Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
Through September 6: Shin Hanga Landscapes: 20th Century Japanese Prints, woodblocks by Kawase Hasui, Hiroshi Yoshida and others, organized in conjunction with the West Hartford Japan Summer Festival. Also on view are selected works from the permanent collection.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
Bellarmine Museum of Art Fairfield University
Ongoing: Jan Dilenschneider: Dualities. Featuring 20 paintings by Connecticut artist Jan Dilenschneider, who finds much of her inspiration in the wondrous variegation of nature. Influences from Impressionism and Expressionism echo in her rich palette, loose brush strokes, and luminous vistas.
1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT
July: Tu–Th 11–3, August: by appointment only
Walls of Color: The Murals of Hans Hofmann. The first ever exhibition to focus on the Abstract Expressionist’s colorful and fascinating public mural projects. The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride. Part of a groundbreaking summer collaboration between seven members of the Fairfield/Westchester Museum Alliance exploring the Seven Deadly Sins. Madagascar: Ghosts of the Past. A rare look into a little-known world populated by thousands of remarkable species that are found nowhere else on Earth.
1 Museum Dr, Greenwich, CT
July 9–August 2: Voicings: New work by Meg Bloom, Phyllis Crowley, Kathy Kane and Karen Wheeler. Sculpture, photography, painting and digital mixed media. Four unique voices combine and offer visual counterpoints. Opening reception: July 10, 5–7 p.m. August 6–30: Inside/Out: A window installation by Barbara Harder, printmaker; Jennifer Davies, fiber artist; Nancy Eisenfeld, painter/sculptor; Tom Peterson, photographer. Using paper, fiber, paint, and photographic scrims, the artists collaborate to reveal and mask surprising relationships in the multi-layered artwork.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Ongoing: All the Sea Knows: Marine Art from the Museum of the City of New York, honors Connecticut and New York’s contributions to the history of maritime travel and trade combining paintings and decorative arts objects from MCNY’s remarkable yet seldom-exhibited maritime art collection with paintings and artifacts drawn from the Florence Griswold Museum’s collection. The exhibition juxtaposes artwork with passages from literature to convey the many varied ways that Americans have embraced the sea.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
Kehler Liddell Gallery
July 9–August 30: Artist as Curator, a two-month exhibition, is comprised of 25 artists invited by each of the members of Kehler Liddell Gallery. Work includes painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking and mixed media. Represented artists and preview images are on the website. Opening reception: Sunday, July 12, 3–6 p.m. Free and open to the public.
873 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT
Opening July 25: Spirit of Place: Don Gummer, Drawings and Wall Reliefs, 1974-2014. This retrospective of wall relief sculptures by Don Gummer reaches from the 1970s to the present. Gummer’s multi-layered sculptures, and the drawings that accompany them, reference architectural history from Renaissance Italy to traditional Japan to colonial house design. A floor sculpture will be created for the exhibition at the Mattatuck.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Arts Center
Through August 1: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 104th Annual Exhibition, open juried show. Opening reception: Thursday, July 2, 5:30–7 p.m. Opening August 7: 59th Regional Exhibition, all media juried show, and Karin Forde Whittemore solo photography exhibition, Cuba! Cuba! Opening reception: Thursday, August 13, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through August 15: New Media: Catherine Ross. Through July 26. The Enchanting Jewels of Elizabeth Gage. Ongoing: Tom Yost: A Modern Realist. Ongoing: NEW/NOW: Katja Loher: How can we cool down the gilded sun beams? Ongoing: The Shakers: Focus on Enfield, Connecticut. The Museum will be closed August 3–8. 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
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through July 12: Natural Science Illustrators & Painters & Other Surprises. Opening July 24: Collage—It’s an Adventure! featuring works by local and regional fine artists and artisans. Opening reception: Friday, July 24, 6:30–9 p.m. Spectrum Art Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth. See website for art classes and workshops offered and to shop Spectrum Anytime.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–F 11–6, Sa 11:30–6, Su 11:30–5
The Artists of Gallery One
Through August 30: Representational and abstract works in a wide variety of media and styles by the Artists of Gallery One, an organization of mid-career artists exhibiting along the Connecticut Shoreline. Artists: David Brown, Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Mary Fussell, Gray Jacobik, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Victoria Sivigny and Jill Vaughn.
at ELLE Design Studio
1 Main Street, Chester, CT
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 10–4
W. David Herman Gallery LLC
The Gallery opened last summer to display the latest and most dramatic works in stainless steel by the artist. His unique minimalistic vision provides stunning and powerful imagery while simultaneously affording the viewers the joy and space of personal interpretation and imagination. Opening reception Saturday, July 18, 3–8 p.m. for the unveiling of these new works, along with a wine tasting from Dolly’s Wine Boutique and original music by Michael Shiel.
26 Railroad St, New Milford, CT
F 5–8, Sa 12–8, Su 12–5
Yale University Art Gallery
The museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Through July 19: Whistler in Paris, London, and Venice. Through July 26: The Critique of Reason: Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Co-organized with the Yale Center for British Art). Opening August 21: Donald Blumberg Photographs: Selections from the Master Sets. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 11–5
12th South Coast Artist Tour
Featuring more than 70 diverse artists working in the coastal communities of Dartmouth and Westport, MA, and Tiverton and Little Compton, RI. This year’s theme is Studio Surf whereby artists are challenged to surf through their imaginations and employ a fresh, new approach to their work. Expect artists to be exhibiting original ideas not previously encountered, challenging one’s perception of art. The South Coast is a free-spirited region that has inspired artists for more than 100 years. The tour is free and designed for the whole family.
P.O. Box N98, Westport, MA
July 18–19 & August 15–16, 11–5
Adelson Galleries Boston
Through August 2: Le Fleurs by Marcus Reichert. The artist, Marcus Reichert, is an accomplished filmmaker, poet and photographer, yet he considers his primary calling to be painting. The exhibition features 14 of Reichert’s more recent works on paper. The paintings were selected from the artist’s studio in the south of France. Several of the pieces appear in Reichert’s recent publication, Les Fleurs: The Studies (available upon request).
520 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Alternative Art Space
Ongoing: Now on exhibit are the works of artist-in-residence Fernando DeOliveira. These engaging, colorful, abstract expressionist works will be in rotation at the dynamic gallery of Alternative Art Space through the conclusion of summer. First Friday Receptions: July 3 and August 7, 6–9 p.m., light refreshments served.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Tu–F 10–5 and by appointment
Atlantic Works Gallery
July 16–August 20: Doppelganger, an Atlantic Works Gallery group show that explores the parallels and connections between the work of gallery artists and their invited “doppelgangers.” Opening reception: Thursday, July 16, 6–9 p.m. Closing reception and artist talks: Thursday, August 20, 6–9 p.m. For more information visit atlanticworks.org or call (617) 913-1871.
80 Border St. 3rd Floor, East Boston, MA
F–Sa 2–6 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through July 23: Possessions, Prized & Otherwise, a national juried exhibition that explores the things we hold dear, and the things we just plain hold. August 6–September 3: 8 Visions, work from eight juried member artists: Peter Campbell, Lindsey Epstein, Alice Benvie Gebhart, Dave Kendrick, Steve Mason, Jeanne Sturim, Valerie Albert Weingard and Sue Yang.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through July 24: Additive Logic featuring work by Mel Bochner, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Kay Rosen, Richard Tuttle and Franz Erhard Walther. Reduce, Repeat, Reuse featuring work by Peter Downsbrough, Ellsworth Kelly and Robert Moskowitz.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tu–Fr 10–5:30 in July, closed in August
Berkshire Art Association @ The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
August 1–30: Comic and Cartoon Art Presents: Reimagined! An International Show of Comic and Cartoon Art. Part of the Comic and Cartoon Art Comes Alive Series, exhibition features international comic book artists and Berkshire artists presenting original comic and cartoon-inspired artworks—sponsored by Canson. Opening costume party with artists, band, Saturday, August 1, 4–7 p.m. Free workshops and programs throughout August.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, City of Pittsfield
28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield, MA
Ongoing: Designed to illuminate the rich and diverse legacy of Asian art, Immortal Present: Art and East Asia highlights the Berkshire Museum’s historic collection of art from China, Japan, Korea and Southeast Asia and showcases exciting, ground-breaking works by contemporary artists with ties to Asia. Magnificent historic pieces and compelling modern-day artworks exhibit the distinctive aesthetics, ideas, and traditions embodied by Asian cultures.
39 South St., Pittsfield, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery
Specializing in diverse and visionary art, and known for exhibiting noted emerging, local, national and international artists. Opening September 5: Visions of the Uncanny, featuring works of fantasy, sci-fi, lowbrow, surreal, gothic and comic book art by Joe St. Pierre, Gus Fink, Mike Dubisch, Vincent Di Fate and others. Opening reception: Saturday, September 5, 6–9 p.m. See gallery website and Facebook page for further details.
52 Main St, Amesbury, MA
Th–Sa 11–7, Su 12–5
The Boston Athenæum celebrates Lafayette: An American Icon with an exhibition of portraits and other images of Lafayette. The exhibition is inspired by the recent historic reconstruction of Hermione, the frigate that brought Lafayette back to America in 1780. The Athenæum’s own Lafayette-related treasures, notably Jean-Antoine Houdon’s great bust of Lafayette, acquired by the Athenæum in 1828 from Thomas Jefferson’s descendants, will be the centerpieces of the exhibition. David B. Dearinger, Ph.D. Susan Morse Hilles Curator of Paintings & Sculpture and Director of Exhibitions is the curator.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through July 19: Nora Valdez Cuore, and Rosalyn Driscoll and Sarah Bliss Blindsight. July 22–August 16: 34 Interpreting the Boston Harbor Islands. Opening reception, Sunday, July 26, 3–5 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays July 3 & August 7 5–8
July 9–August 15: Small, Smaller, Smallest, the Brickbottom Artist Association (BAA) member/guest exhibition featuring work 12” and under. Opening reception: Thursday, July 9, 6–8 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
July 1–August 2: Jennifer Day: Deciduous: Prints and Drawings. Large-scale charcoal drawings and intimate prints explore a sense of scale. Reception: Friday, July 10, 6–8:30 p.m. August 5–30: William Brayton: Gilavar. Chance informs these airy sculptures that reference wind and Polynesian stick charts. David Shapleigh: New Work: Lines in White Space. Wall drawings in which the source, medium and concepts are not readily identifiable. Reception: Friday, August 7, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cape Ann Museum
The newly renovated 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 collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing & maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. Opening July 11: John Sloan Gloucester Days.
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
T–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Colo Colo Gallery
August 6–26: Water, recent paintings and paperworks by Joan Potkay, featuring a series of works celebrating the turbulence and rippling beauty inherent to water. Utilizing both mark-making and luminous paint layers, Potkay generates texture by employing charcoal, pastels and wax, thus skillfully reflecting the initial aquatic inspiration. Opening reception: Saturday, August 6, 5–8 p.m.
Colo Colo Gallery
101 W Rodney French Blvd., Door 4, New Bedford, MA
W–Su 2–6 and by appointment
Copley Society of Art
Through August 19, Lower Gallery: Co|So Artists’ Small Works: Solar. July 1–August 19, Upper Gallery: Summer Members’ Show. Opening August 22: Cape Cod Museum of Art: Structures & Remnants: Landscapes and the Human Presence.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5, M by appointment
Danforth Art, Museum/School
See, learn about, create and be inspired by art. Annual juried exhibitions, through August 2: Off the Wall selected by guest juror Katherine French, and Community of Artists selected by associate curator Jessica Roscio. Art Sale. Picture This! in Children’s Gallery starting June 21. Also on view: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller and John Wilson, Katsina Dolls, and Northeast Woodlands: Selections from the Arter Collection.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W, Th, Su 12–5, F, Sa 10–5
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Opening July 8: Architectural Allusions. This international group exhibition in the Sculpture Park explores the presence of architecture in contemporary sculpture. Through September 13: Walking Sculpture: 1967–2015. Sculpture, video, photography, and performance converge as contemporary artists consider walking as a form of art. Through September 6: Integrated Vision: Science, Nature, and Abstraction in the Art of Len Gittleman and György Kepes. View Kepes’ luminous paintings and Gittleman’s bold prints of the moon’s surface in this permanent collection exhibition.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
Open daily 10–5
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
July 1–26: Nancy Smith and Lisa Lebofsky, two painters exhibit work on land, sea and sky. Artists’ reception: Saturday, July 11, 5–7 p.m. July 29–August 30: Bill Shattuck and Ben Shattuck, oil paintings by father and son. Artists’ reception: Saturday, August 1, 5–7 p.m. Dedee Shattuck Gallery’s first artist in residence program will feature painter Timothy P. Wilson.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Fitchburg Art Museum
Ongoing: 80th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. The summer tradition returns with juror Meg White of Gallery NAGA. Eleanor Briggs: Morning Light. A photographic exhibition from last year’s Regional Exhibition first prize winner. Call and Response: Model Behavior. A Community Gallery exhibition and partnership with ArtsWorcester with new works created in response to works from the FAM permanent collection. Also: Mario Quiroz: Mis Vecinos, Portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino Communities; Evoking Eleanor: The art, life, and legacy of FAM Founder Eleanor Norcross; Recent Acquisitions: Photography; GLOBAL AFRICA; Discover Ancient Egypt.
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa & Su 11–5
Fort Point Arts Community Gallery
July 9–August 31: Seeking Structure of Comfort by Lydia Harris and Gianna Stewart, navigates sources of comfort: homes, people, objects, materials, and processes. Harris’s postcard series culminate in a book and sculpture, and Stewart’s meditative circles of circles. Opening reception: Thursday, July 9, 5–7 p.m. Ongoing: Atlantic Wharf Gallery, 290 Congress St., Boston, MA: Islands on the Edge, part of The Isles Arts Initiative (IAI) by Flux.Boston, Harbor Islands Alliance, and National Parks Service.
300 Summer St, Boston, MA
W–F 10–6 and by appointment
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through July 11: Traditions in Translation: Two Artists Explore Their Legacies, Joel Moskowitz and Jaeok Lee. The artists create a visual language from their cultural and spiritual histories, evoking places that are remote geographically yet inescapable emotionally. July 17–August 15: The Left Behind by Stacey Piwinski. Reception Friday, July 17, 6–8 p.m. Working with objects, memories, and energies, this work is more about inclusion than exclusion.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
F–Sa 11–5 and by appointment
Ongoing: Layers: The Pastel Art of 80 Dusty Fingers. Eight pastel artists, who make up Fruitlands 2015 Artists-in-Residence, exhibit original pastel paintings ranging from landscapes to abstracts. And, Gifts of the Saggar Fire, an exhibit of earthenware clay pots created using Native American techniques, by award-winning potter Irina Okula.
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa, Su & holidays 10–5
Fuller Craft Museum
MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A New England’s home for contemporary craft. Join them for Fuller Craft First Thursdays. July 18 & 19: A Weekend with Ben Owen III. Ongoing: Haystack Components: Metals and Jewelry. Through August 23: Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects. Through July 12: Crafting a Collection: Fuller Craft Museum Recent Acquisitions. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus; Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects. Opening August 1: Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Selections from the Enamel Arts Foundation.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
T–Su 10–5, Th until 9
Galatea Fine Art
July 1–30: See Through by Astrid Toha, photographic images of surface depth. Memories of Paper by X Bonnie Woods, ink on folded papers. Eat Your Vegetables by Vanessa Thompson, photographs of the vegetation family. Receptions: Friday, July 3 and Friday, July 10, 6–8 p.m. August 5–30: The Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition: The New England Collective VI. Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, executive director of the Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA. Reception: Friday, August 7, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Opening August 3: Laura Evans Installation and Past Work. Evans will exhibit sculptures that introduce viewers to her eclectic materials and varied studio practices. In 2006 Evans created two art benches for CAC in Greene-Rose Park called “Connectivity,” combining elements of the natural and built environments. This exhibition revisits that project and includes subsequent sculptural work using media ranging from bronze, wood and fabric to clay, cardboard tubes and wire. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
Through July 10: Masako Kamiya: New Paintings. Tommy Simpson: Picnic in the Park. Gallery NAGA concludes its 38th season with paintings by Masako Kamiya and furniture by Tommy Simpson. Kamiya works with towers of paint on paper and Simpson’s array of materials includes wood, wool and paint.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Opening August 18: Stereotypes, photographs by Kevin J. Briggs. A conscious look at race, faith, gender, and sexual orientation. Artist reception: Saturday, September 12, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
July 9–August 30: 21st Juried Show, Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition; Noritaka Minami 1972; Lindsey Beal Transmission. Satellite galleries: Griffin @ Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham, MA. Through August 23: Daniel W. Coburn, The Hereditary Estate. Griffin @ DSI 9 Brighton St., Belmont, MA. Chris Anthony, Seas Without a Shore. Griffin @ Lafayette City Center, 2 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston. Through August 21: Group Show [Photo]gogues: 2015. Griffin @ SoWa, 560 Harrison Ave., Boston. Through July 17: Group Show SKY.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Hancock Shaker Village
This history museum features 22,000 artifacts (furniture, Shaker gift drawing, and other items), a working farm with heritage breed animals, extensive gardens and 20 authentic buildings in a preserved village setting. Ongoing: Modern Wing & Shaker Roots, contemporary sculpture by four artists exploring Shaker values and aesthetics. Ongoing: Heaven on Earth, a Shaker Introduction.
1843 West Housatonic St, Pittsfield, MA
Open daily 10–5
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Through August 30: Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall & Gardens. 30 artists create intricate miniature houses located around the grounds. Through September 7: Cut Paper: Selections from the Guild of American Papercutters. Ten Years Plus: The Art of Josh Dorman. Installations on the grounds include: Thrown Rope by Peter Hutchinson, Crystal Garden by Cynthia Rose, Testing a World View by Tory Fair and Fragment House by Danielle Krcmar.
56 Highfield Dr, Falmouth, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–2
July 1–August 2: Main Gallery: Fancied by Christina Pitsch. Members Gallery: New Work by Barbara Moody. Reception: Friday, July 10, 5–8 p.m. August 5–30: Free Association 2015: Kingston Associates’ Annual Exhibition with work by Jamie Bowman, Meghan Chase, Susan Emmerson, Erica Licea-Kane, Jane Lincoln, Nat Martin, Laurie Miles, Shawn Salinger, Wendy Seller and Rachel Thern. Opening reception: Friday, August 7, 5–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
Opening August 18: Reconnaissance by Linda Bond. Pausing to examine the details of violent events as they unfold in the Middle East and South Asia, Bond’s work is a personal attempt to humanize these tragedies and combat the numbing effects of a media-saturated culture. Wall installations, woven floor mats, and text based drawings integrate the actual words and images that inspire the work. Reception: Thursday, September 17, 5–8 p.m.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
July 17–August 22: Christine Vaillancourt & KX2. Vaillancourt’s geometric abstractions are reminiscent of 1950s patterning while connecting with today’s technology. A unique use of layered acrylic medium gives the paintings a translucent, wax-like surface. Collaborative artists and sisters, Ruth and Dana Kleinman (aka KX2,) combine talents to create 3D metal, multi-paneled wall sculptures made of aluminum and oil on canvas. Opening reception: Friday, August 7, 5–8 p.m.
KX2 (Ruth Avra & Dana Kleinman), Disco Volante, 2014, aluminum and oil on canvas, 87 x 72". At Lanoue Gallery.
450 Harrison Ave., #31, Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 10:30–5:30, Su 11–4
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
July 31–August 2: 11th Annual Summer Artisans Market: Ceramics, paintings, polymer-clay/beading, needle arts, decorative arts, photography, woodworks, metal arts & fine jewelry, cards, and prints. Now registering summer classes and workshops for adults and teens: Chinese Calligraphy, Natural & Found Objects, Zentangle, Drawing, Painting, Figure Drawing, Silversmithing, Upholstery 101, and Pottery. See website for additional details.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through July 5: Bakalar Gallery: Joan Jonas: Selected Films and Videos, 1972–2005. Ongoing: United States Pavilion, Giardini della Biennale, Venice, Italy: They Come to Us Without a Word by Joan Jonas. Presented by the MIT List Visual Arts Center Commissioner and Co-Curator: Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center; Co-Curator: Ute Meta Bauer, Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Nanyang Technological University. Through July 26: Hayden Gallery: Eva Koťátková: Out of Sight. Reference Gallery: Anicka Yi: 6,070,430K of Digital Spit. Opening July 28: Bakalar Gallery: List Projects: Lina Viste Grønli.
Wiesner Building E15
20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA
Tu–W 12–6, Th 12–8, Fr–Su 12–6
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Ongoing exhibitions include Images of Discovery, Holography’s Enthusiasts, Photographing Places, Projects & Prototypes: MIT Student Work. Ongoing events, programs, and demonstrations. See website for news and details.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
July 27–August 12: Montserrat Gallery: The Enamelist Society. Through July 18: Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery: Maria Malatesta. July 27–August 12: The Enamelist Society.
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–T 10–5, F 10–1
Museum of Russian Icons
Ongoing: Byzantium to Russia: Origins and Development of Russian Icons, 1200 to 1900. This exceptional, compelling selection of 42 rare icons and extraordinary artifacts from the British Museum traces the stylistic development of sacred art from ancient Byzantium to the introduction of Christianity to Russia. The exhibition of rare icons will also include Byzantine cast metal objects, ivories and engraved gems. This is the first time the renowned British Museum in London has lent Saint John the Baptist (Constantinople c. 1300) and the famous Saint George and the Dragon (Pskov, late 14th century) to a museum in the U.S.A.
203 Union St, Clinton, MA
Tu–F 11–3, Sa 9–3
Newton Free Library
Gallery: July 2–30: Moughal & Nizam Arts by Noureen Sultana, henna, acrylic, mixed media. Reception: Wednesday, July 8, 7 p.m. August 4–30: Abstract Imagery by Chuck Guest, acrylics on canvas. Reception: Monday, August 3, 7 p.m. Main Hall: July 2–30: Pictures for Readers, prose and poetry illustrations by Chloë Feldman Emison. Reception: Tuesday, July 7, 7 p.m. August 4-30: Paintings from Life by Jean Smith Small, paintings from observation.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5
Norman Rockwell Museum
This summer, Norman Rockwell Museum pays tribute to Roz Chast through an engaging installation. Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs will feature the full range of the award-winning artist’s work from her timelessly funny cartoons for The New Yorker and children’s books, to her intricately-painted pysanka eggs and hand-made textiles. Original art from Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? illustrates universal themes and a personal narrative rife with tears and laughter.
9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA
Salmon Falls Gallery
July 4–August 30: Gallery One: The Same Moon, A Table Set for Many Faiths, an installation of place settings and ceramic sculpture by Molly Cantor, inspired by the beauty found in diverse spiritual practices. Gallery Two: Wood, Stone, Water and Plant Life Collaborations, new works by Karen Dolmanisth. Indoor/outdoor site specific installations with large format drawings and sculpture. Reception: Saturday, July 11, 6–8 p.m.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
Open daily 10–5
Through August 22: Gallery: Marguerite Zorach, Dahlov Ipcar and William Zorach. Through August 15: §üb∫amsøñ Resident Artists: Sweety’s: Julia Pimes Mata, Bryan Rodriguez, Ximena Izquierdo Ugáz and Eduardo Restrepo Castaño. July 30–August 2: Mark Cooper at the Seattle Art Fair.
450 Harrison Ave #29, Boston, MA
Th–Sa 11–6, Su 12–4 and by appointment
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This summer SMFA artists will be exhibiting at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through August 16: Students Curate Students: Some Assembly Required features students Adam Matak, Nick Mello, Anna Paul (Courtyard Gallery). Ongoing: Gonzalo Fuenmayor: Tropical Mythologies. SMFA Traveling Fellow and alumnus explores notions of national identity, geographic displacement, and colonial histories (Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria).
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Th 10–8
SculptureNow at The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home
Ongoing: 28x26x50, SculptureNow and The Mount present a new, juried exhibition featuring 28 large, outdoor sculptures by 26 artists placed throughout The Mount’s 50 acres. The show features regionally and nationally recognized artists offering a wide variety of ideas, styles and media, and is included with admission to The Mount. Free, guided tours by exhibiting artists are scheduled for July 12 and August 16 at 11:30 a.m.
2 Plunkett St, Lenox, MA
Smith College Museum of Art
This summer, while renovations and updates are underway in the first floor and lower level galleries, visitors can enjoy two full floors of redesigned galleries featuring American and European paintings and sculpture from before the 19th century. Works on paper will also be on view, plus acclaimed artist-designed restrooms, museum shop and Tryon Common café. Free second Fridays 4–8 p.m., with light refreshments.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Sohn Fine Art Gallery
Through July 27: Portrait of Africa by Anton Lyalin. Artist talk, book signing and reception: Saturday, July 11, 3–7 p.m. Please RSVP for artist talk, 3–4 p.m. July 10–27: Escape Artist by Fran Forman. Reception and book signing: Sunday, July 26, 2–5 p.m. Opening July 30: Abstract by John Atchley, Peggy Braun, Denise B. Chandler, Seth Resnick and Cassandra Sohn. Reception: Saturday, August 15, 4–7 p.m.
69 Church St, Lenox, MA
Open daily 10–5
South Shore Art Center
Through July 12: Dynamic Conversations curated by Chris Rifkin. Dillon Gallery: Gallery Artist Showcase. Faculty feature: artist-in-residence Karen Cass and students. July 17–August 30: Blue Ribbon Members Show. Opening reception: Friday, July 17, 6 p.m. Dillon Gallery: Blue Ribbon Members Show Continued. Faculty feature: Allison Crowe.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Opening July 14: Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts: American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony, over 100 works by Hassam, Cassatt, Sargent and others that exemplify the art colony movement. Ongoing: American Master: Winslow Homer, featuring The New Novel and engravings. Ongoing: Woodblock Prints from the Provincetown Artist Colony. Ongoing: Still of the Night: Nocturne Scenes by Currier & Ives.
21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
The Art Complex Museum
Ongoing: Look Again, ACM Collection Inspires the Boston Printmakers; and Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection. Through August 16: Diana Barker Price: Untamed Forest. Opening August 23: Sailing, Michael Eudenbach, Michael Kahn and Onne van der Wal, three of today’s most well-respected marine photographers.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Loading Dock Gallery
A collaborative art gallery with more than 50 artists displaying an eclectic array of artwork. Through July 26: The Human Condition, ten artists share their visions of humanity in this invitational exhibit curated by Glenn Szegedy. July 29–August 30: Summertime Blues, annual open show juried by Kate James, director of Concord Art Association. Opening receptions: Saturdays, July 11 and August 1 at 5 p.m.
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
The Oxbow Gallery
July 2–26: Front Room: Claudia Sperry portraiture. Back Room: David Rohn’s paintings of observation. Reception: Friday, July 10, 5–8 p.m. July 30–August 30: Group show with Gallery A3. Reception: Thursday, August 6, 5–8 p.m. Amherst Art Walk: August 14. Oxbow Gallery reception 5–8 p.m. ART ACROSS THE RIVER: Simultaneous group exhibits of artist members at two cooperative galleries. Artists present painting, drawing, photography, assemblage and sculpture. Back Room: Judith Mann, watercolors done throughout seasons.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Through July 5: When Objects Dream: New Drawings by Gabrielle Barzaghi. July 11– August 9: Nadine Boughton: American Home. Incisive and surprising collage of mid-20th century print materials from the series True Adventures in Modern Homes and Fortune and the Feminine drawing on men’s adventure magazines and Fortune magazine of the period. Artist’s reception: Saturday, July 11, 5–7 p.m. Artist’s presentation: Sunday, July 19, 5–7 p.m. Beginning August 15: Refer to website.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
Open daily 10–5, Sa 10–7 (see website for exceptions)
Tufts University Art Gallery
Ongoing: Tufts Museum Without Walls, a web app including stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts’ Medford campus. Visit tuftsart.toursphere.com. A new educational program of the Tufts University Art Gallery, funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Access to all indoor works included in “Museum Without Walls” tours, M–F 10–5. Access to all outdoor works 24/7.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
Worcester Art Museum
Opening July 15: American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected, important private collection with unusual focus on Central Mass. Ongoing: Portrait of a Nobleman by Anthony van Dyck, on loan from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium; Samurai! Japanese myth and tradition in the contemporary imagination. The Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael, on loan from the National Gallery of Art.
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
W–F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Thursdays 11–8
Ongoing: theme shows include Heads and Tails, Black and White, and OAA Photographers. Art auction: Saturday, August 1, doors open 6 p.m. Auction preview starts July 28. Showcased artists feature: Dustan Knight, Lou Kohl Morgan, Jayne Adams, Rosalind Fedeli, Don Gorvett, Norman West, Diane Boyce and Fran Scully. Workshops, figure drawing classes, art movie nights and lectures.
Ogunquit Art Association
1 Bourne Lane at Shore Rd, Ogunquit, ME
M−Sa 11−5, Su 1−5
July 10–August 15: Kenny Cole: Flood. An installation of more than 350 gouache drawings on paper, in handmade frames, along with piles of dummy smart phones. Each drawing transcribes part of a 30,000 word comment stream that follows a Yahoo! news article about the vanishing Moken sea nomads of Thailand/Myanmar. Listen to an audio for each drawing online (goo.gl/HkAzYk). Artists’ reception: Friday July 10, 6–10 p.m.
2 Government St, Kittery, ME
Colby College Museum of Art
Opening July 11: Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s. Ongoing: An Artist’s Gift: Acquisitions from the Alex Katz Foundation. Through August 30: Paper Trail: Contemporary Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from the 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
Corey Daniels Gallery
July 25–August 30: Steve Bartlett, minimal abstracted forms beautifully crafted in ash or oak. Sarah Bouchard, clustered sculptural orbs in layered translucent paper. Tim Wilson, deconstructed landscapes and figures in oil on canvas. Joshua Yurges, flat geometric panels conveying the illusion of dimension in wood. William Zengaro, abstract sculpted landscapes and geometric forms in welded steel and aluminum.
2208 Post Rd., Rt. 1, Wells, ME
Portland Museum of Art
Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail presents highlights of Maine’s art history from the state’s most-renowned museums—under one roof at the PMA. This exhibition shares the rich cultural legacy of the state while providing a platform to highlight the visionary artists of its future. The world holds an enduring fascination with Maine, and this exhibition demonstrates why.
7 Congress Sq., Portland, ME
M–Th 10–5, F 10–9, Sa–Su 10–5
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Through July 5: Patrons of Husbandry by Rose Marasco. Opening July 2: Alfred Chadbourn: Painting in Maine. Opening July 2: Winslow Homer’s Civil War. Small Gallery, July 10–August 9: George Daniell: Island Life: Grand Manan & Monhegan. Opening August 14: Todd Webb: Georgia O’Keeffe & the American West. BGA Gallery, ongoing: Old is the New New: Tradition and Excellence, a Fresh Perspective. Strater Gallery, ongoing: Henry Strater: Still Life. Ongoing: Directors Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Open daily, 10–5
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Through July 26: Exhibition XXV—Early Passages in Color, by Aidron Duckworth; Lia Rothstein. Opening August 1: Exhibition XXVI— Aqueduct Series & Drawings & Paintings from Life, 1984-2001; Rachel Gross – Shaped Panels & Works on Paper. Opening receptions: Saturday, August 1, 3–6 p.m. Artist’s talk: 4 p.m. Ongoing: Sculpture on the Grounds: Jay Mead – Painted Saplings.
21 Bean Rd., Meriden, NH
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Through August 2: Auto-Graphics: Works by Victor Ekpuk. Nigerian-born artist Victor Ekpuk is best known for his improvisational use of nsibidi, a form of writing with symbols associated with the Ekpe secret society. This exhibition considers humans’ relationship to water, from the architecture of socialization to the dramatic effects of flooding; from quiet still lifes to panoramic landscapes, these photographs showcase the beauty and power of this miraculous, yet quotidian, substance. Through August 23: Water Ways: Tension and Flow.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
Tu–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery at Plymouth State University
July 6–August 14: Force of Nature: Exploring the Power of the Feminine. U.S. artists explore concepts of feminine power and energy in two venues on the PSU campus. National juried exhibit sponsored by Women’s Caucus for Art/NH chapter. Artist’s reception: Saturday, July 18, 5–7 p.m. Juror Judith Brodsky will speak. See blog for partnerships, sponsors and associated events.
150 Main St, Plymouth, NH
Th 1–8, F–Su 1–4
The Currier Museum of Art
Through August 30: From Birds to Beasts: Audubon’s Last Great Adventure. After success and renown with his Birds of America collection, John James Audubon turned his attention to the country’s mammals. This exhibition reveals the story behind Audubon’s detailed illustrations from Wild America in the mid-19th century.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M, W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Through July 23: Furniture Masters 2015: Our Stories. NHFMA craftsmen are professional furniture artisans committed to preserving and promoting the centuries-long tradition of fine furniture making in an array of styles. Period, Early American, Shaker, Neo-Classical, Traditional and Contemporary. Intersection II: Art, Culture, and Identity, object based learning using the Thorne’s permanent collection.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Sa–Su, W–Th 12–5, F 3–8
Through July 24: Fine artists of the Jewelry District featuring the work of the late Alfred DeCredico, Cesare DeCredico, Ira Garber, Patricia Hansen, Bunny Harvey, Nick Paciorek, Allison Paschke, Dana Simmons and more. Gallery Night Providence: Thursday, July 16, 5–9 p.m. Opening August 12: Clothing Optional, figurative show, featuring the work of Eleanor Rahim, Jeff Schneider, Jeff Hall, Azamat Kuliev, David Witbeck and more. Opening reception: Thursday, August 20, 5–9 p.m.
150 Chestnut St, Providence, RI
Bristol Art Museum
Opening July 24: Island Time. The exhibit highlights New England artists’ perceptions of summer scenes: photography of open fields in Nantucket by Michael Gaillard; watercolors of craggy shore lands of Block Island by Peter Michael Gish; oil paintings of pebble beaches by Teri Malo; oil paintings by Elizabeth Zimmermann and artwork by Susan Schultz and Karen Iglehart. Opening reception: Friday, July 24, 7–9 p.m.
10 Wardwell St., Bristol, RI
Through July 13: Annual Summer Group Show. 100 New Works / 25 Regional Artists. Paintings, photography, sculpture and prints by David K. Anderson, Peter Batchelder, Steven Easton, Mark Freedman, Ethan French, Amy Goodwin, Willy Heeks, Marshall Henrichs, Larry Horowitz, Kate Huntington, Richard Jaworowski, Shawn Kenney, Jennifer Knaus, and more. July 18–August 5: Antonia Tyz Peeples/Endless Summer. Colorful and energetic, large wave paintings by nationally acclaimed artist. Opening reception: Saturday,
July 18, 5:30–8 p.m.
5000 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI
Open daily 10–5:30
David Winton Bell Gallery
The Bell Gallery is closed. Please join them in the fall for Primary Sources: Hank Willis Thomas and The Secret Birds: Tony Fitzpatrick, August 29–October 25. Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa–Su 1–4
July 3–26: Common Elements, new works by ceramic artist Fran Leyenberger, painter Jonathon Small and printmaker Kelsey Miller. Opening reception: Saturday, July 3, 4–7 p.m. Gallery night: Thursday, July 9, 5–8 p.m. August 1–30: DeBlois Members’ Show, featuring recent work by all 14 members of the gallery. Opening reception: Saturday, August 1, 4–7 p.m. Gallery night: Thursday, August 13, 5–8 p.m.
134 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI
Gallery Night Providence
July 16 and August 20: Free, fun filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene. Twenty-two galleries and museums open their doors inviting you to a visual arts party. Visit galleries on your own or take an Art Celebrity guided tour leaving from One Regency Plaza (Art New England magazine available on the ArtBus). Check website for individual and tour information. Free parking.
One Regency Plaza, Providence, RI
Located on the campus of Moses Brown School on Providence’s East Side, The Krause Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting a diverse selection of work from local and national artists. Krause will be closed for the 2015-2016 season for renovation. Like them on Facebook at The Krause Gallery. They will keep you posted and look forward to opening their doors to the public again in Fall 2016.
Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island
July 22–August 2: URI Art Faculty Biennial highlights new work by the extraordinary artists who teach at the URI Department of Art and Art History. The works are varied—ranging from digital media, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, performance, video and more. July 22–August 2: the URI Main Gallery partners with the URI Kingston Chamber Music Festival to offer an opportunity for art lovers to enrich their listening and viewing experience.
105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Ongoing: The Eternal Feminine: Icons and Images from Regional Collections. Nature Studies in Glass by Jennifer Clancy and David Clancy. Through August 11: The New American Family by Peter Marcus. New Work by Janet Prip. Animal Krackers by Roger Birn.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
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
Open daily 11–6
Through September 19: Milton Rosa-Ortiz, An Ode To Time. For this installation, Rosa-Ortiz will fill the gallery space with patterns that replicate tree rings using driftwood taken from the lake. Jean Luc Dushime: A Global Connection, photography that investigates social and political structures that perpetuate war, violence, misunderstanding, and miscommunication through a social-realist approach.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5
Opening July 3: Inward Adorings of the Mind, Grassroots Art from the Bennington Museum and Blasdel/Koch Collections. Through August 9, Works on Paper Gallery: Dan Shapiro: “Living the Print” 1949-1969. Through July 26, Regional Artist Gallery: Channeling Moses: Fracking Paintings by Linda Finch. Bennington Museum, recognized by Yankee Magazine Best of New England 2015, Editors’ Choice for Best Museum Makeover.
75 Main St, Bennington, VT
Open daily 10–5
Opening July 15: James McGarrell-Mark Goodwin, painting, drawing, collage and printmaking. Opening reception: Saturday, July 18, 5–7 p.m.
The Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series: July 12, reading by William Craig in conjunction with the exhibition ¡Viva Cuba!. July 27: Ann McGarrell and Patricia Brody. August 16: performance by Woon-Ping-Li. August 23: Alice Kim. August 31: Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barber, food and book signing.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, Su–Tu by appointment
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Ongoing: Jim Dine: People, Places, Things. Paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture by the celebrated American artist, who lived and worked in southern Vermont from 1971–1985. Art + Computer / Time, selections from the Spalter Digital Art Collection. Close to Home: New Pastels by Ray Ruseckas; Expanded Forms: Rodrigo Nava; Threaded Dances: Debra Bermingham.
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
Su, M, W–Sa 11–5
Helen Day Art Center
Through August 23: Now You See Me: Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts, 2015. 2015 marks HDAC’s third biennial MFA exhibition and includes the work of artists in programs as geographically distant as Montreal and New York. From more than 140 submissions, representing artists from 28 MFA programs, jurors Dina Deitsch, director of curatorial projects at Goodman Taft; Rachel Moore, assistant director and curator at HDAC; and Nathan Suter, executive director at HDAC, selected eight artists. Collectively, these artists have shown their work across the globe yet as early career artists, they are “emerging.” Through this exhibition, they and the significant contemporary issues their work addresses, will gain prominent visibility.
90 Pond St., Stowe, VT
Miller’s Thumb Gallery
June 27–August 30: A retrospective of the work of famed weaver Virginia West. Eight of her groundbreaking sculptural weavings (from 1970–2000) will be on display. West taught and lectured throughout the world and authored several books on hand-weaving techniques. Reception: Saturday, June 27, 5–7 p.m. Ongoing: A stunning collection of fine art, fashion, jewelry and contemporary craft. Set in a historic grist mill near Caspian Lake, Miller’s Thumb Gallery features works by more than 100 Vermont artists.
14 Breezy Ave, Greensboro, VT
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
Opening July 2: Chromatic Celebrations by Emily Mason. Opening August 20: Recent Work by Petria Mitchell. Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is a distinctive gallery located in Brattleboro, Vermont, in the heart of the Connecticut River Valley. MGFA specializes in contemporary fine arts and craft in a variety of media by regionally and nationally recognized artists.
183 Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Southern Vermont Arts Center
SVAC will be hosting two exciting exhibitions this summer. Through August 2: Summer Solos. Opening August 8: Annual Summer Members featuring two special solo exhibitions by George Van Hook and Christopher Pierce. Opening reception: Saturday, August 8, 2–4 pm.
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr, Manchester, VT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through September 19: Abstract Spotlight, artists working outside the boundaries of recognizable objects. Featuring Douglas Biklen, Cameron Schmitz and Johanne Yordan.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Through July 30: Mariella Bisson, Rebecca Kinkead, Craig Mooney, Carol O’Malia: Water, four artists capture summer afternoons. Through July 31: Beth Donahue: American Zen, abstract art that goes beyond surface, form and color into other dimensions of time, space and identity. Through August 11: Julia Jensen: Scenes Remembered, dreamy treatment of the northeast landscape. Through August 31: Susan Wahlrab: Seasons, observations of color, texture, shape and energy throughout each season. Sculpture Park: Exhibiting works by David Stromeyer, Bruce White, Chris Miller, Kim Radochia and Chris Curtis.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT