Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
Opening June 12: Shin Hanga Landscapes: 20th-Century Japanese Prints, woodblocks by Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida and others, organized in conjunction with the West Hartford Japan Summer Festival (Blueback Square, Saturday, June 13, 11:30 a.m.–8 p.m.). Opening reception: Thursday, June 11, 6–7:30 p.m.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
May 1–31 Kaleidiscape: Susan Newbold’s exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints. Newbold deconstructs the landscape into many elements as a kaleidoscope would. Opening reception: Saturday, May 2, 2–5 p.m. Artist talk Sunday, May 17, 3 p.m. June 4–28: Trace: Aspasia Anos. The photograph is both palimpsest and ground for the artist’s exploration of transference and transience, departure and return, in a series of mixed media monotypes. Opening reception: Saturday, June 13, 2–5 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
At Bellarmine Museum of Art, through May 22: Gari Melchers: An American Impressionist at Home and Abroad. Opening June 4: Jan Dilenschneider: Dualities. Free and open to the public. At Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery, through June 6: Ghosts in the Landscape: Vietnam Revisited, photographs by Craig Barber. Free and open to the public.
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
Bellarmine Museum of Art
1073 N. Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
M–F 11–5 and select Saturdays (Check websites for summer hours)
Florence Griswold Museum
Through May 31: Peter Halley: Big Paintings presents a focused look at this contemporary artist’s most monumental paintings using modern geometry as a raw source material that can be filled with meanings about interconnection, isolation, communication, and technology. A catalogue published by the Museum accompanies the exhibition. Opening June 6: All the Sea Knows: Marine Art from the Museum of the City of New York. See website for related events, lectures and gallery talks.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
May 7–25: The Ways of Water. Opening reception: Thursday, May 7, 5–8 p.m. Representing change, strength, grace and vitality, water is central to our way of life and is often the inspiration behind many great works of art. Seascapes, rivers and lakes are among some of the most beautiful images of nature and are the focus of this spring exhibit. Artists from New York to Rhode Island, Maine to Maryland will showcase the energy and vastness of this subject, conveying the life and character of this element of nature that is never meant to be still.
93 Main St, New Canaan, CT
Housatonic Museum of Art
Opening June 11: Remythologies: New Inventions of Old Stories. An exhibition that reinvents the past without abandoning it with works by Nathan Lewis, Jaclyn Conley, Willard Lustenader, Brian Huff, Jason Buening, Will Holub, Kyle Staver, Joseph Saccio, Mark Williams, Margaret Roleke, Kevin Harty, Nomi Lubin, William DeLottie and Phil Lique. Curated by Stephen Vincent Kobasa. “We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us.” —Bergen Evans, The Natural History of Nonsense
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
See website for hours
Opening May 9: The Coast & The Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America. The American experience is linked to the sea—from its first settlements to the present day where oceans are highways for commerce, a source of food and a provider of pleasure. Seascape art has engaged the imagination from the start and this exhibition of more than 60 paintings and objects, organized by the New¬-York Historical Society, is a door to the nature, people and industry of our past. This will be the first exhibition presented in their newly renovated Second Floor Galleries, don’t miss the big reveal.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Arts Center
Through June 6: MAC Members & Elected Artists Exhibition, an open non-juried show featuring the work of members and Elected Artists. Opening June 19: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Exhibit, featuring juried artworks from Connecticut artists, exhibiting work from all mediums. Reception: Thursday, July 2, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
Open daily 11–5
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through May 10: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery. Through May 31: NEW/NOW: Karl Lund: Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain. Ongoing: New Media: Catherine Ross and The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage. Opening May 15: Tom Yost: A Modern Realist. Opening June 6: NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams? Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Silvermine Arts Center
Through May 20: 25th Annual Silvermine School of Art Exhibition: showcasing the artistic achievements of the Silvermine School of Art students of all ages.Opening June 6: 65th Annual Art of the Northeast Exhibition. Co-curators: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam. Co-founders: Suburban and the Poor Farm. Opening reception: Saturday, June 6, 6–8 p.m.
1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT
W–Sa 2–5, Su 1–5
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
With more than 90 sculptures woven throughout different gardens and courtyards, this en plein air art experience allows visitors to enjoy large-scale sculpture on 4.5 beautifully landscaped acres. Opening June 15: Summer Sculpture Showcase. View a variety of sculptures from national artists celebrating all things three-dimensional. Works in a variety of materials and styles, from abstract metals to traditional carved stone. Opening: Friday, June 19, 5–7 p.m.
80-1 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Free to the public 365 days a year
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
Through May 3: Syzygy: An Alignment of Two Aesthetic Visions. Featuring the work of post-contemporary painters Richard T. Scott and Brandon Kralik. May 9–June 13: Antique Maps from the Collection of Michael R. Stone ‘80. Mr. Stone is the founder of The Atlas and Map Museum of La Jolla. Maps in the exhibition will have a New England regional focus. Closing reception and gallery talk: date to be announced.
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, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Ongoing: Whistler in Paris, London, and Venice. Ongoing: The Critique of Reason: Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (co-organized with the Yale Center for British Art). Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Tu–F 10–5, Th until 8 (September–June), Sa–Su 11–5
Adelson Galleries Boston
May 1–June 14: Architecture, Nature, and Light by Aithan Shapira. Exhibition features recent works by the Boston-based artist. The paintings and concrete wall-pieces created for this exhibit comment on the artist’s extensive travels around the world and return to Boston. Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8 p.m. The show will coincide with Shapira’s solo-exhibition at the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, May–July.
520 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Alternative Art Space
Ongoing: Now on exhibit are the works of artist-in-residence Fernando DeOliveira. These engaging, colorful, abstract expressionist works of DeOliveira will be in rotation at the dynamic gallery of Alternative Art Space through the conclusion of spring. First Friday receptions: May 1 and June 5, 6–9 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Tu–F 10–5 and by appointment
May 4–June 5: Maynard School Exhibit featuring works from grammar school to high school students in Maynard. May 26–June 5: Faculty exhibit. Opening June 10: In Passing with Gary Duehr, Jennifer Munson and David Palmquist. Although photography often freezes motion and time to preserve memory, these three artists explore how photography, when altered or extended, can allow motion to partially wipe away the memory of a place or event. Opening reception: Saturday, June 13, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
May 1–30: The Sixteenth ArtsWorcester Biennial. Juried by Susan L. Stoops, the ArtsWorcester Biennial presents the region’s best visual art by leading and emerging artists. Opening June 12: One More, all-media members’ exhibit. Open and free to all.
660 Main St., Worcester, MA
Th–Sa 12–4 and by appointment
Atlantic Works Gallery
May 2–28: Layered, featuring new works on paper and video by Kristen Freitas. Opening reception: Saturday, May 2, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception: May 21, 6–9 p.m. June 6–27: Away Mission, featuring photography by Stephanie Arnett, and video poetry and photography by Martha McCollough. Opening reception: Saturday, June 6, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception: June 18, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St. 3rd Floor, East Boston, MA
May 2–28: F–Sa 2–6 or by appointment June 6–27: F–Sa 2–6 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through May 9: Art Unites Communities – Visual Expressions Side-by-Side, produced in partnership with RISCA and the Art League of RI. May 20–June 4: High Art: Text Art – Words as Images. High Art is an annual exhibition showcasing the extraordinary talent of high school students. Opening reception: Sunday, June 21, 6:30–8 p.m. Opening June 24: Possessions, Prized & Otherwise, a national juried exhibition. Opening reception: Wednesday,
June 24, 7–9 p.m.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Barbara Krakow Gallery
May 2–June 6: Claes Oldenburg and Michael Mazur: Drawings 1959–2009.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery
Through May 15: Oceans! Featuring work by Suzanne Connor. Browse their contemporary collection of local and nationally-recognized artists through July at the gallery and anytime online. Saturday evenings in June will feature live music in the gallery. To find out more details regarding these events, class listings or artist lectures, and to browse previous exhibits via blogs, see the website for further information.
52 Main St, Amesbury, MA
Th–Sa 11–7, Su 12–5
Opening June 17: The Athenaeum celebrates Lafayette and his role in the founding of the new United States with an exhibition of portraits and other images—paintings, sculptures, and engravings—as well as a small selection of contemporary documents, manuscripts and maps. The exhibition is inspired by the recent historic reconstruction of Hermione, the frigate that brought Lafayette back to America in 1780. That ship, with its game-changing news, made landfall in Boston in April of that year and its modern descendant will visit the city in July 2015. David B. Dearinger, Ph.D., Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings and Sculpture. See more at artnewengland.com/exhibitions.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through June 7: Strata by Caroline Bagenal. Imprint by Joyce McDaniel. Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 9, 4–7 p.m. Artists’ talks: Saturday, May 23, 5–6 p.m. Opening June 10: Cuore by Nora Valdez. Rosalyn Driscoll. Sarah Bliss. Artists’ reception: Thursday, June 11, 5–7 p.m. Artists’ talks: June 25, 5–6 p.m. First Fridays May 1 and June 5, 5–8 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Through May 16: IN(sigh)BOUND, sketchbooks showing the creative process. BAA Members’ Show. May 23–June 27: Musical Eyes: Photographs by Musicians by Ellen Band and David Barnes. Reception: Sunday, May 31, 4–6 p.m. Special hours during Somerville open studios: May 2
and 3, 12–6 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
Through May 31: Bound / Unbound by Laurie Alpert, books and works on paper incorporating Korean “joomchi” paper-making method, using thin mulberry sheets. Presence and Absence by Lesley Cohen, drawings in charcoal and chalk pastel about private memories and childhood experiences. Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8:30 p.m. Vermont studio reading: Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. June 3–28: UMass Dartmouth MFA Exhibition. Reception: Friday, June 5, 6–8:30 p.m.
Laurie Alpert, Sprigbook 3, 2014, polyester plate lithograph, joomchi, 7 x 48".
At Bromfield Gallery.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
May 15–June 25: University Place and Kathryn Schultz Galleries: 14th National Prize Show juried by Michael Rush, founding director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. Reception: Friday, May 15 at both gallery locations.
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
Concord Art Association
Through May 23: Revealing Identity, curated by Audrey Pepper and including the work of Sachiko Akiyama, Laura Chasman, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Caleb Cole, Sergei Isupov, Kahn & Selesnick, Maira Kalman, Susan Lichtman and John Wilson. Opening June 28: Boston Sculptors in Concord, curated by Joseph Wheelwright, master carver of stones, trees and other natural materials.
37 Lexington Rd., Concord , MA
Tu–Sa 10–4:30, Su 12–4
Copley Society of Art
Through June 15: Dayton Home, Wellesley MA: Copley at Dayton: Spring Awakening. Opening May 15: Boston Private Bank: Barney Levitt. May 21–June 24: Upper Gallery: What Remains: Ginny Zanger and Donna Hamil Talman. May 21–June 24: Red Room Gallery: Oana Lauric. Opening May 21: Lower Gallery: Co/So Artists’ Small Works: Solar.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5, M by appointment
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Opening May 9: Walking Sculpture: 1967–2015. Consider walking as a form of art. Sculpture, video, photography and performance converge as artists use this elemental and often overlooked act as a poetic means for questioning established conventions. Integrated Vision: Science, Nature and Abstraction in the Art of Len Gittleman and György Kepes. View Kepes’ textured and luminous paintings and Gittleman’s bold, graphic screen prints of the moon’s surface side by side in this exhibition of permanent collection work.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
Summer Hours: Daily 10–5
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Through May 31: Botanica, Reenie Barrow, Georgia Marsh, Jessica Calderwood, Beth Galston, Leslie Ferst, Yoonmi Nam and Anna-Kristina Goransson come together for a show about surprising uses of botanical themes and motifs. Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 2. June 3–28: Andrew Nixon: Stillness and Motion, paintings and drawings exploring articulation of animals inspired by Eadweard Muybridge’s photography experiments. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 6.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Essex Art Center
Opening June 26: Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: A Show Within A Show Within A Show Within A Show, Patrick Guerrero & Kate Delaney. Chester F. Sidell Gallery: Theater Things, an array of custom costumes, props, set pieces, and various items crafted for the stage by Acting Out. Opening receptions: Friday, June 26, 5–7 p.m.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6, closed May 25
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through June 7: naturetech: data-driven, abstract artworks fueled by collisions of art, nature, science and technology from nathalie miebach, cristi rinklin and michelle samour. Currently on view: Recent Acquisitions: Photography; Evoking Eleanor: The art, life, and legacy of FAM Founder Eleanor Norcross. Also on view: Mario Quiroz: Mis Vecinos, Portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino Communities; GLOBAL AFRICA: Creativity, Continuity, and Change in African Art; Discover Ancient Egypt.
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa & Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through May 10: Common Thread, painting and sculpture by Brenda Cirioni and Leslie Zelamsky. Artist talk and performance by The Farewells: Saturday, May 2, 3–5 p.m. May 14–June 7: Around the Curve, photographs by Marie Craig. Reception: Saturday, May 16, 5–7 p.m. Opening June 11: Traditions in Translation: Two Artists Explore Their Legacies, Joel Moskowitz and Jaeok Lee. Reception: Wednesday, May 13, 5–7 p.m. Gallery talk and poetry reading: Saturday, June 20, 4–6 p.m.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Th–Su, 11–5 and by appointment
Through June 21: Afghanistan | Endgame by Ben Brody. This photojournalist and Iraq war veteran’s first solo exhibit is a poignant reflection on his ten years of reporting on war. The Industrial Sublime by award-winning Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky explores the topographical landscape as it has been irrevocably altered by industries that feed the world’s appetite for material goods.
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa, Su & holidays 10–5
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Join them for Fuller Craft First Thursdays. Through May 24: The State of Clay: Pushing Boundaries. Ongoing: Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects. Ongoing: Crafting a Collection: Fuller Craft Museum Recent Acquisitions. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus. Ongoing: Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects (permanent collection). MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then Bus 4A.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–9, F–Su 10–5
Galatea Fine Art
May 1–31: C.J. Lori: Leaving, paintings of the transformation of nature. Jeff Conlon: Stories by Way of Germany, symbolism explored in expressionist paintings. Niva Shrestha: New Work, paintings of townscapes. Reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8 p.m. June 3–28: Dominick Takis: Symbiosis: Sicilian, Irish and Other Travel Interpretations with Lichen, mixed media. Lisa Reindorf: shift, vibrant color. Francis Domec: Linear Expressions, bold, organic form. Reception: Friday, June 5, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Through May 29: Arts in the Urban Center: A Design Exhibition. This collaboration with Boston Architectural College showcases what happens when artists and designers brainstorm about the arts in our built environment and how strategic infusions of architecture, landscape and urban design are transformative. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
May 1–30: Martin Kline: Dreams of Venice. Martin Kline’s solo Boston debut will feature his richly colored, abstract, encaustic paintings. Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8 p.m. June 5–27: Masako Kamiya: New Paintings and Tommy Simpson: New Work. Kamiya works with towers of paint on paper and Simpson’s array of materials includes wood, wool, and paint. Opening reception: Friday,
June 5, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Opening June 2: Absence of Color II, works by Judith Cooper, Jim Curran, Annie Downes Catterson, Jaeok Lee and Connie Saems. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 20, 7–9 p.m. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear black and white. The gallery is free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
Through June 5: Main Gallery: False Food by Jerry Takigawa. Atelier Gallery: Material World by David Welch. Griffin Gallery: Human Debris by Jeremy Underwood. June 11–29: Main Gallery: PhotoSynthesis X. Atelier Gallery: Plant Life by Joan Fitzsimmons. Griffin Gallery: A Photographic Survey of the American Yard by Joshua White. Opening reception: Thursday, June 11, 7–8:30 p.m. Members talk: 6:15 p.m.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Through May 7: Annual Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition featuring selected works by BCC art and design students. Juror: Elizabeth Duffy Associate Professor, SAAHP, Roger Williams University. May 28–June 26: Richard Creighton and Barbara Owen featuring works by the winners of the 2014 All Media Juror’s Choice Award. Reception: Thursday, May 28, 6–8 p.m.
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA
(508) 678-2811 ext 2631
M–F 10–4, Sa 1–4
Harvard Art Museums
Experience the new Harvard Art Museums, three extraordinary museums united under one glass roof. Ongoing: Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals. Harvard Art Museums’ new presentation of Mark Rothko’s Harvard Murals features innovative, noninvasive digital projection as a conservation approach. The exhibition returns this mural series to public view and scholarship while also encouraging study and debate of the technology. Featuring 38 works from 1961–62, including the murals and many of the artist’s related studies, the exhibition also explores Rothko’s creative process.
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Through May 13: Modern Man. May 15–June 24: Yardscapes, featuring the work of Kim Beck, Resa Blatman, Dana Clancy, Candice Smith Corby, Tory Fair, Andrew Mowbray, Bill Petit and Alison Williams. May 31–June 29: Paper Nests: Hugette May Drawings and Photographs. Installations on the grounds: Whose Woods These Are by Andrea Thompson; Crystal Vision Earth Portal by Cynthia Rose; Spirits of the Sunken Garden by Alfred Glover; and Fragment House by Danielle Krcmar.
56 Highfield Dr, Falmouth, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–2
Through May 31: From the Ground Up by Judith Brassard Brown. Center Gallery: Around a Thousand Tiny Corners by Susan Emmerson. Members Gallery: New Work by Mary Bucci McCoy. Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. June 3–28: New Works by Rose Olson. Members Gallery: Details by Joan Baldwin. Opening reception: Friday, June 5, 5 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
Ongoing: HBI Artist-in-Residence Milcah Bassel’s Father Tongue. Bassel worked on site to create large-scale wall drawings based on five letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Multiplying and playing with the space between these letters provided the basis for a multidisciplinary installation that explores space through the altering of language. Bassel’s installation addresses the patriarchal roots of this ancient square alphabet through a personal, feminist, and abstract lens. See website for details.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
May 2–3: 7th Annual Town-wide Lexington Open Studios, all open studio events are free and open to the public. May 9–24: Travel Inspirations: Polymer Clay/Beaders Guild Show. Opening reception: Saturday, May 9. May 30–June 14: Image and Object: Metalworkers Guild & Photography Show. Reception: Sunday, May 31.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
May 2–3: Sa–Su 11–5; May 9–June 14: Tu–Su 12–4, Sa 10–4, closed May 25–29.
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through June 28: Nature, Pleasure, Myth: Animals in the Art of Japan. Curator’s talk: Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. Through June 28: Fifty Years of Shōwa Japan: The Photography of Kageyama Kōyō. Ongoing: Gods, Kings, and Lovers: Paintings from Courtly India. Free and open to the public.
41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst, MA
Tu–Su 9–5, F 9–8
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Opening May 22: Hayden Gallery: Eva Kot’átkov’, for this exhibition, her first solo museum show in the United States, Prague based artist Eva Kot’átková’ presents a new installation as well as drawings and collages. Reference Gallery: Anika Yi: 6,070,40K of Digital Spit, Anika Yi’s sculptural installation examines how “flavors”—visual, olfactory, gustatory, auditory—can form sense memories and spur longing, though their cultural and economic value is subject to global consumerism and a politics of taste. Anika Yi is a 2014-15 Visiting Artist at MIT, presented by the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the MIT List Visual Arts Center. Ongoing: Bakalar Gallery: Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972–2005, in conjunction with the presentation of Joan Jonas’s new work made for the U.S. Pavilion as part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, the List presents seven of the artist’s seminal film and video works.
Wiesner Building E15
20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA
Tu–W 12–6, Th 12–8, F–Su 12–6
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Ongoing: Photographing Places: The Photographers of Places Journal, 1987–2009. Ongoing: Images of Discovery. Ongoing events, public programs and demonstrations. Check website for updates and news.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
M–Su 10–5, closed major holidays
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Public welcome to a free lecture Thursday, May 14, 6–7:30 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), Cabot Theatre, 286 Cabot St., Beverly, MA, with artist/activist Wangechi Mutu, commencement speaker and honorary doctoral recipient. An artist and sculptor who lives in Brooklyn, NY, she is considered one of the most important contemporary African artists of recent years.
301 Cabot St., Beverly, MA
M–F 11:30-2:30, Sa 12–5
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–T 10–5, F 10–1
Museum of Russian Icons
This fascinating selection of 48 icons and artifacts from London’s renowned British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium, center of Christian civilization, to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons also includes Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems. This is the first time the British Museum has lent St. John the Baptist (Constantinople c. 1300) and Saint George and the Dragon.
203 Union St, Clinton, MA
Tu–F 11–3, Sa 9–3
May 1–June 13: Confronting Contemporary Culture – the documentary in still and moving image. Curator: Bryan Cheney. Artists: Scout Tufankjian ‘96, Ian Cheney ‘98, Sebastian Meyer ‘98, Mae Ryan ‘05, and Ciara Crocker ’10. Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. This group of designers, documentary film makers and photographers all got their start in the dark rooms and studios of their high school, Milton Academy. They offer us a record of the issues at hand and a highly personal access to fundamental meanings. Their work can be chilling, elevating and even entertaining.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
Opening May 8: Traditional & Transformational, curated by Jiyoung Chung, presents contemporary works of artists created using an ancient Korean paper felting technique joomchi. New Bedford’s rich fiber history intersects with the tradition of joomchi and truly is a crossroad where East meets West. Artists from Korea, Poland, Canada, Australia, Netherlands and USA come together in this international paper exhibition. Opening reception: Friday, May 8, 6–8 p.m.
608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA
T–Su 11–5, Th 11–9
Newton Free Library
Gallery: May 2–31: Along the Way by Randy Swann. Reception: Monday, May 4, 7 p.m. June 3–29: Inscriptions: The Writing on the Wall by Emily Corbato. Main Hall: May 2–31: The People of San Juan by David Gullette. Reception: Wednesday, May 6, 7 p.m. June 3–29: What the Vandals Left Behind by Martin Whitkin. Joint reception with Emily Corbato: Tuesday, June 2, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
Salmon Falls Gallery
May 1–June 28: Kiln Partners: two wood kilns, two teams of potters. In Gallery One: Mark Shapiro of Stonepool Pottery, Worthington, MA, with Steve Theberge, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy. Gallery Two: Sam Taylor of Dogbar Pottery, Westhampton, MA, with Hayne Bayless, Tom White. This exhibit is structured around two wood-fired kilns and the partnerships potters form to fire their clay vessels. Reception: Saturday, May 2, 5–7 p.m.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
Open daily 10–5
May 1–June 20: Main Gallery: Caliban in the Mirror: Exquisite Terribleness by Todd Gray. Ongoing: süb∫am§øñ: Sweety’s by Julia Pimes Mata, Bryan Rodriguez, Ximena Izquierdo Ugáz and Eduardo Restrepo Castaño. May 14–17: Fairs: NADA NY with Nicole Cherubini.
450 Harrison Ave #29, Boston, MA
W–Sa 10–6 and by appointment
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Through May 16: Graduating Students and Award Recipients Exhibition featuring works by SMFA graduates from all programs and 2014–15 award recipients. May 11–14: The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston. A diverse group exhibition culminating SMFA’s dynamic two-year program. Reception: May 14, 7:30–10 p.m. May 18: 2015 SMFA Medal Award Gala honoring John Baldessari. smfa.edu/medal
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Th 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Through Mary 24: Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade. The new second floor galleries feature sacred and secular art before 1800: American, Ancient, and European paintings and sculpture, as well as works on paper. The new third floor galleries feature art from 1800–1950: African, American, and European paintings and sculpture, plus works on paper. Lively changing exhibitions, distinguished permanent collection plus acclaimed artist-designed restrooms, museum shop and Tryon Common café. Free Second Fridays 4–8 p.m.
State-of-the-art gallery cabinets in third floor gallery of Smith College Museum of Art. Photo: Derek Fowles Photography.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Boston Open Studios
Dozens of artists and craftspeople of South Boston open their doors to share their work and studios with the public. Come meet the artists and discover what’s new in the Southie arts scene. Two days only: June 6 and 7. Free and open to the public, rain or shine. Visit their website for directions and a full list of participants.
516 E. 2nd St. , Boston, MA
June 6–7: Sa–Su 12–6
South Shore Art Center
Through May 24: Earth, Wind & Fire, national show with juror Carl Belz, sponsored by Image Resolutions, Inc. Dillon Gallery: Spring Forward with Dana Barunas, Rita Berkowitz, Andrew Kusmin, Christine Pienciak Peters and Karen Pinard. June 19–21: 60th Annual Arts Festival. Festival gala: Tuesday, June 16. Opening May 29: Dynamic Conversations curated by Chris Rifkin. Featuring furniture by Boris Bally, Garry Knox Bennett, Dale Broholm, John Eric Byers, Charles Crowley, Mark Del Guidice, Timothy Philbrick, Mitch Ryerson, Tommy Simpson and Jay Stanger. Wall pieces by Sandra Allen, Gerry Bergstein, Nicole Chesney, Emily Eveleth, Peter Madden, Todd McKie, Scott Prior, Harold Reddicliffe, Jim Schantz and Cheryl Warrick. Dillon Gallery: Gallery Artist Showcase. Reception: Friday, May 29, 6–8 p.m.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Ongoing: Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts: American Master: Winslow Homer, featuring The New Novel and engravings. Through June 7: Whistler’s World: Etchings by James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Through June 21: Stories from the Kitchen Sink by Ricky Bernstein, colorful, life-sized, collaged wall reliefs of domestic scenes. Through June 21: The Life of a Fireman: Firefighting Scenes by Currier & Ives, 18th century prints honoring the bravery and heroism of early firefighters. Opening June 9: Provincetown Printmakers: colored woodblock prints.
21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
The Art Complex Museum
Through May 17: Shaker Works, Then and Now: Youthful interpretations of the Shaker form. Opening May 17: Look Again: ACM Collection inspires the Boston Printmakers, and Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection. Opening receptions: Sunday, May 17, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Opening May 24: Diana Barker Price: Untamed Forest. Reception: Sunday, June 7, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Loading Dock Gallery
Main gallery: An ever-changing array of member works. Through May 31: Down to Earth: With Clay, Paper & Wood, works by wood-worker Kevin Connolly, photographer Laura Doran, and potters Barbara Guilmet and Samantha Tucker. June 3–28: Lowell Lines, an exploration of the city’s geometries by water colorist Jean Curley and photographer Daniel Mathieu. Opening receptions: Saturdays, May 2 and June 6 at 5 p.m.
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
The Oxbow Gallery
Through May 24: Changing Places: Janet Palin, NE, SW and NW landscapes. Reception: Friday, May 8, 5–8 p.m. Synecdoche Simultaneous Understanding: eight sculptors: Brayton, Garand, Keller, Osman, Segar, Smith, Pettengill and Wurtz. June 4–28: Welcome to the Jungle: Jessica Tam, an 80 ft. painting of professional wrestling. Opening: Friday, June 12, 5–8 p.m. Paintings and Drawings by Martha Armstrong from VT, PA and AZ. ‘I paint what I see.”
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Through June 13: Kiss The Ground—A New Armenia part 3. The final show in the, Kiss the Ground series examines contemporary Armenian art, 100 years after the 1915 Armenian Genocide and coincides with the April 24th centennial commemoration. Part 3, A New Armenia, is a group exhibition that brings together Armenian artists from myriad locations working in a variety of media: John Avakian, Gail Boyajian, Adrienne Der Marderosian, Jackie Kazarian, Aida Laleian, Yefkin Megherian, Marsha Odabashian, Kevork Mourad, Jessica Sperandio and Apo Torosyan. Gallery talk: Saturday, April 25, 1–3:30 p.m.
The Cambridge School of Weston: Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F 8:30–4:30 or by appointment (school calendar applies)
Three Stones Gallery
Contemporary Fine Art. The gallery exhibits established and emerging artists working in all mediums—from painting, photography and fabric arts to sculpture, watercolors and pastels. Through May 22: Created in West Concord: ArtScape @ Three Stones Gallery. Paintings, drawings, photos and glass by the artists of ArtScape at Bradford Mills in West Concord, MA.
115 Commonwealth Ave., West Concord, MA
Trident Gallery shows beautiful and intellectually engaged contemporary art in all mediums. Through May 31: Spring Improvisations. Frequently changing special offerings and recent work by gallery artists—Director’s and Collectors’ choices. June 5–July 5: When Objects Dream: New Drawings by Gabrielle Barzaghi. Artist’s reception: Saturday, June 13, 6–8 p.m. Presentation and discussion: Sunday, June 21, 4–5 p.m.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
W, Th 12–5, F, Su, M 10–5, Sa 10–7 and by appointment
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through May 29: Verdant, artists Elizabeth Awalt, Ken Beck, Aaron Fink and Catherine Kernan get lush with nature themes. Verdant also honors Sinclair Hitchings, his Art in Boston project and his longstanding support of contemporary artists. Although the show is visually rooted in the natural world, it is also metaphorically a statement about the luxuriant art scene in Boston. Closed May 15 and 25.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through May 17: Images Were Introduced: An exhibition of film and photography by Michael Nyman. Composer Michael Nyman draws from his photographic archive, synchronized with Vertov’s classic 1929 film Man with A Movie Camera. May 5–17: Focus: Experiments in Photographic Interpretation. Tufts Museum Studies Program students curate an exhibition based on their responses to images ranging in theme.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
May 6–16: Spring BFA Exhibition, an exhibition featuring work from the Senior Studio BFA Candidates in Art & Design. Opening reception: Wednesday, May 6, 5–7 p.m.
870 Broadway St, Lowell, MA
(978) 934-3491 ex. 3494
M–Th 10–4, F 11–3
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
Ongoing: Samurai, Japanese myth and tradition in the contemporary imagination. Featuring arms and armor with contemporary works by 21 artists. Through May 24: Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi, woodblock prints and paintings. Portrait of a Man by Anthony van Dyck, on loan from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium. The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, on loan from the National Gallery of Art.
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, Su 11–5, third Thursdays 11–8
Ogunquit Art Association exhibits open May 20. Themed shows include Heads and Tails, Black and White, and OAA Photographers. Showcased artists feature: Dustan Knight, Lou Kohl Morgan, Jayne Adams, Rosalind Fedeli, Don Gorvett, Norman West, Diane Boyce and Fran Scully. Also featured: workshops, figure drawing classes, art movie nights and lectures.
Ogunquit Art Association
1 Bourne Lane at Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
M−Sa 11−5, Su 1−5
Bates College Museum of Art
Through May 30: Senior Thesis Exhibition 2015 and Greg Shattenberg: Prints and Drawings. Opening June 12: Points of View: Photographs by Jay Gould, Gary Green, David Maisel and Shoshanna White in which artists view elements of the Maine landscape from a great distance to close up, exploring relationships between people and the natural world. The Painter of Maine: Photographs of Marsden Hartley, which focuses on images of this native son of Lewiston, Maine, who is recognized as one of the most important American modernists.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell St, Lewiston, ME
M, W 10–7, Tu–Th, Sa 10–5 and by appointment
Colby College Museum of Art
Through May 10: currents7: Elizabeth Atterbury, Terry Winters: Printed Matters and Listen to this Page, works by Bern Porter from Colby College Special Collections. Opening May 22: An Artist’s Gift: Acquisitions from the Alex Katz Foundation. Opening May 30: Paper Trail, contemporary prints, drawings and photographs from the collection.
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME
Tu–Sa 1–5, Su 12–5, open Thursday until 9
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by sculpture gardens, the OMAA houses a collection of over 2,200 works of American art. May 1–June 28: DeWitt Hardy. Opening May 1: The Maine Photo Project, featuring Verner Reed, Rose Marasco and George Daniell. Alfred Chadbourn: Painting in Maine with Todd Webb and Michael Alpert. Winslow Homer’s Civil War, plus new acquisitions and permanent collection works.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Open daily, 10–5
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Ongoing: Gallery I: Exhibition XXV—Early Passages in Color, by Aidron Duckworth. Through June 7 in Gallery II: Guest artist, Bert Yarborough. Opening June 13: Lia Rothstein. Opening reception: Saturday, June 13, 3–6 p.m.; artist’s talk at 4 p.m. Opening June 13: Sculpture on the Grounds, featuring Jay Mead. Opening reception: Saturday, June 13, 3–6 p.m.; artist’s talk at 4:30 p.m.
21 Bean Rd., Meriden, NH
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Ongoing: Auto-Graphics: Works by Victor Ekpuk. Nigerian-born artist Victor Ekpuk is best known for his improvisational use of nsibidi, a form of writing with symbols associated with the Ekpe secret society. In conjunction with Auto-Graphics, Ekpuk will draw a work directly on the museum’s Lathrop Gallery wall. Please check the website for his exact schedule between April 21 and 24.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
Tu–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
May 14–June 7: Annual Senior Show, dynamic art in all media celebrating the creative work of Exeter’s graduating class, including Scholastic Art Award winners. Reception: Friday, May 15, 5–7 p.m. Opening July 7: A Pattern Language, artists including Tracy Spadafora, Sean Riley and Steven Zoldak explore pattern, form and repetition in encaustic, paper and ceramic. Free admission.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
M 1–5, Tu–Sa 9–5
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Each year the New Hampshire Institute of Art presents exhibitions that not only support its educational programs, but also excite and inspire students and visitors. Work exhibited is diverse and beautiful, with the intention of engaging the imagination while provoking thought and discussion. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
The Art Center in Hargate at St. Paul’s School
May 1–30: This school year’s final exhibition will feature artworks by the St. Paul’s School Fine Arts Faculty. The show will include paintings by Colin J. Callahan, photography by Charles Lemay, drawings by Brian Schroyer and ceramics by Rebecca Soderberg. Opening reception: Friday, May 1, 6–8 p.m. Free admission.
St. Paul's School
32 Library Rd., Concord, NH
The Currier Museum of Art
Opening May 23—From Birds to Beasts: Audubon’s Last Great Adventure. After success and renown with his Birds of America collection, John James Audubon turned his attention to the country’s mammals. This exhibition reveals the story behind Audubon’s detailed illustrations from Wild America in the mid-19th century.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M, W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Ongoing: Intersection II: Art, Culture, and Identity, object based learning using the Thorne’s permanent collection. Through May 9: Emerging Art: KSC Art Student Exhibition, KSC Art Department showcases work by 11 BFA and five BA graduating seniors. Opening June 5: Furniture Masters 2015: Our Stories, NHFMA craftsmen are professional furniture artisans committed to preserving and promoting the centuries-long tradition of fine furniture making. The organization strives to uphold the highest standards of quality craftsmanship through a peer-reviewed jury system.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Su–W 12–5, Th–F 12–7, Sa 12–8
In the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, the Wassaic Project is a serious art incubator with a festival, gallery, artists-in-residence and a thriving educational program serving nearby residents and local schools. Each year the Wassaic Project produces an exhibition of works (Opening June 14) by emerging artists in the Maxon Mills, a repurposed seven-story grain elevator. July 31–August 2: The Summer Festival also features curated music, dance and film.
37 Furnace Bank Rd., Wassaic, NY
Beginning June 20: F 12–7, Sa–Su 12–5
Bristol Art Museum
Opening May 1 in Livingston Gallery: Candace Cotterman Thibeault, painter. Abbot Low Gallery: Will Heacock, ceramic artist. Visit their website for further calendar details including their annual Art al Fresco show, Sunday Summer Plein Air sessions, hosted art talks and gallery talks. Established in 1963, the Bristol Art Museum has been presenting unique New England exhibits for more than 50 years.
10 Wardwell St., Bristol, RI
May 2–31: CONFLUENCE, new works in sculpture, drawing and painting by Maurice Mancini, Ben Ellcome and Nancy E. Custin. Opening reception: Saturday, May 2, 4–7 p.m. Gallery night: Thursday, May 14, 5–8 p.m. June 6–28: Recent work reflecting nature and figure using collage, cast paper, paint and monotype with Mandy Howe, Jo-Anna Melrose and Lisa May. Opening reception: Saturday, June 6, 4–7 p.m. Gallery night: Thursday, June 11, 5–8 p.m.
134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI
Gallery Night Providence
May 21 and June 18: Free, fun filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene. Twenty-two 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 and tour information. Free parking.
One Regency Plaza, Providence, RI
Through May 29: Memory by Michele Provost. Gallery night reception: Thursday, May 21, 5–9 p.m. June 8–11: Moses Brown Senior Show. Reception: Wednesday, June, 10, 5–7 p.m. directly following Baccalaureate. Krause Gallery will be closed for renovations following the June exhibit until the 2016–17 season. Please look for their reopening announcement.
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island
July 22–August 2: URI Art Faculty Biennial highlights new work by the extraordinary artists who teach at the URI Department of Art and Art History. The works are varied—ranging from digital media, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, performance, video and more. July 22–August 2, the URI Main Gallery partners with the URI Kingston Chamber Music Festival to offer an opportunity for art lovers to enrich their listening and viewing experience.
105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Opening May 30: The Eternal Feminine: Icons and Images from Regional Collections. Nature Studies in Glass by Jennifer Clancy and David Clancy. Opening May 10: The New American Family by Peter Marcus. Opening May 23: New Work by Janet Prip. Animal Krackers by Roger Birn. Opening reception for all exhibitions: Friday, May 29, 5–7 p.m. Newport Art Museum members free, non-members $10 suggested donation.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
May 17–June 4: Maxwell Mays Gallery: EnergyColorLight by Theresa Girard, Michael Rich and Roberta Segal. Moitié Gallery: Abstraction by Eileen Horwitz. Dodge House Gallery: Stage and Scene by Jim Bush and Vincent Castaldi. June 7–26: Maxwell Mays and Moitié Gallery: A Sense of Light by Priscilla Malone, Michele Poirier-Mozzone and Jonathan Small. Dodge House Gallery: Color and Light by Madolin Maxey.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society
May 9–June 14: RIWS hosts the 148th Annual AWS Traveling Exhibition, a world-class watercolor exhibit. Gala reception: Saturday, May 9, 4–7 p.m. Artist demonstration by Carole Berren, AWS at 4 p.m. Contact RIWS for tickets. Opening June 27: RIWS Open Juried Show Special Arrangements, juried by Janet Walsh. Opening reception: Saturday, June 27, 4–7 p.m. Artist demonstration by Janet Walsh at 4 p.m. Free.
JC Potter Casino Building, Slater Memorial Park
Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, RI
Through June 20: Darkness From Light by Thomas Brennan, Vermont artist using ‘photogenic drawing, a camera-less photography technique pioneered in the 19th century.’ One Day by Sumru Tekin, Smail Award winner with audio/video installation.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5
Through May 3, Regional Artist Gallery: Jonathan Gitelson: in the World. Through May 10, Works on Paper Gallery: Laurence Jackson Hyman: The Bennington Years, Photographs 1962–1970. Through June 21: Alcohol in Vermont: Creation to Consumption, Tolerance to Temperance. Bennington Museum, recognized by The Wall Street Journal in “Best of 2014: ART” for one of the nine most memorable exhibitions in North America.
75 Main St, Bennington, VT
Th–Tu 10–5, open daily June–October
Opening May 6: ¡Viva Cuba! with photographers Susan S. Bank, Virginia Beahan, Raúl Corrales, John Fago, José A. Figueroa, Jon Gilbert Fox, Alex Harris, Alberto Korda and Janis Lewin. Lecture and panel discussion: Saturday, May 16, 3 p.m., with Dartmouth College professors Lisa Baldez, John Carey and William Craig.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5 and by appointment
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through June 21: Children of the Oasis, tapestries from Egypt’s Ramses Wissa Wassef Centre. Donald Saaf: Contemporary Folk Tales. May 9–June 21: The Hand Towel Project, site-specific installation by Elizabeth Billings and Andrea Wasserman. Point at Infinity, sculpture and drawing by Gregory Miguel Gomez. Backstage at the Rainbow Cattle Co.: The Drag Queens of Dummerston, Vermont, photographs by Evie Lovett. Motion-Line-Form, site-specific, performance-based installation by Alisa Dworsky.
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
Su, M, W–Sa 11–5
Fleming Museum of Art
Through May 17: Civil War Objects From the University of Vermont Collections. Through June 21: Staring Back: The Creation and Legacy of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon. Through June 28: Travelers in Postwar Europe: Photographs by H. A. Durfee, Jr., 1951–53. $5 adults, $3 students and seniors.
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
Tu, Th, F 10–4, W 10–7, Sa-Su 12–4
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Opening May 22: Many Thousand Gone: Portraits of the African-American Experience. This exhibit is comprised of approximately 100 photographs of African Americans from the exhaustive yet little known collection of George R. Rinhart, one of the foremost collectors of American photography. Language Schools at the Art Museum. This summer, Middlebury College celebrates the centennial of the Language Schools that, each summer, transform the campuses in Middlebury, Vermont, and at Mills College, California, into global villages where virtually no English can be heard.
72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa & Su 12–5
Miller’s Thumb Gallery
May 15–June 26: Three artists explore life and landscape in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Works in oil of internal and external landscapes by Louise Arnold; trucks, derelicts, swamps and other unnoticed items by Ben Barnes; surrealistic hand-cut collages by Vanessa Compton. Ongoing: A stunning collection of fine art, fashion, jewelry and contemporary craft. Set in a historic grist mill near Caspian Lake, Miller’s Thumb Gallery features works by more than 70 Vermont artists.
14 Breezy Ave, Greensboro, VT
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is a distinctive gallery established to showcase contemporary fine art and craft in a variety of media by local, regional and nationally recognized artists. Ongoing: Amy Arbus, After Images. Opening May 28: New Work by Lauren Olitski. Opening July 2: Emily Mason. MGFA is located in downtown Brattleboro, VT.
183 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Southern Vermont Arts Center
Southern Vermont Arts Center is a multi-faceted arts organization offering year-round exhibitions, classes and events. The campus sits on over 100 acres on the foothills of Mt. Equinox and includes the Yester House galleries, the Wilson Museum, artist studios, a 400-seat performing arts pavilion, Vermont’s largest sculpture garden and botany trails. For a full calendar of events, exhibitions and classes visit their website.
West Road, Manchester, VT
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through June 20: Back to Nature by Karen Henderson, Jill Madden, Joe Salerno and Gowri Savoor. Celebrate the beauty of the Vermont landscape through a collection of work that reinterprets our connection with a place over time.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Through June 3: Subtle, Not Subtle focuses on the delicate complexity and simplicity of artwork by painters Marc Civitarese, Janis Pozzi-Johnson, Helen Shulman, and sculptor Jonathan Prince. Through June 22: Kathleen Kolb: Houses. Vermont houses are a recurring subject of Kathleen Kolb’s paintings. This exhibition examines the influence of American Luminism in her work and how the artist uses paintings of houses to illustrate how Vermonters live.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT