59th Annual Mystic Outdoor Art Festival
The oldest festival of its kind in the Northeast, the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival attracts over 85,000 people and features more than 270 artists showcasing nearly 100,000 diverse pieces of fine art and crafts. The event is free of charge to the public and includes a Children’s Art Park.
Historic Downtown, Mystic, CT
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Ongoing: Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place, featuring David Brooks, Kim Jones, Peter Liversidge, and Virginia Overton. From a grove of trees transformed into biomorphic sculpture (Jones), an interactive 12 foot hanging swing (Overton), a disassembled agricultural combine (Brooks), and a cannonball embedded in a gallery wall (Liversidge)—these new commissions utilize not only the Aldrich’s galleries, but also the Museum’s garden, outdoor terraces, and various public locations in Ridgefield.
258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT
M, W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Through July 31: Animals and Emotions, painterly digital photography of animals by Art Gerstein of Norwalk and mixed media expression of emotions by Fairfield psychotherapist, Alice Katz. Artists talk: July 21 at 12 p.m. August 4–28: 35 Years, Then and Now, featuring art in many media by current members to celebrate 35 years of artists in the co-op gallery. Includes anniversary wall of Art/Place postcards of past shows. Opening reception: August 7, 2–5 p.m.
70 Stanford St., Fairfield, CT
Th–Sa 12–4, Su 2–5
Through July 31: Fourplay: New Work by Roberta Friedman, Jane Harris, Sheila Kaczmareck, and Mary Lesser. Mixed media works on paper, board, and canvas by Friedman, Harris and Lesser, and ceramic sculptures by Kaczmareck. Opening reception: Thursday, July 7, 5–7 p.m. August 4–28: Summer Breeze, a window installation by City Gallery artists.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Meet the Artists Salons, Sundays 3–6 p.m.
Located in historic Downtown Mystic’s Factory Square, the Courtyard Gallery represents over 30 nationally and regionally acclaimed artists and has been described as having the most diverse collection of original paintings and sculpture in the region. Come find your treasure in its intimate gallery and sculpture garden.
12 Water St. B3, Mystic, CT
M, Th, F, Sa 11–6, Su 12–6
Florence Griswold Museum
Through September 18: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism & The Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a visually stunning show situating the growth of the Garden Movement and Impressionism within the politics of the Progressive Era when a surge of nationalism and patriotic optimism co-existed with growing concerns over mass immigration, women’s suffrage, and urbanization. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and re-conceptualized with new scholarship and a Connecticut focus, the exhibition features works by Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, and Violet Oakley, among others.
96 Old Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley Historic Site
Through September 4: Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History, chronicling Greenwich’s connection with the coast, moving from the town’s importance as a busy port transporting passengers, produce and oysters to New York, to its later reemergence as a center for pleasure yachting in the “great estates” era. Take tours of Bush-Holley House Museum, featuring art and furniture from the New Nation period (1790–1825), and later (1890–1920) as home to the Cos Cob art colony, birthplace of American Impressionism. $10 admission. Free first Wednesdays of each month.
39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT
Through September 4: Tea Day 1931: The Art Community at Old Lyme will transport viewers back to a time of women in gauzy dresses worn with wide-brimmed hats, and men in blazers and flannels mingling in the annual tea party hosted by the Lyme Art Association. Inspired by a painting by Edward Volkert, the exhibition includes William Chadwick, Frank Dumond, Lydia Longacre and Bessie Potter Vonnoh among others. This exhibition is made possible in part by a gift from The David T. Langrock Foundation.
144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Museum of Art
Through July 30: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 105th Annual Juried Exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, June 30, 5:30–7 p.m. Opening August 5: 60th Regional Exhibition, open juried show featuring all media, and the Sarah Stifler Lucas Solo Exhibition, opening Thursday, August 11, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through August 14: Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding. Through September 11: New Media: Maya Jeffereis: Fallout Shelter. Ongoing: Special Installation, George Inness: Light Triumphant. Opening July 8: Masterpieces of The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection. 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 July 10: Summer Arts Festival Group Show. Opening July 22: Water, Water Everywhere, with artists whose work features water as a nurturer, challenge or an element of fun. Opening reception: Friday, July 22, 6:30–9 p.m. Visit website for class schedule, registration and to shop online.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–F 11–6, Sa 11:30–6, Su 11:30–5
W. David Herman Gallery
W. David Herman Gallery is celebrating its new location with new works recently completed by W. David Herman in Kent, CT. “Kent has a vibrant art community that attracts visitors from all over the country,” commented Herman, whose previous gallery was located in New Milford, CT. “The energy created by visitors who visit The Ober Gallery, The Morrison Gallery, James Barron Art, Naples Studio, Kathy Wismar Studio and The Good Gallery is infectious. We’re excited about being part of that community.”
23 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT
W–Sa 12–7, 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 August 28: Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth Century France. Opening August 19: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture 1650–1830. Ongoing: 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 (Sept-June); Sa-Su 11–5
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
Opening July 14: The Tides: Summer Group Show. A selection of artists exhibiting two-dimensional works around the themes of nature and motion and the ways they interact in the passage of time. This exhibition will include work by Ola Aksan, Keenan Derby, Holly Harrison, Julia S. Powell, and Caron Tabb.
460C Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W 11–6, Th 12–8, F–Su 11–6
Atlantic Works Gallery
Thursday, July 14: Artists for Farm Animals, reception and silent art auction to benefit the Citizens for Farm Animals campaign to improve the lives of farm animals in Massachusetts, 6–9 p.m. July 21-August 20: Animal Farm, a group show by Atlantic Works members and friends. Opening reception: Thursday, July 21, 6–9 p.m. Closing reception: Thursday, August 18, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St., East Boston, MA
July 14: 6-9 p.m. July 21-August 20: F-Sa 2-6 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through July 22: Patterns—A national juried exhibition featuring nearly 90 works selected by juror Beth Urdang of Beth Urdang Gallery. August 12–September 10: 8 Visions—Artwork from eight juried members: Marjorie Ball, Bill Clark, Marnie Jain, Daniel Koterbay, Robin Wessman, Laura White Carpenter, Qiong Xia (Jade), and Philip Young. Jurors: Elena Bachrach, executive director of Newburyport Art Association and Matthew Swift, owner and director of Trident Gallery.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through July 30: Block Parts. Featuring works by Josef Albers, Robert Barry, Michael Beatty, Mel Bochner, Ellsworth Kelly, Allan McCollum, Liliana Porter, Stephen Prina, Kate Shepherd, Richard Smith and Ana Tiscornia.
10 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5:30, closed August
Through September 4: 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.
10 1⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through July 17: Elizabeth Alexander, Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year and Peter DeCamp Haines, Mostly Heads. July 20–August 14: Montserrat Sculpture, alumni and students. Opening reception: July 20, 4–6 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Friday 5–8
July 14–August 20: Melt, Brickbottom Artists’ Association summer exhibition, featuring painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media. Reception: Thursday, July 14, 6–8 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
Through July 31: Signs and Wonders by Linda Klein, oil paintings of the untold stories of imagined events. Klein will host a poetry reading and artist talk on Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. Summer Invitational: Kate Benson, Haley Harris, Adam Hinterland, Hilary Tait Norod. Reception: Friday, July 8, 6–8:30 p.m. August 3–21: HEAT, juried competition featuring New England artists. Reception: Friday, August 5, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
Through July 29: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Flora Fauna Part I. University Place Gallery: Flora Fauna Part II. Opening receptions: Friday, July 8, 5–7 p.m. at both locations. Prizes presented at the Kathryn Schultz Gallery at 6:30 p.m. by Ali Ringenburg from Sloane Merrill Gallery, Denise Jillson and Bill Manley from the Harvard Square Business Association, and Diana Janec from the Cambridge Office of Tourism.
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. Ongoing: Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects.
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA
T–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Concord Art Association
Through July 12: Member’s Gallery: Ron Rosenstock. Through August 13: Main Gallery: Responding to Place, landscape paintings by Bernard Chaet, Lois Dodd, Elizabeth O’Reilly, Stuart Shils, SaraNoa Mark, Rick Fox, Kathleen Jacobs, Wolf Kahn, James Urbaska, Allen Whiting, Susanah Howland, John Walker, Andy Karnes, Kib Bramhall and Ken Vincent. July 14–August 13: Member’s Gallery: Student/Teacher Show. Reception: Thursday, July 14, 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. July 7–August 19: Ship to Shore Summer Members’ Show juried by Austen Bailly, curator of American Art at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, featuring 35 Copley Society artist members, in the Upper Gallery. Also featuring Ken Northup in the Red Room Gallery.
158 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
Through July 24: Jaehyo Lee. Lee’s sculptures emphasize his materials and his refined approach to nature, muse to his ideological and spatial concerns. Opening July 30: Lionel Smit, New Work. Smit is considered one of South Africa’s strongest artists, best known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvases and sculptures. Smit’s Morphous is currently on view in Union Square, NYC.
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Danforth Art, Museum\School
Through August 21: Last exhibitions in the Danforth Building! Danforth Art Annual: 2016 Juried Exhibition, featuring works by 135 contemporary artists, and Selections from the Permanent Collection.
123 Union Ave., Framingham, MA
W–Th, Su 12–5, F–Sa 10–5
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: Overgrowth, featuring representations of prolific 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 Lotte Jacobi (1896–1990) and Lisette Model (1901–1983), created while they each lived in Berlin, Paris, and New York from the 1930s to 1950s.
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through August 28: Call and Response: Grayscale, a collaboration with ArtsWorcester. Ongoing: 81st Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft; Linnette Vázquez Polanco: The Reflection of the Soul; Evoking Eleanor: The art, life, and legacy of FAM Founder Eleanor Norcross; More Recent Acquisitions: Photography; GLOBAL AFRICA: Creativity, Continuity and Change in African Art; Discover Ancient Egypt.
185 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa–Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through August 6: Continuum: Tradition meets Innovation, National Association of Women Artists. A group exhibition of two- and three-dimensional works inspired by the experiences and aspirations of the artists, striving to capture time, place and feeling. Juried by Cheryl Clinton and Marie Craig. Wednesday, July 13, 12–3 p.m.: Educational presentation and workshop, “Not Sitting Pretty.” Ongoing: Small Gallery: Core Members Show.
59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA
F & Sa 11–5 and by appointment
July 2–August 22: Seeing Past Faces, sculptures by artist-in-residence Carolyn Wirth. Through the exploration of materials, Wirth visualizes women, such as Shaker Sisters and Louisa May Alcott, who are associated with Fruitlands’ remarkable spaces. Picturing Little Folk, featuring children’s portraits from the Fruitlands Museum collection and exploring the meanings behind objects in the paintings.
102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa–Su & holidays 10–5. Closed Tu.
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Opening July 30: Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books. Opening August 20: (413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts. Through July 10: CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community. Through July 31: Paper and Blade: Modern Paper Cutting. Through August 31: The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance. Through September 18: 2016 Biennial Members Exhibition. Members Create: Celebrate silent auction and closing reception: Saturday, September 17.
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
July 1–31: Barbara Eskin: The Net Reconfigured, painting and mixed media. Christina Beecher, Adam Bullock, James Cole, Randa Dubnick, Alison Horvitz, Susan Leskin: Sense of Place, group exhibition. Just Be-Cause, a membership-wide exhibition for various charities. Reception: July 1, 6–8 p.m. August 3–28: The New England Collective VII. Juror: Julie Burros, chief of art and culture for the City of Boston. Reception: August 5, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Opening July 25: Cambridge Fire. The exhibit explores the past, present and future of the Cambridge Fire Department. The installation contains stories of famous fires, the evolution of the department, people and equipment through text, photos and an artistic display using materials found at the Fire Houses. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
Gallery at Gorse Mill In Memory of Jared Michael Branfman
Through August 30: 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 Cataldo 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.
31 Thorpe Rd., Needham, MA
M–Th 11–5, F 10–4, Sa 1–5
September 6–October 1: Ken Beck: New Paintings and Harold Reddicliffe: Recent Small Paintings. Gallery NAGA opens its 40th season with two solo exhibitions by painters Ken Beck and Harold Reddicliffe who couldn’t be more different in their paint handling. Both painters depict dynamic arrangements of mundane or found objects. Beck’s works appear alla prima and Reddicliffe’s paintings are photo realistic and methodical. Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Opening August 16: Painting in Pastels, featuring Linée Baird, Lola Chaisson, Cindy Crimmin, Ella B. Delyanis, Shelly Eager, and Pamela Wamala. Artists’ reception: Saturday, September 10, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Grand Circle Gallery
Ongoing: Through the eyes of culture—MASKS from around the world, presenting masks from countries, tribes and cultures across five continents: North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, plus Oceania. Complemented by vintage travel posters and artifacts. African and Oceanian masks are on loan from the Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art in Roxbury, MA. Free and handicap-accessible.
347 Congress St., Boston, MA
W, F 12–6, Th 12–7, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
Through July 10, Main Gallery: PhotoSynthesis XI, a Winchester High School/Boston Arts Academy collaboration. Atelier: Ghost Stepping, Molly Lamb. Griffin: Secret Art Histories, Rebecca Clark. July 14–August 28, Main Gallery: 22nd Juried Show: The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. Elizabeth Avedon, juror. Atelier: Still Lives, Eliot Dudik. Griffin: The Abductees, Cassandra Klos. Receptions: Thursday, July 14, 7–9 p.m. Satellite galleries: Griffin @ Stoneham Theater, 395 Main St., Stoneham: Through July 7: Arcimboldism, Klaus Enrique.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Hancock Shaker Village
Ongoing: Visitor Center Gallery: Heaven on Earth: Introduction to the Shakers and Carol Kinzel’s Views of the Village. Brick Dwelling: Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection. Historic Village: Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite, a collaborative exhibit with Berkshire Museum. This large-scale outdoor sculpture installation at HSV explores Shaker notions of community and place. Atmospheric photos and sculpture at Berkshire Museum explore the intersection of art and nature.
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA
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 September 14: Kanreki: The 60th CWAJ Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Prints. The 60th CWAJ Print Show features the work of over 200 contemporary Japanese printmakers. Selected by international printmaking scholars in Japan, the prints encompass diverse techniques from traditional woodblock, to intaglio, lithography, etching, aquatint, silkscreen and more contemporary digital innovations. The show debuted in Tokyo in 2015 and Highfield Hall & Gardens is its exclusive U.S. venue. Since its inception in 1956, the CWAJ print show has become a highly acclaimed and internationally recognized exhibition.
56 Highfield Dr., Falmouth, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa & Su 10–2, Free Friday 4–7
Through July 31: Main Gallery: From Atmosphere to Edge, a group drawing exhibition curated by Jennifer Moses. Center Gallery: Jim Zingarelli, Synergy: Chord & Color. Members’ Gallery: Judith Brassard Brown, Smallish. Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5:30–8 p.m. August 3–28: TEN Kingston Associates/Our Voices. Jamie Bowman, Jane Lincoln, Nat Martin, Rachel Mello, Laurel McMechan, Laurie Miles, Wendy Seller, Rachel Thern, Rachel Sevanich and Anne Sargent Walker. Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
Opening July 11: SpeakEasy, Chakaia Booker’s abstract sculptures made from automobile tires address cultural, gender and environmental issues through their physicality and imagery. Featuring recent prints and rubber sculptures, SpeakEasy refers to the obscured potential and surprising consequences of the artist’s manipulation of the material. See website for additional programming.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through July 17: 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. Villa Design Group: 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. Opening July 19: List Projects: Ethan Hayes-Chute. Ethan Hayes-Chute’s installations, sculptures, drawings, text pieces, and performances explore ideas of self-sufficiency and self-preservation as alternative models for living.
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 website for complete information.
265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Opening July 29: Montserrat Gallery: A joint exhibition with Triptych Press, a publishing collaborative that features work from artists across the Northeast. Opening reception: Saturday, July 30, 5–8 p.m. Montserrat Galleries offer contemporary exhibitions at four locations on Montserrat College of Art’s downtown Beverly campus. All exhibitions, associated openings and gallery talks are free, open to the public and accessible. Check out event listings at montserrat.edu/galleries.
Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex St., Beverly, MA
M–W, F 10–5, Th 10–8, Sa 12–5
Newton Free Library
July 2–28: Gallery: Disorder by Scott Offen, photographs. Reception: Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. August 2–30: Happenings and Transitions by Michelle Brown, storyboards in dyptich form. Joint reception: Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m. July 2–28: Main Hall: Postorical by Daniel Ben-Ayun, gouache and acrylic paintings. Reception: Friday, July 1, 3:30 p.m. August 2–30: Around People by Toufic Mobarak, multicultural street photography. Joint reception: Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St., Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
Through July 31: RELICS. Annie Bissett’s color halftone woodblock prints depicting religious objects are paired with scrolls bearing 21st-century American-English platitudes. Abstract Expressionist-Impressionist painter Lorna Ritz creates light and movement through color relationships; her painting process is unsettling, passionate, radical and driven. Reception: Friday, July 8, 6–8 p.m. August 4–28: Group Show. Back Room: Anamnesis of Place, Joanne Holtje’s oil paintings explore memories merged with imagined places. Reception: Friday, August 12, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Peabody Essex Museum
Through September 5: 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
July 8–31: Gathering Air, works by Katherine Wildman and Henry Kunkel. Opening reception: Friday, July 8, 6–9 p.m. August 6–27: Straight from the Heart—the Rant series, works by Julia Csekö. Made possible with the generous support of the Walter Feldman Fellowship. Opening reception: Saturday, August 6, 6–9 p.m. Free and open to the public.
793 Tremont St., Boston, MA
July: F 6–8, Sa–Su 12–5. August: Th 5–8, F 5–9, Sa 12–5
Salmon Falls Gallery
July 1–August 28: It’s never the same but it’s always still EXACTLY; Palimpsests, an exhibit by Buckland, MA painter Janice Sorensen. This series is created by layering organic matter, spray paint, hardware and string over previously painted canvases. The works explore art, ownership, letting go and the nature of change. Reception: Sunday, July 31, 4–6 p.m.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
Su–W 10–5, Th–Sa 10–8
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This summer SMFA artists will exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Through August 7: Sean Townley: 7 Diadems/Red Ankhhafs, 2014 SMFA Traveling Fellow creates contemporary artworks using technologies designed to create copies and reconstruct losses (Cohen Galleria). Through August 21: Students Curate Students: Drawing Connections features MFA students John McCool, Gabriel Sosa, and Seth Van Der Eems (Courtyard Gallery).
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, W 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Through August 14: Dislocation | Urban experience: Contemporary Photographs from South and Southeast Asia. Ongoing: The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection and Factum Tremblay, video installation by Candice Breitz.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Shore Art Center
July 15–August 21: Blue Ribbon Members’ Show. Dillion Gallery: Blue Ribbon continued… Opening reception: Friday, July 15, 6–8 p.m.
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
The Art Complex Museum
Through September 4: Double Visions, featuring artists whose work is in the museum collection and their guests who are showing at the museum for the first time. Rotations, Objects from the Permanent Collection. Through August 14: Lisa Daria Kennedy: Daily Paintings. Opening August 21: Paul Bloodgood, an exploration of the expressive capability of line as an embodiment of naturalistic form and of human values.
189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA
The Loading Dock Gallery
Through July 31: Reflections, abstract interpretations of water reflections in oil and acrylic by Gillian Frazier, and pointillist paintings of reflections by Priscilla Levesque. Reception: Saturday, July 2, 5–7 p.m.
Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave., Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5, Th 12–8:30, Su 12–4
Ongoing: SculptureNow and The Mount present Remix, a new juried exhibition featuring 28 large, outdoor sculptures by 27 artists placed throughout the grounds at The Mount. 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 10 and August 14 at 11:30 a.m.
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA
Opening July 2: Pamela Ellis Hawkes: Archives and Artifacts. Reception: Saturday, July 9, 6–8 p.m. New photographs which challenge expectations from photography while examining collections of objects and ideas of beauty. August 7-September 5: Ruth Mordecai: New Works on Paper. Reception: Saturday, August 13, 5–7 p.m. Powerful, sculptural, expressive paintings developing Mordecai’s vocabulary of figures and shared symbols.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
Sa 10–7, F, Su, M 10–5, Tu–Th 12–5
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. This new educational program of the Tufts University Art Gallery is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Access all indoor works included in “Museum Without Walls” tours during museum hours; access to all outdoor works is 24/7.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Worcester Art Museum
Ongoing: The Last Judgment Tapestry, a fully-restored, 16th-century Flemish tapestry. Meow: A cat-inspired exhibition, including Cats-in-Residence Program (opening July 13), a contemporary art installation featuring cat and human interaction (cats available for adoption). Blood and Honey, photographs of Yugoslavia by Ron Haviv.
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
W–F & Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Thursdays 11–8
Colby College Museum of Art
Through August 21: Picasso: The Vollard Suite. Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance. William Kentridge: Tango for Page Turning. Ongoing: From Stage To Page: Shakespeare in German Expressionist Prints and Master Prints from the Lunder Collection. Opening July 9: A Usable Past: American Folk Art at the Colby College Museum of Art and Weather Vanes and Trade Signs from a Distinguished New England Collection. Public tours are held every Saturday at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
George Marshall Store Gallery
Where history and contemporary art meet. Through August 21: Diana’s Baths. Lincoln Perry explores an artist’s process through numerous studies in gouache, oil pastel and oil that lead to finished paintings. Starkness and Light: The Isles of Shoals in Winter by photographer Alexandra de Steiguer. Land Marks—On the Move by painter Nina Jerome.
Museums of Old York
140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Maine Art Shows
July 23–August 11: Rebecca Kinkead. Kinkead uses wax and color to make her work come to life and invite the viewer in to seek their own stories. Reception: Saturday, July 23, 5–7 p.m. Opening August 13: William B. Hoyt. Hoyt is known for his classic portrayal of life in New England, where real-life experiences are reincarnated in paint. Reception: Saturday, August 13, 5–7 p.m.
10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk, ME
Mathias Fine Art
Ongoing: The Earth Remembers, 21 new paintings by Brenda Bettinson.
10 Mathias Dr., Trevett, ME
Ogunquit Art Association, Barn Gallery
Through August 6: Russ Aharonian and Richard Brown Lethem showcases. Opening August 10: Marjorie Rizzo and John Andrews showcases. The Four Seasons themed show. Art auction: Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Auction preview starts Wednesday, August 3. See websites for workshops, figure drawing classes, art movie nights and lectures.
1 Bourne Ln. at Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
M−Sa 11−5, Su 1−5
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Through August 28: Tom Butler: The Hidden. A contemporary British artist who lives and works in Portland, ME, Butler works on vintage cabinet cards and graphite drawings. Ongoing: Jamie Wyeth: Private Collection. Part of an artistic legacy that spans 100 years, Jamie Wyeth is the son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. He actively paints in Maine every summer.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Open daily, 10–5
Yarmouth Frame and Gallery
Ongoing: Anticipation. While the gallery boasts and toasts many award-winning artists, it is especially delighted for Catherine Breer, whose works have been chosen to represent the Acadia National Parks 100th Anniversary. All of her available works are at the gallery. Keep up to date with Facebook and Twitter, or call the gallery.
720 Rte. 1, Yarmouth, ME
M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
July 1–August 15: Wanderlust: A Visual Symphony. On view in Silver Center for the Arts during the New Hampshire Music Festival. NHMF’s theme of wanderlust will take audiences on a creative journey through countries and places around the world. The exhibit will complement the festival by celebrating the power of art to move and inspire us, connecting to music and travel. Reception: Tuesday, July 5, 6–7:30 p.m.
150 Main St., Plymouth, NH
Museum of the White Mountains
Ongoing: Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains. In the early 19th century, women connected the White Mountain region to the larger world, while pushing the limits society imposed on them. Come explore the role women played and continue to play in shaping and popularizing the region.
34 Highland St., Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–5, Sa 11–4
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 August 29: 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 St., Manchester, NH
M, W-F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Through July 24: Summer Job: Learning with the Permanent Collection. Selections include painting, photography, sculpture, and works on paper. Check the website for special events.
Keene State College
229 Main St., Keene, NH
W–Su 12–5, closed M, Tu
July 12–30: Bowery Gallery Invitational presents Rebecca Gray Rolke: Restive Eye: Observations of Nature and the City. Solo exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper exploring natural and urban settings, and how they may diverge and intersect. Reception: Thursday, July 14, 5–8 p.m.
530 West 25th St., 4th floor, New York, NY
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Opening August 18: About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17 explores Hayter’s influence on contemporary printmaking using his checklist of important prints from his 1962 book About Prints. Print Fair/Symposium, September 23–25: Featuring lectures and print sellers Susan Teller Gallery, Dolan Maxwell, The Annex Galleries, The Old Print Shop and Thomas French Fine Art.
Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY
Tu, W, F, Sa, Su 11–4:30, Th 11–8
Bristol Art Museum
Through July 10: Solo exhibit by Willy Heeks, Bristol in Mind, featuring paintings and works on paper. Heeks has a national and international reputation with extensive exhibits throughout the U.S. His abstractions extend beyond observance, touching the viewer in a way that allows them to evoke their own personal emotions. Opening July 22: Contemporary Women Artists: Meris Barreto, Catherine Carter, Leigh Craven, Wendy Edwards, Paula Martiesian, Ida Schmulowitz, Jessica Straus.
10 Wardwell St., Bristol, RI
July 16–August 9: Mark Freedman Paintings: Down and Up. Well-known Providence artist explores the city, the airports, and the highways. Opening reception: Saturday, July 16, 5:30–8 p.m. Opening August 13: Swan Point Connection: New Works from Scott Conary, Derek Gores, and Shawn Kenney. Artists are RISD graduates from the Class of 1993. This is the first time these three friends and successful artists have exhibited together. Their influences on each other will be on display. Artist reception: Saturday, August 13, 5:30–8 p.m.
5000 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI
M–S 10–5:30, Su 11–4
Gallery 4 / Silk Road Traders
Gallery 4 at historic Tiverton Four Corners maintains its distinction as one of the finest destinations for showcasing the work of exceptional artists from the region and beyond. Opening July 2: Nature Preserved, six artists’ unique vision of nature with works in oil, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, and sculpture. Discover Silk Road Traders at Gallery 4. A collection of treasures from the Near and Far East: Oriental rugs, Chinese furniture and décor, jewelry, and accessories.
3848 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI
F–Sa 11–5, Su 12–5
Newport Art Museum
Through August 9: Of Water & Bone: Works by Gayle Wells Mandle and Julia Barnes Mandle. 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 paintings speak to the availability of clean water, while 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 July 22: Maxwell Mays Gallery and Mary Castelnovo Gallery: Outside/In featuring Mary Brewster, Georgia Nassikas, Donato Beauchaine and Marjorie Hellman. Dodge House Gallery: Members’ Exhibition 16x16. Opening August 14: The Big Pictures Show. Reception: Sunday, August 14, 2–4 p.m.
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
M–F 12-4, Sa & Su 2–4. Closed Sa & Su in August.
The Open Aperture Art Gallery
Through July 30: Frances F. Denny: Pink Crush, solo show examining 80s and 90s girl pop iconography and the lasting impact of its visual tropes. Opening August 3: Smaller Than A Bread Box, a group show of small works composing site specific photo installations, collections, and projects. Yorgos Efthymiadis’ project “The Curated Fridge” will travel to the gallery for this exhibition, featuring guest curator Paula Tognarelli. Opening reception to be announced. Visit the website for updated information.
13 Touro St., Newport, RI
Opening July 1: Fixed/Fluxed. Celebrating ten years of the Seven Below artist residency program, Thu Kim Vu, Meghan Gordon and Rob Swainston will create artwork in the galleries. Featuring short films by Haisi Hu, Jonathan Monaghan, Willy Somma, Shane Morrissey, Jessica Segall and Oscar Santillan. Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5–8 p.m. Meet the artists reception: Friday, July 22, 5–8 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed M
Through July 16: Projects Gallery: Marcy Hermansader, drawing. July 13–August 27: Main Gallery: Painting In The Neighborhood, Celia Reisman and Peter Fried. Opening reception: Saturday, August 6, 5–7 p.m. July 20–August 13: Erika Lawlor Schmidt, printmaking and collage.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, and by appointment
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through August 29: The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island. Ongoing: Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns. Works by Liu Bolin, Linda Bond, Kyle Cassidy, Madeline Fan, Susan Graham, Jane Hammond, Don Nice, Sabine Pearlman and Jerilea Zempel. Union Station: Gateway to the World. Images and stories of Brattleboro’s 100-year-old Union Station, home of BMAC. Chaos and Light: Jamie Young. Oil paintings inspired by abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation.
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: July: Rebecca Kinkead. August: Rory Jackson. Mill Street: July: Steven P. Goodman. August: Homer Wells.
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. Ongoing: 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
Ongoing: Pat Steir: Drawings. Through July 31: Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains, a 50-minute, three screen fairytale. Opening July 23: Exposed. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
90 Pond St., Stowe, VT
W–Su 12–5 or by appointment
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Through August 7: Paul Strand in Vermont: 1943–1946 features 25 photographs captured in Vermont that shed light on the artist at mid-career. 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
Through August 1: Garden of Earthly Delights, celebrating rural gardening life, the cycle of the seasons and the verdant and fecund. Reception: Saturday, June 25, 4-6:30 p.m. with live music and organic hors d’oeuvres. Opening August 6: East Meets West, works inspired by landscapes of the American East and Southwest. Reception: Saturday, August 6, 4-6:30 p.m. with live local music and organic hors d’oeuvres.
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, VT
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
Through July 10: Donald Saaf, lyrical painter/mixed media artist. July 14–August 14: MGFA Annex in Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.: Evolving a Mark, featuring oil on paper and canvas, monoprints and drawings by Jon Gregg, painter and co-founder of Vermont Studio Center. Opening August 18: Elemental Vessels, featuring basket maker and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and Hidden Agenda by fiber artist Karen Kamenetsky.
183 Main St., Brattleboro, VT
Ongoing: Grandma Moses: American Modern explores the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961), reasserting her paintings within the context of mid-century American culture and modernist art. Opening July 9: Papering the Town: Circus Posters in America. American circuses advertised through posters that were the “mass media” of their day, both in terms of volume and size. This exhibition will feature some of the largest posters in the museum’s collection.
6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT
Southern Vermont Arts Center
July 9–August 28: Yester House: 11 Solo Shows featuring the work of David Pratt displayed for the first time in 60 years. Opening July 23: Wilson Museum & Art Gallery: David Brewster, Quixotic Encounters, Vermont Paintings 1996–2016. A 20-year retrospective of famous Vermont artist David Brewster. He is known for his unique vision and technique of action landscape paintings, highlighting a modern realism anchored in the 21st century.
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr., Manchester, VT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Opening July 1: Fixed/Fluxed: Sage Lewis. Vermont artist and former Seven Below resident Sage Lewis will be showing work that explores the gap between the physical world and our individual perceptions of it, created during her recent fellowship in Qatar. Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5–8 p.m. Meet the artists reception: Friday, July 22, 5–8 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed M
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
July 9–August 6: Charlie Hunter: Rail Town Noir. Plein air oil paintings of bygone Vermont landscapes. July 9–August 13: Carol O’Malia: Intermission. Vibrant oils capturing summer’s in-between moments, in play and at rest. Opening July 9: David Stromeyer: Visions in Steel. Large outdoor and smaller interior works presented in collaboration with Cold Hollow Sculpture Park. Reception: July 9, 6–8 p.m. Opening August 9: Kim Radochia: Murmurations. Wall sculptures interpreting patterns in nature through the use of thousands of pieces of torn paper.
17 Towne Farm Ln., Stowe, VT