Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
Opening January 13: “Our Strength is Our People” The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine, an exhibition of rare vintage photographs. The exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg and organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions. February 28: Fine Arts Lecture presented by Alison Nordström on “Lewis Hine: Artist and Activist.”
1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT
T, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
January 5–29: Kaleidoscope: Four different worlds. New work by Judy Atlas, Meg Bloom, Phyllis Crowley, and Nancy Eisenfeld; painting, photography, sculpture. Opening reception: Saturday, January 7, 2–5 p.m. Artists talk: Sunday, January 29, 2–4 p.m. February 2–26: Inner Landscapes, photographs and monoprints by new members Joy Bush, William Frucht, and Michael Zack. Interiors as landscapes, landscapes as inner spaces. Opening reception: Saturday, February 4, 2–4 p.m. Artist talk Sunday, February 26, 2–4 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Opening January 27 at Bellarmine Hall Galleries: ADOLF DEHN: Midcentury Manhattan. Opening at Walsh Gallery in Quick Center for the Arts: Leonardo Cremonini (1925-2010) – Timeless Monumentality: Paintings from The William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation.
1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT
Bellarmine Hall Galleries: Tu–F, 11–4, select Sa Walsh Gallery: W–Sa 12–4
Florence Griswold Museum
Through January 29: In Place: Contemporary Photographers Envision a Museum shares a new perspective on the distinctive character of the Florence Griswold Museum. Opening February 10: Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden traces the stylistic shifts of one of the few women artists in the original Lyme Art Colony.
96 Old Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Opening December 11: Components: The Art of Robert Cottingham. Robert Cottingham often uses letters and words, isolated and treated like objects, as carriers of style and meaning. This exhibition features subjects that were originally derived from engineering textbooks. These “components” are machine parts which were likely facets of large industrial machines.
144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Museum of Art
January 13–February 25: This Is Not Art, a juried exhibition with a theme, open to all artists and media, a challenge to create works that push boundaries.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through April 16: Ansel Adams: Yosemite Valley. Ongoing: Focus On: Shaker Woodenware. Opening January 20: Vistas del Sur: Traveler Artists’ Landscapes of Latin America from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. Opening February 3: Howard Rackliffe. Opening February 17: New Media: William DeLottie.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
Su, M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through January 8 Embellishment and Ornamentation. January 20–March 5: Follow the Line. Reception: Fri, Jan 20, 6:30–9p.m. at the Gallery. Registration now open for 2017 art classes and workshops at the Gallery, see online calendar. Shop online Spectrum Anytime 24/7.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–Sa 2–6, Su 12–5
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
Opening February 18: POWERFUL yet FRAGILE: Connecticut’s Waterways. Images by women photographers of Connecticut. How important is water in our lives? How does human activity impact the waterways of Connecticut? How can impacted waterways be reclaimed and natural ecosystems restored? The Stamford Museum’s latest fine art exhibition explores these themes through dramatic images captured by the women photographers of Connecticut, a diverse group of women photographers from across the state.
39 Scofieldtown Rd., Stamford, CT
M–Sa 9–5, Su 11–5
Tremaine at Hotchkiss
Through February 5: Marjory Reid Plus Two: Janet Rickus, Warner Friedman. Contemporary abstract painter (Reid) and former instructor in art at Hotchkiss exhibits with traditional still life (Rickus) and landscape (Friedman) painters. Opening February 18: Christopher Ho ‘92 exhibits. Reception: Saturday, February 18, 4–6 p.m. Ho is a New York-based artist whose works are often site-specific and incorporate the use of a variety of media. Visit christopherkho.com for more information.
11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Yale Center for British Art
Ongoing: Britain in the World: A New Display of the Collections. Opening February 2: Enlightened Princesses: Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World. Free and open to the public.
1080 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Yale University Art Gallery
The museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Ongoing: It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America. Opening January 13: Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom. Opening February 3: Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas. Opening February 17: Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light. Opening February 24: Modern Art from the Middle East. Free and open to the public.
Thomas Wilfred, Lumia Suite, Op. 158, 1963–64. Projectors, reflector unit, electrical and lighting elements, and projection screen. Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund, 582.1964. Photo: Yale University Art Gallery.
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
Tu–W, F 10–5; Th 10–8, Sa–Su 11–5
ArtSpace Gallery and Studios
January 18–February 25: Only From Maynard, 51 artists who live or work in Maynard. Opening reception: Saturday, January 28, 4–6 p.m. “Mini” ArtSpace artists’ open studios: Saturday, January 28, 4–6 p.m.
63 Summer St., Maynard, MA
Atlantic Works Gallery
January 13–28: YELLOW, for better or worse, a group show by Atlantic Works Gallery members. Reception: Thursday, January 19, 6–9 p.m. February 4–28: New Members, please join them in welcoming their new members: Dominick Takis, Curran Broderick, Brian Reardon and Leah Grimaldi. Opening reception: Saturday, February 4, 6–9 p.m.. Third Thursday reception: February 16, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St., East Boston, MA
January 13-28: S–Su 1–5 or by appointment February 4–28: S–Su 1–5 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through February 2: Members’ Exhibition – Member artists are given the opportunity to exhibit original works. February 15–March 4: Invited artists share their interpretations of permanent collection holdings in Then and Now 2017. February 25: Downtown Attleboro’s Winter Night Festival, 5–9 p.m. A grand bonfire, ice sculpting and other seasonal attractions–along with the museum’s winter craft fair. February 15–23: Joyful Paintings–The Art of Bob Ross by Nicole Bonneau.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Bakalar & Paine Galleries and Doran Gallery
Opening January 23: Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass demonstrates how today’s multidisciplinary artists are using the traditional yet fluid medium—glass. The North American debut DRAW/Boston brings together sketches of nearly 40 artists to reveal the artist’s drawing process.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
M–Tu, Th–Sa 12–6, W 12–8
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through January 21: Fred Sandback: Editioned Sculptures and Related Works on Paper; Between Subjects, featuring Josef Albers, Mel Bochner, Jan Dibbets, Bronlyn Jones, Ellsworth Kelly, Sol LeWitt, Brice Marden and Sylvia Plimack Mangold.
10 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Beard & Weil Galleries
Through February 22: It’s Elemental: Water, a student- curated exhibition of works related to water from Wheaton College’s Permanent Collection. Also, a solo exhibition of prints by Allison Bianco titled Atlantic Time. Gallery talk by Allison Bianco: February 13, 5 p.m. Opening March 1: 2017 Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined. Gallery and events are free and open to the public.
26 East Main St., Norton, MA
M–Sa 12:30–4:30 Closed through January 24
Circulating and special collections library and fine art museum specializing in Boston and New England history. Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery and select building spaces open to the public. Through February 19: Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed offers a fresh perspective on French’s repertoire, focusing on a selection of his works representing the female figure in its classicizing, idealized form. Free to members, $5 for non-members.
10 1⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, F, 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
January 1–February 5: Embodied Energy by Nancy Selvage and Skin Deep by Claudia Olds Goldie. Reception: Sunday, January 1, 2–5 p.m. Forum: Embodied Energy in Sculpture Materials and Practice, Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m. February 8–26: LOVE/ LUST An Interpretation by Boston Sculptors, works by all 37 members. Reception: Friday, February 10, 5–8 p.m. Second Sunday Sculpture & Sound: Sunday, February 12, 4–6 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays 5–8
Through January 14: Inventing 3D Landscapes. William Brayton, Gary Duehr, Phyllis Ewen, Ted Ollier, Heidi Whitman. January 26–February 25: Sketches: Life Drawing & Drawing from Life, 18 artists share their drawing practice through sketchbooks and finished work. Check website for reception information.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
January 4–29: Winners of SOLO 2017 competition, juried by Sarah Montross, associate curator at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. All that is solid melts into air by Rudolf Lingens and Geometries of Inner Space by Denise Driscoll. Reception: Friday, January 6, 6–8:30 p.m. February 1–26: You Are Here by Joe Landry, multimedia wall constructions that recreate memories of personal places, and Fragments by Mirela Kulovic, delicate oil paintings of objects. Reception: Friday, February 3, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
Kathryn Schultz Gallery: January 5–28: Revealing the Internal, Exploring the External. Opening reception: Thursday, January 12, 6–8 p.m. University Place Gallery: January 12–31: Ideas of Home. Opening reception: Thursday, January 12, 6–8 p.m. Opening February 7: Members Prize Show juried by Randi Hopkins. Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
University Place Gallery
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Cambridge Arts Council / Galley 344
Opening January 23: Protected Trees—New Work by Joel Janowitz. Janowitz presents a poetic response to the intense street excavation and construction he has witnessed in his neighborhood. As a Cambridge artist, Janowitz brings an unusual perspective to the complex activity that goes into engineering and sustaining our urban environment. Reception: Monday, January 30, 6–8 p.m. Free and open to the public.
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge , MA
M 8:30–8, T–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–noon
Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum is at the heart of a long and important arts tradition, exhibiting work by artists who have lived and/or worked on Cape Ann from all periods, including the present. Through its permanent collections, special exhibitions, and programs, the Museum explores the connection between artists and place, examining how Cape Ann affects the artists it attracts and how those influences carry over in a broader sense to the history of art in America. Through February 19: Kodachrome Memory: Nathan Benn’s North Shore, 1978. Through February 26: Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker with photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg.
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Chase Young Gallery
Opening January 6: Cynthia Packard, Blurred Exposure. In her latest body of work, renowned New England painter Cynthia Packard explores figurative subjects through abstraction and reflection. Combining elements of layered textures, abstracted forms, and contemplative color palettes, Packard’s new pieces offer an invigorate interpretation of traditional subject matter while maintaining the intimate and emotive spirit of her past work.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
T & W 11:30–5, Th 11:30–4, Sa 11:30–5
Clark Art Institute
Ongoing: Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection highlights a century of Japanese color woodblock printing representing ukiyo-e, shin-hanga and sōsakuhanga traditions. Imagery includes waterfalls by Katsushika Hokusai, selections from the renowned One Hundred Famous Views of Edo by Utagawa Hiroshige, mountain landscapes by Kawase Hasui, and the Zen architecture prints of Kiyoshi Saitō. The exhibition also features exquisitely-fired contemporary ceramics by Shōji Hamada.
225 South St., Williamstown, MA
Concord Art Association
January 10–February 5: Member’s Gallery: Tim Downing. January 12–February 12: Member’s Juried 1. Painting and sculpture, juror Joanna Fink, Alpha Gallery. Reception: Thursday, January 12, 6–8 p.m. Lecture by Eric Litke from Yale University Art Gallery, All Directions Are Possible: Sol LeWitt’s Scribble Drawings: Thursday, January 19, 6:30 p.m. Opening February 23: Member’s Juried 2. Mixed media, photography, printmaking, collage and craft. Juror Randi Hopkins, Boston Center for the Arts. Reception: Thursday, February 23, 6–8 p.m.
37 Lexington Rd., Concord , MA
Tu–Sa 10–4:30, Su 12–4
Copley Society of Art
Co|So is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, representing more than 300 artist members from around the globe. January 12– February 9: New Members’ Show 2017, featuring the work of 21 new artists accepted into the Copley Society of Art in 2016. Opening February 23: Winter Members’ Show. This year’s theme is Shaken and Stirred and will be juried by Mike Carroll of the Schoolhouse Gallery, in Provincetown, MA.
158 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
Through January 15: Lianhong Feng and Eric Slayton. Note: The gallery will be undergoing renovations late January through early February.
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Sa–Su 11–5, and by appointment
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: The deCordova New England Biennial 2016 features sixteen New England-based artists who are making significant contributions to contemporary art in the region, and showcases the work of painters, sculptors, video artists, book illustrators, performance artists and photographers. Also on view, Edward Steichen: Twentieth-Century Photographer.
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–5
Essex Art Center
Opening January 13: The Chester F. Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Ocean Front. Opening reception: Friday, January 13, 5–7 p.m. Photographs, both digital and film prints, capturing various scenes focusing on off-season and abandoned locations from the New England and Nova Scotia coasts lines by Walter Landry, Kurt Landry, and their father, Joe Landry.
56 Island St., Lawrence, MA
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through January 15: Plastic Imagination and Neal Rantoul: Monsters. Opening February 12: A Curious Nature: Paintings by Shelley Reed and A Feast of Beasts. Ongoing: Evoking Eleanor: The Art, Life, and Legacy of FAM Founder Eleanor Norcross; More Recent Acquisitions: Photography; Global Africa: Creativity, Continuity and Change in African Art; Discover Ancient Egypt.
185 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa–Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
January 5–29: Divergent Thinking. A method used to generate creative ideas by exploring many possible solutions. Juried by Jane Young, curated by Tatiana Flis and Joseph Fontinha. Reception: Saturday, January 7, 5–7 p.m. Ongoing: Small Works Showcase. Opening February 2: 6th Annual Members Show, “Yellow” is not just a color, it is happiness, spontaneity, cowardice, harmony, wisdom, culture… Curated by Sorin Bica. Reception: Saturday, February 4, 5–7 p.m.
59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA
Th–Su 11–5, and by appointment
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Through January 22: holidaySHOP @ Fuller Craft; Uncommon Exposures. Through February 28: Cary Wolinsky: Fiber of Life. Ongoing: Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection; What Remains: Wooden Quilt Sculptures of Laura Petrovich; John Bisbee: Material Obsession. Opening January 21: Bartram’s Boxes Remix. Opening February 11: Playa Made: Burning Man Jewelry.
MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
455 Oak St., Brockton, MA
Tu–W, F–Su 10–5, Th 10–9
Galatea Fine Art
January 4–29: Kirstin Ilse: Unfriend, The Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Paintings on silk. Cynthia Maurice: In Bloom. Mixed media. Reception: Friday, January 6, 6–8 p.m. February 1–26: Ruth T. Segaloff: Precious Legacies. Assemblage. Klein, Komarow, Lindstrom, Stark, Wontkowski: Naturally. Group exhibition. Ethan Hamby: The Throws of Winter. Ceramic. Reception: Friday, February 3, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
January 6–28: Cyanotypes by Jaclyn Kain. Tintypes by David Prifti. NAGA’s 40th year begins with solo exhibitions that explore alternative photographic processes; cyanotypes and tintypes. Opening reception: Friday, January 6, 6–8 p.m. February 3–25. Piscataqua Paintings, painted still lifes and landscapes by Rick Fox, and Landmarks, Masako Kamiya, sculptural, gouache paintings. Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Opening February 21: WET. Featuring paintings, photographs and mixed media by 31 New England artists. Juried by Gallery Seven coowners Nick Johnson and Kelli Costa. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Hosting the work of local artists, jewelers, potters and photographers from Mainland Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard and New York. This start-up gallery in a central Massachusetts mill town is committed to revitalizing the town through the arts. Opening February 11: The oil seascape paintings of Marston Clough, a Martha’s Vineyard artist. Experience his work amidst work by other artists responding to his theme: “I went to the ocean to see the sky.” Opening reception: Saturday, February 11, 2–4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
454 Main St., Fitchburg, MA
Griffin Museum of Photography
Through January 1: Main Gallery: Winter Solstice 2016. Members open. Atelier and Griffin galleries: Danforth takes over. Satellite galleries: Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St. Stoneham, MA. Through February 5: Donna Tramontozzi, Optical Shards. Reception: February 1. Opening February 7: Lynn Saville, Dark City. Courtesy of Gallery Kayafas.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
January 26–February 23: Accretion Systems: An Installation by Jackie Brown. With the exhibition Accretion Systems, Brown has transformed the gallery into a kind of bio lab where she imagines and choreographs a tangible and immersive environment. It is at once welcoming and a little unsettling. Reception: Thursday, January 26, 6–8 p.m. Snow date: Friday, January 27, 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
Ongoing: Doris Salcedo: The Materiality of Mourning brings together a deeply evocative constellation of recent works by Doris Salcedo, the renowned Bogotá- based artist known for her sculptures and public installations that respond to the testimonies of survivors and victims of political violence. See website for details and related events, including gallery talks in English and Spanish, film screenings and other programs.
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Opening January 23: The Last Frontier / Última Frontera: La Subjetividad del Territorio. This exhibition presents the work of Latin American artists whose work explores the concept of borders from various points of view, curated by V. Nicolás Koralsky, original concept by Arte Bajo Cero (Julio Gaete Ardiles and Sebastian Trujillo). Find the gallery on Facebook and follow it on Instagram and Twitter.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 12–5
January 4–29: Relay, an all member’s exhibit. A portion of proceeds from work sold will be donated to the Refugee Health Clinic at Boston Medical Center. First Friday opening reception: Friday, January 6, 5:30–8 p.m. February 1–26: The Conscious Web, Lynda Schlosberg. Membrane, Elif Soyer. First Friday opening reception: Friday, February 3, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
January 14–29, Regional High School Artists Show. Opening January 29: Dana Levin, Portrait in Oils* Hours: 2–4 p.m., Free Demonstration. *Snow date 2/19. February 4 –19: LACS Student Show. Opening February 25: Woodworkers Show.
130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
Tu–Su 12–4, Sa 10–4
Opening February 1: The Silent Witness, Nancy Wynn and John Bizis. In this collaboration, Nancy Wynn and John Bizis present floral arrangements and photographs based on the liturgical calendar. Flowers are deliberately allowed to fade as the exhibition continues, adding temporality to this living calendar.
315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through January 8: Edgar Arceneaux: Written in Smoke and Fire. January 10 February 19: List Projects: Andrea Crespo. Crespo’s exhibition at the List Center engages with autism as an embodied and a sociocultural entity. Opening February 17: Gwenneth Boelens: At Odds. Boelens’s first solo museum exhibition presents a group of new photographic works and woven, sculptural pieces. Opening February 17: Charlotte Moth. In her first U.S. solo exhibition, Paris-based artist Moth presents a group of recent works in sculpture, photography and film.
20 Ames St., Bldg. E-15, Cambridge, MA
Tu, W, F–Su 12–6, Th 12–8
Ongoing: Images of Discovery: Communicating Science Through Photography; Grazia Toderi and Désiré Despradelle: Spectacular Cities; Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson; Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work; Holography: Dimensions of Light; Sampling MIT; Robots & Beyond. Check website for complete information on programs, gallery tours, demonstrations and festivals.
265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
January 9–February 4: Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery: Katherine Mitchell. Opening January 17: Montserrat Gallery: Constructed Identity: Ervin Johnson, Dead Art Star, Caleb Cole and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Reception: Thursday, January 26, 5–7 p.m. Opening February 8: Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery: George Frary.
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–W, F 10–5, Th 10–8, Sa 12–5
Opening February 3: Dissipate/Disappear. With the installation Dissipate/Disappear, Deborah Davidson is interested in making manifest what she sees as her interior life. The work is the attempt to resolve the conversation between wanting to reveal all and the desire to obliterate. These hybrid painted sculptures echo the subtle but heroic works of the Minimalist sculptor, Anne Truitt. Opening reception: Friday, February 3, 5:30–7 p.m.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Art Center
Opening January 20: The Newest Romantics features artists who harness the illusive qualities of photography and sleek lines of architectural sculpture to manipulate images of botanical still lives and environments. The exhibition includes formal variations of photography in combination with sculpture, video, architecture and site-specific installation. Concurrently, artist-in-residence Amy Beecher will transform the Holzwasser Gallery into a multi-media studio, combining digital and analog modes of printmaking to create unique works.
61 Washington Pk., Newtonville, MA
Newton Free Library
January 4–30: Gallery: Surreal Art by Cynthia Brody, familiar/impossible images of women, Reception: Saturday, January 7, 1:00 p.m. January 4–30: Main Hall: Seasonal Bouquets by Leann Shamash, wild and cultivated plants. Reception: Thursday, January 5, 7:00 p.m. February 2–27: Gallery: Mississippi: Back Roads, Small Towns by Alan Strassman, a photographic journey through Mississippi Delta. Reception: Tuesday, February 7, 7:00 p.m. February 2–27: Main Hall: Anima Mundi by Angela Mark, Soul of the World.
330 Homer St., Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
January 5–29: Front room: Uplands Description. Plein air and studio oil paintings by Elizabeth Lehman and Will Sillin. Back room: painter Deborra Stewart-Pettengill. Reception: Friday, January 13, 5–8 p.m. February 2–26: Front room: Salamander Parade. Joan Dix Blair presents etchings and ceramics. Back room: Whimsy II: The Rhythmical World of Key West. Gouache and acrylic paintings by Diane Harr, inspired by Key West. Reception: Friday, February 10, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Peabody Essex Museum
Ongoing: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. Explore the creativity of footwear from around the globe through more than 300 pairs of shoes, ranging from elaborate vintage designs to those by contemporary makers. This exhibition considers the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology. The exhibition is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
161 Essex St., Salem, MA
T–Su, 10–5, Third Th 10–9
Piano Craft Gallery
January 6-29: Building a Lineage, exploring connections through photography. Tara Butler, Allison Cekala, Jodie Mim Goodnough, Defne Kirmizi, Molly Lamb, Sarah Pollman, Sadie Wechsler. Opening: Saturday, January 7, 6–8:30 p.m. February 3–26: Invisible Fractures: The Enduring Trauma of Emotional Abuse, photographs by Rachel Tine. Opening: Friday, February 3, 6–10 p.m. Free and open to the public.
793 Tremont St., Boston, MA
F 6–8, S–Su 12–5
Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass
January–February: Group Exhibition. Schantz Galleries is a destination for visitors to experience firsthand the works of internationally recognized artist working in glass. The gallery is committed to exhibiting works of both emerging and established artists and features the works of more than 50 artists including Dale Chihuly, Dan Dailey and Lino Tagliapietra.
3 Elm St., Stockbridge, MA
M, Tu,Th–Su 11–5
Smith College Museum of Art
Opening February 3: Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii. Four floors of galleries including a new Asian art and digital media gallery, plus a “Talk Back” learning space. SCMA’s permanent collection includes more than 25,000 artworks created from antiquity to the present day by artists from around the world.
20 Elm St. at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Opening January 27 (Sohn Fine Art Gallery) and February 3–27 (Lichtenstein Center for the Arts): 10 SPOT: PHOTOGRAPHY. 100 photographs—10 photographs by 10 artists in two galleries, with Cultural Pittsfield’s 10 x 10 Upstreet Arts Festival. Reception, Sohn Fine Art Gallery: Saturday, February 18. Reception, Lichtenstein Center: Thursday, February 16.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, MA
69 Church St, Lenox, MA
South Shore Art Center
January 6–February 13: Entryways. Juror Susan Nalband, sponsored by Panopticon. Dillon Gallery: Town & Country. Joan Brancale, Dianne Dolan, Jack Haran, Vcevy Strekalovsky and Alix White. Manning Lobby feature: Renee Caouette. Opening reception: Friday, January 6, 6–8 p.m. Opening February 24: Legacy. Susan Denniston, Kelly Knight, Anne Plaisance and Lorraine Sullivan. Dillon Gallery: Students of Bill Flynn. Manning Lobby feature: Anne Heywood. Opening reception: Friday, February 24, 6–8 p.m.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
The Art Complex Museum
Through January 15: Night Becomes us, nighttime photographs by the Greater Boston Night Photographers. Through February 19: Full Tilt Print Studio, member portfolios have been exhibited widely. Opening February 5: Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show. Rotations: Objects from the permanent collection.
189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA
The French Cultural Center
January 6-30: Charlie Archive at the Harvard Library. Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6:30–8:30 p.m. includes 7:00 p.m. talk with project co-founders Lidia Uziel, Virginie Greene, and Nicole Mills. Advance RSVP for opening required, visit website or call (617) 912-0400. February 2–28: Noëlle Herrenschmidt, Sur les Chemins de la loi. Reception: Wednesday, February 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
53 Marlborough St.,, Boston, MA
M 5–9, Tu–Th 9–9, F–S 9–5
Through February 24: Jack Massey—Light & Dark presents a select group of drawings, collages and small-scale installations by Jack Massey (born 1925 in Pittsburgh, PA, and professor emeritus at RISD). Massey’s interdisciplinary work infiltrates and blends artistic genres, including minimalism, abstraction, trompe l’oeil, objet trouvé and conceptual art. Gallery talk: Saturday, February 11, 1–2 p.m.
The Cambridge School of Weston
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F 9–4:30, or by appointment School calendar applies
Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College
January 31–February 23: The Un-Send Project. In this international collaborative project, artists communicate with one another through an exchange of small works. Gallery talk: Thursday, February 9, 3–4 p.m. Gallery closed Saturday, February 18.
180 Riverway, Boston, MA
Tu–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5, and by appointment
Trident Gallery shows beautiful and intelligent contemporary art and performance, emphasizing the work of artists continuing Gloucester’s rich legacy as a center for new American Art. Gallery director Dr. Matthew Swift curates gallery exhibitions, drawing on over 20 years of multidisciplinary scholarship, teaching, and creative exploration. January–February: Collectors’ Choice: Exhibitions guided by collectors’ interests. Works by Zygmund Jankowski, Peter Lyons, and others. Hours variable: please check website or call for an appointment.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
January 18–30: Annual Student Show. Featuring student work in drawing, painting, photography and printmaking. Opening February 3: Material Matters, an exhibition of collage and paintings by Gerri Rachins and encaustic reliefs by Stephanie Roberts-Camello. These artists transcend the usual two-dimensional form of paintings and create objects in vibrant color. Reception: Thursday, February 9, 5–7 p.m. Snow date: Thursday, February 16.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Opening January 24: CODED_COUTURE proposes a new interpretation of couture where coding is the ultimate design tool for creating garments. Evelyn Rydz: Floating Artifacts examines the life cycles of ocean debris, from ancient organisms to manufactured plastic toys, then back to the ocean as floating fragments of our contemporary lives.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
January 17–February 28: Morehshin Allahyari: Material Speculation. Artist talk: Wednesday, February 22, 3:30 p.m. in O’Leary 222, with reception following at 4:30–6 p.m. in the University Gallery.
870 Broadway St., Lowell, MA
(978) 934-3491, (978) 934-3494
M–W 10–4, Th 10–9, F–Sa 10–3
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
January 24–February 11: Is This Something? A group exhibition featuring work by Gail Erwin, Samantha Fields, Deborah Klotz, Janet Kawada (curator) and Hilary Tolan. Artists’ reception: Sunday, January 29, 4–6 p.m. Opening February 21: ART/Word presents: Revelations. 25 visual artists illustrating stories of pivotal life-events.
47 Myrtle Ave., Auburndale, MA
Tu–Sa 1–4, First Th 1–7
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University
The Winfisky Gallery displays art from all over the world in a variety of media from prints to kinetic sculpture to collage and photography. In addition to visiting artists, the art and design department hosts an annual faculty works exhibit, a student works exhibit and the prestigious student honors exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Worcester Art Museum
Through February 5: Picket Fence to Picket Line: Visions of American Citizenship explores the nature of our identities as U.S. citizens. Ongoing: KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley, comprehensive retrospective of one of
the world’s most prolific children’s book illustrators. Ongoing: Medieval Galleries reinstallation, a fresh take on WAM’s outstanding collection of medieval art.
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
W–F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Thursdays 11–8
Bates College Museum of Art
Ongoing: PHANTOM PUNCH: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia in Lewiston, a major exhibition of Saudi artists, plus lectures and pop-up events that create timely cross-cultural dialogue. These artists, who are never seen here, create adventuresome, smart, funny and culturally resonant work. Opening January 13: Martin Puryear: Recent Acquisitions, featuring prints recently added to the permanent collection. Similar to the physical yet poetic sculptures for which Puryear is wellknown, these captivating etchings and aquatints combine traditional craft techniques and a meditative approach to process and materials.
75 Russell St., Lewiston, ME
M, W 10–7:30, Tu, Th–Sa 10–5
Colby College Museum of Art
Through January 8: A Usable Past: American Folk Art at the Colby College Museum of Art; Weather Vanes and Trade Signs from a Distinguished New England Collection. Opening February 4: Zao Wou-Ki: No Limits. Winter Open House: Thursday, February 9, 4:30–8:30 p.m. Art + Storytelling: Select Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. See website for details.
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME
Tu–W, F–Sa 10–5, Th 10–9, Su 12–5
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
Ongoing: Anguish: the Grave Misgivings of Remembrance is a visceral portrait of isolation, desire and remorse. Removed from the shadows, a collection of international artists present a visual dialogue which is strikingly raw and at the surface of our emotional armature—one which we work diligently to prevent illuminating. Curated by Cynthia Nourse Thompson, artists include Janine Antoni, Louise Bourgeois, Gail Deery, Nils Ericson, Carson Fox, Markus Hansen, Jenny Holzer, Anders Krisar, Rosemary Laing, Roberto Mannino, Martha McDonald, Oscar Muñoz, Piper Shepard, Donna Smith, and Anna Tsantir.
Martha McDonald, Weeping Dress Performance, dresscrepe paper fused to muslin and interfacing, polyester thread, metal fasteners, cotton tape, elastic cord; platform–birch plywood, dress: 67 x 55"; platform: 14 x 89 x 89". Photo: Christian Capurro. At Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art.
522 Congress St., Portland, ME
W–Su 11–5, Th 11–7, F 11–5 First Friday Art Walk until 8
Through January 28: Metalpoint and Graphite, Alisa Dworsky, Anne Lindberg, Shona MacDonald, Gudrun Mertes-Frady. Four women artists’ drawings and works on paper. Opening February 4: Michael Mulhern, paintings and works on paper from the estate. Eric Slayton: Walking Meditations.
The Barn at 28 Main St., Walpole, NH
Hood Downtown Exhibition Space
Opening January 5: Bahar Behbahani: Let the Garden Eram Flourish. Hood Downtown’s second exhibition features the acclaimed Persian Garden series of Brooklyn-based, Iranian-born artist Bahar Behbahani. Behbahani’s stunning paintings explore the intersection of politics and poetics that defines these gardens as contested cultural spaces.
53 Main St., Hanover, NH
W–Sa 11–7, Su 1–5
Opening January 20: Clew: A Rich and Rewarding Disorientation is an artistic collaboration between Deborah Barlow, Todd Hearon, and Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata. Using overlays of music, poetry and visual arts, these artists give viewers and listeners new ways to see, hear and navigate an intricately layered world within the setting of a physical gallery space. Reception: Friday, January 20, 5–7 p.m. Free.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
Tu–F 9–5, Sa 10–4
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire
Opening February 2: Flextime: Clay Sculptures by David Katz and Closer Readings: New Hampshire Writers Respond to Art. Reception: Thursday, February 2, 6–8 p.m.
Paul Creative Arts Center
30 Academic Way, Durham, NH
M–W, F 10–4, Th 10–8, Sa–Su 1–5
New Hampshire Institute of Art Galleries
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) believes art is relevant and essential to our culture; therefore, it promotes education, presentation and civic engagement through its galleries. NHIA galleries serve as both an educational tool for undergraduate, graduate and community education programs and in support of arts as part of the community. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Emma B. French Gallery
148 Concord St., Manchester, NH
Roger Williams Gallery
77 Amherst St., Manchester, NH
Sharon Arts Center Gallery
30 Grove St., Peterborough, NH
The Currier Museum of Art
Through January 16: Mount Washington: The Crown of New England. The first museum exhibition devoted entirely to art focusing on Mount Washington. Opening February 25: Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting. Showcasing work by contemporary artists who reconsider, redefine and subvert the centuriesold practice of paper cutting. Opening February 25: Soo Sunny Park: BioLath. A site-specific work that explores the effect of light on visual perception. Part of the Contemporary Connections series.
150 Ash St., Manchester, NH
M, W–F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5
The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University
January 19–February 15: New Acquisitions, recent acquisitions of photography and works on paper. Opening February 23: Debra Weisberg: Cannot Be Determined in Advance, site-specific sculpture installation. Opening reception and artist talk Thursday, February 23, 5–7 p.m.
McIninch Art Gallery
2500 N. River Rd., Manchester, NH
M–W, F–Sa 10–3, Th 5–8
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Opening February 15: 2125 Stanley Street/Traces. Dahlia Nayar, Margaret Sunghee Paek, and Loren Kiyoshi Dempster will be in residence in early 2017 developing a performance and related exhibition that jointly explore the dynamics of hybridity within and across generations of immigrant families. This project, organized the Redfern Arts Center and the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, is made possible with the support of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Robert P. Hubbard Family Trust, and Keene State College. Performances: February 9–11, choreographed by Dahlia Nayar.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
M–W, Sa–Su 12–5, Th–F 12–7
See website for hours, or by appointment Through January 20: This & That. Group show including Sarah Jane Lapp, David Baggarly, Nick Paciorek, Judy Volkmann, Jane Andreozzi, Mark Holme, Alecia Underhill, Linnea Leeming, Ewa Romaszewicz, Ken Steinkamp, Adam Waimon and more artists. Opening February 8: Henry’s Kids. Current work—paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography—from 30 students of Enrico “Henry” Pinardi spanning the years he taught at Rhode Island College from 1967–1995. Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 5–9 p.m.
150 Chestnut St. 3rd Floor, Providence, RI
See website for hours, or by appointment
Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler
January 19 to February 8: Traverse | Texture, featuring works by Leslie Atik, Lin Lisberger and Christina Massey. Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5–7 p.m. Opening February 16: Group show featuring works by Sammy Chong, Elizabeth Ferrill, Robert Morgan and Brian Shure. Reception: Thursday, February 16, 5–7 p.m.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through February 5: Fatma Bucak | And men turned their faces from there, an exhibition of new and recent video, performance, and installation works by Kurdish- Turkish artist Fatma Bucak, born in Iskenderun on the Turkish-Syrian border. See website for further information.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–W, F 11–4, Th 1–9, Sa–Su 1–4
Main Art Gallery, University of Rhode Island
January 23–February 18: Invisible Bodies, Disposable Cloth: Rhode Island and Slavery, 1783–1850s will trace the creation of “Negro Cloth” and examine the RI textile industry starting with the Transatlantic Slave Trade; cloth production; working in the factory, and cloth sent back to the South on slave ships to be worn by slaves as its final destination. Opening reception; Tuesday, February 2, 3:45–5 p.m. and Friday, February 17, 5–5:45 p.m.
105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Opening January 14: Kate Blacklock, Looking Closely at What is Not There, showcases several of the artist’s ongoing series in the form of oil paintings, photographs and scans printed on aluminum 3D-printed ceramics. Threading these series together is the artist’s keen and enduring interest in joining the present and past, seamlessly integrating new technologies with older art historical traditions.
76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
We–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
January 8–27: Dodge House Gallery: New Year, New Members. Opening reception: Sunday, January 8, 2–4 p.m. January 29–February 24, in all galleries: Members’ Exhibition: Making Our Mark. Opening reception and awards: Sunday, January 29, 2–4 p.m. Always free and open to the public.
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
Opening January 20: Shane Lavalette: One Sun, OneShadow. Shane Lavalette presents his sweeping photographic series of the American South. Wylie Sofia Garcia: With My Voice, I Am Calling You Home presents new paintings by Vermont artist, Wylie Sofia Garcia. The Past Present: Work by Molly Bosley and Athena Petra Tasiopoulos. Two Vermont artists who use metaphorical objects to explore humanity and our relationship to the past. Opening reception: Friday, January 20, 5 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8
Through February 25: Main Gallery: Figuration. Painting and collage by Mark Goodwin and Lucy Mink-Covello. Center Gallery: Landscapes & Nudes by Fulvio Testa.
99 North Main St., Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, and by appointment
Helen Day Art Center
Opening January 20: Natalie Jeremijenko: A solo exhibition. Jeremijenko is an international artist, engineer and inventor with a speciality in environmental and urban issues. Her work in the galleries will be a blend of new initiatives and past work with a focus on activating the space through environmentally conscious projects. The Art Center is simultaneously curating a large scale site specific project on the grounds of Spruce Peak at Stowe, January–September 2017.
90 Pond St., Stowe, VT
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Opening January 10: Untouched by Time brings together paintings, drawings, prints and photographs that bear testimony to our fascination with the Athenian Acropolis. Opening February 17: American Faces presents 90 portraits from more than 20 collections that explore and explain the American obsession with identity. Ongoing: Tour the campus collection of public art, including sculptural works by Tony Smith, Robert Indiana, Clement Meadmore and others.
72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
Through January 29: Winter Group, an exhibit featuring work by gallery owners Petria Mitchell and Jim Giddings, new work from their gallery artists, and introducing Eric Boyer, Anne Johnstone, Gene Parulis, and Torin Porter. Winter Group showcases MGFA’s rich and diverse inventory of fine art and craft. Artist forum: January 7, 5 p.m.
183 Main St., Brattleboro, VT
M, W–Su 11–5
Opening February 11: Backstage Pass: Rock & Roll Photography features more than 300 rarely seen photographs—studio portraits and candid outtakes—of famous rock and roll stars and jazz greats from Miles Davis, Elvis and The Beatles to David Bowie, Prince and The Beastie Boys.
6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Through February: South Gallery: Recent works by Vermont-based artists Charlie Hunter and Helen Shulman. Upstairs Gallery: Nissa Kauppila’s watercolor paintings inspired by the former Burlingtonian’s apprenticeship with a master silk painter in Shenzhen, China. Central Gallery: Kim Radochia’s Murmurations, wall sculptures interpreting patterns in nature through the use of thousands of pieces of torn paper. North Gallery: New landscapes in oil by Craig Mooney and “pop constructions” by Dave Laro. Ongoing: Sculpture Park with works by Jonathan Prince, David Stromeyer, and Christopher Curtis.
17 Towne Farm Ln., Stowe, VT