Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
March 30–June 8: “I Write Your Name:” Amistad at USJ: Part I. An exhibition of painting, works on paper and sculpture from the Amistad Center for Art and Culture’s collection of African American art. The first of three installments in 2014. Opening reception: Saturday, March 29, 6–7:30 p.m. Recent Acquisitions, featuring gifts to the Art Gallery in 2013.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
February 27–March 30: Amy Arledge: encaustic paintings. This new series features wax and mixed media paintings that reflect the artist’s various takes on bodies of water. Opening reception: Saturday, March 8, 2–5 p.m. April 3–27: Splash: Phyllis Crowley’s images of swimmers, pools and fountains. Crowley shows the joy and ebullience of human motion in water, with hints of the risks of staying under. The abstract images of water dripping and gushing from fountains and pools convey the beauty seen in this life force. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 2–5 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Through June 1: Lyme Artists Abroad shares the sights, insights and experiences gathered abroad by Lyme Colony artists. March 21–June 1: Lucien Abrams: A Cosmopolitan in Connecticut, a retrospective organized by the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas. An important figure in the evolution of American Impressionism in the 20th century, Abram’s work represents an attempt to maintain the vitality of such a key modern movement.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
Housatonic Museum of Art
Widely considered as having one of the most significant art collections at any two-year college in the US, the Housatonic Museum of Art’s collection boasts such artists as Gustav Klimt, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein, and more. The museum, a cultural gem within the Greater Bridgeport area, offers lectures, programs, and changing exhibitions in the Burt Chernow Gallery, which is free and open to the public. For more information regarding upcoming events and exhibitions, visit their website.
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.
A Feeling of Humanity: Contemporary Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection. Opening reception: Sunday, March 30, from 2–4 p.m., March 13–April 27: Visual Poetry: Stephanie Brody-Lederman. March 13–April 27: Fancy This: Fashion Accessories from the Mattatuck Museum Collection, Curated by Mary Daniel. March 13–October 17: Stories and Journeys: The Art of Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson. March 30–June 8: Sponsored in part by The Coby Foundation, Ltd.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Arts Center
Through April 5: Young At Art. The region’s largest annual youth art exhibition will showcase creative work from hundreds of students ages 18 and younger. Original artwork in a variety of media from oil, photography, and sculpture to mixed media pieces. Submissions will come from all over New London County and Rhode Island with many group projects from area schools displayed. Reception: Saturday, March 8, 1–3 p.m. Through May 31: The Blues. Open juried theme show, open to the artist’s interpretation. Reception: Thursday April 17, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through March 2: Aloha: Hawaiian Art and Artifacts from the Sullivan Collection. Through April 13: NEW/NOW: Stephanie Lempert. Through June 8: James Prosek: Nature and the Spaces in Between. March 8–June 1: Click! Clack! Ding! The American Typewriter. April 19–July 20: NEW/NOW: Joe Fig. 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
Through April 6: Justin Wiest: Dreams Waking; Ashley Andrews & Natasha Karpinskaia: The Art of Mark Making; Brent Green: No Reasonable House Can Contain a Tornado; Selections from the Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection. April 13–May 24: 24th Annual Silvermine School of Art Exhibition: showcasing the artistic achievements of the Silvermine School of Art students of all ages, from youth to adult.
1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT
(203) 966-9700 ext. 20
W–Sa 12–5, Su 1–5
Through May 26: Jammin’: a mixed media exhibit featuring artwork related to Jazz. Opening reception for the Arts Center Killingworth’s New Gallery and Artisan Store: April 18, 6:30–9 p.m. Live music, wine, and cheese.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–Sa, 11–6, Su, 11–5
The Stamford Museum and Nature Center
March 22–May 27: BLACK-WHITE-COLOR-LIGHT: The Art of Rick Shaefer offers colossal life-size charcoal drawings of trees and a Bison by artist Rick Shaefer. The large scale charcoal on vellum drawings display a remarkable wealth of texture and detail while exploring assorted themes of sustainability and diversity. The Sun as Art: NASA Photographs: showing a series of dramatic high-resolution images of the sun captured by NASA scientists with interactive displays for exploring the range of color in the light spectrum. Opening reception: Friday, March 21, 6:30–8 p.m.
39 Scofield Road, Stamford, CT
M–Sa 9–5, Su 11–5
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
March 28–April 27: Darlene Charneco. Reception: April 5, 4-6 p.m. Multimedia artist Darlene Charneco’s work explores the interrelated aspects of our real and virtual lives. Drawing upon her own experiences as a participant in social media as well as her research into microbiology and evolutionary theory, Charneco creates organic patterns out of materials that include toys, nails, glitter, enamel, and resin. Coming in May: Simon Blackmore’s Sound Installations.
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. Opening April 4: Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton. Through March 30: Red Grooms: Larger than Life and A Great Crowd Had Gathered: JFK in the 1960s. Through July 6: Byobu: The Grandeur of Japanese Screens. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
T–Th, F 10–5, Sa & Su 11–5
American Textile History Museum
Through June 22: MILL WORKS: Flowers in the Factory and Inventing Lowell. Flowers in the Factory is an innovative, large-scale, fabric art installation bringing historic ATHM photographs to life through ethereal, translucent silk-screened panels by artist Deborah Baronas. Inventing Lowell is an absorbing video series, produced by ATHM and Lowell Telecommunications Corp., that will be featured in the 2015 Places of Invention exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA
Artrageous!28 Auction Party
Montserrat College of Art’s Artrageous! has become the signature spring event on the North Shore. Guests will experience students creating artwork live at Art-In-The-Moment areas, engage with old and new friends, and bid on more than 250 incredible paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, giftware, trips and more. Featured Artist: Steve Locke; Honorary Chair: Mary Puma, Chairman and CEO, Axcelis. Experience Where Creativity Works® at Montserrat’s Artrageous!
29 Congress St, Salem, MA
(978) 921-4242 x1114
Saturday, March 29, 6 p.m.
March 5–29: French Impressions–Part II, an exhibit of color photographs of the South of France and Provence by Armen James with a focus on the landscape and architecture of the region. April 2–25: Call and Response, an exhibit by artists Jane McKinnon Johnstone and Michele Vitti and a poet, Susan Richmond, inspired by each other and their common muse, birds. Opening reception and mini-open studios: Saturday, April 12, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Beard and Weil Galleries
March 5–April 15: The Observant Eye features work by Nathalie Miebach, Jane Marsching, Marina Mangubi, and Andrzej Maciejewski, who employ data translation or mathematical principles to create compelling narratives. Opening reception: Thursday, March 6, 5–7:30 p.m. See website for additional programs. April 23–May 17: Senior Art Majors Exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, April 24, 6–8:30 p.m.
26 East Main St, Norton, MA
M–Sa 12:30–4:30, closed during school breaks
Through March 1: Collecting for a New Century, Paintings & Sculpture, featuring paintings and sculpture acquired by the Athenæum in the twenty-first century. Opening April 23: Collecting for the Boston Athenæum in the 21st Century: Rare Books and Manuscripts. Rare and beautiful books and bindings acquired since the year 2000. Admission $5. Free concerts, book events, and lectures throughout the season. Tours of historic landmark building by reservation.
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
March 12–April 13: David A. Lang, The Shop: Where the Wheels Turn. Eric Sealine, Short Stories, 2012–2014: forced perspective constructions. Artists’ reception: Saturday, March 15, 5–8 p.m. April 16–May 18: Peter DeCamp Haines, Teddy Bears’ Picnic And Other New Bronzes. Leslie Wilcox, LOATHABLES: icons of misbehavior I love to hate. Artists’ reception: Saturday, April 26, 2–5 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6. First Fridays 3/7 and 4/4 from 5–8
Through March 8: Muskat Studios: The First 20. See website for more information. March 16–April 12: Figure Found. Artists: Adina Bricklin, Amanda Brown, Kate Gartrell, Alexis Kochka, Matt Kushan, Christopher W. McDonald, Leila Namin, Jessie Vogel. Reception: Sunday, March 16, 4–7 p.m., with performances by Elizabeth Epsen in collaboration with Patchtax and Marcia Rotondo, 6p.m. April 24–May 24: Intuition: Brickbottom Artist Association Members’ Exhibition. Reception: Sunday, April 27, 4–6 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
March 5–30: David Kinsey: In Loving Memory of My Mother, Kathy Wooden Kinsey, mixed media, abstract drawings with explosive layers. Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 6–8:30 p.m. April 2–27: Ellen Wineberg: Worldview, oil stick paintings featuring animals in fantastic topographies; Charles Goss: 90 Days in Paris, photographs with text from the artist’s travels. Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
CAC Gallery (Cambridge Arts Council)
Through June: Let the Public Play: 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
Cambridge Art Association
At the Kathryn Schultz Gallery: March 6–29: Pretty/Ugly, juried by Camilo Alvarez. Reception: Saturday, March 8, 12–2 p.m. April 8–May 3: REFUSED. Closing reception: Saturday, May 3, 5:30–7:30 p.m. At University Place Gallery: March 5–31: Mined Over Matter. Reception: Thursday, March 13, 6–8 p.m. April 4–May 2: Recycle Lab.
University Place Gallery (UP)
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
Chandler Gallery/Maud Morgan Arts
April 1–May 9: Direct / Indirect: Small Works 2014, artwork combining print and drawing. “Drawing and printmaking have always been intertwined. What better than to make work that consciously reflects and pays homage to both—where the two meet in mutual respect while keeping a magical balance,” Bill Flynn, Juror. Opening reception: Sunday, April 13, 3–5 p.m.
20 Sacramento St, Cambridge, MA
Free and Open to the Public,M–F, 9–5
Copley Society of Art
Through March 13: Winter Members’ Show: Winter Visions. Through April 15 at the Boston Private Bank: Beth Dacey: That was Then. March 22–April 24: Soul Mining: Four Abstract Women Artists. Fresh Paint 2014: Sunday, April 27: Paint Day; Saturday, May 10: Fresh Paint Gala.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5, M by appointment
Crowell’s Fine Art & Framing
March 1–31: Keriann Corriea and Dana Tarr: Rewind. An evolution of technology seen through high fashion. View garments that have been constructed out of dead technology. Editorial fashion photography forms a story showing how technology has progressed from tube TVs, VHS tapes and floppy disks to modern technology as seen in these trendy, wearable garments. Saturday Opening with Fashion “Happening”: March 8, 5–8 p.m.
382 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA
Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12–4, or by appointment
Danforth Art, Museum and School
An intimate environment to experience, create and celebrate the expressive qualities of art. Through March 30: Robert Ferrandini. March 9–May 18: Jon Imber, Carry On; Stuart Williams, Looking Through All Over; Matt Brackett, New Waters; Wilbur Blair, Awake and Await; Michael David, Bearing Witness; Permanent Collection; Children’s Gallery, Pop-Up books. April 6–June 15: Lisa Kessler, In the Pink.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W–Su 12–5, F & Sa 10–5, Th 12–8:30
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Through April: The 2013 deCordova Biennial, a survey exhibition of dynamic works by 21 diverse artists and collaboratives living and working in New England. Through September: Rappaport Prize winner Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue, one million feet of paint-covered, hand-knotted nautical rope winding through the lawn, pathways and hillside.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa & Su 10–5
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
April 2–27: Paul Myoda, Jane South, and Jacqueline Ott: Myoda’s interactive sculptures are methodically designed to attract and surprise viewers using laser-cut acrylic, aluminum, 3D printed plastic, LED lights and electronics. South’s constructed relief sculptures are influenced by machinery, architecture, and theater tech. Her imaginative 3D works evoke drawings and mechanical plans. Ott thoughtfully combines marks and colors, creating harmonious and inquisitive works on paper, acrylic, and plastic.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Essex Art Center
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery through April 17: ¡Qué Lastima! .2: Gensis Baez, Oscar Diaz, Julia Pimes, Mario Lopez Pisani, Eduardo Restrepo, Bryan Rodriguez, and Ximena Izquierdo Ugaz. Opening reception, Friday, February 28, 5–7 p.m. May 9–June 13: Site specific installation: Marguerite White. Chester F. Sidell Gallery through April 17: Dog Portraits. May 9-June 13: Paintings: Mark Hayden and Jeff Weaver. Opening reception, Friday, May 9, 5–7 p.m.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6 Closed April 18
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through June 1: Jeffu Warmouth: NO MORE FUNNY STUFF, a mid-career retrospective packed with puns, parody and absurdist humor.
Warmouth’s photographs, videos and installations wittily demonstrate the transformative nature of the mundane in our everyday lives. This exhibition is made possible through a collaboration with Fitchburg State University. Meet the Artist and engage in lively discussion on Sunday, April 13, 1-3 p.m. Ongoing: Building a Collection: Photography at FAM and UFO: Unidentified Fascinating Objects, an exhibition of unfamiliar objects from around the world. Free First Thursday 3-7 p.m.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
T–F 12–4 p.m. Sa & Su 11–5 p.m.
Fountain Street Fine Art
March 6–April 6: Kellie Weeks, Fabrications. Reception: Saturday, March 8, 5–7 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, March 22, 2 p.m. April 10–May 4: Nan Hass Feldman, The Garden and Beyond: New Paintings. Reception: Saturday, April 12, 5–7 p.m.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Th–Su 11–5, and by appointment
Fountain Street Studios
Spring into art at Fountain Street Studios Open Studios Weekend. 50+ artists display their work for the entire weekend. The largest artist community under one roof in MetroWest. Painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, hand-crafted jewelry, textile art, collage, installation art, paper cuts, assemblage, video, drawing and more! Free and open to all. Ample free parking. Friday, April 4, 5:30–9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 5–6, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Note: Fountain Street Studios are in an historic, walk-up building. Please plan accordingly.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
April 14–June 8: The Changing Landscape: Fruitlands’ Fifth Collection. The story of Fruitlands is intimately connected to the land, which is a bridge to the past, and a critical interpretive entry point for visitors today. Recognized as the Museum’s fifth collection, the land plays a large part in understanding the past and envisioning the future. Opening reception: Saturday, April 19, 1 p.m.
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa, Su & Holidays 10–5, closed T Main season opens April 16.
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. March 9–June 15: The Stories We Tell (Tommy Simpson, Binh Pho, Michelle Holzapfel). Reception: Sunday, March 9, 2–5 p.m. Through June 1: Machines and Mechanizations: Explorations in Contemporary Kinetic Sculptures. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus and Traditions and Innovations, Fuller Craft’s permanent collection. March 22–June 29: Shine a Light: Artistic Expressions from Gateway Arts.
MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station,
then take Bus 4A
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
T–Su 10–5, Th 10–9, closed M
Galatea Fine Art
March 5–30: Arnold Trachtman: Portraits: Personal iconography. Stephanie Angelo: This Land is Your Land: History and truth. Ed Friedman: StreetWhys: A Personal View of Street Photography: Acute observations. Reception: Friday, March 7, 6–8 p.m. April 2–27: Clare Asch: Tidelines: You Can’t Fold a Flood and Put it in a Drawer: Paintings of chance and intent. Matthew Keller: Iconoclasm: Constructions and symbolism. Hannah Libman: Collage: Forests of painted layering. Reception: Friday, April 4, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa & Su 12–5
March 7–29: Peter Vanderwalker: Interventions. Vanderwalker searches for, and captures, a sense of unsteadiness in both the built environment and the natural landscape. Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 6–8 p.m. April 4–May 3: Joseph Barbieri: New Paintings: intricately detailed, color saturated and irreverent portraits of anthropomorphic creatures and subdued landscapes. Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
April 15–May 23: Chroma: works by Janet Albert, Willy Garver, Kate Graham Heyd, Lee Pina, and Louis Henri Pingitore. Reception: Saturday, April 26, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
March 6–30: Main Gallery, Atelier & Griffin Galleries: Photography Atelier 19. Opening reception: Thursday, March 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m. April 10–June 1: Main Gallery: Dominic Chavez. Opening reception: Thursday, April 10, 7–8:30 p.m. April 10–June 8: Atelier Gallery: Brian Alterio: Human Nature. Opening reception: Thursday, April 10, 7–8:30 p.m. Members’ talk with Brian Alterio at 6:15 p.m; Griffin Gallery: Clyde Heppner: The Ancients’ Views Portfolio. Opening reception: Thursday, April 10, 7–8:30 p.m.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
March 30–April 27: CURCIO3. Opening reception: Sunday, March 30, 2–4 p.m. Curcio3 is actually three exhibits in one, from three intriguing artists. Holly Curcio: From Inside the Birdhouse showcases the artist’s narrative ceramic sculptural work. Sally Curcio: Recognition re-contextualizes everyday objects into the artistic. Mary Curcio: Water, Land and Air explores the mysteries and wonders of watercolor.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
131 Southwest Cir, Amherst, MA
Tu–F 1–6, Su 2–5
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Through April 6: Global Encounters in Early America. Global Encounters explores the global visual culture that circulated in early America before 1840. Curated by Patricia Johnston, the Rev. J. Gerard Mears, S.J., Chair in Fine Arts, and Holy Cross students enrolled in a curatorial seminar of the same title. April 25–May 23: The 2014 Senior Concentration Seminar Exhibition includes the work of graduating seniors who have participated in a yearlong seminar course. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 2–5
March 5–30: Ann Wessmann: Memento. Center Gallery: Erica Wessmann: HUNGER. Members’ Gallery: Julie S. Graham: OUTSKIRTS. First Friday Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 5–8 p.m. April 2–27: Mary Bucci McCoy: New Paintings. Members’ Gallery: Linda Leslie Brown: New Work (with holes). First Friday opening reception: Friday, April 4, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Loading Dock Gallery
A cooperative gallery representing some of the artists at Western Avenue Studios. Main gallery: a wide, ever-changing array of member works. Through March 30: Showcase gallery: Light and Color on the Edge, photography from John Wren. April 2–27: Hat, Seen and Sewn, hats created by Jeanne Osborne and hats photographed by Jeffery Engel.
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave, 2nd Floor of the A Mill , Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
March 22–April 24: CHRISTOPHER LOVELY: Terrains of the Imagination. This exhibition features the landscape as examined and imagined by Massachusetts painter Christopher Lovely. Based in studies and observations of real locations, Lovely’s paintings at first feel familiar and even comfortable until further inspection encourages what seems to be an engagement with a shift from the actual to something more internally felt. The paintings transport and suggest stories waiting to be told.
315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through June 29: New Arrivals: Modern and Contemporary Additions to the Collection. Through April 27: Kyohei Inukai, Robert Brackman, and Portraits of American Tragedy. Through June 1: The Attack on Port Arthur in Woodblock Prints.
41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst, MA
Tu–Th & Su 9–midnight, Fr 9–8, Sa 9–5
MIT List Visual Arts Center
March 18–May 11: List Projects: Pauline Curnier Jardin, three of Curnier Jardin’s most recent films as well as a selection of related objects. Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. 1980, France) works across the mediums of drawing, performance, music, installation, and film to create “movie-performances.” Using an approach combining ethnography and fantasy, her work looks particularly to how women have been portrayed in myths, folklore, film, and theater as, alternately, heroine, visionary, victim, and witch. Through April 6: Sonia Almeida: Forward/Play/Pause; Hourly Directional: Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel; Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2).
20 Ames St., Building E15, Cambridge, MA
T, W, F, Sa & Su 12–6, Th 12–8. Closed M.
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Through March 30: Kurtz Gallery for Photography: Stanley Greenberg: Time Machines. Ongoing: The Jeweled Net: Views of Contemporary Holography. The Museum also offers programs, workshops, and demonstration. Check website for updates.Through November 30, 2014: 5000 Moving Parts, contemporary kinetic art.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Daily 10–5, closed major holidays
Through April 5: Chawky Frenn: We the People. Reflecting on the opening words of the Constitution of the United States, the We the People series uses the sacred document as a base for visual reflections on the history, principles, visions, costs, and challenges confronting our Supreme Law since its inception. Opening reception: Friday, February 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
M–F 8:30–3:30, closed March 17–31
New Art Center
April 5–May 9: The Flash of an Instant, a Curatorial Opportunity Program selection curated by Caitie Moore and Sarah Pollman, examines the space between reality and abstraction through interactions with art that challenge conceived constants of time, space and light. Works by Mark Dorf; John Gonzalez and Thomas Willis; Pablo Gnecco; Sharon Harper; Sam A. Harris; Robin Myers; John Steck Jr. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 5–8 p.m. Artists talk with Pablo Gnecco: Saturday, April 5, 3 p.m.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 1–5
Newton Free Library
March 4–30: Gallery: James Cain: Lines, Planes, Textures, abstract paintings/historical references. Reception: Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m.; Main Hall: Club Members: Newton Camera Club Print Show, photographic prints. Reception: Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m. April 2–29: Gallery: Gregg, Hoffenberg and Maser-Flanagan: Three Voices in Fiber, fiber art for the wall. Opening reception: Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m.; Main Hall: David Weinberg: Palimpsest, archival inkjet prints. Opening reception: Thursday, April 3, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M−Th 9−9, F 9−6, Sa 9−5, Su 1−5
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Through March 15: SMFA Faculty Exhibition featuring new work by 22 faculty artists created during recent sabbaticals. March 8–August 17: Students Curate Students: The Things We Carry–Objects in America, SMFA’s annual student exhibition in the Courtyard Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts featuring pigment prints by five students. Artist talks: April 16, 6–7 p.m.
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Smith College Museum of Art
Through August 31: The Eye is a Door: Landscape Photographs by Anne Whiston Spirn. March 7–May 25: Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection: three floors of art spanning several centuries from the permanent collection.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
T–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4 Second Fridays 10–8 (4–8 free)
South Shore Art Center
Through March 23: Bancroft Gallery: National Juried Show: Love. Juror: Eric Aho; Dillion Gallery: Interior Spaces: Deedee Agee, Kim Alemian, Patricia Berube, Susan Denniston, Esther Maschio, James Baker; Faculty Feature: Nancy Colella. March 28–May 4: Bancroft Gallery: Organic Matters: Bailey Bob Bailey, Mike Carroll, Betty Carroll Fuller, Breon Dunigan, Jan Lhormer, Carol Odell, Francie Randolph, Bert Yarborough. Curated by Jan Lhormer; Dillon Gallery: CHROMA: Working in Color: Janet Blagdon, Irma Cerese, Andrea Kemler, Jeanne McKenna and Monice Morenz; Faculty Feature: Dorothy Amore Pilla. Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 6–8 p.m.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
The Art Complex Museum
Through April 27: Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection, including Shaker Items. Through May 18: Robert S. Neuman, Lame Deer Series: themes developed from inspirational cues throughout the artist’s life.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The French Cultural Center
March 1–31: Lorna Ritz, A Travelogue in Color: abstract paintings steeped in the 19th century French painters who have deepened her expressionist, ‘impressionist’ paintings over four decades. Ritz has studied those European painters, writers and musicians who transitioned to America; abstract expressionism came directly out of Impressionism and Cubism. Reception: Wednesday, March 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m. For more visit lornaritz.com.
53 Marlboro St, Boston, MA
M–Th 9–9, Sa 9–5
The Garner Center at New England School of Photography (NESOP)
February 24–April 4: Keith Johnson, Opening reception: March 5, 5–7 p.m. April 7–May 23: THE THREE AMIGOS: The Photography of Neal Rantoul, John Rizzo and Fred Sway. Opening reception: Wednesday, April 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
537 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
M, W & Th 9−5, Sa 10−4
The Gateway Gallery
March 4–April 19: Up The Ladder: 21 Gateway artists show their work created over the past year as part of a Shapiro Family Foundation grant.
62 Harvard St. 2nd floor, Brookline, MA
M–F 9–4:30, Sa 12–5
The Oxbow Gallery
March 6–30: Richard Shultz, tin wall reliefs. Chris Bagg, landscape paintings. April 3–27: Front Gallery: Justin Kim, Travel landscape paintings: large mixed media on paper done over the past three years, combining the grand tradition of painting with a contemporary sensibility, exploring themes including pastiche, authenticity, physical presence and the relationship between technology and the artist’s hand. Kim’s work generates tension between artifice and reality while challenging traditional painting structures. Reception: Friday, April 11, 6–8 p.m; Back Gallery: Elizabeth Solley Caine, Grand Nature, dramatic landscape American West paintings, drawings and mono-prints.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
April 4–June 15: Milton Rogovin—Social Optometry. Reception: Friday, April 4, 4-7 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, April 26, 1-2 p.m. The Picturing the Invisible series explores photography as a tool of scientific, personal and social visualization. Social Optometry, the third and final exhibition in the series, examines the work of social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin, who unflinchingly used his photographs as a vehicle for creating social awareness of working class citizens.
The Cambridge School of Weston: Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F, 9–4:30 or by appointment, school calendar applies
Towne Art Gallery
Through March 27: Nurturing the Artist in Each Student, art from Boston Public Schools. This exhibition is presented through the Gary Silverstein Memorial Art Fund, named in memory of Gary Silverstein, an artist and educator who received his Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College. The fund’s purpose is to facilitate young people’s appreciation of visual arts.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
Tu–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5, and by appointment. Closed March 8–18
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
March 17–April 17: Like Water, a solo show of photographs by Mary Lang. Lang’s meditative and chimerical works of uncertain scale and place allows one to pause and draw a long breath. Reception: Wednesday, March 19, 5:30–7:30 p.m. April 22–May 30: Rarified: drawings by Rebecca Doughty and Alice O’Neill, presenting essentialized markmaking. Reception: Wednesday, April 30, 5–7 p.m.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through April 27: Tanja Softić—Migrant Universe. Tanja Softić’s work combines images of nature with drawings based on appropriated visual material. Through May 18: Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic. This group exhibition features artists who visualize the processes of climate change. Includes works by Subhankar Banerjee, Olaf Otto Becker, Resa Blatman, Diane Burko, Caleb Cain Marcus, Gilles Mingasson, Joan Perlman, and Camille Seaman.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
Unbound Visual Arts
March 13–May 5: Beasts of Burden. Presented by Unbound Visual Arts and New Art Center. Curator and artist Jane O’Hara along with 12 other artists tackle society’s schizophrenic relationship with animals showcasing differing uses of animal imagery in their work. March 18, 6 p.m.: Almitra Stanley moderates panel discussion with artists. April 12, 2:30–4:30 p.m.: Non-profits Mercy For Animals and Great Dog Rescue offer presentations. Opening reception: Thursday, March 13, 5:30–8 p.m.
Harvard Allston Education Portal Galleries
175 N. Harvard St., Allston, MA
M–Th 3–7 p.m., call for additional times
University Art Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts
Through March 13: Obsessive Compulsive Order, group exhibition exploring systematic, deliberate work patiently created in various media by outstanding female artists from the New England and beyond. Artists: Huguette Despault May, Masako Kamiya, Jane Masters, Barbara Owen, Jessica Rosner, Diane Samuels. Artist talk: Thursday, March 13, 7 p.m. April 5–May 18: MFA Thesis Exhibition. Reception: Saturday, April 5, 3–5 p.m.
UMass Dartmouth, Star Store Campus
715 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA
Open daily 9–6
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
Through March 21: Jacob Tonski: Striking Balance, video and kinetic works exploring dynamic balance through metaphor. Artist’s talk: Monday, February 24, 3 p.m. Reception at 4 p.m. March 31–April 25: Out of the Box: The Photographic Resource Center Portfolio. Lecture by Professor Arno Minkkinen: Monday, April 2, 4 p.m., followed by a reception from 5–7 p.m.
McGauvran Student Center, First Floor
71 Wilder St, Lowell, MA
M & W 12:30–5, Tu & Th 1–4, F 11–6, Sa by appointment
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
Through March 11: Clement C. Maxwell Library: John Brosio, Twist & Shout: “…a love of paint and the grandeur of nature.”; John deMelin, Collages: subtle collages of typographical imagery. Through March 27: Anderson Gallery and Maxwell Library: Mercedes Nuňez: gallery installation and artist books. March 31–May 31: Anderson Gallery: The Western: Frank Tenney Johnson paintings of the west.
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
March 17–April 11: The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute presents Artist-in-Residence Jeanne Williamson. April 14–May 22: Exhibiting work on site at the Kniznick Gallery, Williamson will create a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot, to be displayed on campus and in the gallery during the exhibition. Using simple printmaking techniques, Williamson brings pattern and color to the traditional chuppah. See website for details and updates on artists workshop and programming. All programs are free and open to the public. Opening reception: Wednesday, April 23, 5–7 p.m.
515 South St, Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5 or by appointment
Portland Museum of Art
March 22–June 15: Preserving Creative Spaces: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program. This documentary installation shines light on the Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This exhibition features information about the consortium and documentary photographs of its nearly 40 member sites, including those of artists Winslow Homer, Jackson Pollock, Grant Wood, and N.C. Wyeth.
Seven Congress Sq., Portland, ME
Tu–Su 10–5, F 10–9
University of Maine Museum of Art
Through March 22: Kenny Cole: Parabellum. Cole has created an interactive installation piece especially for the Zillman Gallery at UMMA, consisting of 82 two-sided canvases. A false artifact, created with gouache, and sumi ink on vintage 1890 newspaper, the complex back-story attributes its creation to an American Civil War veteran/outsider artist whose life long connection with his friend Hiram Maxim, Maine native and real life inventor of the automatic machine gun, inspired this visionary work.
40 Harlow Street , Bangor, ME
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Through July 6: In Residence: Contemporary Artists at Dartmouth. Organized in collaboration with the Studio Art Department, this exhibition celebrates the important history and legacy of the acclaimed international Artist-in-Residence Program at Dartmouth College, which began in 1931. It showcases the work of more than eighty participants in a range of media and styles.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
T–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Silver Center for the Arts, March 3–April 11: MOMMA. Four progressive New Hampshire women artists reveal their insights into the concept of mother and motherhood, exploring themes from the visceral to the emotional to the intellectual, responding to a society that sentimentalizes mothers yet does not always respect them. Exhibiting artists Marcia Santore, Laura Morrison, Patricia Schappler, and Annette Mitchell reflect how artists who are mothers address concepts of nurturing, biology, connection, family, chaos, fear and loss. Curated by Marcia Santore. Opening reception: March 4, 4–6 p.m.
Plymouth State University
150 Main St, Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–4, W 10–8, Sa–Su 1–4 Closed PSU holidays
March 24–May 3: A Whole New Game. How do contemporary artists see sports and games? Featuring Michael Ivins, Sarah Petite, Tom Glover and others. Also on display: rarely seen sports-related materials from the Phillips Exeter Academy archives and special collections. Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 6:30–8 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. Free admission.
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
February 27–April 5: Linda Bond: Shadow War. With recent drawings and installation work, Linda Bond examines the use of drones as agents of war. Shadow War, is comprised of projects derived from the printed news. Scanning, reprinting and transferring information, content is blurred and reformed. This process of transformation and assembly becomes a means of clarification. Abstraction becomes concrete. Individual elements collect in improvised or deliberate formations to create site specific installations. Opening reception: Thursday, March 13, 5–7 p.m. April 10–May 3: 8th SNHU Graphic Design 8th Annual Exhibit.
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Rd, Manchester, NH
M–Sa 10–3, Th 5–8, closed Su. (Closed Mar 3–8)
New Hampshire Institute of Art
March 3–April 10: French Building Gallery: Environmental Portrait–A Photography Exhibition; Amherst Gallery: Curatorial Practices Class– Perspectives. Opening receptions: Wednesday, March 5, 5–7 p.m. April 4–May 2: French and Amherst Galleries: Certificate Program and Community Education Exhibition. Closing reception: Friday, May 2, 6:30 p.m. At Sharon Arts Center: March 7–April 26: Time Out. Opening reception: Friday, March 7. April 4–26: Soosen Dunholter. Opening reception: Friday, April 4, 5–7 p.m. At French Building Auditorium: DADA–Marshal Arisman: Thursday, March 20, 6 p.m.; DADA-William Joyce: Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m.
Amherst Street and French Building Galleries
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
Putnam Gallery at Dublin School
March 28–May 9: Earl Schofield, Himalaya: benefit auction and show of work to raise funds for the Himalaya Education Foundation: encaustic landscapes of India and the Indian Himalaya. Schofield seeks to portray that part of the soul that cannot be expressed in words with color, composition, and a hundred other aesthetic choices. Online auction at dublinschool.org. Opening reception: Friday, March 28, 6–8 p.m.
18 Lehmann Wy., Dublin, NH
M–F 8–5, and by appointment
The Currier Museum of Art
March 29–August 17: Romare Bearden: A Black Odyssey. Colorful collages and watercolors retell Homer’s Odyssey, filtered through an African-American lens. The familiarity of these tales and the beautiful imagery remind viewers that we are each on a personal journey. Through May 11: Exploring the Currier Inside Out: Andrew Witkin, Among Others.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M & W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, closed T
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Ongoing: Intersection: Art, Culture, and Identity, object based-learning using artwork from the Thorne permanent collection. Through March 13: Biennial KSC Art Faculty Exhibition, showcasing recent work in a variety of media by Keene State College studio art and graphic design faculty. April 19–May 10: Annual KSC Art Student Exhibition, featuring artwork by Keene State College graduating BA and BFA seniors. Public reception: Friday, April 25, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
S–W 12–5, Th & F 12–7, Sa 12–8
Through March 22: PARALLELS: Investigations of Geometry and Gesture, materiality, geometry and textural variation inform the work of Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo, James Cambronne, Wilson Harding Lawrence, Nona Hershey, Laurel Sparks, and Roger Tibbetts. April 1–19: Richard Whitten: Sabbatical Exhibition. Reception: Thursday, April 3, 5–8 p.m.
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI
Tu–F 12–8, closed M, Sa, Su, and holidays
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through March 30: Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Part 1, featuring works by Dawn Clements, Paul Ramirez Jonas, and Kerry Tribe. Artists’ lectures and reception: Friday, March 7, 3–8 p.m. April 12–May 25: Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Part 2, featuring works by Sarah Morris, Robert Reynolds, and Taryn Simon. Artists’ lectures and opening reception: Friday, April 11, 3–8 p.m. See website for further information.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa-Su 1-4
Gallery Night Providence
March 20 and April 17: Free, fun-filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene. Twenty-five galleries and museums open their doors inviting you to a visual arts party. Visit galleries on your own or take an Art Celebrity guided tour leaving from One Regency Plaza (Art New England magazine available on the ArtBus). Check website for individual gallery and tour information. Free parking.
One Regency Plaza, Providence, RI
March 3–14: RIAEA Annual Exhibit. Reception and Awards: Friday, March 14, 3:30–5 p.m. April 1–25: Lynn Tobin, Interconnections: drawings and paintings. Evening reception: Saturday, April 5, 6–8 p.m. Gallery Night reception: Thursday, April 17, 5–9 p.m.
Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
Newport Art Museum
Through May 11: Irving Barrett: Avian Aquidneck, delicately colored, kaleidoscopic collages of birds abstracted in their habitats; The Art of Craft: Selections from the Aquidneck Island Region, exquisite examples of the craft industry, including jewelry and furniture. Through May 18: Delicate Armour: Works on Paper by Deborah Coolidge, textural and complex drawings of trees and bark; Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
March 9–28: Maxwell Mays Gallery: Frederick Nowosielski, Lenny Rumpler, and David Witbeck: New Work; Dodge House Gallery: Susan Hardy and Carole P. Kenny: A Road Less Traveled. Receptions: Sunday, March 9, 2–4 p.m. Gallery Night Providence: Thursday, March 20, 5–9 p.m. March 30–April 18: Maxwell Mays Gallery: John deMelim and Philip Lieberman: Two Visions-Deep Nepal & A Road Less Traveled; Moitie Gallery: Julia Kiechel: Witness; Dodge House Gallery: Morris Nathanson: Assembled, Prints & Wood. Receptions: Sunday, March 30, 2–4 p.m. Gallery Night Providence: Thursday, April 17, 5–9 p.m. April 21–May 9: Maxwell Mays Gallery: Providence Art Club: Nationwide All Media Open Juried Exhibition; Dodge House Gallery: Mimo Gordon Riley and Nancy Gaucher-Thomas: Paper, Canvas, Film. Receptions: Sunday, April 27, 2–4 p.m.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa & Su 2–4
The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
March 7–27: We Don’t Make Mistakes, an exhibition of works by Sam Duket, Bradley Fesmire, Shawn Gilheeney, Buck Hastings and Neal Walsh. Opening reception: Friday, March 7, 5–7 p.m. April: works by Wheeler School students.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
Through April 12: TR Ericsson: Crackle & Drag: Film Index. Continuing his epic series, Ericsson will investigate how the experience of film and moving images can be translated into an installation using objects and photography; Kate Donnelly: A Period of Confinement, 2013 Barbara Smail Award winner presents performance/video. Opening April 18: Polly Apfelbaum and Mildred Beltre.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Sa 11–5, closed Su & M
Grandma Moses Gallery: Newly installed Masterworks by Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses. Bennington Modernism Gallery: Iconic paintings by Helen Frankenthauler and Jules Olitski plus works of Bennington artists that led the nation in art in the 50s and 60s. Ada Paresky Education Center: Wall Drawing by Jarvis Rockwell.Through March 30: Parmalee Gallery: Faces of Bennington 1972-1978: Photographs by John Hubbard.
75 Main St, Bennington, VT
Su–T, Th–Sa 10–5, closed W
Crow Hill Gallery
March 12–April 26: Favorite works from the Private Collection of Jeanne Carbonetti: Drawings, paintings and limited edition prints from Jeanne’s collection that represent the evolution of her work over four decades.
729 Flamstead Rd., Chester, VT
W–Sa 10–5, Su by appointment
The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts (VTica)
Through March 2: The Founders Collection. Celebrating the talented artists that have exhibited at VTica over the last three years, this grouping of 50+ pieces has been hand selected by the founders, representing some of the best local artists in our region.
15 Depot St, Chester, VT
W–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through March 22: A new commercial gallery space for Vermont contemporary art featuring a group show: mixed media by Jennifer Koch, sculpture by Gowri Savoor, mixed media by Karen Henderson and digital work by Mary Zompetti. Opening March 27: Tom Cullins, Elizabeth Nelson, Johanne Yordan and Gary Hall.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
Tu–Sa 11–5, closed Su & M
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
March 22-June 21: Local Color, a solo exhibition of new works by Rebecca Kinkead whose paintings focus on the vibrant wildlife, recreation and common scenes from Vermont. Opening reception Saturday, March 22, 6-8:30 pm. Upstairs at West Branch: Tom Cullins: solo exhibition. Paintings, photography and works on paper. Trained architect and artist, Cullins uses a variety of media to create lush abstract color-based works in watercolor, as well as landscapes based on his travels through Greece and the Mediterranean. Announcing the opening of Landscape Traditions, a newly built gallery space devoted to exceptional contemporary representational artworks in various media, with a grand opening in conjunction with the March 22 reception.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT