculpture: Gary Haven Smith, Gints Grinbergs, and Karin Stanley.
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA
Tu–Sa 10–6 or by appointment
An intimate environment to experience, create, and celebrate the expressive qualities of art through exhibitions, educational programs, and studio art classes. Through November 3: Porfirio DiDonna: A Painter’s Journey, New England Photography Biennial 2013, Ellen Wineberg: In Context II: Paintings\Assemblages, Cree Bruins: Now, and Then. Opening November 17: Winfred Rembert, Jacob Lawrence, Merill Comeau, Barbara Swan.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W–Su 12–5, F & Sa 10–5, Th 12–8:30
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Through January 5: Eija-Liisa Ahtila: Olentoja (Creatures), the first major presentation at a U.S. museum by the internationally renowned Finnish video artist; Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, a 1984 portfolio featuring the eponymous poem by John Ashbery, with eight images by his artist friends including Alex Katz, Larry Rivers and Willem de Kooning. Through December 15: Glass Heart (bells for Sylvia Plath), an interactive sound installation by Jenny Olivia Johnson inspired by Sol LeWitt etchings and the poetry of Sylvia Plath.
106 Central St., Wellesley, MA
Tu 11-5, W 11-8, Th-Sa 11-5, Su 12-4
de Menil Gallery at Groton School
Through December 16: Joseph Wheelwright-Sculpture. This sizeable show includes work from various periods of Wheelwright’s career, and includes pieces in a variety of natural materials: bone, wood, stone, and metal. Large outdoor sculptures grace the lawn, and the indoor gallery has more than 40 pieces on display. Gallery talk by the artist on Wednesday, November 6, 7–8 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
282 Farmers Row, (Rt. 111), Groton, MA
M–F 9–3, closed W, Sa–Su 11–4 Closed November 27–December 4
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
On view through April 2014: The 2013 deCordova Biennial, a survey exhibition of dynamic works by 21 diverse artists and collaboratives living and working in New England. Opening November 1: Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue, 1.4 million feet of paint-covered, hand-knotted nautical rope winding through the lawn, pathways, and hillside.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Through November 10: Digital Art (R)evolution. This exhibit gives a unique and rare opportunity to view seminal works of digital art dating 1954–present in conjunction with two influential contemporary digital artists, Anne Spalter and Leslie Thornton. November 16–December 22: Small Works. Nearly 50 artists representing a diverse selection of media present works priced $500 and under. Opening reception: Saturday, November 16, 5–7 p.m.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through January 12, 2014: Still Life Lives! A group exhibition celebrating the vitality of the still life tradition and its themes of beauty, bounty, darkness, fragility. Featuring paintings from FAM’s permanent collection and more than 20 contemporary New England artists. Meet the Artists: Mary Kocol, Emily Eveleth, and Randal Thurston. Sunday, November 3, 1–2 p.m. Ongoing: Building a Collection: Photography at the FAM. UFOs: Unidentified Fascinating Objects, an exhibition of unfamiliar objects from around that world.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
T–F 12–4 p.m. Sa & Su 11–5 p.m.
Fuller Craft Museum
November 10, 2013–January 12, 2014: holidaySHOP. Opening November 23: All Things Considered VII: National Basket Organization Juried Exhibition. Extended through December: Mark Davis: Icarus. Through January 26, 2014: Bojagi and Beyond. Through February 9, 2014: Made in Massachusetts: Studio Furniture of the Bay State. Ongoing: Traditions and Innovations, Fuller Craft’s permanent collection. Thursday evenings: artKitchen Café Performance Series.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
T–Su 10–5, Th 10–9, closed M
Galatea Fine Art
November 1–30: Laurie Goddard: Sonar con Agua: Encaustic paintings recalling the energy of areas created by mapping; Joe Kitsch: Weird Science: The grid in response to the merging of pop sensibilities and scientific inquiry. Opening reception: Friday, November 1, 6–8 p.m. December 4–29: Small(er) Works and Other Offerings: Annual Group gallery members’ exhibition. Opening reception: Friday, December 6, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa & Su 12–5
November 8–December 14: Judy Kensley McKie: 2013 work in carved wood and cast bronze. Her functional, furniture pieces are infused with a lively awareness of modernist and contemporary art and also with the designs aesthetic of indigenous cultures throughout the world. Playfulness and power are summoned by her incorporation of sculptural, totemic animal forms. Opening reception: Friday, November 8, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
November 26–December 24: Holiday Art Show featuring 12 area artists with an array of art ranging from paintings to photographs to sculptures. Artists’ reception: Saturday,
December 7, 6–8 p.m. Receptions are free and open to the public; wheelchair accessible. December 7: “Holiday Sip & Stroll” with carolers, tree lighting, and retailers offering light refreshments and holiday shopping specials.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
December 5, 2013–February 26, 2014: Christopher Pullman: Recent Rocks. In this new selection of paintings by Chris Pullman, the rocks themselves are not so recent. They were deposited on the shore of Cape Ann 15,000 years ago by the
departing glaciers and have been admired and painted by the artist for the past decade. The artwork is presented alongside Gladstone’s unusual and carefully curated collection of antique and designer fine jewelry. Opening reception: Thursday, December 5, 5–8pm.
36 1/2 Union Street, Manchester, MA
T–F 11–6, Sa 11–5, and by appointment
Griffin Museum of Photography
Through December 8: Main Gallery: Adam Magyar, Kontinuum, made possible by Light Work, Syracuse, NY; Atelier Gallery: Jane Fulton At, The Burn; Griffin Gallery: Diane Meyer, Time Spent that Might Otherwise Be Forgotten. December 12–23: Atelier & Griffin Galleries: Harvey Stein Workshop Participants, Photographing People. Opening reception: Thursday, December 12, 6 p.m. At The Griffin Museum at the Stoneham Theatre, Stoneham: Through November 10: Re-Imagining Eden, photographs by Bremner Benedict. November 14, 2013–January 12, 2014: I Feel Lucky, photographs by Frank Yamrus. Opening reception: Thursday, November 14, 6:30–8 p.m. At The Griffin Museum at the Aberjona River Gallery: Through November 7: Intimate Details, photographs by Vicky Stromee. At the Griffin Museum at Digital Silver Imaging, Belmont: Through December 6: Savage Beauty, photographs by Alicia Savage.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Through November 30: Brigid Watson: Materia Prima. December 7, 2013–January 2014: Bea Modisett: New Paintings. Opening reception Saturday, December 7, 3–6 p.m.
950 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA
F & S 12–5, M–Th by appointment
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Part II: November 7, 2013–January 31, 2014. The exhibition celebrates the work of Mixit Print Studio and the artists who have worked there over the 25 years since its founding in Somerville, Massachusetts. Opening reception for Part II, Thursday, November 7, 5–8 p.m. re-Think INK was organized by Mixit Studio partners Randy Garber, Jane Goldman, and Catherine Kernan. A series of public artist lectures is planned throughout the exhibition—see the Gallery’s website for details.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 2–5
Through December 1: Gail Erwin: Arcadian Concert, Van Dyke Brown Prints. In Center Gallery: Celine Browning: Skinned. In Member’s Gallery: ROSE OLSON: 2CLOSE and some in real color. First Friday opening reception: November 1, 5–7:30 p.m. December 4–29: Mira Cantor: Meltwater. In Center Gallery: Carmelo Midili: Fragments. In Member’s Gallery: Mary Lang: Inhabitants. First Friday opening reception: December 6, 5–7:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
18th Annual High School Artists Show: November 2–17. Student work from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Concord-Carlisle, Lexington, Waltham, and Minuteman High Schools. Reception: November 1, 6–9 p.m. Hours: Tu–Su, 12–4 p.m.; Sat 10–4 p.m. Annual Holiday Marketplace: December 6; 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
December 4–23; M–Sa: 10–6 & Su: 12–6 p.m. Final Day: December 24: 10–5 p.m. For your Gift List: Ceramics, Paintings, Fine Jewelry, Polymer & Bead, Weaving, Photography, Woodworks, Needle Arts, Decorative Arts, Cards, Gift Certificates.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
Pattern based imagery by two Maine artists: Through November 26: To Mend: New Work by George Mason: George Mason’s mixed media works present intricate reliefs suggesting ancient texts, their alphabetic bands have narrative poise. December 4, 2013–February 8, 2014: Chiasm: New Work by Meg Brown Payson: Meg Brown Payson’s paintings and tapestries evoke a sense of fluid aliveness in whirls of line and color that ripple like bodies of water. Payson’s work shimmers across long stretches of the gallery walls.
315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through December 29: This Just In! Additions to the Collection from Pompeii to Today. Explore recent acquisitions including an ancient Roman sea creature sarcophagus; prints by Dürer, Delacroix, and Hopper; contemporary art by Will Barnet, Vik Munez, and Michael Huey; and much more. Free admission.
41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst, MA
Tu–Th & Su 9–midnight, Fr 9–8, Sa 9–5
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through January 5, 2014: Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte, a survey exhibition of the work of renowned filmmaker and artist Chris Marker (1921–2012). The exhibition is presented concurrently at the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University (Through December 22). This is the first comprehensive presentation of Marker’s pioneering work in text, photography, film, video, and digital media, reflecting his role as a chronicler of the second half of the 20th century through its images. Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte is organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and curated by João Ribas.
20 Ames St., Building E15, Cambridge, MA
Tu, W, F–Su 12–6, Th 12–8 Closed M and major holidays
MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science, and technology. Through March 30: Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines. Ongoing: The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography: ongoing events, public programs and demonstrations. Check website for updates & Museum e-news.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Su-Sa 10-5, closed major holidays
November 8−December 13: George Nick: A Lifetime of Self-Portraits. Opening reception: Friday, November 8, 5:30−7:30 p.m. Closed November 26−December 2.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
M-F 8:30 - 3:30
New Art Center
November 15–December 20: The Country Between Us, a Curatorial Opportunity Program curated by Ariel Freiberg explores ideas of fragmentation by deconstructing the boundaries of painting both physically and conceptually with personal and political consequences. Works by Resa Blatman, Ariel Freiberg, Susan Still Scott and Zsuzanna Varga Szegedi. Opening reception: Friday, November 15, 6–8:30 p.m., free. The Way is Made by Walking: Forging New Paths Through Poetry and the Visual Arts panel discussion: Wednesday, November 20, 7–8:30 p.m., free. Break the Square: A Painting Workshop for All Ages: Wednesday, December 4, 5–6:30 p.m., $5, materials included. Holzwasser Gallery: Julie Gorn & Irwin Thompson.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 1–5
Newton Free Library
November 5–29: In Gallery: A Vanished World by Rita Edelman. Acrylic paintings of Ancient World symbols. Opening reception: Saturday, November 9, 2 p.m. November 5–29: In Main Hall: The Devil’s in the Detail by Barney Levitt. Whimsical realist oil paintings. December 3–30: In Gallery: Rest, Relax, and Flow by Heejung Him. Value painted by light, shadows and rain. Opening reception: Thursday, December 5, 7 p.m. December 3–30: In Main Hall: Rendered Rooms by Mike Daikubara. Hotel rooms drawn on location by measuring.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M−Th 9−9, F 9−6, Sa 9−5, Su 1−5
Through November 23: Penn Young: What I Owe. November 26–December 21: Penn Young: I Cried to Dream Again.
450 Harrison Ave & 29 Thayer St., Boston, MA
Smith College Museum of Art
Through November 3: Framework IX: Restoring the Boundaries. Through January 5, 2014: River of Gold: Pre-Columbian Treasures from Sitio Conte. Through January 12, 2014: Look at Me, Me, Me! Through February 9, 2014: Art Stories: Personal Experiences with SCMA’s Collection. Through December 8: Narrative of Dress: What Can a Garment Say?
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–F 1–6, Su 2–5
South Shore Conservatory
Through January 31, 2014: In South Shore Music Circus Gallery: Karen Cass’ solo art exhibition, Passages, is a painting series inspired by the archways, bridges and waterways of Venice, Italy. In Robert & Dorothy Palmer Gallery: Diana Barker Price’s solo photography exhibition, Vivid Forest, captures extraordinary color and light in the Myles Standish State Forest. Exhibitions presented in collaboration with South Shore Art Center.
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5, Sa 9–12
December 7 & 8, 11–5 p.m.: Small Wonders: An exhibit of small works of 12" x 12" or smaller. December 7 & 8, 11–5 p.m.: Open Studios: Three floors of open artists studios in all media from artists in Charlestown and vicinity. Held in conjunction with the Charlestown Holiday Stroll.
523 Medford St, Charlestown, MA
The Art Complex Museum
Through November 10: Coastal Printmakers.
Through January 19, 2014: Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod. Ongoing: Rotations, art from the collection. November 17, 2013–February 16, 2014: Complex Conversations: Stacy Latt Savage, Shane Savage-Rumbaugh, individual impressions of the human experience.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Garner Center at New England School of Photography (NESOP)
November 4–December 20: Phillip Jones.
Opening reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5–7 p.m.
537 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
The Gateway Gallery
November 18–December 28: In Main Gallery: 100 and UNDER: Gateway’s annual affordable art exhibition featuring the work of studio artists. All works priced at 100 dollars or less. Buy off the wall. In Front Gallery: “The Art of Paul Stevenson:” These nature oriented geometric abstractions run the gamut between full color and black and white.
62 Harvard St. 2nd floor, Brookline, MA
M–F 9–4:30, Sa 12–5
The Oxbow Gallery
Through December 1: Letting the Days Go By: Harriet Diamond: family themed, life-size sculptures. When you see these bright, living figures full of gesture, fun and honesty you will see that the sculptor loves family—simultaneously showing a slowly evolving commentary on a broader world in these two decades of sculpture. December 5, 2013–January 5, 2014: Janet Palin, New Mexico paintings. In the back gallery: Members Group Exhibition. Reception: Arts Night Out: Friday, December 13, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Towne Art Gallery
Through November 21: From the Caribbean Diaspora: Three Visiting Artists: Stanwyck Cromwell, Gilda Sharpe-Etteh, and Monique Rolle-Johnson. Each artist resides in New England and brings to their work aesthetic sensitivities from their respective Caribbean cultures resulting in works that are bold and personally narrative. This exhibition is sponsored by the Presidential International Visiting Scholars program at Wheelock College. Artists’ talk: Thursday, November 14, 10–11 a.m. and 2:30–3:30 p.m. Artists’ reception: Thursday, November 14, 4–5:30 p.m.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
Tu−Th 1−5, Sa 2−5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through November 7: Surface Tension: Mixed media work from Susan Heideman and Sand T Kalloch employ unusual and diametrically opposing techniques. November 12–December 13: Comestibles: Our relationship with food is commodified, sensual, disconnected and celebratory. Just in time for the holidays, videographers Rebecca Colón and Joe Douillette, photographer Tara Sellios and sculptor Judith Klausner challenge us about our consumption decisions. Opening reception: Thursday, November 14, 5–7 p.m. Closed: November 27–29.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through December 8: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: My Mother Told Me. Internationally recognized for her large-format Polaroid photographs and immersive, multi-media environments, Boston-based, Afro-Cuban artist Campos-Pons has pioneered a distinctive aesthetic melding photography, performance, video, sound, and sculpture. Curated by Amy Schlegel, director, Tufts Art Gallery. Cuban Virtualities: New Media Art from the Island: Artists: Mauricio Abad, Alexander Arrechea, Celia y Yunior, Núria Güell Jairo Gutierrez, Ernesto Leal, Glenda Léon, Levi Orta, Rodolfo Peraza, Naivy Pérez, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, and José Rolando Rivera. Curated by Liz Munsell and Rewell Altunaga.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Art Gallery
November 7, 2013–January 26, 2014: Ilona Németh: Site-specific installation for New Bedford reflecting upon the rich whaling history of New Bedford by creating a walk among a multitude of ceramic harpoons on the gallery floor inspired by the toggle harpoon invented by former slave and abolitionist Lewis Temple. Free admission. Opening reception: AHA! Night: Thursday, November 14, 6–9 p.m., Artist talk: 7 p.m.
College of Visual and Performing Arts UMass Dartmouth
715 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
Through November 7: Mechanical Life: Nemo Gould, Tom Haney and Joe Shea. Three artists explore the terrain of mechanical integration into the human form and function. November 12–December 19: Dorothy Pulsifer, stained glass and other works. In the Clement C. Maxwell Library: Through January 9, 2014: Jose Emmanuel, Clipped Wings. Using classic paper cutting techniques, the artist transforms the standard deck of cards into ornithological wonders.
Bridgewater State University
40 School St, Bridgewater, MA
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 exhibit.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Women’s Studies Research Center Brandeis University
Through December 18: Vivian Maier: A Woman’s Lens, the first Boston-area showing of the elusive street photographer’s work. Panel discussion on women artists: Thursday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., including Kristen Gresh, curator of MFA exhibition She Who Tells a Story. All programs free and open to the public.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5 or by appointment
George Marshall Store Gallery
Through November 17: Night Out – Four Maine Artists: Michael Boardman, Tom Flanagan, Roy Germon, Jeff Woodbury and Don Williams: Clayworks. November 23–December 31: Winter Expectations: Invited New England Artists, and Robin Cod: Mirror Image. Opening reception: Saturday, November 23, 5–7 p.m. A special discovery only one hour north of Boston.
Museums of Old York
140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME
Portland Museum of Art
On the coast of Maine in the cultural heart of Portland, the PMA enriches lives through a broad array of meaningful art experiences. Highlighting beloved works of American, European, and Contemporary art and featuring special exhibitions, the PMA displays an exquisite collection and offers a variety of public programs. From art in the galleries, learning activities throughout the museum, and tours of the Winslow Homer Studio, to the Store and Café, the PMA spans the traditional to the contemporary and is readily accessible for all.
Seven Congress Sq., Portland, ME
Tu–Th, Sa & Su 10–5, F 10–9, M 10–5
Hollis Arts Society
7th Annual Holiday Show and Sale: Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Members participating will range from painters to photographers, jewelers to textile artists—showcasing collage to encaustics and other clever and fascinating pieces. Admission is free. Light refreshments and seasonal music will be available.
28 Depot Rd., Hollis, NH
(603) 305-6256 and (978) 443-9121
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Through December 20, 2013: Between Tradition and Modernity: The Art of Fan Tchunpi. This exhibition explores the life and work of Fan Tchunpi (1898–1986), one of the most important and prolific Chinese artists of the modern era. The artworks in this exhibition demonstrate her efforts to create a dynamic synthesis of Chinese and Western artistic traditions.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
T–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
November 4–December 13: Catalyst: Work from Community-Based Arts Organizations. Arts in Reach, Community Access to the Arts, Mudflat. Opening reception: Friday, November 8, 6:30–8 p.m.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
M 1–5, Tu–F 9–5, closed school holidays Free and open to the public
McIninch Art Gallery
Through December 14: Merill Comeau: Remains of the Day. Merill Comeau will inhabit the McIninch Art Gallery as a working studio to create a site-specific installation. Comeau will enlist participation from students, staff and faculty to identify and collect seemingly useless materials regularly discarded in the course of campus life. These materials will be altered, arranged, and installed on the gallery walls consistent with Comeau’s practice of creating something beautiful out of discarded and unwanted objects.
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Rd, Manchester, NH
M–S 10–3, Th 5–8 Closed November 25–30
Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden
Through December 24: Got ART Talent: Beartiz Bearden, Rosemary Conroy, Charlie Goodwin, William McLane, Emily Moore, Richard Moore, Laura Morrison, Fleur Palau, Michael Roundy, Adele Sanborn, William C. Turner. November 22–December 24: 2013 Artful Giving for the Holidays: Paintings, Pottery, Jewelry, Mobiles & Sculptures. Gallery Tour: ART CONCORD: Saturday, December 7, 11–3 p.m.
Mill Brook Gallery and Sculpture Garden
236 Hopkinton Road, Concord, NH
Tues–Sun 11–5, and by appointment
New Hampshire Institute of Art
In Amherst Street Gallery: November 7–December 5: Point/Counterpoint: Fine Furniture Abstracted. Opening reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5–7 p.m.; In French Building: Through November 6: Rowland Scherman Photography. November 11–December 12: Biennial 2013. Opening reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5–7 p.m. At Sharon Arts Center: Through November 2: Paintings by Ryan John Lefebvre. November 1–December 28: Coming of Age: Artists in the Northeast Under 30. Opening reception: Friday, November 1, 5–7 p.m. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
Sharon Arts Center Facility
7 School St., Petersborough, NH
M–Sa 10–6, Su 11–5
Amherst Street and French Building Galleries
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–12, Closed Su
Putnam Gallery at Dublin School
November 1–December 18: Daniel Mosher Long. Daniel Mosher Long makes photographs to ward off evil: “Perhaps I am a practitioner of a new and makeshift form of genteel voodoo. Each fresh photograph is a spell or incantation. This is new Juju, sanitized, pseudo-Santeria that employs objects rich with association and/or brimming with nostalgia. With these images I am photographically petitioning and attempting to placate the Gods. I pray for good fortune, boons and blessings.” Opening reception: Friday, November 1, 6–8 p.m.
18 Lehmann Wy., Dublin, NH
M–F 8–5, and by appointment
The Currier Museum of Art
Beginning November 27: Signs from the Sixties: Robert Indiana’s Decade. In the 1960s, Pop artist Robert Indiana achieved worldwide acclaim for his bold, graphical images composed of geometric shapes, short words and numbers, including his popular LOVE design, which he used in paintings, sculptures and even a postage stamp in 1973. This exhibition features ten large, colorful silkscreen prints that formed Indiana’s important portfolio entitled Decade. The original silkscreens are composed of symbols and words that reflect Indiana’s response to both the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War and art created by notable gay Americans. Free admission for NH residents Saturdays 10–12.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M & W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, closed T
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Through November 17: Expressive Voice: Landscape of Emotion: Works by artists known for their distinctive blend of visionary painting from the 1930s-1960s and the continued presence of Boston Expressionism in contemporary works from Danforth Art permanent collection. Through December 8: Pressing Print: Universal Limited Arts Editions 2000–12: A chronicle of recent ULAE workshops using innovative approaches and techniques in contemporary art making, organized by Syracuse University Art Collection. Ongoing: Intersection: Art, Culture, and Identity: Object based-learning using artwork from the Thorne permanent collection. Free admission.
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
S–W, 12–5, Th & F 12–7, Sa 12–8 Closed Nov. 11 & 23–Dec. 1
Bristol Art Museum
On view December 8-29
Tour the New Art Center and Visit the Art Exhibit
Featuring Rhode Island Artists;
Oil paintings by Penelope Manzella
Wood sculptures by John Udvardy
Bristol Art Museum at Linden Place
Entrance 10 Wardwell Street, Bristol RI
Thu-Sun, 1-4 PM
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through December 8: Vincent Valdez: The Strangest Fruit. The Strangest Fruit places realistic depictions of people known by the artist within an historical subject—the lynching of Latinos in Texas and the United States more broadly—metaphorically illustrating the persecution and oppression felt by contemporary Latinos in the United States.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa-Su 1-4
December 4, 2013–January 31, 2014: Ida Schmulowitz: Landscapes. Opening reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5–7:30 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, December 14, 2 p.m.
Westerly Public Library
44 Broad St, Westerly, RI
M–W 9–8, Th & F 9–6, Sa 9–4
November 11–December 6: A Closer Look: Trish O’Day. Gallery Night reception: Thursday, November 21, 5–9 p.m. December 10-20: Moses Brown Student Invitational Exhibit. Reception: Friday, December 13, 12:30–1 p.m.
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Providence Art Club
Through November 8: Mays Gallery: John Wheatley & R. Curtis Grosvenor: Natural Designs. Moitie Gallery: Mary Castelnovo: The Seasons. Dodge Gallery: Anthony Tomaselli: Going Solo. November 17–December 23: Mays & Dodge Galleries: Little Pictures Show 2013. Opening reception: Sunday, November 17, 12–4 p.m. Extended Gallery hours: M–W & F 12–5, Th 12–6, Sa & Su 12–4. Gallery Night: Thursday, November 21, 5–9 p.m. Closed Thursday, November 28.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4 Closed: Monday, October 14
Providence College Art Galleries
Through December 13: at Reilly Gallery: Distorting (a messiah project, 11C) by R. Justin Stewart. November 11-December 13: at Hunt Cavanaugh Gallery: Museum of Mistakes by Dorothy Schultz and Louise Barry. Opening reception: Thursday, November 21, 6–8 p.m.
1 Cunningham Sq, Providence, RI
Hunt Cavanagh Gallery: M–F 9–4 Reilly Gallery: M–F 11–4
The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Through November 6: Hope/Angell, Wheeler Alumni Exhibition. November 14–December 11: Duane Slick and Leigh Tarentino. Opening reception: Gallery Night Thursday, November 14, 5–7 p.m. Open to the public. The gallery will close from December 11, 2013–January 17, 2014.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
Through December 7: Of Land And Local—burling-toncityarts.org/oflandandlocal; Heather McGill: Night Moves. Opening December 13: Once They Were: an invitational group exhibition of three-color screen prints exploring the nostalgia of things that once graced this earth.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Sa 11–5, closed Su & M
Through November 23: AVIARY with Virginia Beahan, Varujan Boghosian, Gail Boyjalian, David Bumbeck, Anda Dubinskis, Jesseca Ferguson, Tom Head, Marcy Hermansader, Pat di Paula, Klein Edward Koren, Remy Lary, Anthony Lapaglia, HJ Laurent, Tad Merrick, Rosamond Purcell, Erika Lawlor Schmidt, Floyd Scholz, Nancy Taplin, Hugh Townley, Bhakti Ziek and19th century sketchbook paintings. Opening November 27: The Holiday Show featuring the constructions of Richard Smith and the Small Great Art Wall. Great holiday shopping in Big Town’s specialty gift shop.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, or by appointment
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through February 9, 2014: Our Fragile Home: Pat Musick: Multimedia installation based on astronauts’ impressions of Earth. Through March 8, 2014: Jerry’s Map: Jerry Gretzinger’s ever-expanding, hand-drawn map of an imaginary world. VT Kids Design Glass II: Glass sculptures by New England artists based on imaginary creatures drawn by kids. Sabra Field: Cosmic Geometry: 16 prints revealing geometric reflectafors in the world around us.
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
Su, M, W, Th 11–5, F 11–7, Sa 10–5
Crow Hill Gallery
November 20–December 31: Turning Time: Original watercolors by Jeanne Carbonetti representing a visual interpretation of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” concerto. Twelve large paintings, plus smaller studies, take viewers through the months of the year as the music carries us through the seasons.
729 Flamstead Rd., Chester, VT
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Through December 8: Vito Acconci: Thinking Space: places a replica of Acconci’s Way Station I in the context of his ongoing, extraordinarily influential career. Artist lecture: November 7, 7 p.m. Through December 8: Screened and Selected II: Contemporary Photography and Video Acquisitions 2006–2011: highlights student-selected art including works by Chuck Close, Shirin Neshat, Robert Mapplethorpe, Tracey Moffatt, and Catherine Opie, among others. Ongoing: Ancient Mediterranean and Early European Art; European and American Art; Reiff Gallery of Asian Art.
72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa & Su 12–5
Robert Hull Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont
Through May 18, 2014: Dorothy and Herb Vogel: Fifty Works for Fifty States and EAT: The Social Life of Food. Through December 13: Look Again: Images of Daily Life, 17th-21st Century.
University of Vermont
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
Tu, Th & F 10–4, W 10–7, Sa & Su 12–4
The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts
November 30, 2013-January 19, 2014: Something to Celebrate: two-fold exhibit featuring: Out of Bounds: VTica has collaborated with The Vermont Watercolor Society (VWS) and 17 of its members experimenting in abstract work. The VWS members were asked to depart from their figurative, literal style and submit work that is reflective. This grouping of 32 paintings will be appreciated on different levels of meaning, form, rhythm and color along with reflecting innovative, bold, celebrations of evocative feelings. Exhibiting alongside the VWS works will be returning VTica artists Richard Weis, Johanne Durocher Yordan and Frieda Post. Laura Rideout, Miranda Updike and Nancy Pulliam Weis will also be on exhibit.
15 Depot St, Chester, VT
W–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Ongoing: A selection of works by West Branch artists hangs in the main downstairs galleries. Upstairs: December 7–29: Timothy Jude Smith, Walden. Opening reception: December 7, 5–6 p.m. This body of work is a meditation on the power of the self to view the everyday work as an aesthetic experience. Through video and photographs, the exhibition reframes perspectives of Midwestern suburban housing subdivisions named after Walden Pond. Originally from Massachusetts, Timothy Jude Smith is a photo and video artist based in Columbus, OH where he received his MFA in Photography.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT