May 2 – June 2: Birds Watching: Paulette Rosen’s new work of multimedia drawings on archival pigment prints. The images are an exploration of individual birds through large scale portraiture. Opening reception: Saturday, May 4, 4-6 p.m. June 6 – 29: Water's Edge: Susan Newbold’s exhibition of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs describes the kind of magic that happens when land and sea come together. The plants, rock formations and unexpected coincidences of the two elements meeting are her focus. Opening reception: Sunday, June 9, 3-5 p.m.
Paulette Rosen, Flicker, 2012, multi-media drawing on archival pigment print, 24 x 24". City Gallery.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
June 7 –September 22: Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: An Artist's Guide to the World. This exhibition brings together iconic works from the Museum’s collection with a selection of contemporary pieces to investigate three recurring themes in the history of American art: the animal, the vegetable, and the mineral. In addition to the Museum's permanent collection, recent works by Sascha Braunig, Allison Maletz, and the team of Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick will show some of the ways artists continue to investigate the persistent return to fundamental questions about the ephemeral character of animals, the nature of nature, and the materiality of objects.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
May 3 – June 1: Gallery 1: Valerie Brennan – No Chance of Rain. Gallery 2: Joseph Fucigna – Ebb and Flow. Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 5-8 p.m. Artist talk with Joseph Fucigna: Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. Irish artist Valerie Brennan approaches every panel as an adventure in paint. The paintings are the result of a struggle between the artist and her materials. Joseph Fucigna is an artist, who through experimentation and play, creates sculptures and paintings that are known for their odd but suggestive subject matter. June 7 – 29: Gallery 1: Riley Brewster – works. Gallery 2: Self-Portraits of Samuel Rothbort. Opening reception: Friday, June 7, 5-8 p.m. Samuel Rothbort (1882-1971) maintained an intensely personal vision during his long career. Giampietro is pleased to present a glimpse into Rothbort’s eccentric life through his self-portraits. Riley Brewster's work resonates a sense of depth and thought. Even still, this very personal work maintains a certain a sense of economy and private space. Riley's painterly, yet minimal aesthetic, seem to run in opposition to one another, making this very personal work a unique experience.
Left:Valerie Brennan, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral III, 2012, oil on wood, 15¾ x 15¾". Right: Joseph Fucigna, Plastic Mound, 2012, plastic and metal, 70 x 45 x 30".
Left: Riley Brewster, untitled, 2010, oil on linen, 18 x 18". Right: Samuel Rothbort, Profile in Shadow, 1955, oil on canvas on panel, 24¼ x 10".
315 Peck St., New Haven, CT
Tu-Fr 10 – 4, Sa 11-4, or by appointment
June 9–30: Dialogue: Representation and Abstraction. Corina Alvarezdelugo, Karen Bartone, Elizabeth Boyd, David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Leslie Concannon, Mary Fussell, Suzanne Wind Gaskell, Denise Gaffney Hartz, Gray Jacobik, Sue Joffray, Sheila Kaczmarek, David Kintzler, Derek Leka, Molly S. McDonald, Judith Barbour Osborne, Constance Patterson, Diana Perron, Karen Green Recor, Diana Rogers, Chip Rutan, Hillary Seltzer, Rick Silberberg, Jill Vaughn. Opening reception: Sunday, June 9, 1:00–4:00 p.m.; Closing reception and artists talk: Sunday, June 30, 2 – 4 p.m
Gray Jacobik, The Peace, The Fight, The Amethyst. At the Guilford Art Center.
Karen Green Recor, Portal. At the Guilford Art Center.
Guilford Art Center
411 Church St, Guilford, CT
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Housatonic Museum of Art
June 13-July 26: Eye On the Storm, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi. This exhibition responds to or reflects upon the sometimes-overwhelming storm of information in roughly three phases. The calm comes into view with mixed media works like Touch, by Anita Arliss, which captures the haunting stillness right before a disruptive event. The storm has representation with works such as Elizabeth Riley’s installation Party Animal, which reveals the absurdity of too much insipid data that floods important social situations. The aftermath is expressed with works like Trong Nguyen’s Library, where the artist, in an attempt to put all the pieces back together again, writes the entire text of various books, word for word, on individual grains of rice. Located in the Burt Chernow Galleries @ Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT.
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
Through June 15: Steampunk: Nature & Machine. The exhibit features Steampunk artists Bruce Rosenbaum, Leslie Mueller and Katie Shima and is co-curated by Rosenbaum and Gail Ingis-Claus. Steampunk art is a juxtaposition of mechanical and natural elements and retro-futuristic imagery inspired in part by the Industrial Revolution and Victorian era decorative motifs. Bruce Rosenbaum has been dubbed the Steampunk evangelist and guru by Wired magazine. Leslie Mueller is an award-winning art director and artist. Katie Shima is a founding member of the electronic noise art group Loud Objects and a graduate of the Columbia University School of Architecture.
$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Children
295 West Ave, Norwalk, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through May 12: Toulouse-Lautrec & His World. Through June 2: A Joint Venture: The Collection of Thomas and Kathryn Cox. Through June 9: NEW/NOW: Michael Mahalchick: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow. Through July 21: New Media: Brown Gillespie. May 24 - September 9: The Brilliance of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Painter and Craftsman. 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 May 24: 63rd Art of the Northeast: Juried Regional Competition/Exhibition with Curator David A. Ross, Chair of the School of Visual Arts’ MFA Program. June 8 - July 20: 23rd 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
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
May 14 – June 16: Avery Danziger: The Judicious Palette of Time - Harlem Valley Photographs. Avery Danziger has been photographing the abandoned buildings of the Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale, NY for the past three years. The site has stood empty since closing in 1994 and is slowly turning toxic; Danziger has to wear a respirator and Hazmat suit to enter any structure. Yet in this dismal setting, Danziger finds beauty. The Tremaine will exhibit large-scale prints. Reception: Saturday, May 25, 4 – 6 p.m.
Avery Danziger, Harlem Valley/Wingdale Project #9372, archival pigment print. © Avery Danziger 2012.
11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT
M – Sa, 10-4; Su 12-4
June 1-June 30: Visual Perspectives presents Altered States an exhibition by artist and architect, Tom Edwards, featuring the progression of elaborate drawings and etchings. Artist reception: Friday, June 7, 6-8 p.m. with a discussion by Mr. Edwards. Weekend Seminar with Tom Edwards: June 22-23, 10 – 4 p.m., $275. Mr. Edwards uses a combination of etching, drypoint, and monoprint techniques. Upcoming Weekend Seminar with painter Leif Nilsson: July 20-21.
Tom Edwards, Path Triptych, 3 panels: 48x24", 48x36", 24x36", oil paint and pencil on plywood panels, 2001.
85 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
Tu–Su, 1–5, and by appointment
Yale University Art Gallery
Now on View: The recently expanded and renovated museum features new installations of more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, 20th- and 21st-century art and design, photography, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art. Special exhibitions include Société Anonyme: Modernism for America through July 14, and Conversations with Wood: Selections from the Waterbury Collection opening May 17. Free and open to the public.
View of the modern and contemporary art galleries, 2012. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella. At Yale University Art Gallery.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
T, W, F 10-5; Th 10-8 (Sept.-June); Sa-Su 11–5
2013 Chelsea Art Walk
June 15 & 16 12-6: The Chelsea Artists’ Collaborative invite you to the 2013 Chelsea Art Walk in Chelsea Massachusetts. The Art Walk is our version of open studios, with galleries and alternative venues showing art, music, theatre and historical exhibits. This two day event is free and includes complimentary shuttle buses between venues. Event map available at charcoll.org, follow us on twitter @artwalkchelsea and visit us on Facebook too!
100 Pearl St, Chelsea, MA
June 15–July 13: I’m Not Finished Yet. This is an exhibit by Judith Jaffe, a Boston Museum School graduate, who is well known for the imaginative and varied work she has produced over many years. Opening reception: Saturday, June 15, 3-6p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Becket Arts Center
June 21–July 14: Coming of Age: Photographic Collages by Sandra Matthews and Shifting Perspectives: Linda Siska, pottery. Reception: June 21, 5–7 p.m. July 19–Aug. 12: Unearthing Elements from the Natural World: Outside and Inside Traditional Landscape Invitational: Christin Couture, Karen Dolmanisth, Leslie Groff, Katherine Gulla, Kate Knapp, JD Logan, Nancy Magnusson, Sue McNally, Carol Pelletier, Wilma Rifkin, Nelena Soro, Greg Stone, Gregory Stone, Tina Van DeWater, Carolyn Webb. Reception: July 19, 5–7 p.m. The Potato Gallery Store features jewelry, accessories, cards, prints, books and music from regional artists. The Heart of the Arts in Western Massachusetts!
7 Brooker Hill Rd, Becket, MA
Through June 2: Ansel Adams: Masterworks, from the Collection of the Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA, showcases forty-eight photographs by Ansel Adams, including a number of his iconic images. Now on view: Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection, highlighting many of the significant and fascinating objects from the Museum’s holdings of over 40,000 artworks, specimens, and artifacts. Opening June 15: Paper Matters, featuring contemporary artworks in paper as well as the technology and craft of paper.
39 South St, Pittsfield, MA
M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5
Through August 3: Brilliant Beginnings: The Athenæum and the Museum in Boston, art works, historic photographs, and artifacts celebrating the historic partnership that helped create the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Admission $5. Free concerts, book events, and lectures throughout the season. Frank Glazer, piano: Thursday, May 16, 12 p.m. “Augustus Saint-Gauden’s Shaw Memorial: Its Creation and Its Context,” lecture: Wednesday, May 22, 12 p.m. Aaron Jackson performs John Cage, Etudes Australes: Saturday, June 8 and Saturday, June 22, 12 p.m. Tours of historic landmark building by reservation.
10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
General information: (617) 227-0270 Membership: (617) 720-7641
M - W, 9 - 8, Th & Fr 9-5:30, Sa 9-4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
May 15-June 16: Margaret Swan: Layers of Time, patinated concrete sculpture. Andy Zimmermann: Day, wall and floor sculptures with distorted photographs on the surfaces. Artists reception: June 1, 4-6 p.m. June 19-August 4: Nancy Winship Milliken: Your State is Inside, woven and felted silk, wool and steel sculptures. Kalimah Muhammad: The Pilgrimage, documents the artist’s life through modern monuments. Artists reception: June 23, 3-5 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
W-Su 12-6 First Fridays 5-8
Boston Society of Architects
June 25 through September 29: Reprogramming the City: New Opportunities in Urban Design. BSA Space presents an exhibition showcasing a global overview of ways in which existing urban objects and areas are being creatively re-purposed, reused and reinvented to perform new functions in the city. Featuring more than 40 examples from 30 cities. Free admission.
290 Congress Street, Boston, MA
M–F 10–6, Sa & Su, 10–5
Special hours during Somerville Open Studios: May 4 & 5: 12-5
Through May 25: Media Mix Up: Art Inspired By Other Media, Brickbottom Art Association Members’ Exhibition. Opening reception: April 28, 4-6 p.m. May 30-June 29: Defining Moments: Time and Memory in Artist Book, curated by Ronni Komarow. Opening reception: June 2, 4-6 p.m. Artists include Lola Baltzell, Janet Bemis, Claudine Bing, Carol Blackwell, Dennis Dahill, Laura Davidson, Sally Fine, Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore, Charlotte Kaplan, Ronni Komarow, Julie Shaw Lutts, Peter Madden, Karen McCarthy, Lisa Olson, Patricia Sarrafian Ward, Susan Schmidt, Annie Silverman, Marcella Stasa, Stephanie Mahan Stigliano, M.L.Van Nice, Annie Zeybekoglu.
1 Fitchburg St, Somerville, MA
May 1 – June 1: Vivian Pratt: When Roots Resonate. Nature’s detritus is incorporated into these mixed media pieces. Nancy Diessner: In Lovely Blueness. Prints of the world around us are suspended within paper pods. Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 6-8:30 p.m. June 5 – 29: Lesley Cohen: Visible Trace. Charcoal and chalk pastel drawings transform common artifacts. Jemison Faust: The Before Part of What I Do. Faust documents her twenty-five years as a Personal Organizer. Reception: Friday, June 7, 6-8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
CAC Gallery (Cambridge Arts Council)
Through July 2013: Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: 260 international artists from 24 countries created books to reflect upon the March 5, 2007 car bomb attack in the ancient Al-Mutanabbi Street, the literary and cultural heart of Baghdad, Iraq. The project speaks to the concept of freedom and preserving intellectual exchange in public space. al-mutanabbistreetstartshere-boston.com.
City Hall Annex
344 Broadway , Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu, W, Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
Cambridge Art Association
Through May 11: Small Group Show Inner Gifts, at University Place Gallery. Through May 4: Recycle, juried by Susan Nielson of Farm Project Space + Gallery, at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery. National Prize Show, juried by Toby Kamps of the Menil Collection reception: May 23, 5-8 p.m., at both galleries, awards: 7 p.m. at University Place.
University Place Gallery
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M-F 9-5, Sa 9-1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St, Cambridge, MA
Cape Ann Museum
Through May 26: Dennis Flavin, Uncommon Vision. Characterized by chaotic abstraction and a loose clash of kaleidoscopic shapes and colors, the vibrant work of artist Dennis Flavin has the ability to both stimulate and puzzle the senses. Crediting artists like Pablo Picasso and Arshile Gorky as major influences, Flavin says that his creative process entails simply painting how he feels. More than a dozen of his dynamic paintings are on display.
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
Through October 15: Drawing on Brilliance features evocative graphics, patent models, historic artifacts, interactive exhibits, and commentary on the process of innovation in the United States. Official patent documents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office capture the intricacy and elegance of the country’s
great inventing minds: Edison, Tesla, Bell, and the Wright Brothers. The exhibit chronicles how one office shaped our nation and gave birth to the Smithsonian Institution, American Red Cross and the Department of Agriculture.
154 Moody St., Waltham, MA
May 14–June 22: Ruth Bauer. Kevin Sloan. Reception: Saturday, May 18, 4–6 p.m. Ongoing outdoor sculpture.
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA
Concord Art Association
May 9-17: Paint the Town! preview show. May 18: Paint the Town! auction. Great art, fun party! Tickets available by visiting concordart.org or calling (978) 369-2578. June 20-August 14: Michio Ihara: Looking Back, Looking Forward. Reception: Thursday, June 20, 6-8 p.m. Free Lecture: Temporal Tinctures with Kinetic Sculptor, Anne Lilly, Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.
37 Lexington Rd, Concord, MA
Tu-Sa 10-4:30, Su 12- 4-4:0
Through May 24: Neal Rantoul: Wheat, Washington, 2009–2012; Aaron Siskind: Volcano; Abelardo Morell: The Island of Rota; Reed Kay: Painting Retrospective, 1953–2004; Ben Frank Moss: Open Sea; and John Wilson and Meta Warrick Fuller: Portraits. Other artists include Eric Aho, Jason Berger, Frank Carbone, Bernard Chaet, Jon Imber, Jack Kramer, Ben Frank Moss, George Nick, Joan Snyder, and John Walker. June 8–August 4: Juried shows: Off the Wall, Community of Artists, and Picture This.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W, Th, Su 12–5, F & Sa 10–5
Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Through May 5: April Brief: From the Color Field features large-scale paintings by Jules Olitski, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Friedel Dzubas, Jack Bush and Larry Poons. Through June 9: Glass Heart (bells for Sylvia Plath) an interactive sound installation by Jenny Olivia Johnson inspired by Sol LeWitt etchings and the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Prepared Box for John Cage, an eclectic assortment of materials created by forty-five artists explores the influence of Cage's teaching, writings and music on 20th century art. Loiuse Nevelson: Black is a rare opportunity to view this artist's work in the "black-box" lighting she preferred. Through June 30: Josef Albers: Geometries, a small selection of prints and drawings from 1944-1976. Through July 7: Festina lente, Conserving Antiquity, an unconventional behind-the-scenes survey of the Davis' Greek and Roman collections that focuses on collecting, conservation and stewardship.
Unknown, Rinceaux and Meander, 1st Century C.E., mosaic (stone and glass tesserae, mortar). Gift of the Committee of Excavation, Antioch and Vicinity (given in appreciation of Prof. W. A. Campbell’s work).
Josef Albers, Transformation of a Scheme No. 27, 1952, machine engraving on black vinylite. Gift of Martina Schaap Yamin (Class of 1958).
106 Central St., Wellesley, MA
Tu 11-5, W 11-8, Th-Sa 11-5, Su 12-4
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Beginning May 24: Tony Feher, a 25-year survey of the American sculptor’s work. This exhibition has been organized by Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. Beginning June 15: WORK OUT, sustainable engagements with landscape in the Sculpture Park. Also on view: Character Study, permanent collection works packed with personality.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
May 1-May 28: Zaria Forman, Sandra Allen, and Huguette May. Three exceptional talents showcase paintings and drawings exploring ocean storms, tree bark, and wasp nests. Each artist examines the intricate textures and details of their source material, resulting in intensely emotional and introspective work. Reception: May 4, 5-7 p.m. June 1-June 28: Nocturama: Lasse Antonsen. An exhibition of objects, cabinets, photographs, and installations by Lasse Antonsen. Reception: June 1, 5-7 p.m.
1 Partners Ln, Westport, MA
W-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5
Essex Art Center
Through June 7: Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Cephalophoric Smugglers: new paintings by Paul Endres. Chester F. Sidell Gallery: (A)rise Through Faith: artists from Elevated Thought Foundation. June 14 - August 15: Beland Gallery: Gran Exito y la obra de Sobrevivir: Raul Gonzalez. Sidell Gallery: Faculty Exhibition.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M-F 10-6, Closed May 27
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through March 2014: Building a Collection: Photography at the Fitchburg Art Museum. This exhibition reveals how the museum has built its world-class collection of photography over the past three decades. Through April 2014: U.F.O./Unidentified Fascinating Objects. This special exhibition of never before seen artworks is a fun and engaging look at how museums conduct research. June 23-September 1: 78th Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft. This special exhibition represents the best of regional art of all mediums selected. Juried by Nina Gara Bozicnick, Assistant Curator, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH. June 23-September 1: Nora Valdez: New Works. And Call and Response: A collaboration between ArtsWorcester and featuring works by ArtsWorcester member and African artform FAM’s collection. Admission: $9 adults, $5 seniors, free to members and children 12 and under.
Frank A. Rinehart, Kills Alone, Sioux, 1899, platinum print. Jude Peterson Collection.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
W-F 12-4, Sa-Su 11-5
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through May 19: Materialize. Lisa Barthelson and Denise Driscoll combine traditional media with the debris and data that flow through daily life. Artists talk: May 11, 3 p.m. May 23–June 23: Morphology. Kay Hartung and Jodi Colella explore the biological world, creating mixed-media works suffused with energy, beauty, and intellectual curiosity. Reception: June 8, 5–7 p.m. Artists talk: June 14, 7:30 p.m. June 27–August 3: Juror Kathryn Markel: No limit. Reception: June 29, 5–7 p.m.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Through June 16: Visions: Tim Hetherington, photos taken during the Arab Spring in Libya just prior to the death of this award-winning photojournalist; and RETHINK! American Indian Art, six contemporary Native American artists’ work paired with historical artifacts. Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m., movie screening: Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington by Sebastian Junger. May 11–November 3: Art-in-Nature, outdoor juried sculpture exhibit and works by Artist-in-Residence Jodi Colella. Opening reception: Saturday, May 11, 1–3 p.m.
102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4 (Closed Tuesdays), Sa, Su & Holidays 10–5
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Join them for the Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception: Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m. Through June 16: Adornments and Delights: Five Jewelers Courting Nature. Extended through December, 2013: Mark Davis: Icarus. Ongoing: Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Museum Collects. Through September 15: Across the Grain: Turners & Carvers. May 11–August 18: Reversible Reactions: Art Meets Science @ The MIT Glass Lab.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
Tu–Su 10–5, Th 10–9
Galatea Fine Art
May 1–31: Gregory Wright: Forces: Works in encaustic reflecting organic and natural fluidity. Marsha Nouritza Odabashian: The Exegesis of Frosted Cake: Mixed media balancing sweet ritual and solemn reflection. The Joy of Life: Group Exhibition Juried by Joe Kitsch. Reception: Friday, May 3, 6–8 p.m. June 5–30: Dorothy Pilla: Rural Roots: Photography reinterpreting the natural moment. Francis Domec: New Works: Mixed media giving organic shapes interdependent buoyancy. Kathleen Hendrick: Labyrinthine Earth: Mixed media form and layered, intersecting texture. Reception: Friday, June 7, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa & Su 12–5
Through May 25: Peter Brooke. Sanctuary. May 31 - July 12: Furniture with Soul II. Marc Fish. Michael Puryear. Alun Heslop. David Savage. Daniel Lacey. Joseph Walsh. Tom Loeser. Waywood. Yuri Kobayashi
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
June: Tu - Sa 10 - 5
June 4–July 20: Encaustic: Luminosity in Wax. A Juried Exhibition featuring works by: Scout K. Austin, Eva Barstow, Barb Cone, Pamela Dorris DeJong, Donna Hamil Talman, Dayna Pastura-Talbot, Martha Shea Smith, Amalia Tagaris, Catherine M. Weber, Kellie Weeks, and Linda Widstrand. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 15, 7–9 p.m. Receptions are free and open to the public; wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Grand Circle Gallery
Through June 15: Innovation & Inspiration: Advertising in the Golden Age of Travel. Transport back in time and explore over 20 original lithographs dating from the early 20th century, when lithographic prints became mainstream and promoted leisure travel. Learn how the growth of the lithographic poster impacted the emerging international tourism industry, and celebrate the adventure, beauty and wanderlust of the early days of luxury travel.
347 Congress Street, Boston, MA
W, F & Sa 12–6, Th 12–7
Griffin Museum of Photography
Main Gallery: Through June 2, Amy Arbus, After Images. June 10–July 10, Photosynthesis VIII: A Collaboration with the Boston Arts Academy and Winchester High School. Opening reception: June 13, 7 p.m. Members gallery talk with John Tunney, 6:15 p.m. Atelier Gallery: Through June 2, Elin Høyland, The Brothers. June 10–July 10, John Tunney, Jellyfish. Opening reception: June 13, 7 p.m. Members gallery talk with John Tunney, 6:15 p.m. Griffin Gallery: Through June 2, Stephan Sagmiller The Clouds: Experiments in Perception. June 10–July 10, Amy Neill, Afterglow. Opening reception June 13, 7 p.m. Members gallery talk with John Tunney, 6:15 p.m.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Tu–Th 11–5, F 11–4, Sa & Su 12–4
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
April 25-May 10: Bristol Community College’s Annual Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition. JUROR: Glenn LaVertu. LaVertu is an adjunct professor at Parson's the New School for Design, where he teaches courses in Drawing, Illustration and Animation, for the School of Design Strategies and Art, Media and Technology departments. He has been an instructor at Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Bristol Community College, teaching subjects from sculpture and drawing, to art history. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States, and recently in Europe. Reception: April 25, 6-8 p.m. May 30-June 28: FIVE: Walter Chaney, Alexander Johnson, Matthew Kreher, Sharon Owens, and B. Lucy Stevens. The exhibition is a showcase for the winners of last summer’s 3rd All Media Juror’s Choice Award. Reception: May 30, 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
MBTA: Red Line to JFK/UMASS
Through June 15: Exhale_Draw: For forty years William Flynn has met with a group of artists to draw. He has continued this tradition since the passing of Walter Pashko in 2006. Flynn writes, “We draw to see what we don't realize is known to us.” Featuring artists Evan Crankshaw, William Flynn, Walter Pashko, Peter Thibeault, John Tracey, Rick Zonghi.
950 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA
F & S 12–5, M–Th by appointment
May 1-June 2: Ilona Anderson: What One Is. First Friday Opening reception: May 3, 5-7:30 p.m. Members’ Gallery: Karen Meninno: Sculpture Remix II. June 5-June 30: Sharon Pierce: Clearly. First Friday Opening reception: June 7, 5-7:30 p.m. Center Gallery: Jeanne Griffin: Impressions. Member’s Gallery: Joan Baldwin: The Marshes.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
May 18–June 2: Of Wool and Loom, The Tradition of Tibetan Rugs, Inspiration and Creativity, an exhibit of hand woven rugs from Tibet, courtesy of Inner Asia/Khawachen of Hanover, New Hampshire and weavings by the LACS Weavers Guild. Reception: May 19, 3–5 pm; Kesang Tashi, speaker June 8–30: Pigment and Patina, an exhibit of metalworkers and painters guilds. Reception: June 9, 3–5 pm July 20–August 17: Artisans Market.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
Tu–Su 12–4, Sa 10–4
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through July 7: Mementoes from Mesopotamia. Discover archaeological treasures from the ancient Near East. Through July 7 and August 16-December 29: Art for All: Additions to the Collection from Antiquity to Today. Explore what’s new in Amherst College’s diverse art collection, from ancient artifacts to French Impressionist paintings to contemporary video art. Free Admission.
Michael Mazur, Pond Edge II, 1997-1998. Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Gift of Mary-Ann P. Cofrin.
41 Quadrangle Dr, Amherst, MA
Tu–Th 9–midnight, F & Sa 9–5, Su 9–midnight
MIT List Visual Arts Center
May 9-June 30: List Projects: Gabriel Abrantes, Bakalar Gallery. This exhibition features three recent films by Lisbon-based artist and filmaker Gabriel Abrantes as part of a new exhibition series List Projects which focuses on supporting emerging artists at pivotal points in their career. May 9-July 14: Nairy Baghramian, Hayden Gallery. For her exhibition at the List sculptor Nairy Baghramian makes use of the materials and formal language of utilitarian and maritime objects to draw out the complex denotations of various materials, as well as the functional and creative processes that define notions of the ‘sculptural’. May 9-July 14: Standards and Portraits: Alan Uglow, Refernce Gallery. Alan Uglow’s commitment to exploring the formal and affective conditions of non-figurative art is reflected in this exhibition of two of Uglow’s most important series, his Standard(s) paintings and Portrait(s) of a Standard. Both serires are centered on the artist’s decades-long investigation into the medium of painting.
Fluffing the Pillows A (Mooring, Gurneys, Silos), 2012, casted painted aluminium, fabric, rubber, pleather, hemp rope, chromed pole. Installation view, Galerie Buchholz, Köln 2012.
20 Ames St., Building E15, Cambridge, MA
T, W, F, Sa, Su 12-6, Th 12-8
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Montserrat Gallery: Through May 17: All Senior Show. June 6 - July 26: SEVEN. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery: Through May 24: Tom Friedman. June 3 - June 28: David Curcio. 301 Gallery (M-F 11-2): Through May 10: Senior Thesis Exhibitions. Receptions each Wednesday 5–8 p.m. Frame 301: Through May 27: Cat Balco.
Tom Friedman, Untitled (Sun), wood, styrofoam and paint, approximately 3,650 12-inch wooden dowels, painted yellow, were stuck and glued into a 12-inch styrofoam ball, at varying angles, 32 x 32 x 32".
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M, T, W, F 10-5, Th 10-8, Sa 12-5
Museum of Russian Icons
May 18–July 20: Matryoshka: The Russian Nesting Doll, eighty-three sets of lavishly painted wooden nesting dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other, depicting ancient legends, religious themes, or political caricatures. Matryoshkas reveal a subtle narrative regarding Russian history and culture. From the Museum of Russian Art, Minneapolis, MN.
203 Union St, Clinton, MA
T, W & F, 11–3, Th 11–7, Sa 9–3
May 3 – 31: The Spray Can and the Brush. Through a wide array of schemes within representational painting and graffiti vernacular, Boston-based painter Percy Fortini-Wright interprets, depicts, and deciphers the world around and within. This recent work created from memory and direct observation as well as sampling imagery, embodies chaos and clarity while not limiting how images operate, and blurs the lines between practices, styles and subjects. Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 6-8 p.m.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
M-F 8:30 - 3:30
New Salem Old Academy Building Museum and Cultural Center
May 18–August 17: Inaugural Exhibition: Beyond Genocide. The newly restored Old Academy Building (established 1838), now serves the public as a museum and cultural center. Inaugurating its 2013 exhibition season is the series of contemporary illuminated manuscripts: Beyond Genocide by New Salem artist Amy Fagin of 20th Century Illuminations. Opening reception: Saturday, May 18, 2–5 p.m. Tours or visits by appointment.
3 Academy Drive, New Salem, MA
F 2–5, 1st and 3rd Sat 2–6
Newton Free Library
May 2-30: Gallery: Fenway Park from Above by Angela Fiori. An aerial view of Fenway. Main Hall: Mount Auburn by Amy Clarkson, watercolor and oil paintings. Reception: Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m. June 4-27: Gallery: Collective Iconography by Richard Hill, iconic group portraits in acrylics. Main Hall: Light, Landscapes and Lillies by Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, a celebration of lush, luminous and tranquil corners.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M-Th 9-9, F 9-6, Sa 9-5
May 6-26: Georgia Pugh’s Seawall Studies. Georgia paints the drama of the relentless waves and the poignant, powerful remnants of the man-made structures left behind, in watercolor, pencil and guache paintings, which lead to the larger oils of the “Seawall Series.” Also on view is landscape painter, Chris Bagg. Reception: Friday, May 10, 5-8 p.m. May 30 - June 30: 7 on Site is a group of contemporary landscape painters. Martha Armstrong, Sasha Chermayeff, Jane Culp, Judy Koon, Ro Lohin, Lynette Lombard, and Megan Williamson are mid-career American artists from across the country who work on site, en plein air. The artwork collected for this exhibit was painted in the U.S. and Europe. Reception: Friday, June 14, 5-8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Through May 18: Shifting Horizons: Lisa Sigal. Opening reception: April 5, 6-8 p.m. Sübsamsøn resident artist: Susan Metrican: March – August.
450 Harrison Ave. & 29 Thayer St, Boston, MA
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Through July: MFA Thesis Exhibitions. Visit galleries around Boston, including Fourth Wall, Carroll and Sons and Laconia Lofts for works by talented MFA students from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Hours vary. Visit smfa.edu/mfa-thesis for more information and a complete schedule. June 1–November, 24: 2013 Venice Biennale. The 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Italy, featuring artists from over eighty countries, among them SMFA faculty Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons who will represent her native country, Cuba. Learn more at smfa.edu/news.
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Th 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Lively changing exhibitions, distinguished permanent collection plus acclaimed artist-designed restrooms and Museum Shop. June 14–September 15: Summer of Love: Psychedelic Posters from SCMA. Through May 26: Collecting Art of Asia. Through May 5: Less is More: The Minimal Print.
Sopheap Pich. Born Cambodia, 1971. Seated Buddha—Abhaya Mudra, 2012. Bamboo, rattan, wire, plywood. Purchased with the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund. Photograph by Sopheap Pich.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
South Shore Art Center
Through May 26: Bancroft Gallery: Photography NOW—National Show juried by Karin Rosenthal, Photographer. Dillon Gallery: Flora: Real & Imagined–Lilly Cleveland, Janet Arfin Kingan, Kay Kopper, Chippa Martin and Ruth Ann Wetherby-Frattasio. Faculty Feature: Gary Nisbet . Opening reception: Friday, April 12, 6–8 p.m. May 31–July 14: Bancroft Gallery: SSAC Faculty Show. Dillon Gallery: Gallery Artist Prize Show. Faculty Feature: TBA. Opening reception: Friday, May 31, 6–8 p.m. June 14–16: 58th Annual Arts Festival.
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, MA
M-Sa 10-4, Su 12-4, Free admission
The Art Complex Museum
Through May 19: Anne Krinsky: Reconfigurations, layered acrylic abstractions. May 19 – September 8: New England Society of Botanical Artists, exhibit of native New England plant portraits, Opening reception: Sunday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m. May 26 – August 18: Adria Arch: Iconic, mark-making as metaphors. Reception: Sunday, June 2, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Ongoing: Rotations, art from the collection.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
W – Su 1-4
The Garner Center at New England School of Photography (NESOP)
Through May 31: Thad Russell. June 14 - summer: NESOP Graduate Exhibition. Stop in and view selected work from the varied and dynamic portfolios of our 2013 Professional Photography Program graduates. Opening reception: Friday, June 14, 3-5 p.m.
537 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
M, W & Fr, 9-5, Sa (through May 25th) 10-4
The Gateway Gallery
Through May 9: FLOWERS. An exhibition to benefit Gateway Arts, celebrating forty years of creating lives and careers in art for people with disabilities. Closing reception: “A Toast to Gateway” on Thursday, May 9, 6–8 p.m. Visit their website for details and ways to purchase artwork. Coming in June: Summer Salon.
62 Harvard Street 2nd Floor, Brookline, MA
M–F 9–4:30, Sa 12–5
The Tavern Club
The Tavern Club is a private social club in downtown Boston, founded in 1884. The Club has a small collection of works by painters of the Boston School, some of whom were members of the Club. The Club periodically arranges for small groups of guests to view these paintings, and anyone interested in a visit should call the Club, leave name and number, and a Club member will respond and discuss possible arrangements.
4 Boylston Pl., Boston, MA
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through May 31: Up and Out by Liz Shepherd. Closed: May 10, 27. Liz Shepherd’s site-specific installation opens up worlds to discover and allows for the possiblity of escape or change. The seeming weightlessness of many of Shepherd’s materials reinforces her theme of transitioning away from attachments, allowing for release from negative emotions or the suffering involved with relationships.
Reception: April 23, 5-7 p.m. Artist talk: 5:45 p.m.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
May 2-19: MFA Thesis Exhibition. Artists: Case Hathaway-Zepeda, Paul Ishii, Ryan Kish, Liza Lynch, Vanessa Michalak, John F. Neylan, DMH Richmond. May 6-19: Tufts Museum Studies Program Exhibition: Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965): Artist, Illustrator, Designer. Launching May 1: Tufts Museum Without Walls. Introducing a web app and mobile site with stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts’ Medford campus. Visit tuftsart.toursphere.com. A new educational program of the Tufts University Art Gallery, funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Ongoing.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
T-Su 11-5, Th 11-8; May 2-19, access to all indoor works included in "Museum Without Walls" tours, M-F 9-5; access to all outdoor works 24/7.
University Art Gallery
Through May 12: 2013 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Celebration of the accomplishments of graduating MFA students in the programs of Artisanry, Design, and Fine Arts at UMass Dartmouth. May 22-August 31: New Bedford Harbor in a New Light. Over 30 contemporary artists have been invited to create a new work centered around a theme related to the harbor and the fishing industry for this multi-media, open response art exhibition. Free admission.
College of Visual and Performing Arts University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
715 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
May 9–23: Spring 2013 BFA Exhibition. Featuring the Bachelor of Fine Arts senior thesis projects from the Art & Design studios. Exhibition continues in the Dugan Gallery in Dugan Hall. Reception: Thursday, May 9, 5–7 p.m. (access by appointment only after May 9).
McGauvran Student Center, First Floor
71 Wilder St, Lowell, 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
Through June 14: Coming Home: Portraits of Jewish Women, a site-specific installation of photographs and text celebrating Jewish women who identify as transgender, by Berlin-based artist-in-residence Yishay Garbasz. Opening June 20: Family Matters: Three Generations of Women by Suzanne Hodes. Reception: Thursday, June 20, 5–7:30 p.m.
515 South St, Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5 or by appointment
May 31-June 20: Kenny Cole: Distress. Kittery, Maine, which is located at the gate to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, is a place for shopping and submarines and thus at the epicenter of our current tragic condition of economic “Distress”. Will shopping be our salvation? Kenny Cole creates a bombastic installation camouflaged in red and white, with flag drawings, bunting made from discarded clothing and interactive Jacob’s Ladder canvases hanging from the rafters. Artist reception: Friday, May 21 6-10 p.m.
2 Government St., Kittery, ME
CMCA–Center for Maine Contemporary Art
May 25–July 7: CMCA’s 61st season opens with four exhibitions, Peter Soriano: Bagaduce ->( )<- East 19th; Anna Hepler: New Work; Lesia Sochor & Crystal Cawley: Dress Shop; and Duncan Hewitt & Claire Seidl: What Was, Is. Opening reception: Saturday, May 25, 4–6 p.m.
162 Russell Ave., PO Box 147, Rockport, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5 (Memorial Day to Columbus Day only)
George Marshall Store Gallery
Where history and contemporary art meet.
Through June 2: Momentum XI – NH Charitable Artists Advancement Grantee Bear Kirkpatrick, finalists Lauren Gillette and Rose Umerlik. Time Released – Don Lent featuring early and recent work including paintings, drawings and prints.
June 8 – July 14: Silent Spring – The Enduring Legacy Invited New England Artists. Unframed, Jane Kaufmann who brings wit, wisdom, and political commentary to her ceramic sculptures, reliefs, drawings and prints.
Museums of Old York
140 Lindsay Road, York, ME
Portland Museum of Art
May 2-September 8: The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism, organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The PMA is the only New England venue for this spectacular exhibition. The renowned collection amassed by CBS titan William S. Paley (1901-1990) features works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Paul Gauguin, among other artists.
Seven Congress Sq, Portland, ME
Schoodic Education and Research Center
June 21–September 2: George Wardlaw exhibition presented by Schoodic Institute. Cycles: Time-Light-Life, eight paintings of the 24 hour summer solstice, painted in Ogunquit. Paintings were created in three hour intervals beginning at 3 am; times of day are indicated by the quality of light and the rotation of each painting. Opening reception and gallery talk by the artist, Friday, June 21, 5 p.m., at Schoodic. Sponsored by Acadia Trust.
Acadia National Park, Schoodic Section
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Through July 28: In Gallery I: Exhibition XXI – Forms in Space. Paintings from a 1970 exhibition in South Africa by Aidron Duckworth. April 27-June 9: In Gallery II: Guest Artist: Paul Bowen – Hanging Scultputre. June 15-July 28: Guest Artist: Rona Lee Cohen – Oil on Paper. Reception: June 15, 3-6 p.m. June 15-November 3: Sculpture on the grounds: Fitzhugh Karol – Wood & Mixed Media. Reception: June 15, 3-6 p.m. Artists talk: 4 p.m.
21 Bean Rd, Meriden, NH
Hood Museum of Art
The Women of Shin Hanga: The Judith and Joseph Barker Collection of Japanese Prints. Through July 28, 2013. This exhibition explores the strategies shin hanga artists developed to retain and enhance the essential aesthetic qualities of traditional woodblock prints while negotiating dramatic changes in their social, cultural, and artistic environments.
6 East Wheelock St, Hanover, NH
T–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
May 16–June 8: SUPER/VISUAL Annual Senior Art Show. On display will be selected artwork by artists in the class of 2013. The exhibition will include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and architecture. The exhibition is open to any senior who has completed a visual arts course while at Exeter. Artists reception: May 17, 6:30–8 p.m. Closed Sunday and school holidays. Free and open to the public.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
M 1–5, T–Sa 9–5
Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
June 4–28: Judith Shah: Absolutely Abstract. Recent abstract paintings celebrate the vibrancy of intuitive marks on canvas which seem to arise from the subconscious. Layers of acrylic paint gently camouflage the flowing forms taking shape and multiplying. There are cues from legendary abstract expressionists and color field painters as careful brushstrokes result in newer compositions. Opening reception: June 7, 5–8 p.m. judithshah.com
136 State St., Portsmouth, NH
M–Sa 10–5, Su 12–4
The Currier Museum of Art
May 24–September 2, 2013—Poster Mania! Leisure, Romance and Adventure in 1890s America. In the mid-1890s, artists created bold and dazzling posters to advertise magazines and books. These artful and witty images inspired the poster mania that gripped the nation.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M & W–F 11–5, Sat 10–5 (free admission Sa 10–12) Closed Tuesday
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Through May 11: Emerging Art, The Annual KSC Art Student Exhibition. Featuring paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and ceramics by senior BFA and BA students. June 7–July 26, reopens August 30–November 17: Expressive Voice: Explore the influence of three generations of Boston area artists, curated from the Permanent Collection at the Danforth Museum of Art. Free admission.
Keene State College
Wyman Way of Main St, Keene, NH
September–May M–W 12–5, Th, F 12–7, Sa 12–8, Su 12–5 June–July W, Th, Sa, Su 12–5, F 3–8
Art League of Rhode Island
May 24–June 15: Small Works, A members exhibition: New small format works by memebrs of ALRI. Works in all media, including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography, original prints and virtual art. Artists interested in membership may join and have work juried into the show. Reception: Friday, May 24, 6–8 p.m. Related events: May 25 portfolio review 2–4 p.m. at Heritage Gallery (open to all). June 1: fused glass workshop. See website for information.
Exhibiting at Heritage Art Gallery & Glass Studio
5800 Post Road, East Greenwich, RI
M–F 10–5, Sa & Su 12–4
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through May 26: Wafaa Bilal: The Ashes Series and Daniel Heyman: I am Sorry It is Difficult to Start. June 8–July 7: The Cohen Gallery, Granoff Center for the Creative Arts: Kelli Rae Adams: Breaking Even.
List Art Center, 64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa & Su 1–4
Edward Mitchell Bannister Gallery
James Montford, Gallery Director. Annual Student Exhibitions. Graduate Exhibition through May 7. Reception: May 2, 5–7 p.m. Undergraduate Exhibition May 13–18. Reception, May 16, 5–8 p.m.
Rhode Island College, Roberts Hall
600 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Providence, RI
Gallery Night Providence
May 16 & June 20: 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. Bike tours start in June. Check website for Individual gallery and tour information. Free parking.
One Regency Plaza, Providence, RI
Through May 24: MB Alumni Exhibit, Adam Mignanelli, Hannah Stahl, Melissa Zexter, Morgan Street, Bob Krause, Georgia Mischak. Reception: May 16, 5–9 p.m. June 3–13: MB Senior Show, work from the graduating class of 2013. Reception: June 12, 8:30–9 p.m. following Baccalaureate.
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Newport Art Museum
May 18–August 13: New Works: Constructions in Form and Color, paintings and sculpture by Alexander Zaklynsky. May 18–September 2: Rhythm Flows in the Moment, photography, paintings, and sculpture by McDonald Wright. Artist talk: July 11, 6 p.m. Through September 8: Marion Carry, an Art Educator Remembered,
paintings and drawings. Through September 15: NetWorks 2011/12, featuring 25 Rhode Island artists, produced by Joseph A. Chazan, M.D.
76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
T–Sa 11–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
Through May 17: Max Mays Gallery: John Grosvenor, Margo Takian and Roberta Van Der Molen: Being There. Dodge House Gallery: Ruth A.B. Clegg and Barnet Fain: Sky & Water. Gallery Night: May 16, 5–9 p.m. May 19–June 17: Max Mays Gallery: Nina Briggs, Nancy Chapman and Colleen Vandeventer: Three Women: Three Perspectives. Dodge House Gallery: Ron Rosenstock: The Invisible Light. Reception: May 19, 2–4 p.m. June 9–28: Max Mays Gallery: Richard Harrington, Regina Partridge and Elizabeth Zimmerman: On A Roll. Dodge House Gallery: Carol Beagan and Catherine McKinnon: It’s All About Location. Receptions: June 9, 2–4 p.m. Gallery Night: June 20, 5–9 p.m. Galleries closed May 25–27.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa & Su 2–4
May 24–July 6: Gail Salzman: Soundings: Known for their luminous color and layered surfaces, Gail Salzman’s abstract oil paintings metaphorically investigate water’s seen and unseen influence on our lives. While exploring formal elements of composition, Salzman uses water to represent the fluidity of time and memory while recalling multiple levels of experience. Also dynamic and contemplative paintings by Dan Tranberg, which subvert formal systems.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5 p.m., F & Sa 11–8, Su 11–5
Through July 28: Masterworks: Sculpture & Prints by Hugh Townley and from his personal collection: Atget, Callahan, Dali, Dubuffet, Duchamp, Siskind, Westermann, Zadkine, and others. Presenting Townley’s work beside that of contemporaries whom he admired and collected. Lively historical context is evoked by material Townley saved from the moment to which he was deeply connected: his early notebooks, exhibition posters, personal letters, and ephemera from his fellow artists. BigTown Conversations: May 18, 4 p.m.: Michael Taylor, Director, Hood Museum, discusses Marcel Duchamp’s Green Box.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through June 23: Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art, features works by 20 artists, including Li Hongbo, Lin Tianmiao, Wei Dong, and Zhang Dali. The exhibit explores three themes: Image & Identity, Environment & Politics, and Reinterpreting Artistic Traditions. Liu Bolin: The Invisible Man features photographs from the artists “Hiding in the City” and “Hiding in New York” series. Your Space: Camouflage in BMAC’s Ticket Gallery is an interactive exhibit inspired by Liu Bolin’s work. Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students, free to BMAC
members and children under 6.
10 Vernon St, Brattleboro, VT
M, W, Th 11–5, F 11–7, Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
Crow Hill Gallery
May 8–June 29: New Landscapes: original watercolors of Jeanne Carbonetti featuring components of her Vivaldi Series, twelve paintings interpreting Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concerto. Carbonetti is well known for her luminous, expressive realism in watercolors. These landscapes are available in a wide variety of sizes.
729 Flamstead Rd, Chester, VT
Middlebury College Museum of Art
May 23–August 11: Edward Hopper in Vermont. Twenty of Hopper’s Vermont watercolors and drawings will be on view together for the first time. Curator’s talk: June 7, 4 p.m. May 23–August 11: Hidden Away: 20th and 21st Century Works from the Collection. Modern and contemporary works rarely on view, including; Calder, Zorach, Lucioni, and Chihuly. Ongoing: Ancient Mediterranean and Early European Art; European and American Art; Reiff Gallery of Asian Art.
72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa & Su 12–5
The Vermont Institute of Contemporary Arts
Through June 23: The Mysterious Mind, an exhibit of visual art and sculpture that speaks directly to the sub-conscious soul through the insights of Jungian depth psychology. Featuring the works of Nina Benedetto, Fran Bull, Joan Curtis, Thomas A. McGraw and Mareva Millarc. Art and the Mystery of Life, a panel discussion will be held at VTica with The Mysterious Mind artists on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m. Fran Bull will be facilitating and will discuss her Jungian quest and how it is reflected in her art.
15 Depot St, Chester, VT
W–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
May 25–June 22: Helen Shulman and Karen Petersen: Shulman's abstract works on canvas and panel are simultaneously studied and playful, with titles like “Dance Like No One’s Watching” and “A Person Without Secrets is Impossible to Imagine.” Petersen’s stylized bronze castings of buds, flowers, animals and figures are quiet and contemplative, full of the kind of potential energy one feels at the cusp of springtime. Opening reception: May 25, 6–8:30 p.m. Concurrently on view in the “Upstairs at West Branch” galleries: May: Sheryl Trainer and Aline Ordman; June: Mariella Bisson and Jill Madden.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT