Contemporary design store and gallery located in the historic 1918 Telephone Exchange Building. Opening May 20: Japanese Contemporary Design and Craft, a selection of contemporary work by Japanese designers, many of whom make use of traditional hand-craft production methods. Also shown for the first time in the U.S. is the monumental political poster Sheltered Weaklings, designed by Takashi Kono (1906–99) in 1953 at the height of the Cold War.
29 Church St, New Milford, CT
Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
Through June 5: Money Matters: Thomas Nast on the Economy, an exhibition celebrating the inauguration of USJ President Rhona Free, PhD in economics. Also on view Continuing the Conversation II: Points of Intersection between the Americas and Europe.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
T, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
May 5–29: Strata: Photographs by Phyllis Crowley. These panels refer to geological layers of earth, water, and organic growth. Multiple image pieces exchange the split second shot for a narrative without a story. Opening reception: Saturday, May 7, 4–6 p.m. June 2–26: What Remains, a Thai Kozo fiber sculpture installation by Meg Bloom. The work references transformation, the moments marking degeneration as well as regeneration. The opened fiber is delicate and beautiful, as well as ghostly and evocative. Opening reception: Saturday, June 4, 2–5 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Through May 29: Ten/Forty: Collecting American Art at the Florence Griswold Museum reflects on the evolving nature of the Museum’s approach to building and stewarding a permanent collection of American art. Opening June 3: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism & The Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a visually stunning show situating the growth of the Garden Movement and American Impressionism within the politics of the Progressive Era. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Opening May 7: A Good Summer’s Work: J. Alden Weir, Connecticut Impressionist will showcase the works of J. Alden Weir, Childe Hassam, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent created in eastern Connecticut. The exhibition brings together for the first time more than 40 works from museums and private collections across the country.
625 Williams St, New London, CT
Tu–Sa 10-5, Su 1–5, Closed M
Through June 5: Making Her Mark, organized by Lauren P. Della Monica, this exhibition features six women artists whose work either inverts stereotypes, or undermines assumptions about personal/cultural individuality. Works by Claudia DeMonte, Sarah Hinckley, Hayv Kahraman, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lisa Ruyter and Laurie Simmons continue the legacy of an earlier generation of women artists who expanded the boundaries and definition of art through their practice and its conceptual instigations.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Museum of Art
Through June 4: Annual Members & Elected Artists Exhibition, all-media work from MMoA members and Elected Artists. Opening June 17: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 105th Annual Juried Exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through June 7: NEW/NOW: Clinton Deckert. Through June 26: Cycle of Life in Print: Salvador Dali. Ongoing: Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding. Opening June 11: New Media: Maya Jeffereis: Fallout Shelter. Special Installation opening June, 2016: George Inness: Light Triumphant. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
Su–W and F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through May 15: Text Messages. Opening May 27: Festival Group Gallery Show, with works by local and regional fine artists and artisans participating in the free Summer Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, June 18–19 on Essex Town Green, CT. Opening reception: Friday, May 27, 6:30–9 p.m. Visit website to register for art classes and shop online Spectrum Anytime. The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–F 11–6, Sa 11:30–6, Su 11:30–5
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
With over 90 sculptures woven throughout different gardens and courtyards, this en plein air art experience allows visitors to enjoy large-scale sculpture on 4.5 beautifully landscaped acres. Opening May 20: Summer Sculpture Showcase. View a variety of sculptures from national artists celebrating all things three-dimensional. Works in a variety of materials and styles, from abstract metals to traditional carved stone. Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 5–7 p.m.
80-1 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Free to the public 365 days a year
The Glass House
Opening May 1: The Glass House is pleased to present Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Glass House site to the public. First created 50 years ago in 1966 for the Venice Biennale, the 2016 iteration of Narcissus Garden will be updated specifically for The Glass House’s 49-acre landscape. Advanced tickets required: theglasshouse.org/visit
199 Elm St, New Canaan, CT
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
May 7–June 5: Remix, Reshoot, Research. Curated by 99 Hooker. The exhibit features the work of nine contemporary new media artists whose approaches vary from remixing content, form, mediums and messages to documentation. With Perry Bard, Benton C. Bainbridge, Nancy Drew, Feedbuck Galore, 99 Hooker, Dina Kelberman, Donald O’Finn, Brother Russell Scholl, Mark Street, Mike Train. Opening reception to be announced. Visit the website for up to date information.
11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
West Hartford Art League
Through June 3: CT+6, a regional juried exhibit that was open to artists in Connecticut, New York, and England. Juror: Kimberly Charles, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island.
37 Buena Vista Rd, West Hartford, CT
Yale Center for British Art
Opening May 11: Modernism and Memory: Rhoda Pritzker and the Art of Collecting. Also opening May 11: Art in Focus: Relics of Old London. Opening June 16: “The Poet of Them All:” William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert.
1080 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 (Re-opens May 11) Free and open to the public
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. Through July 3: Everything is Dada. Opening May 20: Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth-Century France and Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Tu–F 10–5, Th until 8 pm, Sa–Su 11–5
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
May 6–15: Artists for Humanity 25th Anniversary Show. Artists for Humanity is a non-profit organization that mentors under-resourced urban youth in the arts. The Anniversary Show will feature work by youth in the community to celebrate 25 years of progress in social change.
Opening June 3: Soo Sunny Park: Solo Exhibition. A solo exhibition featuring Soo Sunny Park. Park has been featured at galleries and museums both nationally and internationally, and is currently the Department Chair of Studio Art at Dartmouth College.
460C Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W 11–6, Th 12–8, F–Su 11–6
May 14–June 3: Plein-Air Abstracts, featuring large-format paintings by Richard Kattman as artist-in-residence at La Macina di San Cresci, Italy, in 2015. Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 5–7 p.m. Opening June 11: Mini Solo Exhibits, featuring sculptural works by Constant Albertson and Alvina Laudani. Opening reception: Saturday, June 11, 5–7 p.m. ArtSpace artists’ open studios: Saturdays, May 14 and June 11, 4–6 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Atlantic Works Gallery
May 7–18: Plato’s Cave, new work by Bo Petran and Stephanie Arnett. Opening reception: Saturday, May 7, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception and artist talks, May 19, 6–9 p.m. June 9–25: New and collaborative work by Michael St. Germain, Leigh Hall, Martha McCollough, and Audrina Warren. Opening reception: Thursday, June 9, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception: June 16, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St. 3rd Floor, East Boston, MA
F–Sa 2–6 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through May 7: Monotype Guild of New England’s Fourth National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition. May 19–June 2: Installations from 10 Massachusetts high schools are featured in High Art: Music to the Eyes. Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m.: Musicians from three families light up the stage with their remarkable sound—and exceptional gene pool in Sound Relationships. Opening June 22: Patterns, a national juried exhibition.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Beginning May 27: Tu–Sa 10–4
Bakalar & Paine Galleries and Doran Gallery
Through May 7: 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition. Features the work of 19 MFA candidates from the design and fine arts areas. The exhibition is on view in two campus galleries: the Bakalar & Paine Galleries and the Doran Gallery. Film/Video Thesis Screening: Friday, May 6, 7 p.m.
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 June 4: Peter Downsbrough. Also showing Days and Dailies, featuring works by Bronlyn Jones, Agnes Martin, Kay Rosen and Sarah Sze.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Opening May 28: Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast portrays the rich cultural and literary heritage of the Pacific Northwest, depicted in dramatic storytelling and striking art. Fantastic tales of supernatural encounters between animals and humans provide the imagery for elaborately carved and brightly painted masks, drums, monumental totems and other ceremonial objects of the Haida, Kwak’waka’wakw, Tsimshian and Tlingit groups, among others.
39 South St., Pittsfield, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Ongoing: Collecting for the Boston Athenaeum in the 21st Century: Prints & Photographs brings together an exquisite selection of materials from the institution’s rich collection of works on paper, including posters, daguerreotypes, political cartoons, engravings, and linocuts. The exhibition celebrates the Athenaeum’s robust acquisitions program and showcases more than 70 items that have been added to the collection since 2000. Visitors will discover items from the 19th century to the present.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
May 4–June 5: Amy Archambault, Imaginate and David A. Lang, Journey. Artists’ reception: Saturday, May 14, 4–7 p.m. Artists’ talks: Saturdays, May 14 and 21, 3–4 p.m. Opening June 8: Elizabeth Alexander, Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year and Peter DeCamp Haines, Mostly Heads. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 11, 2–5 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Friday 5–8
Through May 21: Inspiration: What is Your Muse? A Brickbottom Artist Association group exhibition featuring painting, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. Extended hours during Somerville Open Studios: Saturday and Sunday, April 30–May 1, 12–6 p.m. June 2–25: Exploring a Sense of Place, featuring photography, video and mixed media by Darleen DeVita, Deborah Hickey and Ron Pownall. Opening reception: Sunday, June 5, 5–7 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St, Somerville, MA
May 4–29: Protecting the Wounds by gallery artist Carlos Alvarez, featuring organic sculptures and prints inspired by his memories of Colombia. What Lies Beneath by gallery artist Jemison Faust, featuring paintings and objects based on her work as a personal organizer. Reception: Friday, May 6, 6–8:30 p.m. June 1–26: UMass Dartmouth MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring 18 student artists. Reception: Friday, June 3, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
May 19–June 23: Both galleries: 15th National Prize Show juried by Paul C. Ha, director of LIST Visual Arts Center at MIT. Opening reception at both galleries: Friday, May 20, 6–8 p.m. Award presented at 7 p.m. in University Place Gallery.
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
Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann—a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collection includes Cape Ann artists, past and present: Fitz Henry Lane, Milton Avery, John Sloan, and more. Through May 27: God Bless Art: The Portraits of Earle Merchant. Opening June 4: Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects.
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
T–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Concord Art Association
May 15–June 12: Member’s Gallery: Group Show: Philip Kelsey and Anne Sargent Walker. May 19–June 5: Main Gallery: Concord Carlisle High School Show. Reception: Thursday, May 19, 6–8 p.m. Opening June 12: Member’s Gallery: Work by Ron Rosenstock. Reception: Thursday, June 16, 6–8 p.m. Opening June 16: Main Gallery: Responding to Place, work by Kibby Bramhall, Lois Dodd, Rick Fox, Wolf Kahn, Stuart Shils, Allen Whiting and John Walker. Reception: Thursday, June 16, 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 nearly 300 artist members from around the globe. Opening May 19: Residency Fellows Show featuring Copley Society artist members Eli Cedrone, Ann Domingue, Abby Lammers, Barbara Leiner, Page Railsback and Gail Sauter in the Upper Gallery, inspired by their residency experiences. Also featuring CoSo Artists’ Small Works: Launch.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
Through May 21: Lloyd Martin. Critic Maureen Mullarkey writes “The fascination of Martin’s painting lies in its pitch perfect balance between the constraints of a formal grid and the rhythmic movement of horizontal bands within it.” Opening May 28: Jaehyo Lee Sculpture. Lee’s works emphasize his materials and his refined approach to nature—muse to his ideological and spatial concerns.
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Danforth Art, Museum/School
See, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. Through June 5: Beautiful Decay, featuring still life from the permanent collection and installations by contemporary artists Sarah Meyers Brent, Steven Duede, and David Weinberg. Opening June 19: The Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W, Su 12–5, F, Sa 10–5, Th 12–8:30
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: Overgrowth, featuring representations of expansion, growth, and mutation in artwork from deCordova’s permanent collection. Forms include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Featuring Jean Arp, Jedediah Caesar, Edward Steichen, Gary Webb, and Rachel Perry. Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model: Urban Camera presents street photography, portraits, and experimental work by émigré photographers Jacobi and Model created while they each lived in Berlin, Paris, and New York from the 1930s to 1950s.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
W-F 10-4, Sa-Su 10-5 through May 30 Summer: Daily 10-5
Essex Art Center
May 6–June 17: Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: When things touch, by Samantha Fields. Opening June 24: Icons and Ink, paintings by Eric Allhouse. May 6–June 17: Chester F. Sidell Gallery: Forms, Volume, Space, by Joe Montroy, Rachel Montroy, and Christopher Georgia. Opening June 24: Prisms of Color, with works by Rahat Mama, Shobah Govindan, and Aron Leaman.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6 Closed May 30
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through June 5: TRIIIBE: same difference.
Opening June 24: 81st Regional Exhibition of Art and Craft. Opening reception: Friday, June 24, 6–8 p.m. Linnette Vázquez Polanco: The Reflection of the Soul. 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 Street, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa–Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through May 15: Twenty Odd Years, featuring Cheryl Clinton, Michelle Albert and Nicole Maynard-Sahar. Through June 12: 8x8 Annual All-Members’ Show. May 19–June 19: Systematic Ambiguity. Tracy Spadafora and Carrie Crane present their individual responses to aspects of contemporary science. Reception: Saturday, May 21, 5–7 p.m. Artist talk: Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m. Opening June 23: Current Visions: Tradition meets Innovation, National Association of Women Artists invitational. Reception: Tuesday, June 21, 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. Ongoing: The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance; Paper and Blade: Modern Paper Cutting; Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects (permanent collection). Through June 12: Visions from the Lathe: Selections from the Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners. Through July 10: CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community.
MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
T–Su 10–5, Th until 9, closed M
Galatea Fine Art
May 4–29: Jo-Ann Boback: Marking My Territory, paintings. Clare Asch: Round Dances and Sarabandes, paintings. Nora Rosenbaum: Anecdotal Evidence, paintings on copper. Reception: Friday, May 6, 6–8 p.m. June 1–26: George Shaw: Home Again, paintings and constructions. Ruth LaGue: Reverberation, paintings. Ed Friedman: Focus On: The Gun Culture, photography. Reception: Friday, June 3, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Ongoing: Lisa Houck: A Long Walk With No Destination. In a constant stream of creativity and exploration, Houck energizes prints, mosaics and ceramics with a distinctive and colorful visual language. Inspired by nature, folk art and patterning, the artist blends the indentifiable with the fantastical and the abstract, all unified by a strong sense of design and a deep understanding of color. Gallery 334 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
Gallery at Gorse Mill In Memory of Jared Michael Branfman
Opening June 14: The Soul of a Dog: Canine Portraiture by Jo Cataldo. The works in Cataldo’s new show draw on iconic portraiture styles from history, elevating the role of dogs in art from ornamental to portrait-worthy subjects in their own right. For centuries, dogs were relegated to a decorative role in art. With these portraits she takes that part of a painting and makes it the focus. Cataldo’s artistic process and her paintings combine her two great passions: dogs and art history.
Jo Cataldo, Taz, 2016, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 20 x 20". Jo Cataldo archive. At Gallery at Gorse Mill.
31 Thorpe Rd., Needham, MA
M–Th 11–5, F 10–4, Sa 1–5
May 6–28: Suitable for Framing. Todd McKie’s newest paintings vibrate with color and vivacity. The figures and objects, though painted in a flat style, explode off the wall. Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 6–8 p.m. June 3–July 9: Yuri Kobayashi / Thomas Hucker: New Furniture. Yuri Kobayashi and Thomas Hucker will exhibit newly created, wooden furniture and sculpture. Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Opening June 7: Absence of Color III. Works by Lesley Cohen, Barb Cone, Susanah Howland, Irena Parfenova, Beverly Rippel, and Gessica Silverman. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 18, 7–9 p.m. (Guests are strongly encouraged to wear black and white.) Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
Through May 1: Main Gallery: Self & Others, Aline Smithson. Brunch reception/book signing: Sunday, May 1, 11 a.m. Griffin and Atelier galleries: Flash Forward Student Exhibition. Reception: Sunday, May 1, 4–7 p.m. May 5–June 12: 38 Photographers/One Model. June 9–26, Atelier: Ghost Stepping by Molly Lamb. Griffin: Rebecca Clark. Reception: Thursday, June 9. June 16–26, Main: Photosynthesis XI. Reception: Thursday, June 16. Griffin Museum at Lafayette City Center Gallery, Boston, MA: [Photo]gogues: New England 2016.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
May 26–June 30: Under The Influence: Paintings of New England Mill Neighborhoods and Their Rural Surroundings, works by Stephen Remick and Randy Swann. Reception: Thursday, May 26, 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
Through September 18: Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia surveys contemporary Indigenous art from Australia, exploring the ways in which time is embedded within Indigenous artistic, social, historical, and philosophical life. Includes more than 70 works of varying scale and media drawn from public and private collections in Australia and the US, many of which have never been seen outside Australia. See website for details and related events.
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Through May 15: South Cape Artists: The Language of Flowers. Through May 15: Up A Garden Path: Cut Paper Works by Heather Blume. Open House and artist reception for all exhibitions: Sunday, May 1, 1–2:30 p.m. Through June 19: Art As Quilt featuring art quilts by members of the Studio Art Quilters Association. Opening June 26: Kanreki: The 60th CWAJ Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Prints. Opening reception: Sunday, June 26, 1–3 p.m.
56 Highfield Dr, Falmouth, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa & Su 10–2, Free Friday 4–7 Gardens and grounds open daylight hours
May 4–29: Main and Center Gallery: Linda Leslie Brown, More Holes. Center Gallery: Rachel Thern, Lines, Rhythms, States. Members’ Gallery: Julie S. Graham, Outside Lies Magic. First Friday opening reception: Friday, May 6, 6:30–8 p.m. Discussion: Saturday, May 7: “Color and Materiality,” with Linda Brown, Shana Garr and Randi Hopkins. June 1–26: Main Gallery: Joan Baldwin, The Marshes. Center Gallery: Ellen Solari, forest primeval. Members’ Gallery: Conny Gölz Schmitt, Reconsidered. First Friday opening reception: Friday, June 1, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
Through June 24: Wendy Wolfe Fine, The Pearl that Slipped Its Shell combines video, photography, and cultural objects to re-envision transformation and loss in the personal freedoms and cultural lives of Iranian Jewish women after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, when their country shifted from a secular state to a theocracy of Islamic fundamentalism. Fine’s background in documentary filmmaking visually informs the exhibition, and she utilizes filmmaking conventions to relay the story. See website for details.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society
Through May 1: Light and Wood: Photography and Woodworkers Show. May 7–June 5: The 9th Biennial State of Clay, celebrating traditional and contemporary ceramics of artists with roots in Massachusetts. June 11–26: Painters and Metalworkers Show. See website for all further details.
130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA
Tu–F 12–4, Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Opening May 20: Hayden Gallery: Tala Madani: First Light. Tehran-born and Los Angeles-based Tala Madani has developed a signature practice centered on playful yet provocative representations of men. Her paintings, drawings, and stop-motion animations satirize conventional notions of masculinity. Reference Gallery: Villa Design Group: The Tragedy Machine. Villa Design Group employs writing, performance, sculpture, and film to create a hybrid “theatre of design” that supports the group’s interest in queer histories. Through May 22: Bakalar Gallery: List Projects: Narrative Color, considers the relationship between color and narrative in a selection of five artists’ films and videos, made between 1970 and 2014.
Wiesner Building E15
20 Ames St., 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. Ongoing: Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge; Holography: Dimensions of Light; Images of Discovery: Communicating Science through Photography, The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson; Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work. Public programs, gallery tours, weekend demonstrations and festivals take place regularly. Check MIT Museum’s website for complete information.
265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Through May 13: Montserrat Gallery: All-Senior Thesis Exhibition. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery: Works by Matthew Ritchie. Public lecture by Ritchie: Thursday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. at The Cabot, 286 Cabot St., followed by a reception at 23 Essex St. (a short walk). Free, reservations requested.
301 Cabot St., Beverly, MA
M–F 11:30–2:30, Sa 12–5, and by appointment
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–W, F 10–5, Th 10–8, Sa 12–5
May 13–June 17: Milton Academy Alumni Exhibition: Eclectic Visions. Featuring Valerie Claff ‘81, Murray Dewart ‘66, Mikel Glass ‘81, Walter Horak ‘66, Michael Maltby ’66 and Amy Peters Wood ’76. Milton Academy’s graduates display a breadth of artistic dynamism. Milton is pleased to exhibit the work of this talented group of professional painters and sculptors, all Milton Alumni. They heard the plea of an old head of school: “Whatever career choice grads make, must be done with grace, energy and deep concentration.” Opening reception: Friday, May 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Reunion weekend closing reception: Saturday, June 17, 1–2:30 p.m.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
Newton Free Library
May 3–28: Gallery: Emerging Adults by Zhanna Cantor, portrait paintings. Reception: Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. June 2–29: Mythographs by Mark Sirdevan, large acrylic paintings, ancient sources. Reception: Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. May 3–28: Main Hall: Wall Jewelry by Barbara Marder, glass on metal. Reception: Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. June 2–29: Boston Chinese Photo Club/Newton Group, photos from group members. Reception: Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.
June 2–30: Mark Sirdevan, Mythagraphs. Featuring large-scale acrylic paintings derived from sources both primordial and contemporary. “There is a metaphorical overlap in the two practices and both require creativity and imagination. They rejoin lost cultural history and deep personal values through intimate contact with existing images and materials. My own work takes me back through the history of image–making to ancient sources of creativity.” -Mark Sirdevan, artist and art conservator.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
May 5–29: Front Gallery: painter Chris Bagg. Back Gallery: Barbara Hadden: Scenes from the Beach. Layered northern landscapes alternate between spatial representation and flat, modernist abstraction. The figures are part of the land, dissolving both human and animal individuality into the natural world. June 2–26: Front Gallery: Phil Lawrence’s manipulated photographs of Key West, Florida. Back Room: Linda Batchelor and C. Swift’s abstract paintings. Reception: Friday, June 10, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Peabody Essex Museum
Opening May 14: The Peabody Essex Museum presents Rodin: Transforming Sculpture, an exhibition that fundamentally alters how we understand, interpret and experience one of the world’s most iconic sculptors. By shedding light on Rodin’s vivid imagination and experimental creative process, this exhibition underscores the truly avant-garde nature of Rodin’s sculpture and how his practice forever changed the course of art history. Rodin: Transforming Sculpture features 175 works—including bronzes, marbles, plasters and stoneware.
161 Essex St., Salem, MA
T–Su, 10–5, Third Th 10–9
Piano Craft Gallery
May 6–29: What Grows Without: Photographs by Chris Maliga. Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 6–9 p. m. May 20–26: Masters Art and Graphic Design Thesis Show from the New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University. June 3–26: Works by Carlos Alvarez, Joseph Ray, Eva Redamonti and Linda Redamonti. Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 6–9 p. m. Free and open to the public.
793 Tremont St., Boston, MA
F 6–8, Sa & Su 12–5
Salmon Falls Gallery
Through June 27: Fiber artist Cheryl Rezendes exhibits Interludes, a Collection of New Works. Rezendes dyes and applies surface decoration to fabrics. Then she quilts and stitches to create wall pieces. This new series was created in response to the illness and death of her father. It speaks to the moments of light, understanding and peace that come with grief. Reception: Saturday, May 7, 4–6 p.m.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
F–Sa 10–8, Su–Th 10–5
Schantz Galleries: ProjectSpace-Boston
May 13–22: Italian Maestro: Lino Tagliapietra, The Golden Age of Glass. A special, Boston exhibition of new works by the Maestro featuring recent works using avventurine. Opening reception: Saturday, May 14, 3–6 p.m. The artist will be present.
211 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Th–Sa 11–6, Su 11–5, and by appointment
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Through May 21: Graduating Students and Award Recipients featuring works by students from across SMFA programs. May 21–25: SMFA Senior Thesis Exhibition featuring select undergraduate seniors. Reception: Saturday, May 21, 5 p.m. May 17–20: The Cyclorama Show: Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. Reception: Friday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, W 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Through May 8 : Uncanny Valley: Portraits of the Almost-Human. Through May 29: Mothers’ Arms: Käthe Kollwitz’s Women and War. Ongoing: Dislocation | Urban experience: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia. Opening June 17: Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Shore Art Center
Through May 22: National Juried Show— Con|TEXT. Juror Steven Zevitas, owner of Boston’s Steven Zentas Gallery, selects work that includes “text.” Dillon Gallery: Water–Water, featuring Anne Belson, Maureen Brookfield, Wendy Hale, Burt Longenbach and Mary Smith. Faculty Feature: Paul Endres, Jr. Opening June 3: Persistent Memories, featuring Nina Earley, Stacey Piwinski and Brian Wilson. Abstracted maps, unconventional hand-woven fabrics and paintings and photographic sculptures. Opening reception: Friday, June 3, 6–8 p.m. June 17–19: 61st Annual Arts Festival.
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Ongoing: Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts: Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography, images by innovative artist-photographers of the Pictorialist school. George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum: Cabinets of Curiosity, unique and unusual objects displayed in the style of 18th- and 19th-century Wunderkammer. Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History: Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, portraits in oil by Dawn Howkinson Siebel of each FDNY firefighter lost at the World Trade Center.
21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
State of Clay
May 7–June 5: The 9th Biennial State of Clay,
celebrates traditional and contemporary vessels, wall pieces, ceramic sculptures, and decorative arts that highlight a variety of building techniques and firing methods. This show targets artists with roots in Massachusetts. The public has an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of creativity from over 50 artists. Wayne Higby has curated a wonderful exhibit, selecting pieces from almost 500 submissions, celebrating the expansive world of ceramics.
130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
Tu–F, Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
The 2016 Chelsea Art Walk
Enjoy two days of art, music, theatre, and indie films, free of charge. Sample beer at their neighborhood brewery, check out their always popular scarecrow competition at the Chelsea Community Garden and take in an original play at the Apollinaire Theatre. Most events are handicap accessible. For complete information, please visit them at chelseaartwalk.com and Facebook too.
100 Pearl St, Chelsea, MA
June 11–12 12–6
The Art Complex Museum
Through May 15: Compelling Progressions: Explorations in Encaustic.
Opening May 8:
Double Visions: Artists whose work is in the museum collection and their guests who are showing at the museum for the first time. Opening reception: Sunday, May 22, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection. Opening May 22: Lisa Daria Kennedy’s Daily Paintings. Opening reception: Sunday, June 5, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Gallery at Spencer Lofts
May 9–June 3: Away From Home, a solo show of recent works by sculptor Rachel Shatil. Poignant, whimsical, and theatrical mixed-media and found object sculpture speak to memory, loss, and the nature of materiality. Shatil’s pieces in this exhibition evoke a complex and affecting narrative. Opening reception: Sunday, May 15, 4–7 p.m. Reception and artist talk: Sunday, May 29, 4–7 p.m.
60 Dudley St, Chelsea, MA
Open by appointment only
Through May 13 (Red Wall Gallery) and through June 18 (Thompson Gallery and website): Nowhere Everywhere. The final show in the series, Nowhere Everywhere is both an analog and digital exhibition at the Thompson Gallery and its website, showcasing 68 artists offering a cross section of work examining human perfectibility, dystopic societal issues and utopian potentials. Gallery talk: Saturday, June 18, 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
Through May 30: Peter Lyons: American Spring. Reception: Saturday, May 7, 6–8 p.m. Astonishing paintings in a 21st-century Luminist style. Intense and transcendent landscapes by a native New Zealander extending central traditions of American art. June 4–26: Winston Swift Boyer: Ocean. Large-scale photographs of ocean horizons recalling Mark Rothko’s famous “multiforms.” Reception: Saturday, June 11, 6–8 p.m.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
Sa 10–7, F, Su, M 10–5, Tu–Th 12–5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through May 25: Remnants. Hannah Verlin creates a site-specific sculpture installation. Paper and space carry the weight of history via delicate form and obsessive markmaking. Verlin’s work references New England’s connection to the sea, and her frail installation only emphasizes how much interpolation one must do to identify with the past. Closed May 20.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through May 22: Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera. This exhibition features photos by artist Tseng Kwong Chi, a key documentarian of Manhattan’s downtown scene in the 1980s. Marcelo Brodsky | Jorge Tacla: Upheaval. This exhibition features work by Marcelo Brodksy and Jorge Tacla, acclaimed international artists whose work engages with the history of political violence.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
T–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
May 5–14: BFA Exhibition, featuring Ashley Bolis, Nicholas Broadway, Tyler Catalano, Tianwei Du, Isidro Estevez, Kelly Freitas, Jenna Freitas, Elena Giurleo, Duvivier Guignard, Adrienne Harris, Cynthia Hoac, Kyra Kaster, Alana Kelley, Derek Kunze, Daniel Laderoute, Matthew L’Heureux, Jiayi K. Lin, Joe MacLean, Kerri B. McCarthy, Jillian Merrill, Anya Nelson, Peter Ostrowski, Emily Pacht, Samantha Palermo, Lisette Peña, Colin Piette, Haley Regal, Nicole Roberts, Jackie Rozett and Matt Shea. Reception: Thursday, May 5, 5–7 p.m.
870 Broadway St, Lowell, MA
(978) 934-3491 (978) 934-3494
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
Alexander Zvagin: Recollection of Illusion. Solo exhibition of a Newton, MA-based artist Alexander Zvagin. Artist’s reception: Sunday, May 22, 3–7 p.m. Tiep and His Studio: The first East Coast exhibition of renowned Vietnamese artist Tiep Le Huy and a select group of his students. Artist’s reception: Sunday, June 5, 3–5 p.m. To view the exhibitions by appointment, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
47 Myrtle Ave, Newton, MA
Open by appointment
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University
The Winfisky Gallery displays art from all over the world in a variety of media from prints to kinetic sculpture to collage and photography. In addition to visiting artists, the art and design department hosts an annual faculty works exhibit, a student works exhibit and the prestigious student honors exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Worcester Art Museum
Ongoing: The Last Judgment Tapestry, a fully-restored 16th-century Flemish tapestry. Opening May 21: The Captivating Cat: Felines and the Artist’s Gaze, part of Meow: a cat-inspired exhibition. Opening June 8: Blood and Honey, photographs of the Yugoslavian conflict by photographer Ron Haviv.
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
W–F & Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Thursdays 11–8
Bates College Museum of Art
Ongoing: David Driskell: The Doorway Portfolio contains 12 serigraphs by David C. Driskell and 12 pages of handset letterpress prose by Michael Alpert that represent the doorway as a passage between two worlds—interior and exterior, material and spiritual, real and imagined. Opening June 10: Robert Indiana: Now and Then includes more than 70 works by this iconic Maine artist, many on view for the first time, including the series of 12 “Like A Rolling Stone” works which combine the lyrics of Dylan and visuals of Indiana with stunning success. Jay Bolotin: The Book of Only Enoch. Masterful storyteller and printmaker Jay Bolotin examines and comments on the human condition in his elaborate story about Only Enoch, named for the apocryphal book left out of the Hebrew Bible, and taking place in an invented world.
75 Russell St, Lewiston, ME
May: M, W 10–7, T, Th, Sa 10–5 and by appointment June: M–Sa 10–5
Colby College Museum of Art
Through June 5: Robert Adams: Turning Back; Alec Soth: Summer Nights at the Dollar Tree. Ongoing: Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance; Master Prints from the Lunder Collection. Free and open to the public. Public tours are held every Saturday at 2 p.m.
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5, open Thursdays until 9 during the academic year
George Marshall Store Gallery
Ongoing: Momentum XIV. Annual exhibition showcasing the grantee and finalists of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Artist Advancement Grant. The 2015/16 grantee is photographer Cheryle St. Onge. Finalists are Carly Glovinski and Sarah Haskell. Concurrently on view, Works in Gouache by Michael Walek. For the past 20 years, the gallery has featured work by both established and rising New England artists.
Museums of Old York
140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Lewis Gallery/Peregrine Press
May 6–June 25: Art of the Hand-Pulled Print: Peregrine Press at 25, an anniversary exhibition of the Peregrine Press printmaking cooperative. A full-color catalog will also be available. Opening reception: Friday, May 6, 5–8 p.m. First Friday reception: June 3, 5–8 p.m. Panel discussion: Wednesday, May 25, 6 p.m. Pressing Onward: The Hand-Pulled Print in a Digital World at Rines Auditorium in the library. All events are free and open to the public.
Portland Public Library
5 Monument Way, Portland, ME
M–Th 10–7, F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Portland Museum of Art
Through May 30: Edward Curtis: Selections from The North American Indian. Through June 5: Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art. Featuring more than 100 rarely seen drawings, prints, watercolors and photographs by Chuck Close, Edward Hopper, Roy Lichtenstein, Édouard Manet, Andy Warhol and more. Ongoing: Duncan Hewitt: Turning Strange. Opening June 23: O’Keeffe, Stettheimer, Torr, Zorach: Women Modernists in New York.
7 Congress Sq., Portland, ME
W 11–6, Th–F 11–8, Sa–Su 11–6
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
May 1–June 26: Bernard Langlais: Wood, Paper, and Canvas. Langlais (1921–77) was a towering figure in the Maine art scene, known for his wood sculptures. Patience E. Haley: Blue Moon, features the renowned New England watercolorist who has received numerous honors and awards. Opening May 1: Bernard Karfiol: Ogunquit Master. Karfiol (1886–1952) enjoyed success in the modern American art scene, working in Ogunquit for many years.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Open daily, 10–5
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Ongoing: Color—A Theory in Action, by Aidron Duckworth. Through June 5: Lucy Mink-Covello, guest artist. Opening June 11: Steve Ford, guest artist. Opening reception: Saturday, June 11, 3–6 p.m., with an artist’s talk at 4 p.m. Opening June 11: Sculpture on the Grounds featuring Terry Lund. Opening reception: Saturday, June 11, 3–6 p.m., and an artist’s talk at 5 p.m.
21 Bean Rd., Meriden, NH
Through May 28: Catherine Farish, Prints. Farish’s work has been described as emotionally sophisticated and provocative. Her intuitive approach is guided by a three-decade dialogue with materials and techniques. Opening June 4: Color and Abstraction. Paintings and prints by Willard Boepple, Shen Chen, Linaghong Feng, Lloyd Martin and Michael Mulhern.
The Barn at 28 Main St., Walpole, NH
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Through May 13: Karl Drerup Art Gallery: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art Exhibition. The BFA Exhibition celebrates students graduating from PSU’s intense professional programs and year–long thesis. Studio art majors achieve a mature body of work. The Silver Center for the Arts: Graphic Design Exhibition, featuring graphic design majors’ work to create and define a fictitious company.
Silver Center for the Arts
114 Main St., Plymouth, NH
150 Main St, Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–4, W 10–8, Sa 1–4
May 16–June 5: Super Studio: The Annual Senior Show. This annual exhibition celebrates the work of graduating seniors and includes displays that highlight student accomplishment in the Scholastic Art Awards. Reception: Friday, May 20, 5–7 p.m.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
M 1–5, Tu–Sa 9–5, closed school holidays
New Hampshire Institute of Art Galleries
Each gallery offers a different experience yet is commonly committed to exhibiting a broad range of artwork of the highest caliber that responds to and enhances the distinctive heritage of New Hampshire, featuring both emerging and established artists. The Amherst Street Gallery has won Manchester’s Best Gallery award for five years and exhibits regional, national and international artwork. The French Building Gallery exhibits NHIA faculty, student and alumni work. The Sharon Arts Center Galleries exhibit contemporary and traditional artwork from local and nationally recognized artists.
Amherst Street Gallery
77 Amherst St., Manchester, NH
Sharon Arts Center
30 Grove St., Peterborough, NH
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
The Currier Museum of Art
Through May 15: Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe. Opening June 11: Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern American City. The urban environment has proven inspirational for artists, particularly since the American Industrial Revolution. Urban Landscapes will present works of art featuring the people, architecture and politics of social change inspired by the city.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
M, W-F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5
Through May 27: Fashion Statements, featuring the work of Patricia Canney, Holly Gaboriault, Sue Freda, Larisa Martino, Kelly O’Neal and Kyle Ragsdale. Showcases the artists’ interpretations of fashion in a variety of mediums. Opening June 8: Second Annual Fine Artists of the Jewelry District, featuring Milo Winter and Margery Fischer-Winter. Opening reception: Friday, June 10, 5–9 p.m.
150 Chestnut St, Providence, RI
W–F 11–2, Third Th 5–9, or by appointment
David Winton Bell Gallery
May 7–June 12: John C. Gonzalez: Works well with others. A Providence, RI, native, John C. Gonzalez makes project-based artworks in collaboration with other people, emerging from the daily routines of the institutions and organizations in which he is invited to work. This exhibition is Gonzalez’s first major solo exhibition in the city.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–W, F 11–4, Th 1–9, Sa–Su 1–4
Gallery 4 / Silk Road Traders
Silk Road Traders at Gallery 4 in Tiverton Four Corners, RI has established a firm base for abstract art in the Providence/Boston area. Currently exhibiting regional artists’ work in oil, acrylic, encaustic, ink, mixed media and a unique array of steel sculpture. Also featured are antique and contemporary ceramics from the Near East and Far East displayed among oriental rugs, antique Asian furniture and treasures for the home.
3848 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI
F–Sa 11–5, Su 12–5, or by appointment
Main Art Gallery University of Rhode Island
July 17–31: Barbara Pagh highlights new work in an installation titled Alignments. The gallery space will be altered by an installation of handmade paper forms and printed elements based on the stone alignments, dolmens and menhirs found near Carnac in Brittany, France. July 17–31: The URI Department of Art and Art History Main Art Gallery will partner with the URI Kingston Chamber Music Festival to offer an expanded opportunity for art and music lovers to enrich their listening and viewing experience.
105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Opening May 14: Of Water & Bone: Works by Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Mandle. In Of Water & Bone, mother and daughter artists Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Barnes Mandle address both environmental and humanitarian issues relevant to our fragile planet. Gayle Mandle’s black and blue abstract paintings speak to the availability of clean water, referencing the effects of oil spills, fracking, flooding, pollution and global warming. The topic of immigration is the focus of Julia Mandle’s recent work.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
Through May 13: Point of View, Craig Masten, Gail Armstrong and Susan Shaw. Cuba Revisited, David DeMelim. Monotype Connections, Richard Harrington and Betsy Zimmerman. May 15–June 3: 3 4 5, Robert Venditto, Al Albrekston, James Myette and Joan Boghossian. Rethinking Structures, Eveline Luppi. Receptions: Sunday, May 15, 2–4 p.m. June 5–26: Breath of Fresh Air, R. Curtis Grosvenor and Barbara Humphrey. Contemporary Frieze, Jean Patiky. Transparent Interpretations, Daniel Read and Sally Martone. Receptions: Sunday, June 5, 2–4 p.m.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F, 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
Providence College Art Galleries
Providence College—Galleries (PC–G) presents contemporary art and interdisciplinary creative practices. Ongoing: Reilly Gallery: On the Wall: Paul Anthony Smith, as the commissioned artist for the second annual mural program at PC–G, Smith presents a large-scale photographic picotage installation collaged directly onto the walls of the gallery. Free and open to the public.
Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery at Hunt-Cavanagh Hall, Reilly Gallery at the Smith Center for the Arts
Through June 18: Cal Lane. Bridging industry and fine art, Cal Lane eliminates the tough and imposing characteristics of steel and iron to create alluring, delicate, and intricate sculptural forms. Clark Derbes. The abstract constructions of BCA’s 2015 Barbara Smail Award winner, Clark Derbes, combine the vernacular of folk art with geometric pattern-based painting.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed Mondays
Opening May 28: Projects Gallery: Earthly, a solo exhibition of mixed media works on paper by Marcy Hermansader. Ongoing: Main Gallery: Director’s Choice. The Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series: Sunday, May 15, 5:30 p.m., readings by Genanne Walsh, Helen Fremont and Ros Zimmermann.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, and by appointment
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through June 13: Contemporary Artists vs. The Masters: Homage, Battle, Reclamation, featuring work by contemporary artists in dialogue with their forebears. flow-MOTION: Michael Sacca’s photographs and videos of water have roots in surfing. Are You Here?: Documentation of Jon Gitelson’s recent public art project featuring roadside billboards. Visions from the Edge: An Exploration of Outsider Art, showcasing art that thrives beyond the confines of reality and expectation. Wishing for the Moon, scratchboard drawings by Karen Gaudette.
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
Su–M, W–Sa 11-5, closed Tu
Contemporary and traditional fine art by established and emerging artists from Vermont and beyond. Featuring monthly exhibitions, a home design boutique, and special event space. Merchants Row: May: Hannah Bureau, Abstract Form in the Landscape. June: Janis Sanders, Back Roads & Country Places. Mill Street: May: Susanne Strater, Structure. June: TJ Cunningham, From Bridges & Belfries.
Mill Street Gallery:1 Mill St., Middlebury, VT
(802) 458-0098 W–Su 11–4
6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT
M–Sa 10–5, Su 11–4
Hall Art Foundation
The Hall Art Foundation presents exhibitions of postwar and contemporary art. Opening May 14: Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, curated by American photographer Joel Sternfeld, featuring paintings, photographs and sculpture by approximately 50 artists. Admission is free.
551 VT Rte. 106, Reading, VT
W, Sa–Su by appointment. Appointments available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Helen Day Art Center
Opening June 17: Pat Steir. World-renowned NYC painter Pat Steir will exhibit her prints and drawings for a large solo exhibition. Steir is a highly accomplished painter whose work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. Videos of Pat Steir by artist Molly Davies will accompany the work.
90 Pond St., Stowe, VT
W–Su 12–5 or by appointment
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Opening May 27: Paul Strand in Vermont: 1943–1946 features 25 photographs captured in Vermont that shed light on the artist at mid-career. Opening June 10: Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World, explores the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattooing and its roots in the arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. 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
Miller’s Thumb Gallery
May 15–June 24: Starkwhite & the Night, works in both black and white and in the nocturne tradition. Opening June 25: Garden of Earthly Delights, celebrating rural gardening life and the cycle of seasons. Reception: Saturday, June 25, 4–6:30 p.m. with live local music and organic hors d’oeuvres.
14 Breezy Ave, Greensboro, VT
Through June 19: Explore the illusory and deadly beauty of American wildfowl decoys in Birds of a Feather: Shelburne Museum’s Decoy Collection. Culled from the Museum’s renowned collection, the 80 decoys featured in the exhibition represent the work of master artisans, including A. Elmer Crowell, Charles “Shang” Wheeler, Albert Laing, and Lemuel T. and Samuel Ward. The exhibition features 13 different bird species ranging from black ducks and Canada geese, to swans, herons and shorebirds.
6000 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT
The Bundy Modern
Opening June 4: Early Summer Show: An invited group of regional contemporary artists in a variety of mediums in a modern country gallery. Oils, acrylics, digital paintings, and sculpture. The Bundy Modern, built as a gallery in 1962, is a stunning example of modern design on a hidden natural plateau in rural central Vermont, near Sugarbush and Mad River Glen.
361 Bundy Rd., Waitsfield, VT
Sa & Su 12-5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through June 18: Under The Influence, featuring Nissa Kauppila and Erika Lawlor Schmidt. Influences from Asia are unmistakable in an impressive exhibition of two artists whose work plays upon a fine balance between matter and space, featuring painting and collage.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed M
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Through June 26: Flight: Explorations in Movement, Migration & Freedom. Gallery artists, local schoolchildren, and notable Syrian artists interpret the concept of flight. This can be as simple as birds as the subject matter or a painter’s abstract representation of joyous movement. Flight can also be concerned with the ongoing migrant crisis and westward exodus of Syrian refugees. Partnering with nonprofits in the US and Europe, a portion of proceeds will be donated to humanitarian efforts aiding refugees.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT