Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
Through December 14: I WRITE YOUR NAME: The Amistad Center @ USJ, Part III. An exhibition of paintings, works on paper and sculpture from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Also on view: WAR/PEACE, featuring works on paper from the permanent collection depicting the period of 1914–1945.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
Celebrations Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea
November 1, 2014–January 4, 2015: Small Works: Artful Treasures. The Sixth Annual Holiday Exhibition features more than 75 works in all media by local and regional artists under $200 and under 200 square inches. Opening reception: Saturday, November 1, 4–7 p.m. Celebrations is a destination to experience with artwork, jewelry, gifts that wow, and all things “tea.” 1885 Victorian on Scenic Route 169. Events throughout the year.
330 Pomfret St, Pomfret, CT
W–Su 10–5, plus extended December holiday hours
Through November 30: Barbara Harder: Migrations, new print and mixed media work exploring intersections and passages of life. Opening reception: Sunday, November 2, 2–5 p.m. December 4–21: Give Art: an annual holiday exhibition with all works by gallery artist-members, offerings in various sizes and two prices: $75 and $150. Exhibit features paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Opening reception: Sunday, December 7, 12–4 p.m. Visit website to learn more. December 14 and 21, 12–4 p.m.: Holiday drinks and food. All are welcome.
Barbara Harder, J Topog P205, lithograph and mixed media on handmade paper, 20 x 20". At City Gallery.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Fairfield University’s Museum & Gallery
Guerrilla Girls, Benvenuti alla Biennale Femminista (detail). At Thomas J. Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University.
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Through January 25: Life Stories in Art. Together, these exhibitions highlight the contributions of three important women artists in Connecticut in three different media over the course of three centuries: Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Art of Mary Rogers Williams (1857-1907), Modern Figures: Mary Knollenberg Sculptures (1904-1992), and Self-Portraits in Glass: Kari Russell-Pool (b. 1967).
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
Housatonic Museum of Art
Through November 17: Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting: Mia Brownell. Paintings by contemporary artist Mia Brownell fuse the realism of 17th century Dutch still life with what she describes as “scientific models of proteins” and “American attitudes toward food as a commodity.” Brownell creates lushly realistic visions of her subjects while exploring what lies beneath their surfaces both microscopically and symbolically. Art critic Cate McQuaid describes Brownell’s work as “a postmodern fruit cocktail that marries today’s fascination with genetics and the building blocks of life with old-style painterly seduction.”
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
See website for hours
leclerc’s focus is on work that challenges conceptual and material boundaries. Exhibitions explore the fabric of Western culture along with the panacea of events, large and small, that have shaped and continue to shape our present and future. Through November 9: NECESSITY: the mother of invention. This mixed-media exhibit features materials which were carefully considered, assembled and guaranteed to grow your mind.
19 Willard Rd., Norwalk, CT
M–Sa 10–6, Su 11–5
November 22, 2014–January 25, 2015: Outtakes: bleacher and everard photography. Katie Bleacher and Dean Everard, a New York City based photography team, specialize in celebrity, editorial and commercial corporate assignments. The photographers work together and bring different perspectives to their projects. Each is personable, professional and develops a special connection with the subject of their shoot. Interestingly, Katie and Dean do not identify which images were shot by one or the other. Opening reception: Saturday, November 22 5–6:30 p.m.
Kate Beckinsale cover and fashion shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Russia. Photo: Bleacher+Everard photography. At Mattatuck Museum.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Arts Center
Through December 31: Holiday Gift Show, view original works of fine art and handmade artisan wares by local and regional artists. Hand carved wooden spoons, bowls and boards, jewelry, upcycled mirrors, chalkboards and frames, sailor bracelets, stoneware pottery, notecards, fiber items, natural soaps and balms, stained glass, hats, silk and wool scarves, neckties, ceramics and fine art. Support local artists and artisans and give something special to your loved ones this holiday. Holiday preview party opening reception: Friday, November 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Opening November 1: NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project. Through January 4: Let Me Quilt One More Day. Through January 11: Nelson Augustus Moore: Connecticut Water, Hills, and Sky. Through January 18: Group f.64: Revolutionary Visions. Ongoing: New Media: John O’Donnell: Psychedelic Pantry and Soo Sunny Park: Boundary Conditions. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Silvermine Arts Center
Through November 2: A Feast of Color and Composition: The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora; Face to Face: Kristina Küster-Witt; Undomesticated: Leslie Giuliani. November 9–December 23: Beauty and Ruin: Broken Landscapes, Lost Symbols; What’s Left: June Ahrens; The Hand of Man: J. Henry Fair; Neo-archaism: Carlos Davila. Also selected prints from the Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection. Opening reception: Sunday, November 9, 2–4 p.m.
1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT
W–Sa 2–5, Su 1–5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through Sunday, November 9: Juried Festival Group Show, a mixed media exhibit of local and regional fine artists and artisans. November 21, 2014–January 11, 2015: Kindness of Strangers Holiday Show, an exhibit displaying artists’ and artisans’ interpretation of “the kindness of strangers,” through various mediums. Opening reception: Friday, November 21, 6:30–9 p.m. at the Gallery. Sunday, December 14: Free Holiday Family Day. November–December: new art classes and workshops at the gallery, see online calendar. The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–Sa, 11–6, Su, 11–5
Yale University Art Gallery
The expanded museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Opening November 7: Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Through February 1, 2015: Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection. Through January 4, 2015: Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire. Through February 1, 2015: East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea. Free and open to the public.
Chris Perry, 86 Ripples: Droplet, 2011, artist’s book with gel acetate and wood. Yale University Art Gallery, The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Book Art Collection, curated with Doug Beube. © Chris Perry. At Yale University Art Gallery.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Tu–F 10–5, Th 10–8 (September–June), Sa–Su 11–5
American Textile History Museum
November 21, 2014–March 29, 2015: Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol. An extraordinary exhibit tracing the history of 20th century art on fabric. The exhibit highlights rare pieces, many of which have never previously been on public display, by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, and other significant artists of European and American modern art movements, including Fauvism, Cubism, Constructivism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art.
Marc Chagall, Belle Fleurs, c. 1956, furnishing fabric for Fuller Fabrics. At American Textiles History Museum.
491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA
November 5–28: Disambiguation: Mixed media collage painting by Barbara Ishikura. EX SITU: An exhibit of paintings with different media on plexiglass by Sammy Chong. Opening reception: Saturday, November 8, 5–7 p.m. December 10, 2014–January 2, 2015: Only from Maynard, a mixed media exhibit featuring the work of 20 artists who reside in Maynard. Opening reception: Saturday, December 13, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Attleboro Arts Museum
Saturday, November 1: 23rd Benefit Art Auction, doors open at 5:30 p.m. November 11–December 16: Art of Celebrating, holiday fundraiser. November 11– 15: Under Lock and Key, an invitational inspired by Julie Otsuka’s novel When The Emperor Was Divine. Reception: Wednesday, November 12, 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19: Faces You Walk By, single day showing of photography by Natalie Cohen to commemorate National Hunger and Homelessness Week. Reception: 6–7:30 p.m. December 6, 2014–February 6, 2015: Members’ Exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, December 6, 2–4 p.m.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through November 22: Robert Cottingham. November 29–December 6: The Annual AIDS Benefit Exhibition. November 29, 2014–January 24, 2015: Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Ryman.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Beard and Weil Galleries
Through October 31: P3SF, an exhibition of work by Wheaton College studio art faculty, including Claudia Fieo (printmaking), Kelly Goff (sculpture), Andrew Howard (photography), Patrick Johnson (film), and Patricia Stone (painting and printmaking). Opening reception: Wednesday, September 3, 6–8 p.m. See website for programs.
Watson Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Blue Wave Fine Art
Through November 11: Unlock, a very non-PC exhibit, featuring work by Mitchel Ahern, Greg Kitterle, Dave Magdalenski, Asia Scudder, Carol Wintle and Augustus Goertz. This exhibition provides visual commentary on our culture, the environment and politics. November 13, 2014–January 8, 2015: Black & White and S’more, featuring photographs, paintings and monoprints by Larry Blumsack. Opening reception: Thursday, November 13, 5–8 p.m. Artist talk: 7 p.m.
52 Main St., Amesbury, MA
W–Th 11-6, F–Sa 11–8, Su 1–5
Through January 31: Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World. This exhibition is curated by Catharina Slautterback, Curator of Prints & Photographs at the Boston Athenæum, and is accompanied by an illustrated booklet with an essay by Ms. Slautterback.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
General information: (617) 227-0270 or Membership: (617) 720-7641
Open house November 2: 12–4. Open to public. New extended hours: M–Th 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
November 12–December 14: Sarah Hutt Portals and Marilu Swett SOUNDING. December 17, 2014–January 18, 2015: Sketchy Sculptors: Sculptors Drawings in All Mediums. A group show of spatial drawings in two and three dimensions. Opening reception: Wednesday, December 17, 6–8 p.m. First Friday Gala Event: Friday, January 9, 5–8 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays November 7 & December 5 5–8
Through November 23: Open Studios Directory Exhibition in conjunction with Brickbottom Open Studios Weekend, November 22 and 23, 12–6 p.m.
Come by Brickbottom during the month of November and plan your open studios route. Maximize your visit by mapping out the studios of your favorite artists in advance. December 4, 2014–January 16, 2015: Resonance: books in time II: Individual and collaborative artists’ books by Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore and Annie Zeybekoglu. Opening reception: Saturday, December 6, 4–6 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
November 5–29: Linda Klein: Traction: Paintings that transform nature’s living presence into a story of revival. Reception: Friday, November 7, 6–8:30 p.m. Patty Adams: Hubbub: Incongruities—such as playfulness and gravitas, reticence and bombast—inform these abstract paintings. December 3–21: 12x12 Holiday Show: A wide array of artwork by New England artists that measures 12 x 12 or smaller, priced from $100 to $500.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
November 4–29: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Motion Envisioned: Beatriz Grayson, Bob Hesse and Ruth Lieberherr. Through November 15: University Place Gallery: 70th Members Prize Show, juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA Boston. December 4, 2014–January 16, 2015: Kathryn Schultz and University Place Gallery: PLATINUM: Juried by Alise Upitis, MIT List Visual Art Center Public Asst. Curator. Reception Friday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.
University Place Gallery (UP)
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
Through November 22: Squeak Carnwath: Recent and Now. Joel Janowitz: Finding Yourself There. November 25–December 31: Wall to Floor Salon. Reception: December 6, 4–6. Ongoing outdoor sculpture green.
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA
Concord Art Association
Through December 20: In Search of the Miraculous: curated by Lexi Lee Sullivan. There is something mystical and even magical about photography. In Barbara Bosworth’s portraits of natural wonderment, David Maisel’s x-rays, Abelardo Morell’s magical interiors, David Prifti’s relics, Peter Gruner Shellenberger’s light studies, and Suara Welitoff’s elegiac videos, there is a shared search for the place where the spiritual and the everyday collapse into a visual poetry.
37 Lexington Rd., Concord , MA
T–Sa 10–4:30, Su 12–4
Copley Society of Art
September 12-November 1: GRIT: The Urban Landscape. Juried by Paul Ha, Director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, GRIT unveils the raw fabric of the cityscape, delving into the interconnected nature of postmillennial life at its most fundamental level. Here, at the foundation of society, structure and chaos meld into one. GRIT is the examination of this intrinsic platform of the urban landscape.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tue-Sat 11-6, Su 12-5
Danforth Art, Museum/School
An intimate environment to experience, create, and celebrate the expressive qualities of art through exhibitions, educational programs, and studio art classes. Through December 14: Creative Community: Danforth Art in collaboration with The Art Connection. November 23, 2014–March 1, 2015: Facial Expressions. Also on view: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller and John Wilson.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W & S 12–5, F & Sa 10–5, Thu 12–8:30
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
October 31, 2014–April 26, 2015: Walden, revisited: Contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. October 31, 2014–April 19, 2015: The Social Medium: Inspired in part by a recent gift of a set of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, this exhibition features permanent collection works that inform current trends in social photography.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–5
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
November 12–December 21: Third annual Small Works exhibition, nearly 60 artists present works priced $500 and under in a variety of mediums and styles. Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5–7 p.m.
Daphne Taylor, Wool 4, 2014, wool, silk fabrics, misc. threads, applique, hand embroidery, 9 x 6 1/2". At Dedee Shattuck Gallery.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Essex Art Center
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: September 12–October 17: MCINDOE, new paintings by Johnathan Henriquez. Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 5–7 p.m. Opening October 24: Slavic Women Throwing Furniture off the Roof, installation by Shane Crabtree. Chester F. Sidell Gallery: September 12–October 17: Photography of Lawrence featuring the work of Les Wood, Jim Fenton and Gary and Judy Hoyt. October 24–November 14: Luz y Color. Opening reception: Friday, October 24, 5–7 p.m.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6, closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13
Fitchburg Art Museum
Opening November 2: Global Africa Creativity, Continuity and Change in African Art. Opening reception: Sunday, November 2, 3–5 p.m. Also on view: Un Idioma Nunca es Suficiente: Artistas Latinos en el Sur de Nueva Inglaterra; One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England; Mario Quiroz: Mis Vecinos Portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino Communities.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa & Su 11–5
Fitchburg State University
November 12–December 17: Clara Wainright, Quilts. Celebrated quilt maker Clara Wainwright stitches together personal and moving stories using vibrant fabrics and community. A craft that has roots deeply sewn into the heart of America, Clara’s cloth narratives explore war, climate change, delight and fantasy. This exhibition will consist of a group of quilts made over the past 10 years that deals with life, politics and joy. Gallery talk: Tuesday, November 18 at 3:30 p.m. with reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
160 Pearl St., Fitchburg, MA
M–Th 8–midnight, F 8–8, Sa 9–5, Su 12–12
Fountain Street Fine Art
November 13–December 14: Multiplicity, gallery artists bring a new twist to the 2014 Members Show by incorporating collaborative projects in photo, fiber, painting, drawing and sculpture. Curated by Denise Driscoll and Carrie Childs Antonini. Opening reception: Saturday, November 15, 5–7 p.m.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Th–Su, 11–5 and by appointment
Opening September 6: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This exhibit, celebrating Fruitlands centennial year, showcases the 100 most popular objects in the Museum’s vast Transcendental, Shaker, Native American and American Art collections. Also featured are stories submitted by the public of a special memory or object. Fruitlands offers 2.5 miles of walking trails, a Museum Café and store.
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa, Su & Holidays 10–5, closed Tu
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Enjoy Fuller Craft First Thursday. Through November 9: Dorothy Simpson Krause: Book + Art. Through November 2: Annette Bellamy: Floating. Through November 23: Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters & Innovators. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus and Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects (permanent collection). Through January 25, 2015: 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition. Through February 8, 2015: Barbara Andrus. Opening December 6: Recent Acquisitions Show. Opening November 22: Holiday Shop.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
Tu–Su 10–5, Th until 9, closed M MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
Galatea Fine Art
Through November 30: Claudine Bing and Justin Freed: Rhythms of the Universe: A multimedia collaboration. Caryl Gordon: Boston in Surround Sound: Encaustic and mixed media. Dianne Dolan: Outside, Over There: Atmospheric landscape. Reception: Friday, November 7, 6–8 p.m. December 3–28: Small(er) Works and Other Offerings: Annual Group gallery members’ exhibition. Reception: Friday, December 5, 6–8pm.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
November 3, 2014–February 27, 2015: Magazine Beach – A Place Apart: Cambridge Arts and the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association present an exhibition that invites you to share your connection to a defining public park along the Charles Riverbank and to deepen your knowledge of its past, present and future. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
November 14–December 20: Time For Reflection: Richard Raiselis. This November and December, Gallery NAGA presents new oil paintings by Richard Raiselis. His new body of work explores reflected and direct views downward and across Boston’s waterfront and greenway areas. Raiselis created this entire body of work from one vantage point 15 floors above the city streets. Opening reception: Friday, November 14, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
November 25–December 24: Holiday Art Show featuring 12 area artists with an array of art ranging from paintings to photographs to mixed media. Steve Barylick, Bill Bright, Tom Cooper, Daniel Duarte, Donna Fayad, Marcia Geier, Dennis Rainville, Ilene Richard, Amy Rudis, A.E. Ryan, Michael J. Saunders and Irene Stapleford. Artistsʼ reception: Saturday, December 6, 6–8 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Opening September 12: Japan Meets the West: Yokohama and Meiji Era Prints. The opening of Japan to Western trade and the reformation of Japanese society in the Meiji Era are revealed through a collection of 19th century Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts. The marvels of a new industrial world and the cultural contrasts of East and West are visually and historically intriguing. Gladstone’s tightly curated collection of antique and contemporary jewelry is worth the trip alone. Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 5–8 p.m.
36 1/2 Union Street, Manchester, MA
T–F 11–6, Sa 11–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
Main Gallery through December 4: Horace and Agnes: A Love Story. Asia Kepka and Lynn Dowling. Atelier Gallery, through December 4: Bridget & I. Griffin Gallery, through December 4: Sisters of the Commonwealth. Main Gallery, December 11–23: Winter Solstice Exhibit. Opening reception: Thursday, December 11, 6–8 pm. Atelier Gallery and Griffin Gallery, December 11–23: Photographing People: Harvey Stein Workshop Exhibit. Opening reception: Thursday, December 11, 6–8 pm.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Tu–Su 12–4, free Th 2–4
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Through December 11: 30 Years of Printmaking: James Stroud and Center Street Studio. The gallery presents a retrospective of works produced by Center Street Studio and a selection of James Stroud’s personal works. Established in 1984, Center Street Studio has earned an outstanding reputation as a world-class printmaking workshop while Stroud has worked with many established and emerging artists.
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA
(508) 678-2811 ext 2631
M-F 10-4, Sa 1-4
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Through December 17: The Italian Nativity: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul, an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni, an independent curator and photographer, and Sarah Stanbury, a medievalist and member of the Holy Cross English Department. James Palmigiano: Recent Collages: Fr. James Palmigiano is an artist and Trappist monk who resides at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His collages reflect his experience of life in the monastery, with the apparent harmony of each piece born of a process of adding and subtracting, organizing and rearranging in a search for balance, order and presence. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 2–5 Closed November 26–30 for Thanksgiving
November 5–30, Main and Central Galleries: Mary Lang, Gazing Into Space: New photographs. Member’s Gallery: Mira Cantor: en plein air Drawings, 2013. First Friday opening reception: November 7, 5:30–8 p.m. December 3–28, Main Gallery: Stacey Alickman, Humpty Dumpty. Central Gallery, Rhonda Smith: And There Was Matter. Members’ Gallery: Rose Olson: Keeping It Together. First Friday Opening reception: December 5, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
September 20–October 13: Color Line Vessel: George Mason and Tim Rowan. Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, September 20, 3–5 p.m. October 18–November 9: Higashida Shigemasa: Accidental Beauty. Opening reception: Saturday, October 18, 3–5 p.m.
25 Main Street, Concord, MA
M 12–5:30, Tu–Sa 10–5:30, and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
November 1–15: Area High School Art Exhibit. December 3–24: Holiday Marketplace provides space for ceramics, decorative arts, basketry, paintings, woodworks, metal arts, polymer clay beaders, photography, cards, prints and gift certificates. Winter classes and workshops currently available for adults and teens. Visit the website for complete class and workshop details.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
November 1–15: Tu–Su 12–4, Sa 10–4 December 5: F 10–9:30 December 3–24: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–6 December 24: 10–5
Through October: 5 Narratives, a group show juried by Julia Courtney, curator of the Springfield Museums, Loretta Yarlow, director of the UMass Museum of Contemporary Art, and Aprile Gallant curator of prints at the Smith College Museum of Art. This inaugural exhibition features works from five local artists: Imo Nse Imeh, Lydia Nettler, Tom Wyatt, Faith Lund and Laura Radwell. A closing reception will be scheduled in October to mark the exhibition’s conclusion. Check their website for future announcements.
1277 Main St, Springfield, MA
M–F 8–5, and during center events
McCoy Gallery, Rogers Center for the Arts
November 16, 2014–January 18, 2015: Success in Circuit lies: new work by Sara Egan. Egan’s work is grounded in modernism with an emphasis on balance and bold color. Her paintings, usually created in a series, are based on conceptual ideas drawn from literature and poetry. Currently she is looking at complex systems and their underlying organizing principles. Egan’s large-scale work can be seen throughout Boston and her paintings have been exhibited in New York and France. Additional information and work can be seen at saraegan.com.
315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through January 4, 2015: Pain’s Pyrotechnic Spectacle: The Sino-Japanese War in Print: Featuring woodblock triptychs and a striking visual album. Through December 28: Images of the Unimaginable: Art from the First World War: Russian, American and Swiss artworks; documents; and posters from the Great War. Through January 3, 2015: Paper Landscapes: Prints of the American City and Countryside, 1820–1920: Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists’ views of the American landscape, including never-before-shown American masterworks.
41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst, MA
Tu–Th, Su 9–midnight, F 9–8, Sa 9–5
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through January 4, 2015: Hayden Gallery: Thea Djordjadze. Reference Gallery: Open Tunings. November 7, 2014–January 4, 2015. Brendan Fowler: Live performance Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m. December 12, 2014–January 4, 2015: Hannah Weinberger. Live performance Thursday, December 11, 6 p.m. Performances are free and take place in the Reference Gallery. Capacity is limited to first-come, first-served.
Thea Djordjadze, Untitled, 2013, steel, lacquer, glass cork, vinyl paint. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers Berlin London. At MIT List Center.
20 Ames St., Building E15 Rm. 109 , Cambridge, MA
Tu, W, F–Su 12–6, Th 12–8
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Check online for programs, workshops and demonstrations. Through January 19, 2015: 5000 Moving Parts, contemporary kinetic art. Through January 4, 2015: Daguerre’s American Legacy. Ongoing: Inventions: Student Showcase.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Open daily 10–5, closed on major holidays
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Montserrat Gallery, through December 13: Franklin Evans: juddrules. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, through November 15: Viterbo, Italy. November 19–December 19: Joseph LoVasco ’07. 301 Gallery: November 10–14: Senior Thesis Exhibition. November 17–21: Senior Thesis Exhibition. December 3–17: Art Education Annual Exhibition.
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–1
November 7–December 17: SOMATIC (e)SCAPES. Artist: Debra Weisberg. Debra Weisberg’s works, whether made from dozens of layers of torn paper tape, collaged paper, or sculptured from building materials to appear like geological ruptures, are inspired by the delicate tension between chaos and order in nature. Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, November 19, 9:15–10 a.m., King Theater.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Art Center
Through November 15: MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists in Painting and Jocelyn Chemel and Mercè Agustí López. Opening reception: November 7, 6 p.m. November 21–December 20: I Want to Smell Your Hair, a Curatorial Opportunity Selection that explores the ways artists create a sense of intimacy between themselves, their subjects and their audience. Also on view, Helen Payne: Four Women. Opening reception: Friday, November 21, 6 p.m.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
September 26–November 14: Collectors III: Discerning Eyes, curated by Robert P. Stack and Vanphouthon Souvannasane, presenting early works from contemporary art collectors based in Providence, New York and Miami—people ahead of the curve at distinguishing the good from the bad, sifting out the gems from the junk. Garnered from private collections, many featured works of this show will be on exhibition for the first time.
608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA
Newton Free Library
Gallery: November 4–28: Along the Horizon, serene landscape oil paintings by Anna Goszczynska. December 2-30: Corpus Casual, exhibiting colorful vignettes of human expression by Andrew Fish. Reception: Tuesday, December 2, 7 p.m. Main Hall: November 4–28: Distant Relatives, showing recent work by Michael Ryczek. Reception: Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m. December 2–30: Made for Each Other, featuring collage, diptychs and triptychs by Ann S. Miller. Reception: Thursday, December 4, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
ROOM 83 Spring
September 6–October 16: Site Chunks: Bailey Bob Bailey, Liza Bingham, Kirstin Lamb. Reception: Saturday, September 20, 5–7 p.m. Humanized object-worlds of sculpture, painting and installation are place-taking, eye-rousing cogitations of less and more. October 23–December 4: Art Foragers: John Christian Anderson, Polly Becker, Rachel Folsom, Tanya Harsch, Peter Madden, Tom Ulrich. Reception: Saturday, October 25, 5–7 p.m. Wood, paper, dolls, comestibles—carved, repurposed, recycled, painted and photographed.
83 Spring St., Watertown, MA
Th 2–4, Sa 12–4
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
November 20–23: SMFA Art Sale is a highly anticipated annual event for art lovers, featuring an impressive range of SMFA established and emerging artists. Shop an eclectic mix of artworks that changes daily. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Opening celebration: Thursday, November 20, 5–8 p.m. Free admission. Visit smfa.edu/artsale.
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, Museum Shop and Tryon Common café. Through January 4, 2015: Tara Donovan: Moire. Through January 4, 2015: Bow Down: Queens in Art. Newly designed galleries now open. The new second floor galleries feature sacred and secular art before 1800: American, Ancient and European paintings and sculpture, as well as works on paper housed in state-of-the-art, specially-designed gallery cabinets. The new third floor galleries feature art from 1800–1950: African, American and European paintings and sculpture, plus works on paper.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Sohn Fine Art Gallery
Through November: Rurbanism: Rural urbanism, or an integration of rural and urban concepts, ideas and communities, or the disappearance of the duality between countryside and city. Group show featuring John Atchley, Nathan Benn, John Clarke, Denise Chandler, Martin Greene, Eric Korenman, Yvette Lucas, Cassandra Sohn and Monika Sosnowski. Reception and book signing with Nathan Benn for Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972–1990: Saturday, October 11, 4–7 p.m.
69 Church St, Lenox, MA
South Shore Art Center
Through December 21: Works on Paper juried by Al Miner, MFA. A national show of distinguished works on paper selected by the MFA Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by PANOPTICON, Inc. Faculty Feature: Bill Flynn.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Shore Conservatory
Opening September 30 in the Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery: Ray Genereux. “I describe my work as elegantly haphazard, whimsical, indiscriminate and thought provoking.” Opening reception: Friday, October 3, 6-8 p.m. The Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery is run through a partnership between South Shore Conservatory and South Shore Art Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5, Sa 9–12
The Art Complex Museum
Through November 9: 19 on Paper: Hidden Worlds, Rhode Island artists’ group presents art of or on paper. Ongoing: Asian Connections explores the enticing connections among Asian art from the museum’s collection. Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection, including Shaker items. November 16, 2014–February 15, 2015: Moving Right Along…, an exhibition featuring kinetic sculpture by David A. Lang. Opening reception: Sunday, November 16, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Garner Center at New England School of Photography (NESOP)
Through November 7: The Asian Series, exhibiting work by Phyllis Crowley. November 11–December 19: Holiday Park, exhibiting work by Dayna Rochell. Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 5–7 p.m.
537 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
M, W–F 9–5, Sa 10–4
The Gateway Gallery
September 2–November 8: Gateway Local, a group exhibition featuring familiar landmarks, architecture and well-known celebrities in Brookline and Boston, MA, and the New England region by Gateway artists.
62 Harvard St. 2nd floor, Brookline, MA
M–F 9–4:30, Sa 12–5
The Loading Dock Gallery
Main gallery: a wide, ever-changing array of member works. Showcase gallery, through November 30: Dual Interpretations: Paintings and Pastels by Paula Mingolelli and Denise Rainis. Reception: Saturday, November 1, 5–7 p.m. December 3–28: Winter Lights: Annual Holiday Show. Reception: Saturday, December 6, 5–7 p.m.
at Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
The Oxbow Gallery
Through November 30: Together: Prints & Poetry: Deborra Stewart-Pettengill (artist) and Amie Keddy (poet) created etchings and poetry for their book The Light We Leave. Opening reception/poetry reading: November 14 during Arts Night Out. Front room: December 4–January 4: Members’ Show and Landscapes: Frances Kidder. For 25 years Kidder has lived between Williamsburg, MA and South Bristol, ME. The nature in the saltwater cove in Maine inspired him. Opening reception: Friday, December 12, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
September 5–November 15: Gagik Aroutiunian—Kiss the Ground. The first exhibition in the Kiss the Ground series showcases the art of Armenian born, Chicago-based Gagik Aroutiunian, whose art centers on issues of identity, memory and the displacement of family after the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Reception: Friday, September 5, 4–7 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, November 15, 1–2 p.m.
The Cambridge School of Weston: Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F, 9–4:30 or by appointment, school calendar applies
Towne Art Gallery
Through November 22: Faculty Show. This exhibition will highlight the work of Wheelock College’s faculty in the Fine Arts Program. A mixture of technique and processes as well as approaches will show the breadth of the department. Exhibiting faculty includes: Jean Howard, Gregory Gomez, Erica Licea-Kane, Daniel Owusu, Kyla Toomey, Christopher Abrams, John Burkett and Stephanie Young. Gallery is wheelchair accessible and free to the public, public transport is suggested.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
T–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5, closed November 11
Representing contemporary artists on historic Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Through November 9:
Eileen Mueller: Muses. Modernist oil paintings of the landscapes and sea vistas of Cape Ann. November 13–16: Exhibiting at the 18th annual Boston International Fine Art Show. November 28, 2014–January 4, 2015: Lynn Swigart: Favorites. A selection of color and black-and-white photographs from the artist’s sixty-year career.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
M, Tu 12–5, W–F 10–5, Sa 10–7, Su 10–5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through November 6: High Strung: a site-specific solo installation by Randy Garber evoking memory and possibilities. November 10–December 16: Emerge: an exhibition of drawings and other media by Clara Lieu. Lieu’s theme of emotional turmoil and release is presented with virtuosity in graphic media, photography, printmaking and mask-like sculptures. Reception: Wednesday, November 12, 5–7 p.m., artist talk at 5:45 p.m. Closed November 11 and 26–28.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through December 7: Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection: The first exhibition in 13 years to focus on a curated selection of the finest works from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection. Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot: The exhibition narrates Jumbo’s life story from beloved elephant at the London Zoo to star of Barnum’s circus to college mascot.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Art Gallery
Through November 2: ‘E’ is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey: An exhibition of the work of the American author and illustrator organized in collaboration with the Edward Gorey House. November 13, 2014–January 25, 2015: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: An Indian from India. Reception: AHA! Night, Thursday, November 13, 6–9 p.m., artist talk 7 p.m. Thursday December 11, 6–8 p.m.: Photo booth taking professional photographs of three generations of woman from the same family of immigrants.
College of Visual and Performing Arts UMass Dartmouth
715 Purchase St, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
November 5–December 5: High-low Tech: Integration of art and technology curated by artist and UML’s Center for Arts & Ideas Artist-in-Residence Leah Buechley. Talk: Thursday, November 6, 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library rm. 222. Reception follows in the Gallery 4–5 p.m. December 17, 2014–January 9, 2015: Fall 2014 BFA Exhibition: Featuring BFA Candidates in Art & Design. Reception: Wednesday, December 17,
870 Broadway St, Lowell, MA
M–W 10–3, Th 10–9, F–Sa 10–3 Closed during school breaks
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
Anderson Gallery: November 6, 2014–January 6, 2015: Girls Drawin’ Girls. This exhibit showcases women artists working in the male-dominated industry of animation. Together, they demonstrate their creative abilities and artistic interpretations of female sexuality by re-defining the art of the pin-up. Maxwell Library, through January 9, 2015: Amuse Bouche: A visual narrative of food that encompasses northeastern menus of the 1880s, gilded age dining rooms and contemporary paintings of fast and slow food.
Bridgewater State University
40 School St, Bridgewater, MA
Waltham Mills 38th Annual Open Studios
November 1–2: Visit art where it’s made. More than 70 artists of all media from WMAA and Lincoln Studios, along with visiting jewelry makers and metal artists from Metalwerx, open their doors to welcome the public to this free event. Tour studios, chat with artists, and add to your art collection. A central location with easy access by public transportation and ample parking.
144 & 289 Moody St, Waltham, MA
Sa 12–6, Su 12–5
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
November 18–December 12: Newton Art Association Group Show. The Wedeman Gallery of Lasell College hosts members of the Newton Art Association in an exhibition featuring artists working in all art media: painting, photography, fibers, sculpture. Artist reception: November 14, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Artwork sale and closing reception: Friday, December 12, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
47 Myrtle Ave, Newton, 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 exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Women's Studies Research Center
Through October 8: Indomitable Spirit: works covering more than 40 years of New York feminist artist Juanita McNeely, portraying a sensual and macabre vision of woman with visceral dexterity. Opening October 24: New Work by Leeza Meksin. The Brooklyn-based artist transforms the Kniznick Gallery with a site-specific installation of three-dimensional paintings. Using Spandex as her primary material, she explores its expressive, elastic and mutable application to rigid architectural structures. Opening reception: Friday, October 24, 5–8 p.m. See website for details and programming updates. All programs are free and open to the public.
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
515 South St., Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5, or by appointment
Worcester Art Museum
Opening September 13: Perfectly Strange: An eclectic exhibition of prints, drawings and photographs eliciting both delight and fright. Opening October 8: Polly Apfelbaum: Nevermind: floor installations (fallen paintings) of synthetic velvet and fabric dye works focus on the artist’s work from the 1990s. Ongoing: Knights!: new interpretation of arms and armor from the John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum.
Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolitan, 1932, printed 1969, gelatin silver print. Charlotte E.W. Buffington Fund, Worcester Art Museum. © Herbert Bayer Estate, used with permission. At Worcester Art Museum.
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, Su 11–5, third Thursdays 11–8
Bates College Museum of Art
Through December 13: Convergence: Jazz, Films, and Visual Arts features the work of many innovative artists, mostly African Americans, whose art depicts, is influenced by, or is in tune with jazz music and culture. Programming includes a panel, lectures, film series and performance. Through October 12: Encountering Maine presents work drawn from the permanent collection depicting places in Maine by artists from the 19th century to the present. Opening October 24: Photographs from the Permanent Collection.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell St, Lewiston, ME
M–Sa 10–5, W 10–7 during the academic year
CMCA–Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Through September 20: Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire; Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work; Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown; Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win. Opening September 27: 2014 CMCA Biennial Exhibition. Admission: $5; CMCA members and children free.
162 Russell Ave., PO Box 147, Rockport, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Colby College Museum of Art
Through January 4, 2015: Bernard Langlais represents the first scholarly retrospective of the Maine-born artist’s dynamic career. The exhibition is drawn from the Museum’s Bernard Langlais Collection and also presents loans from several local museums and private collections.
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME
T–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5, closed M
Corey Daniels Gallery
On August 25, the gallery began assembling a selection of contemporary art mixed with furniture, objects, and oddities from its closets and drawers into an ongoing and evolving installation. The gallery will be open throughout the process. Visitors welcome. Follow their progress via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Saturday reception 5–8 p.m. Date to be announced.
2208 Post Rd., Rt. 1, Wells, ME
Sa 11–5, Su 12–5, open weekdays, call if coming from a distance
George Marshall Store Gallery
Through November 16: Donald Saaf, Michael Stasiuk and Jan ter Weele: Visions and Inventions; and Ceramics by Boyan Moskov: Form and Texture. Through December 6: Unraveled – Contemporary New England Fiber Art in the Remick Gallery, 3 Lindsay Road. This exhibition brings together the work of 18 regional artists who use a wide range of materials and techniques.
Museums of Old York
140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME
Tu–Sa, 10–5, Su 1–5, and by appointment
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Celebrating its artistic heritage and origins in Ogunquit’s art colonies, the OMAA engages and educates a diverse audience by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting American art. Through October 31: John Laurent; Andrew Wyeth: The Linda L. Bean Collection; Richard Brown Lethem: Figure ↔ Abstraction; Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture; Amy Stacey Curtis: drawings; Henry Strater: Arizona Winters, 1933–1938.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Open daily, 10–5
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Gallery I through November 2: Exhibition XXIV—Self-Portraits by Aidron Duckworth. Gallery II through September 14: Guest Artist, Sayonara Aya Itagaki: A memorial exhibition featuring mixed media. Reception on September 20, 3–6 p.m.; talk at 4 p.m. Sculpture on the grounds through November 2: Bob Shannahan: Woody plants; Fitzhugh Karol: Wood and mixed media. Through November 2: Guest Artist, Craig Stockwell—Abstract Oil Paintings. Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 3–6 p.m.; artist talk: 4 p.m
21 Bean Rd., Meriden, NH
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Through December 14: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at art from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. This exhibition considers how 66 artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American and Caribbean contemporaries, used art to address the struggle for racial justice.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
T–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
McIninch Art Gallery
Through November 15: Self-Examination Through Portraiture: Bernard Chaet, Susanna Coffey, Rick Fox, Gregory Gillespie, Anne Harris, Maud Morgan, Katy Schneider, Barbara Swan, Steve Locke. November 18–December 18: Objects in Motion: Survey of work by Kim Bernard.
Gregory Gillespie, Self-Portrait with Yellow Background, 1998-99, oil on panel. Courtesy of Gregory Gillespie Trust and Gallery NAGA.At McIninch Art Gallery.
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Rd, Manchester, NH
M–Sa 10–3, Th 5–8
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, November 7–December 24: Looking Out: A juried exhibition of photographic images pertaining to our natural and manmade landscapes, and the perception of the outside world. Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 5–7 p.m. Sharon Arts Members Gallery, November 28–December 24: Creative Places: Dr. Robert Sargent Fay: An exhibition of photography and collaborative work with Ken Burns’ Florentine Films, following the footsteps of artists and explorers Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Lewis & Clark. Amherst Street Gallery, November 12, 2014–January 12, 2015: Ceramics Biennial 2014: A national juried exhibition for clay artists. Juror Kathy King is an active studio artist in the Boston area and holds the position of Director of Education and Instructor at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. French Building Gallery, November 12, 2014–January 12, 2015: Ceramics Faculty: Celebrating the Process. The Ceramics Faculty represents diverse approaches to working with clay and embracing process. This exhibition coincides with the Ceramics Biennial, including a range of process both on and off the wheel, from sculptural to functional. French Building Auditorium, November 20, 6 p.m: Sergei Isupov. Russian born artist Sergei Isupov sought the opportunity to express his artistic individuality more freely and came to the United States. His work merges narrative subject matter with sculptural form in erotic surrealism.
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–12
Pastel Society of New Hampshire
Through November 30: The Pastel Society of New Hampshire presents its Sixth Annual National Juried Show, It’s Pastel, at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth, NH.
Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery
10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH
Open daily 10–5
The Currier Museum of Art
Through January 5, 2015: M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion. M.C. Escher’s images continue to boggle the eye and the brain, captivating viewers more than 40 years after his death. The Currier’s exclusive Escher retrospective is one of the largest and most comprehensive ever offered in the United States.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M & W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, closed Tu Free admission for NH residents: Sa 10–12
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Through November 16: Embracing Diverse Voices: 80 Years of African-American Art. Exploring the diversity of experience and expression among American artists of African descent through painting, photography, sculpture, book arts and prints. Through December 7: Light Works: A Century of Photography. Photographs spanning the history of photography, from studies of animal locomotion to contemporary prints. November 4: Evening lecture and walkthrough with Dr. Katherine Bussard and Adam Ekberg. Ongoing: Intersection: Art, Culture, and Identity II: Object based learning using the Thorne’s permanent collection.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Su–W 12–5, Th–F 12–7, Sa 12–8
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through December 21: SHE: Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century at David Winton Bell Gallery and at the Cohen Gallery, Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St., Providence. Includes painting, sculpture and videos by Candice Breitz, Glenn Brown, George Condo, John Currin, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili, Jenny Saville, Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Warren and Lisa Yuskavage. See website for further information.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa-Su 1-4
Gallery Night Providence
November 20: Free, fun-filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene. 25 galleries and museums open their doors inviting all to a visual arts party. Visit galleries on your own or take an Art Celebrity guided tour leaving from One Regency Plaza (Art New England magazine is available on the ArtBus). Check website for individual gallery and tour information. Free parking.
One Regency Plaza, Providence, RI
November 11–December 5: In the Eye of the Beholder: Nelson Smith and Jemison Faust. Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 5–9 p.m. December 9–19: Moses Brown Student Invitational Exhibit.
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Newport Art Museum
Though January 4, 2015: Palate To Plate: Prints and Recipes From Members of The Boston Printmakers. Opening September 6: Claudia Flynn: Solemnities. Opening September 27: Photographers’ Guild Members’ Exhibition. Opening September 27: NetWorks 2013–2014. Opening reception for all shows: Friday, September 26, 5–7 p.m.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
Through November 7: Linnea Leeming and Jana Matusza: Composed. Marjory Dalenius: Assemblage. Joan Allen and Reverend Bill Corneau: Words & Music. November 6–December 23: 110th Annual Little Pictures Show and Sale: The nation’s oldest Little Pictures show, featuring cash and carry artworks for $300 or less. Little Pictures Extended Gallery Hours: M–W, F 12–5, Sa–Su 12–4.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
Through November 5: Michelle Benoit, Susan Doyle and Joan Wyand. November 20–December 17: Juan José Barboza-Gubo: Pink Narcissus. Reception: Thursday, November 20, 5–9 p.m.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society
September 6–October 2: Open Juried Show, juried by William Heydt. Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 2. Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 4–7 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 1 p.m.: Richard Harrington demonstration. Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m.: Looff Carousel presentation and book signing, hosted by Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. October 4–23: Member Group Show: J. Aissis, D. Cornwall, A. Halle, D. Kenny Kirwan and B. Macomber. Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 4–7 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 12 p.m.: Stephen Quiller demonstration and luncheon. October 25–November 20: Northeast Regional Show, juried by Stephen Quiller. Opening reception: Saturday, October 25, 4–7 p.m.
JC Potter Casino Building, Slater Memorial Park
Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, RI
Three Wheel Studio
Three Wheel Studio is a ceramic studio and gallery which features a mix of fun, eclectic and functional handmade pottery and ceramics from a variety of artists, including proprietor Dwo Wen Chen.
436 Wickenden St, Providence, RI
36th Annual Putney Craft Tour
A Top Ten Vermont Winter Event. November 28, 29, 30 10–5
Meet 26 of Vermont’s most prominent artisans. Blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers—even artisan cheesemakers—invite visitors into their studios to find that one-of-a-kind gift. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside. Start at The Gleanery or the Putney General Store for info, maps and a preview exhibition. The Putney Craft Tour is also a participant in American Craft Week, October 3–12.
Putney and Saxtons River
November 21, 2014–January 24, 2015: Peter Heller & Local Sale: Work from the late Peter Heller, a WW II German Jewish refugee, featuring his largely unseen abstract paintings spanning a 50-year period. Local Sale featuring a collection of affordable works by Vermont artists in a variety of mediums available for purchase and carry.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
W & Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, closed Su–Tu
Through November 2: Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People. Juxtaposing the works of two masters of the portrait. Ongoing: newly installed masterworks by Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses; Bennington Modernism: Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler and Jules Olitski, Mid-century Modern at the Source. Changing exhibits of contemporary art: Barbara Takenaga, Angus McCullough, Jarvis Rockwell.
75 Main St, Bennington, VT
Open daily 10–5
Through November 22: Director’s Choice: Seven Women Painters. BigTown Gallery is especially proud to present this exciting group of painters, all of whom have pushed deep creative roots into the Vermont landscape. These artists have been selected for the remarkable combination of vision and dexterity that characterizes their work. Together they represent some of the most accomplished contemporary landscape and abstract painters working in Vermont today. Featuring the work of Margaret Lampe Kannenstine, Ying Li, Celia Reisman, Laurie Sverdlove, Nancy Taplin, Jessica Nissen and Renee Bouchard.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, by appointment Su, M, Tu
Chaffee Downtown in collaboration with the Castleton Downtown Gallery present Directors Choice: Fran Bull’s STATIONS. A cycle of 14 sculptural paintings provides a loving homage to Classical and Renaissance art forms yet simultaneously departs from these sources. Constructed of a jumble of materials, the exhibition concerns itself with the secular and quotidian life of human beings. Including sheets and linens, the materials allude to the habitual nocturnal journeys shared by fellow human beings. Opening reception: Monday, September 29, 5–7 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, October 15, 7–8:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. For details see chaffeeartcenter.org.
75 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
Fleming Museum of Art
Through December 12: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Through May 17, 2015: Civil War Objects From the University of Vermont Collections. Through December 12: Civil War Era Drawings From the Becker Collection.
Henri Lovie, Battle of Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee: Centre, Sunday Morning, 1862, graphite on wove paper, 9 x 14". The Becker Collection. Courtesy of Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions. At Fleming Museum.
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
Tu, Th, F 10–4, W 10–7, Sa-Su 12–4
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Through December 7: Visual Weimar, 1919–1933 brings together select paintings, drawings, and etchings by some of Weimar, Germany’s most prominent artists. Through December 7: Picturing Enlightenment highlights 18 recently conserved Tibetan tangkas from the collection of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum. Year round: 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
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through November 29: Cradle and All. This moving and beautiful body of work celebrates the exhilaration of change. Featuring Nissa Kauppila, Leslie Fry, Alexandra Heller and Susan Smereka. Opening December 4: Preoccupied: Visually stunning, ornate work by Adrienne Ginter, Wylie Garcia and Xavier Donnelly.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
W–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, closed Su–Tu
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Stephanie Bush: Landscape Traditions. Stephanie Bush’s hyper-real oil paintings lure the viewer through cold winter landscapes into mysterious dark nooks and sheltered harbors, capturing the fragility and impermanence of these safe passages. Bush’s winter landscapes are part of the permanent exhibition, Landscape Traditions, at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park.
Stephanie Bush, Winter (Pine Boughs) 2, oil on canvas, 27 x 29¾". At West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT