Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
January 16–February 15: Project 35: Volume 2, Disk 1; February 17–March 15: Project 35: Volume 2, Disk 2. A traveling exhibition of contemporary artist videos selected by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. January 16–March 15: Selections from the Permanent Collection.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
January 2–February 1: Jennifer Davies: Passiones. Using a variety of fibers, particularly Japanese Kozo, Davies continues her experimental approach to papermaking. The work often refers to natural forms, some pieces cast from rocks while others are lacy nets made from weaving and dipping fiber into pulp. Opening reception: Sunday, January 4, 2–5 p.m. February 5–March 1: Take 4: New prints, paintings and sculptures by Amy Arledge, Freddi Elton, Jane Harris and Sheila Kaczmarek. Opening reception: Sunday, February 8, 2–5 p.m. Snow date: Sunday, February 15, 2–5 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Davison Art Center, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha South Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center, Wesleyan University
February 3–March 5: A Body in Fukushima. Dancer-choreographer Eiko Otake and photographer-historian William Johnston visited the areas around Fukushima, Japan, abandoned after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and explosions at the Daiichi nuclear plant. A project of witness, remembrance and empathy. Exhibition at three Wesleyan University galleries.
301 High St, Middletown, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Opening February 6: Peter Halley: Big Paintings presents a focused look at this contemporary artist’s most monumental paintings spanning his career from the 1980s to present day. Using synthetic pigments and DayGlo, metallic and pearlescent colors, Halley’s work uses modern geometry as a raw source material that can be filled with meanings about interconnection, isolation, communication, and technology. A catalogue published by the Museum accompanies the exhibition. See website for hours and admission.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
Housatonic Museum of Art
February 12–March 27: Rick Shaefer: Drawing the Line. Working primarily in velvety black-and-white, large-format compositions and multiple-paneled pieces are where Rick Shaefer feels most at home. With his background in photography influencing his careful tonal decisions, the Connecticut-born artist often chooses charcoal on vellum to execute his striking and detailed depictions of both animal and nature. Through an elegant use of line work, Shaefer’s subjects exude texture and dimensionality in both the physical and emotional realm.
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
See website for hours
Miriam / leclerc Contemporary
January–February: Wood, Metal, Paper featuring Street Art by artists from Berlin and France, as well as artists from New Haven, New York City and Provincetown with a focus on each artist’s use of these materials. Opening reception date will be announced early January, please check website for updates.
19 Willard Rd, Norwalk, CT
M–Sa 10–6, W 10–9, Su 11–5 and by appointment
Mystic Arts Center
January 16–February 28: Home, a juried theme show and Frenetic Composure: Robert Greene Sculpture Exhibition. Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. February 6–28: NextGen, an open juried show featuring regional emerging artists ages 16 to 35.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
Open daily 11–5
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through January 18: Group f.64: Revolutionary Visions. Through February 22: NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project. January 10–25: Nor’Easter: The 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition. Opening January 17: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery. Opening January 31: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm. Opening February 28: NEW/NOW: Karl Lund: Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain. Free parking, café, and museum shop. Open daily.
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 January 11: Kindness of Strangers Holiday Show, an exhibit displaying artists’ and artisans’ interpretation of “the kindness of strangers,” through various mediums. January 23–March 15: A Show of Hands: the Textile Arts, featuring artists who use plant, animal or synthetic fibers to create fine art and practical or decorative objects. Opening reception: Friday, January 23, 6:30–9 p.m. at the gallery. See online calendar for new art classes and workshops at the gallery. Spectrum Art Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–Sa, 11–6, Su, 11–5
Yale University Art Gallery
The expanded museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Opening January 4: Whistler in Paris, London, and Venice. Through February 1: Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Through February 1: Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection. Through February 1: East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Tu–F 10–5, Th 10–8 (September–June), Sa–Su 11–5
American Textile History Museum
Ongoing: Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol: An extraordinary exhibition tracing the history of 20th century art in textiles and fashion, highlighting rare pieces, many of which have never before been on public display, by Picasso, Warhol, Matisse, Dali, Chagall, and other significant artists of European and American modern art movements, from Cubism and Surrealism to Pop Art. Organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.
491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA
January 7–30: Visual Expression in Cloth: An exhibit by fiber artist Valarie Masser-Flanagan. Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 5–7 p.m. February 12–30: Abstract Language: An exhibit by a group of artists who approach abstract painting as a means of finding a way through an imagined terrain, to convey space or emotional place. Opening reception: Saturday, February 14, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Atlantic Works Gallery
January 9–24: Pyromania, a group show where the meaning of fire is explored in permutations ranging from hearth and home to smoldering libido to Miltonian abyss. Opening reception and Third Thursday Party: January 15, 6–9 p.m. January 31–February 21: New Members Show featuring works by Walter Kopec, Charles Reed, Rachel Shatil, Melissa Shook, Audrina Warren. Opening reception: Saturday, January 31, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday Party: February 19, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St. 3rd Floor, East Boston, MA
F–Sa 2–6 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through February 6: Members’ Exhibition. February 17–28: Selections from the museum’s Permanent Collection. Downtown Attleboro’s Winter Night Festival, Saturday, February 21, from 5–9 p.m. Enjoy free admission to art and cultural attractions, the Museum’s Winter Craft Fair & Art Sale and family entertainment. All School Show featuring work from students of all ages enrolled in their W. Charles Thompson Museum School on display Saturday, February 28 from 10–4 p.m. Reception: 2–4 p.m. Free admission to the Museum’s exhibitions and events, donations welcomed.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through January 24: Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Ryman; and Peter Downsbrough: EDGE/EDGES.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Beard & Weil Galleries
Through February 13: Beard Gallery: Tracing the Thread: Curated by ARTH335: Exhibition Design. Weil Gallery: Goya: Finding A Voice Out Of The Silence. Opening February 27: 2015 Wheaton Biennial: Framing Photography. Juried by Kristen Gresh, Estrellita and Yousuf Karah Assistant Curator of Photography, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. See website for programs.
26 East Main St., Norton, MA
M–Sa 12:30–4:30, closed during school breaks
Blue Wave Fine Art Gallery
January 15–February 28: New Works: From Amesbury to Paris! Presenting works from local and international artists, including works from Germany, France and Denmark. Woodcuts, sculpture, painting, and photography are exhibited to provide a cross-cultural comparison of the diversity of visual languages. Opening reception: Saturday, January 17, 6–9 p.m. See website for additional information on upcoming events and to browse online works.
52 Main St, Amesbury, MA
Th–Sa 11–7, Su 12–5 or by appointment
Through January 31: Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World. Opening February 26: American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum: First comprehensive exhibition since 1876 of the Athenæum’s collection of Neoclassical sculpture, including work of the three leading American Neoclassicists, Horatio Greenough, Thomas Crawford, and Hiram Powers.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
General information: (617) 227-0270 or Membership: (617) 720-7641
M–Th, 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through January 11: Sketchy Sculptors: Sculptor’s Drawings in All Mediums. January 21–February 22: Christopher Abrams: Space/Craft and Murray Dewart: The Fuse that Drives the Flower. Receptions: Saturday, January 24 and Saturday, February 21, 4–7 p.m. Opening February 25: Susan Lyman: The Body of Nature and Julia Shepley: Locus. Reception: Saturday, February 28, 3–6 p.m., artist talks at 4 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6 First Fridays January 9 & February 6 5–8
Through January 16: Resonance: books in time II: Individual and collaborative artists’ books by Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore and Annie Zeybekoglu. January 25–February 28: Weathering Art: Artists Address Catastrophic Climate Change: John Craig Freeman, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon, Gretchen Greene, Denise Manseau, Patrick Pierce, Anna Shapiro, Andy Siegel, Sam Smiley, Ellen Young and more. Opening reception: Sunday, January 25, 4–6 p.m
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
January 2–February 1: Solo 2015: The two winners of the gallery’s annual competition, chosen by Judith Tolnick Champa, independent curator. Reception: Friday, January 2, 6–8:30 p.m. February 4–March 1: The 4 Questions: Larry C. Volk: video accompanied by prints, using Passover Seder as framework to explore family. New Paintings: Jill Weber: architectural details create a disorienting sense of depth and movement. Reception: Friday, February 6, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
Through January 16: Both gallery locations: Platinum. January 21–29: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: CAA + Maud Morgan Arts Collaboration Pop UP Show. February 5–27: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Fields of Viewpoints: Reception: Wednesday, February 11, 6–8 p.m. February 5–March 5: University Place Gallery: PAINT. Reception: Friday, February 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
University Place Gallery (UP)
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
January 1–30: Christopher Payne: Asylum and Stephen DiRado. View the black-and-white photographs of Stephen DiRado next to Christopher Payne’s stark images of the interiors of state mental hospitals. February 3–28: Jessie Morgan and Linda Pochesci. Morgan’s abstract mixed media works will be on view in addition to Pochesci’s stylized interiors.
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA
Colo Colo Gallery
January 25–February 14: The Complete Veil Series: Samantha Rand presents work bound together by a deeply personal process. Drop cloths build a unique patina from their time guarding the artist’s studio floor, where these cloths then serve as the direct foundation for the subsequent paintings. These begotten surfaces evolve and grow with mindfully applied layers, becoming carefully tailored vessels harboring both intentions and conversations. Consider what is both seen and unseen in their layers, hidden just beyond the veil. Opening reception: Saturday, January 31, 5–8 p.m.
Colo Colo Gallery
101 W Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford, MA
W–Su 2–6 or by appointment
Copley Society of Art
Upper Gallery: January 10–February 24: New Members’ Show 2014. Opening March 5: Winter Members’ Show: Unexpected. Lower Gallery: Opening January 10: Co/So Artists’ Small Works: Polaris. Red Room Gallery: Opening March 5:
25th Annual Student Show.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5, M by appointment
Danforth Art, Museum/School
An intimate environment to experience, create and celebrate the expressive qualities of art through exhibitions, educational programs and studio art classes. Winter exhibitions through March 1: Facial Expressions: representing changing conventions in portraiture in New England from the 19th century to the present day; and Once Upon a Pop-Up: From the Ellie G. Levine Moveable Book Collection. 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 & S 12–5, F & Sa 10–5, Thu 12–8:30
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: Walden, revisited: Contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. Ongoing: The Social Medium: Inspired in part by a recent gift of a set of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, this exhibition features permanent collection works that inform current trends in social photography.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–5
Essex Art Center
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: January 9–March 6: We’re All Fine Here Now, showing new work by Tim McCool. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5–7 p.m. Artist talk with Tim McCool at 5 p.m.
Chester F. Sidell Gallery: January 9–March 6: Comically Speaking, a group show featuring works by Don Mathias, David Sullivan, Sage Stossel, Mark Parisi and John Klossner. Exhibiting the humorous ways to see and express daily life and happenings in our society. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5–7 p.m.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6, closed January 19 and February 16
Fitchburg Art Museum
Ongoing: Mario Quiroz: Mis Vecinos, portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino communities. Ongoing: GLOBAL AFRICA: Creativity, Continuity, and Change in African Art, featuring Barbara Ward Armstrong, Sokari Douglas Camp, Willie Cole, and Ifé Franklin.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa & Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
January 2–25: Visual Alchemy: tangible evidence of experimentation, discovery and transformation, juried by Elizabeth Devlin, founder of Flux-Boston. Reception: Saturday, January 3, 5–7 p.m. January 29–March 1: far and near: Lisa Barthelson and Kay Hartung. Barthelson embraces the desert landscape through monoprints and mixed media; Hartung’s encaustic paintings explore the imagery of the microscopic world while expanding to the cosmos. Reception: Saturday, February 7, snow date: February 8. Artist talk: Saturday, February 28, 3 p.m., snow date: March 1.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Th–Su, 11–5 and by appointment
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Experience Fuller Craft First Thursday. Ongoing: Recent Acquisitions Show. Through January 11: Holiday Shop. Through February 8: Barbara Andrus: Floating. Through January 25: 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus; and Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects (permanent collection). Beginning January 31: Legacy of Fire: Clay Dragons Revisited. Beginning February 28: Continuum of Innovation: Haystack Clay Selects.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
Tu–Su 10–5, Th until 9, closed M MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
Galatea Fine Art
January 2–31: When I Was Young I Was Considered Beautiful: Jane Paradise: Photographs of aging. Couplings: Hilary Tait Norod: Mixed media studies of couples. United South End Artists: Sampling of artists from the USEA. Reception Friday, January 2, 6–8 p.m. February 4–28: Quantum Entanglement: Terry Gips: Complexities in nature. Visual ConTEXT: Group exhibition pairing art and poetry. Portraits of Boston: Youngsheen A. Jhe: Paintings of humans and mannequins. Reception Friday, February 6, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Through February 27: Magazine Beach – A Place Apart. Cambridge Arts and the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association present Magazine Beach – A Place Apart, an exhibition that invites you to share your connection to a defining public park along the Charles Riverbank and to deepen your knowledge of its past, present and future. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
January 9–31: In the Thick: Rick Fox; and A Silent Rebellion: Jaclyn Kain. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 6–8 p.m. February 6–28: New Paintings: Alice Denison; and New Paintings: Ed Stitt. Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 6–8 p.m. Fox’s debut features his abstracted, landscape paintings while Kain works with photo emulsion on unorthodox materials. February features Denison’s densely layered paintings of flora and filigree and Stitt’s realist views of the city and beyond.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Opening February 24: REFLECTED features paintings, drawings and photographs by 38 New England artists. Juried by Kristina Durocher, director and curator of the Museum of Art at the University of NH. Artists’ reception: Saturday, March 7, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
On view January 8–March 1: Main Gallery: Brandon Thibodeaux, When Morning Comes and Magdalena Sole, New Delta Rising. Atelier Gallery: Bryan David Griffith, The Last Bookstores. Griffin Gallery: Kerry Mansfield, Expired. Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 7 p.m.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
January 22–February 20: Adria Arch, Nancy Hayes, Allison Paschke: An exhibition featuring paintings by Nancy Hayes and Adria Arch, and sculpture and installation by Allison Paschke. Reception: Thursday, January 22, 6–8 p.m. Snow date for reception: Friday, January 23, 6–8 p.m.
Bristol Community College
777 Elsbree St, Fall River, MA
(508) 678-2811 ext 2631
M-F 10-4, Sa 1-4
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Opening January 20: Pulse, new work by faculty artists. The Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will exhibit new work by full and part time faculty artists Amy Archambault, Michael Beatty, Rachelle Beaudoin, Matthew Gamber, Randy Garber, Roger Hankins, Cristi Rinklin, Susan Schmidt, Leslie Schomp, Marguerite White and Amy Wynne. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 2–5
Through February 1: A Department of Makers: University of New Hampshire Studio Faculty, curated by Mary Harding. Opening reception: Friday, January 2, 5:30–8 p.m. February 4–March 1: Kathleen Gerdon Archer: As Above, so Below. Members’ Gallery: Cree Bruins: Drawn to Analog. Opening reception: Friday, February 6,
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
January 10–25: Lexington Arts and Crafts Student Show. January 31–February 15: Spirit of the East, Chinese Painting Guild member show. February 21–March 8: Pots & Paints, Ceramics Guild and Painters Guild show. See the website for further exhibition and event details.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
January 10–February 15: Tu–F 12–4, Sa 10–4, Su 12–4 February 21: F, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
McCoy Gallery, Rogers Center for the Arts
January 26–March 6: Scott Schnepf: Etchings. Suggesting an imagery experienced through darkening layers of memory, Scott Schnepf’s etchings are a mediation on an art-making process that suggests an enshrinement of order and accumulation.
A professor of art at the University of New Hampshire, Schnepf has exhibited widely in the U.S. and is in numerous collections, including the Portland Museum, The Currier Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center
January 6–February 15: Bakalar Gallery: List Projects: Redmond Entwistle. Combining documentary with fictional scenarios, the films of Redmond Entwistle examine issues that include how social and economic inequalities are reproduced from one generation to the next and the limits of artistic representation. List Projects: Redmond Entwistle will be the artist’s first US solo museum exhibition and first comprehensive screening of his works to date. Opening February 13: Hayden & Reference Galleries: Katrín Sigurdardóttir. Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptural practice examines the way physical structures and boundaries affect perception. Her works gesture towards real locations, employing shifts in scale and fragmentation to systematically question the veracity of both memory and history.
20 Ames St., Building E15 Rm. 109 , Cambridge, MA
T–W 12–6, Th 12–8, F–Su 12–6 Closed Mondays and holidays
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Through January 19: 5000 Moving Parts: Contemporary kinetic art. Opening January 22: The Photography of Places. Opening February 14: Images of Discovery. Ongoing events, public programs and demonstrations. Check website for updates and news.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Open daily 10–5, closed on major holidays
January 16–February 27: LOCATIONS UNKNOWN II. Artist: Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz. Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, February 11, 9:15–10 a.m., ACC. In recent work, Spatz-Rabinowitz paints worlds shattered by violence. Beauty and horror intertwine in these works. Our collective visual memory of deadly events is the root of her images. Somehow out of the billowing smoke, torn metal and scattered household items emerges a transcendent landscape incredibly infused with hope.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Art Center
January 16–February 21: The Power of Negative Thinking showcases artists that embrace pessimism while creating work that is nonetheless vibrant, vital and fun. Rather than drowning in their own despair, they create dynamic and intriguing work while still believing the glass is half empty. Curated by Michael Gaughran. Artists: Stephen St. Francis Decky, Bradley Tsalyuk and Corey Dunlap, Anthony Montouri, Alicia Riccio, Kirk Amaral Snow and Randy Stevens.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Newton Free Library
Gallery: January 3–29: Faces of the Rasin Foundation featuring Cheryl Clegg’s works of black and white portraits from Leogane, Haiti. Reception: Thursday, January 8, 7 p.m. February 3–26: Enigma Variations by Gaye Korbet, exhibiting diptych of portraits of the artist’s friends. Reception: Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m. Main Hall: January 3–29: Unnatural Landscapes by Becky Davis, depicting both nature and artifice. Reception: Wednesday, January 7, 7 p.m. February 3–26: Up in the Air by Al Levin, showcasing a portfolio of aerial photographs.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
January 9–February 25: Vik Muniz. Richard Prince. Sterling Ruby. Parker Ito. Corey Escoto. Through February: Subsamson Resident Artist: Ricardo DeLima. Subsamson feature: Magic Flying Carpets of Berber Kingdom of Morocco.
450 Harrison Ave , Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6 and by appointment
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
January 29–March 7: Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict. Through five themes—Mechanized Bodies; Combat as Performance; Living in a War Zone; Conflict as Media Entertainment; and Landscape as Cemetery—16 artists explore how continuous conflict merges truth with propaganda, reality with image. Reception: January 29, 5-7 p.m. January 14–February 5: Spectrum 2015. SMFA student photography annual.
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Th 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Lively changing exhibitions, distinguished permanent collection plus acclaimed artist-designed restrooms, museum shop and Tryon Common café. Through January 4: Moiré: Tara Donovan and Bow Down: Queens in Art. Opening January 30: Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade. Newly designed galleries now open. The new second floor galleries feature sacred and secular art before 1800: American, Ancient and European paintings and sculpture, as well as works on paper housed in state-of-the-art, specially-designed gallery cabinets. The new third floor galleries feature art from 1800–1950: African, American and European paintings and sculpture, plus works on paper.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4, second F 10–8
South Shore Art Center
January 9–February 8: Gallery Artists–Journeys: Juror Zola Solamente of Arden Gallery: A juried show of work by gallery artists only. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 6–8 p.m. January 9–February 15, Dillon Gallery: Myth & Memory: Danguole Rita Kuolas, Michele Meister, Marie Peters, Judy Rossman and Jess Hurley Scott. Faculty Feature: Lisa Goren.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–2
Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, opening January 20: Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, a ground-breaking exhibition of large-scale installations that challenge the perception of traditional origami. Through February 8: 20th Century Women Printmakers: Beth Van Hoesen and Holley Coulter-Chirot, unique etchings by two contemporary artists.Ongoing: Origami Interpretations: Gloria Garfinkel, Obi paintings, woodcut prints, and abstract sculpture inspired by Japanese iconography.
21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
The Art Complex Museum
Through January 18: Asian Connections explores the enticing connections in Asian art from the museum’s collection. Through February 15: Moving Right Along… features kinetic sculpture by David A. Lang. Opening February 8: Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show. Ongoing: Rotations, Objects from the Permanent Collection including Shaker items.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Oxbow Gallery
January 8–February: This and That: Imagined portraits and landscapes by Claudia Sperry. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5–8 p.m. February 5–March 1: Back room: Barbara: Concepts change to accommodate what is perceived. February 5–March 1: Georgia Pugh, Elizabeth Lehman and Will Sillin. Opening reception: Friday, February 13, 5–8 p.m. The images explore particular light and place at locations near the Connecticut River and in Provincetown, MA.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Through March 13: Talin Megherian—Kiss the Ground. The second exhibition in the Kiss the Ground series focuses on the abstract-narrative paintings of Talin Megherian (Watertown, MA), which visualize collective Armenian memory and identity. Giving voice to the memories of her family and Armenian women in particular, Megherian’s eclectic and colorful paintings are bejeweled by historical events, literary references and cultural artifacts. Gallery talk: Saturday, February 21, 1–2 p.m.
The Cambridge School of Weston: Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F 9–4:30 or by appointment, school calendar applies.
Towne Art Gallery
January 28–February 21: Puppet Showplace Theater: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates Puppet Showplace Theater’s 40th anniversary by showcasing decades of work by the theater’s resident and affiliated artists. Historic puppet characters made by founder Mary Churchill and master puppeteer Paul Vincent-Davis will be presented alongside the work of New England-based puppet companies who have made Puppet Showplace their home. The exhibit will also showcase innovative work by young and emerging artists. The exhibition will coincide with Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Pinocchio, featuring puppetry created in collaboration with Puppet Showplace Theater.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
T–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5 or by appointment, closed February 14
Representing contemporary artists on historic Cape Ann, Massachusetts. January 29–March 1: The Art of Natural History. An exhibition and sale in partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon on the occasion of the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend (January 30–February 1) and the Merrimack River Eagle Festival (February 7).
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
M, Tu 12–5, W–F 10–5, Sa 10–7, Su 10–5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
January 20–29: Annual Student Show. February 4–March 5: Ubiquitous: a solo exhibition by Michelle Lougee of art balancing renewal, growth and the omni-present proliferation of plastic in our lives. Lougee’s organic forms are achieved in a number of media, including clay, wood and plastic bags. Reception Thursday, February 5, 5–7 p.m. February 10 snow date. Closed February 16.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Tufts University Art Gallery is closed for winter break. Galleries will reopen on January 22 with a public opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Ongoing: Tufts Museum Without Walls, a web app with stories, images and videos about artworks on Tufts’ Medford campus. Visit tuftsart.toursphere.com.
An educational program of the Tufts University Art Gallery funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
January 22–February 20: Sean Downey: Mars. Talk: Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library room 222. Reception 4:15–6 p.m. Opening February 25: Lalla Essaydi: Beyond the Veil. Talk by Kristen Gresh, assistant curator of photographs at MFA Boston: Thursday, February 26 at 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library room 222. Reception 4:15–6 p.m. E-mail for appointments during school breaks in January and March.
870 Broadway St, Lowell, MA
M–W 10–3, Th 10–9, F–Sa 10–3
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
January 13–February 19: Anderson Gallery: Candace C. Thibeault: A solo exhibition of new works on panel, each with delicate abstract organic forms made from layers of paint, wax and poured resin. Opening January 16: Maxwell Library: Drawn, Drawing: An exhibition in cooperation with the National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts presenting artists drawings that develop into ceramic creations through preliminary sketches to finished pieces.
Bridgewater State University
40 School St, Bridgewater, MA
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
February 3–21: Paper/Cut: The Collage Show: A group exhibition featuring mixed media and collage work of contemporary local and national artists. Artist reception: Sunday, February 15, 5–7 p.m. Opening February 28: ART/Word presents Passages: In keeping with the ART/Word tradition of celebrating the union of art and text, all entries will include a presentation of both artwork and words relating to a certain theme. Artist reception: Saturday, February 28, 7–10 p.m.
47 Myrtle Ave, Newton, MA
Western Avenue Studios
Main Gallery: a wide array of member works. Showcase Gallery, through February 1: Artworks from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell. Reception: Saturday, January 3, 4–6 p.m. February 4–March 1: Unreliable Witnesses: Paintings by Tom Viers and Christopher Volpe. Reception: Saturday, February 7, 5–7 p.m.
122 Western Ave, 2nd Floor of the A Mill , Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University
The Winfisky Gallery displays art from all over the world in a variety of media from prints to kinetic sculpture to collage and photography. In addition to visiting artists, the art and design department hosts an annual faculty works exhibit, a student works exhibit and the prestigious student honors exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Women’s Studies Research Center
January 13–March 12: Dames Making Games: Leaps & Maneuvers, an exhibition of interactive video games made by members of Toronto-based collective Dames Making Games. The games on display reflect DMG’s mission to give game creators agency in their self-expression and identities. Opening reception: Tuesday, January 13, 5–8 p.m. DMG Lecture: Wednesday, January 14, 12:30–2 p.m. All events are held at the WSRC and are free and open to the public. See website for details and updates.
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
515 South St., Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5 or by appointment
Worcester Art Museum
January 29–February 1: Flora in Winter: WAM’s annual festival of floral interpretations of artworks. Opening: Thursday, January 29. Opening January 24: The Cowper Madonna by Raphael, on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Ongoing: Polly Apfelbaum: Nevermind: floor installations (fallen paintings) from the artist’s 1990s work. Ongoing: Knights!: love – war – intrigue! Arms and armor from the Higgins Armory Collection.
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, Su 11–5, third Thursdays 11–8
Bates College Museum of Art
Opening January 16: Back and Forth: The Collaborative Works of Dawn Clements and Marc Leuthold is the exhibition of this fascinating and complex multi-year project by two prominent artists well-known for their individual work (Clements, drawing; Leuthold, ceramic sculpture). Lecture/gallery talk by Clements and Leuthold: Friday, February 6, 5-6:30 p.m. Through March 21: Photographs by Women: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collection focuses on: Kristin Capp, Donna Ferrato, Denise Froehlich, Sally Gall, Irina Ionesco, Susan Moldenhauer and Claire Seidl.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell St, Lewiston, ME
M & W 10–7; Tu, Th, Sa 10–5; and by appointment
Maine Jewish Museum
Celebrating Maine’s Jewish art, history and heritage in a restored 1921 synagogue in downtown Portland. January 4–March 6: UNDERCURRENTS: Diane Bowie Zaitlin: curated by Nancy Davidson. Opening: January 4, 2–5 p.m. February 6: First Friday Art Walks, a reception 5–8 p.m. Mixed media encaustic paintings reveal Zaitlin’s fascination with the power of color, sensuality of surface and use of veiled narrative. Her luminous imagery refers to memory, choices, searching and relationships, hinting of landscape.
267 Congress St, Portland, ME
M–F 10–2, Su 1–5 and by appointment
Portland Museum of Art
Opening January 30: The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America. Organized by the New York Historical Society, the exhibition features 52 marine paintings and 10 maritime artifacts that explore the ways in which the early history and culture of the United States were inextricably bound to the sea.
7 Congress Sq., Portland, ME
Tu–Su 10–5, F 10–9, Third Thursdays: 10–9
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Opening January 17: Poseidon and the Sea: Myth, Cult and Daily Life. The realm of Poseidon encompassed virtually every aspect of life in the ancient Mediterranean world, from mythology and cult to daily activities. This exhibition explores each of his dominions through more than 100 works of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art in many media produced between 800 BCE and 400 CE.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
Tu–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
February 2–March 5: Transcendence of Trees: Memorials & Maquettes by Emile Birch. Opening reception: Tuesday, February 3, 4–6 p.m. Featuring Birch’s body of work exploring the spiritual nature of living trees and their transformation when cut and felled. This colorful, kinetic exhibit is filled with ancient and new symbolism integrated into mesmerizing designs.
Plymouth State University Draper & Maynard Building
150 Main St, Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–4, W 10–8, Sa 1–4
January 19–February 28: Open House: A Portrait of Collecting. What do we collect and why? Is collecting a pleasurable pastime or an obsessive tendency? What stories do collections reveal about the collector or object? Open House includes excerpts from public and private collections, including Depression-era photography, a paint-by-numbers collection and military metals. Reception: Friday, January 23, 5–7 p.m. Free admission.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
M 1–5, Tu–Sa 9–5. Closed Su/school holidays
McIninch Art Gallery
January 15–February 21: Elizabeth Rush: Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Photographs of Yangon. Opening February 26: Tanja Hollander: Are you really my friend? Video installation.
Tanja Hollander, Flo Lunn, Brooklyn, New York, 2013, archival inkjet print. At McIninch Art Gallery.
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Rd, Manchester, NH
M–Sa 10–3, Th 5–8
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire
Opening January 23: The Reductive Lens: On view black and white works of German realist photographer Gerda Peterich. The Physicality of Color: Exhibiting artists include: Diane Avott, Carlos Jimenez Cahua, Catherine Evans, Masako Kamiya, Catherine Kehoe, Keira Kotler, Paul McMullan, Laura Moriarty, Lynn Richardson, Victor Schrager, Nancy Murphy Spicer, Matt Rich and Bill Thompson. Reception: Friday, January 23, 6–8 p.m.
30 Academic Way, Durham, NH
M–W 10–4, Th 10–8, Sa–Su 1–5
NHIA Minumental Exhibition
January 28–March 8: NHIA Minumental Exhibition. This exhibition is a selection of Institute students, faculty, staff and alumni artwork from all disciplines. All artwork is no larger than 4 inches by 4 inches by 4 inches; all artwork is for sale with the maximum price set at $55.95. This is your chance to buy a small gem. Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Wednesday, January 28, 12 p.m. Sales start Wednesday, January 28, 12 p.m.
Amherst Street Gallery
77 Amherst St, Manchester, NH
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–12
Putnam Gallery at Dublin School
February 6–March 6: Of Beards and Men: A show of photographs by national artist Joseph D.R. OLeary. In 2012 he embarked on a project to self publish a book of photographs of men who wear facial hair. He sought to explore society’s current fascination with defining masculinity. “I see men pushing their own limits to define who they are as individuals and to create personas in reaction to male stereotypes and expectations.” Opening Friday Feb-u-hairy 6, 6–8 p.m.
18 Lehmann Wy., Dublin, NH
M–F 8–5, and by appointment
The Art Center in Hargate
January 9–February 21: An exhibition of Thomas Devaney’s sculptures and large-scale paintings created by utilizing a variety of traditional methods and modern techniques. Devaney’s work is influenced by love, zealotry, capitalism and religion, and conveys some of the struggles faced in culture and society. Opening reception Friday, January 9 6–8 p.m. Free admission.
St. Paul's School
325 Pleasant St., Concord, NH
The Currier Museum of Art
Opening January 24: Still Life: 1970s Photorealism: Imagine paintings and sculptures that look so real that you feel you could interact with them. Still Life: 1970s Photorealism takes you back to a world filled with muscle cars, endless highways, diners, and 1970s cityscapes. The works of art in this exhibition reflect a passion for hyperrealism and provide today’s audiences with an unflinching journey back in time to life 40 years ago.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M, W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5 Free admission for NH residents Sa 10–12
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Ongoing: Intersection: Art, Culture, and Identity: object based learning using the Thorne’s permanent collection. Opening January 24: Biennial Regional Jurors Choice Competition: An exhibition of juried work in all media by artists living within a 30 mile radius of Keene, NH.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Su–W 12–5, Th–F 12–7, Sa 12–8
David Winton Bell Gallery
Opening January 24: 2015 NCECA Biennial: an international juried exhibition of ceramics, with work by XX artists, mounted in conjunction with the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts Conference in Providence, March 25–28. Opening reception: Friday, January 30, 5:30–7:30 p.m. See website for further information.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa-Su 1-4
January 6–30: Lyrical Warriors: On Their Own Terms: Simone Spruce-Torres and Monique Rolle-Johnson. Reception: Friday, January 9, 5–7 p.m. February 9–March 8: Rhode Island Art Education Association Teachers Exhibit. Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2–4, award presentations at 3:30.
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island
January 19–February 20: Black Super Heroes: From the Comic Book Universe to the College Campus explores representations and the cultural significance of black superheroes in the public consciousness. In this collection, graphic narratives are recognized for their contributions to racial awareness in the United States. The show includes the seminal black comic book superheroes such as Black Panther, Black Lightning, Storm and others, and celebrates them as a powerful source of racial meaning and imagination in American history. Opening reception: Wednesday, January 28, 5–8 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, February 4, 12–1:30 p.m., room A101, Fine Arts Center.
105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Winter 2015 Exhibitions: Opening January 17: Ashwini Bhat: Earth Took of Earth. Nancy Friese: Encircling Trees and Radiant Skies. Opening January 31: Deborah Baronas: Flowers in the Factory. Opening February: Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition. Open reception for all exhibitions: Friday, February 6, 5–7 p.m. Newport Art Museum members free, non-members $10 suggested donation.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
January 4–23: Class & Staff Exhibition 2015. New Year, New Members 2015. January 25–February 13: Three Natures: James Allen, Harley Bartlett and Jeremiah Eck. Variations on a Theme: Water & Sky: Ruth Clegg and Barnet Fain. February 15–March 6: Members’ Exhibition 2015.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
January 22–February 11: Thirteen Ways Of Looking At a Blackbird: an exhibition of works by Johnny Adimando, Austin Ballard, Peter Croteau, Jonathan Palmer, Justin Sorensen and Raine Vasquez. Opening reception: Thursday, January 22, 5–7 p.m. Opening February 19: A group show with works by Kate Blacklock, Suzanne D’Avanzo, Kirstin Lamb and Wendy Seller. Opening: February 19, 5–7 p.m. The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler will be closed through January 21.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
Through January 24: Peter Heller and Local Sale 2014: Work from the late Peter Heller, a WWII German Jewish refugee, featuring his largely unseen abstract paintings spanning a 50 year period. Also, Local Sale. January 30: Pictures Taken, featuring Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Dwyer and seven other artists from the Pictures Generation.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F & Sa 11–8, closed Su & M
Through February 15: DUET: Varujan Boghosian & Ben Frank Moss. Works available by selected gallery artists include: Pat Adams, Deborah Bohnert, Harry Callahan, Felix de la Concha, Rosamond Purcell, Celia Reisman, Aaron Siskind, Fulvio Testa, Hugh Townley and John Udvardy. For information please contact the gallery.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, by appointment Su, M, Tu
January 12-February 14: ARTIFACT, Fifty years in art, Richard Weis, 1964–2014. Student, artist, teacher—a body of more than 80 paintings, drawings, and combined works which include 3D elements. The Christine Price Gallery opens its portion on Monday, January 12, with reception on Thursday, January 22, 12:30–2 p.m. ARTIFACT opens at the two Downtown locations on Wednesday, January 14. Dual opening receptions: Friday, January 16, 5-7 p.m. Visit the galleries’ websites for more details. Date of an artist talk TBA.
Castleton Downtown Gallery
Center Street Alley, Center St., Rutland, VT
Christine Price Gallery
Fine Arts Center, Castleton College, Castleton, VT
75 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
Tu–F 12–6, Sa 10–5
Fleming Museum of Art
Opening February 3: Staring Back: The Creation and Legacy of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon. Ongoing: Civil War Objects From the University of Vermont Collections. Opening January 20: Travelers in Postwar Europe: Photographs by H. A. Durfee, Jr., 1951-53. Winter/Spring Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 10, 5:30–7 p.m.
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
Tu, Th, F 10–4, W 10–7, Sa-Su 12–4
Vermont Metro Gallery
January 30–March 7: In Motion: Nancy Taplin, Mareva Millarc, Ethan Bond-Watts, featuring a collection of abstract work that captures the kinetic energy of color and light.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F & Sa 11–8, closed Su & M
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Opening January 3: Menagerie: Animals in Art. Twelve artists, working in painting and sculpture, portray the animal kingdom from amoeba and insects to our favorite four legged friends. Artists include Adelaide Tyrol, Anna Dibble, Aline Ordman, Christopher Griffin, Gabriel Tempesta, Gary Milek, Georganna Lenssen, Giovanna Cecchetti, Janet Fredericks, Karen Petersen, Nissa Kauppila and Rebecca Kinkead.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT