Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
Through December 14: I WRITE YOUR NAME: The Amistad Center @ USJ, Part III. An exhibition of paintings, works on paper and sculpture from The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Also on view: WAR/PEACE, featuring works on paper from the permanent collection depicting the period of 1914–1945.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
Celebrations Gallery ~ Shoppes ~ Tea
November 1, 2014–January 4, 2015: Small Works: Artful Treasures. The Sixth Annual Holiday Exhibition features more than 75 works in all media by local and regional artists under $200 and under 200 square inches. Opening reception: Saturday, November 1, 4–7 p.m. Celebrations is a destination to experience with artwork, jewelry, gifts that wow, and all things “tea.” 1885 Victorian on Scenic Route 169. Events throughout the year.
330 Pomfret St, Pomfret, CT
W–Su 10–5, plus extended December holiday hours
Through November 30: Barbara Harder: Migrations, new print and mixed media work exploring intersections and passages of life. Opening reception: Sunday, November 2, 2–5 p.m. December 4–21: Give Art: an annual holiday exhibition with all works by gallery artist-members, offerings in various sizes and two prices: $75 and $150. Exhibit features paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media and photography. Opening reception: Sunday, December 7, 12–4 p.m. Visit website to learn more. December 14 and 21, 12–4 p.m.: Holiday drinks and food. All are welcome.
Barbara Harder, J Topog P205, lithograph and mixed media on handmade paper, 20 x 20". At City Gallery.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
East Campus Gallery
September 2–October 29: Tammy Nguyen: CHICKENS OF THE TORRID SUMMER. Paintings and prints which draw on the artist’s multicultural roots to create new myths based on folkloric representations of animals and nature. Artist’s talk and reception: Wednesday, September 17, 6–8 p.m.
Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Ave, Norwalk, CT
Fairfield University’s Museum & Gallery
Guerrilla Girls, Benvenuti alla Biennale Femminista (detail). At Thomas J. Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University.
Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery
1073 North Benson Rd, Fairfield, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Through January 25: Life Stories in Art. Together, these exhibitions highlight the contributions of three important women artists in Connecticut in three different media over the course of three centuries: Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Art of Mary Rogers Williams (1857-1907), Modern Figures: Mary Knollenberg Sculptures (1904-1992), and Self-Portraits in Glass: Kari Russell-Pool (b. 1967).
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
Housatonic Museum of Art
Through November 17: Delightful, Delicious, Disgusting: Mia Brownell. Paintings by contemporary artist Mia Brownell fuse the realism of 17th century Dutch still life with what she describes as “scientific models of proteins” and “American attitudes toward food as a commodity.” Brownell creates lushly realistic visions of her subjects while exploring what lies beneath their surfaces both microscopically and symbolically. Art critic Cate McQuaid describes Brownell’s work as “a postmodern fruit cocktail that marries today’s fascination with genetics and the building blocks of life with old-style painterly seduction.”
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
See website for hours
leclerc’s focus is on work that challenges conceptual and material boundaries. Exhibitions explore the fabric of Western culture along with the panacea of events, large and small, that have shaped and continue to shape our present and future. Through November 9: NECESSITY: the mother of invention. This mixed-media exhibit features materials which were carefully considered, assembled and guaranteed to grow your mind.
19 Willard Rd., Norwalk, CT
M–Sa 10–6, Su 11–5
November 22, 2014–January 25, 2015: Outtakes: bleacher and everard photography. Katie Bleacher and Dean Everard, a New York City based photography team, specialize in celebrity, editorial and commercial corporate assignments. The photographers work together and bring different perspectives to their projects. Each is personable, professional and develops a special connection with the subject of their shoot. Interestingly, Katie and Dean do not identify which images were shot by one or the other. Opening reception: Saturday, November 22 5–6:30 p.m.
Kate Beckinsale cover and fashion shoot for Harper’s Bazaar Russia. Photo: Bleacher+Everard photography. At Mattatuck Museum.
144 West Main St, Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Arts Center
Through December 31: Holiday Gift Show, view original works of fine art and handmade artisan wares by local and regional artists. Hand carved wooden spoons, bowls and boards, jewelry, upcycled mirrors, chalkboards and frames, sailor bracelets, stoneware pottery, notecards, fiber items, natural soaps and balms, stained glass, hats, silk and wool scarves, neckties, ceramics and fine art. Support local artists and artisans and give something special to your loved ones this holiday. Holiday preview party opening reception: Friday, November 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Opening November 1: NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project. Through January 4: Let Me Quilt One More Day. Through January 11: Nelson Augustus Moore: Connecticut Water, Hills, and Sky. Through January 18: Group f.64: Revolutionary Visions. Ongoing: New Media: John O’Donnell: Psychedelic Pantry and Soo Sunny Park: Boundary Conditions. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Silvermine Arts Center
Through November 2: A Feast of Color and Composition: The Mischievous Art of Jim Flora; Face to Face: Kristina Küster-Witt; Undomesticated: Leslie Giuliani. November 9–December 23: Beauty and Ruin: Broken Landscapes, Lost Symbols; What’s Left: June Ahrens; The Hand of Man: J. Henry Fair; Neo-archaism: Carlos Davila. Also selected prints from the Gabor Peterdi International Print Collection. Opening reception: Sunday, November 9, 2–4 p.m.
1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT
W–Sa 2–5, Su 1–5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through Sunday, November 9: Juried Festival Group Show, a mixed media exhibit of local and regional fine artists and artisans. November 21, 2014–January 11, 2015: Kindness of Strangers Holiday Show, an exhibit displaying artists’ and artisans’ interpretation of “the kindness of strangers,” through various mediums. Opening reception: Friday, November 21, 6:30–9 p.m. at the Gallery. Sunday, December 14: Free Holiday Family Day. November–December: new art classes and workshops at the gallery, see online calendar. The Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–Sa, 11–6, Su, 11–5
Yale University Art Gallery
The expanded museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Opening November 7: Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Through February 1, 2015: Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection. Through January 4, 2015: Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire. Through February 1, 2015: East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea. Free and open to the public.
Chris Perry, 86 Ripples: Droplet, 2011, artist’s book with gel acetate and wood. Yale University Art Gallery, The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Book Art Collection, curated with Doug Beube. © Chris Perry. At Yale University Art Gallery.
1111 Chapel St, New Haven, CT
Tu–F 10–5, Th 10–8 (September–June), Sa–Su 11–5
American Textile History Museum
Through October 26: Fiberart International 2013. An extraordinary juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art, FI2013 features works by established and emerging artists from around the world, providing a unique view of current trends and innovations in this constantly evolving medium. Exploring themes from political issues to sexuality, artists blend traditional and nontraditional, with work ranging from realism to abstract and from handmade to machine-made.
491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA
November 5–28: Disambiguation: Mixed media collage painting by Barbara Ishikura. EX SITU: An exhibit of paintings with different media on plexiglass by Sammy Chong. Opening reception: Saturday, November 8, 5–7 p.m. December 10, 2014–January 2, 2015: Only from Maynard, a mixed media exhibit featuring the work of 20 artists who reside in Maynard. Opening reception: Saturday, December 13, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through November 22: Robert Cottingham. November 29–December 6: The Annual AIDS Benefit Exhibition. November 29, 2014–January 24, 2015: Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Ryman.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Beard and Weil Galleries
Through October 31: P3SF, an exhibition of work by Wheaton College studio art faculty, including Claudia Fieo (printmaking), Kelly Goff (sculpture), Andrew Howard (photography), Patrick Johnson (film), and Patricia Stone (painting and printmaking). Opening reception: Wednesday, September 3, 6–8 p.m. See website for programs.
Watson Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Through January 31: Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World. This exhibition is curated by Catharina Slautterback, Curator of Prints & Photographs at the Boston Athenæum, and is accompanied by an illustrated booklet with an essay by Ms. Slautterback.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
General information: (617) 227-0270 or Membership: (617) 720-7641
Open house November 2: 12–4. Open to public. New extended hours: M–Th 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
November 12–December 14: Sarah Hutt Portals and Marilu Swett SOUNDING. December 17, 2014–January 18, 2015: Sketchy Sculptors: Sculptors Drawings in All Mediums. A group show of spatial drawings in two and three dimensions. Opening reception: Wednesday, December 17, 6–8 p.m. First Friday Gala Event: Friday, January 9, 5–8 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays November 7 & December 5 5–8
Through November 23: Open Studios Directory Exhibition in conjunction with Brickbottom Open Studios Weekend, November 22 and 23, 12–6 p.m.
Come by Brickbottom during the month of November and plan your open studios route. Maximize your visit by mapping out the studios of your favorite artists in advance. December 4, 2014–January 16, 2015: Resonance: books in time II: Individual and collaborative artists’ books by Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore and Annie Zeybekoglu. Opening reception: Saturday, December 6, 4–6 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
November 5–29: Linda Klein: Traction: Paintings that transform nature’s living presence into a story of revival. Reception: Friday, November 7, 6–8:30 p.m. Patty Adams: Hubbub: Incongruities—such as playfulness and gravitas, reticence and bombast—inform these abstract paintings. December 3–21: 12x12 Holiday Show: A wide array of artwork by New England artists that measures 12 x 12 or smaller, priced from $100 to $500.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
November 4–29: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Motion Envisioned: Beatriz Grayson, Bob Hesse and Ruth Lieberherr. Through November 15: University Place Gallery: 70th Members Prize Show, juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA Boston. December 4, 2014–January 16, 2015: Kathryn Schultz and University Place Gallery: PLATINUM: Juried by Alise Upitis, MIT List Visual Art Center Public Asst. Curator. Reception Friday, December 5, 6–8 p.m.
University Place Gallery (UP)
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
Through November 22: Squeak Carnwath: Recent and Now. Joel Janowitz: Finding Yourself There. November 25–December 31: Wall to Floor Salon. Reception: December 6, 4–6. Ongoing outdoor sculpture green.
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA
Concord Art Association
Through December 20: In Search of the Miraculous: curated by Lexi Lee Sullivan. There is something mystical and even magical about photography. In Barbara Bosworth’s portraits of natural wonderment, David Maisel’s x-rays, Abelardo Morell’s magical interiors, David Prifti’s relics, Peter Gruner Shellenberger’s light studies, and Suara Welitoff’s elegiac videos, there is a shared search for the place where the spiritual and the everyday collapse into a visual poetry.
37 Lexington Rd., Concord , MA
T–Sa 10–4:30, Su 12–4
Copley Society of Art
September 12-November 1: GRIT: The Urban Landscape. Juried by Paul Ha, Director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center, GRIT unveils the raw fabric of the cityscape, delving into the interconnected nature of postmillennial life at its most fundamental level. Here, at the foundation of society, structure and chaos meld into one. GRIT is the examination of this intrinsic platform of the urban landscape.
158 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Tue-Sat 11-6, Su 12-5
Danforth Art, Museum/School
An intimate environment to experience, create, and celebrate the expressive qualities of art through exhibitions, educational programs, and studio art classes. Through December 14: Creative Community: Danforth Art in collaboration with The Art Connection. November 23, 2014–March 1, 2015: Facial Expressions. Also on view: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller and John Wilson.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W & S 12–5, F & Sa 10–5, Thu 12–8:30
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
October 31, 2014–April 26, 2015: Walden, revisited: Contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. October 31, 2014–April 19, 2015: The Social Medium: Inspired in part by a recent gift of a set of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, this exhibition features permanent collection works that inform current trends in social photography.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–5
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
Through September 28: Richard Whitten and Emi Ozawa, a painter and sculptor, study playfulness. Reception: Saturday, September 6, 5–7 p.m. October 1–November 9: Gail Fredell and Jean Pierre Hébert, a pioneer of digital art and a renowned woodworker, explore meditation and celebrate nature. Reception: Saturday, October 4, 5–7 p.m.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Essex Art Center
Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: September 12–October 17: MCINDOE, new paintings by Johnathan Henriquez. Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 5–7 p.m. Opening October 24: Slavic Women Throwing Furniture off the Roof, installation by Shane Crabtree. Chester F. Sidell Gallery: September 12–October 17: Photography of Lawrence featuring the work of Les Wood, Jim Fenton and Gary and Judy Hoyt. October 24–November 14: Luz y Color. Opening reception: Friday, October 24, 5–7 p.m.
56 Island St, Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6, closed on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13
Fitchburg Art Museum
Opening September 21: Un Idioma Nunca es Suficiente: Artistas Latinos en el Sur de Nueva Inglaterra One Language is Never Enough: Latino Artists in Southern New England. Featuring Carlos Santiago Arroyo, Imna Arroyo, Diane Barcelo, Sergio Bautista, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carlos Hernández Chávez, Silvia López Chavez, Julia Csekö, Pablo Delano, Ana Flores, Antonio Fonseca, Robert Gallegos, Guido Garaycochea, Lina Maria Giraldo, Raúl Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay, Abelardo Morell, Lisie S. Orjuela, Victor Pacheco, Agustín Patiño, Vela Phelan, Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, Ingrid de Aguiar Sanchez and Miguel Trelles. Mario Quiroz, Mis Vecinos: Portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino Communities. Opening reception Sunday, September 21, 4–7 p.m.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa & Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
November 13–December 14: Multiplicity, gallery artists bring a new twist to the 2014 Members Show by incorporating collaborative projects in photo, fiber, painting, drawing and sculpture. Curated by Denise Driscoll and Carrie Childs Antonini. Opening reception: Saturday, November 15, 5–7 p.m.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Th–Su, 11–5 and by appointment
Opening September 6: 100 Objects, 100 Stories, 100 Years at Fruitlands Museum. This exhibit, celebrating Fruitlands centennial year, showcases the 100 most popular objects in the Museum’s vast Transcendental, Shaker, Native American and American Art collections. Also featured are stories submitted by the public of a special memory or object. Fruitlands offers 2.5 miles of walking trails, a Museum Café and store.
102 Prospect Hill Rd, Harvard, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa, Su & Holidays 10–5, closed Tu
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Join them for Fuller Craft First Thursday. Through November 2: Dorothy Simpson Krause: Book + Art. Through November 2: Annette Bellamy: Floating. Through November 23: Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters & Innovators. Through October 5: Small Expressions: Handweavers Guild of America. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus; Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects (permanent collection). Opening October 25: 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
Tu–Su 10–5, Th 10–9, closed M
Galatea Fine Art
Through November 30: Claudine Bing and Justin Freed: Rhythms of the Universe: A multimedia collaboration. Caryl Gordon: Boston in Surround Sound: Encaustic and mixed media. Dianne Dolan: Outside, Over There: Atmospheric landscape. Reception: Friday, November 7, 6–8 p.m. December 3–28: Small(er) Works and Other Offerings: Annual Group gallery members’ exhibition. Reception: Friday, December 5, 6–8pm.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
November 3, 2014–February 27, 2015: Magazine Beach – A Place Apart: Cambridge Arts and the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association present an exhibition that invites you to share your connection to a defining public park along the Charles Riverbank and to deepen your knowledge of its past, present and future. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
November 14–December 20: Time For Reflection: Richard Raiselis. This November and December, Gallery NAGA presents new oil paintings by Richard Raiselis. His new body of work explores reflected and direct views downward and across Boston’s waterfront and greenway areas. Raiselis created this entire body of work from one vantage point 15 floors above the city streets. Opening reception: Friday, November 14, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
November 25–December 24: Holiday Art Show featuring 12 area artists with an array of art ranging from paintings to photographs to mixed media. Steve Barylick, Bill Bright, Tom Cooper, Daniel Duarte, Donna Fayad, Marcia Geier, Dennis Rainville, Ilene Richard, Amy Rudis, A.E. Ryan, Michael J. Saunders and Irene Stapleford. Artistsʼ reception: Saturday, December 6, 6–8 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Opening September 12: Japan Meets the West: Yokohama and Meiji Era Prints. The opening of Japan to Western trade and the reformation of Japanese society in the Meiji Era are revealed through a collection of 19th century Japanese Ukiyo-e woodcuts. The marvels of a new industrial world and the cultural contrasts of East and West are visually and historically intriguing. Gladstone’s tightly curated collection of antique and contemporary jewelry is worth the trip alone. Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 5–8 p.m.
36 1/2 Union Street, Manchester, MA
T–F 11–6, Sa 11–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
Main Gallery through December 4: Horace and Agnes: A Love Story. Asia Kepka and Lynn Dowling. Atelier Gallery, through December 4: Bridget & I. Griffin Gallery, through December 4: Sisters of the Commonwealth. Main Gallery, December 11–23: Winter Solstice Exhibit. Opening reception: Thursday, December 11, 6–8 pm. Atelier Gallery and Griffin Gallery, December 11–23: Photographing People: Harvey Stein Workshop Exhibit. Opening reception: Thursday, December 11, 6–8 pm.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Tu–Su 12–4, free Th 2–4
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
September 4–October 16: Structures and Machines featuring works by Gerald Weckesser and Shingo Furukawa. Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 6–8 p.m. Opening October 30: 30 Years of Printmaking: James Stroud and Center Street Studio. The exhibition features a retrospective of works by Stroud and artists who have worked with him at Center Street Studio. Opening reception: Thursday, October 30, 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 September 3: The Italian Nativity IL PRESEPE: Cultural Landscapes of the Soul, an exploration of an important form of Italian installation art: the nativity scene, or the presepe, by Margot Balboni, an independent curator and photographer, and Sarah Stanbury, a medievalist and member of the Holy Cross English Department. James Palmigiano: Recent Collages: Fr. James Palmigiano is an artist and Trappist monk who resides at Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Massachusetts. His collages reflect his experience of life in the monastery, with the apparent harmony of each piece born of a process of adding and subtracting, organizing and rearranging in a search for balance, order and presence. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M-F 10-5, Sa 2-5, call for summer hours
November 5–30, Main and Central Galleries: Mary Lang, Gazing Into Space: New photographs. Member’s Gallery: Mira Cantor: en plein air Drawings, 2013. First Friday opening reception: November 7, 5:30–8 p.m. December 3–28, Main Gallery: Stacey Alickman, Humpty Dumpty. Central Gallery, Rhonda Smith: And There Was Matter. Members’ Gallery: Rose Olson: Keeping It Together. First Friday Opening reception: December 5, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
September 20–October 13: Color Line Vessel: George Mason and Tim Rowan. Opening reception with the artists: Saturday, September 20, 3–5 p.m. October 18–November 9: Higashida Shigemasa: Accidental Beauty. Opening reception: Saturday, October 18, 3–5 p.m.
25 Main Street, Concord, MA
M 12–5:30, Tu–Sa 10–5:30, and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
November 1–15: Area High School Art Exhibit. December 3–24: Holiday Marketplace provides space for ceramics, decorative arts, basketry, paintings, woodworks, metal arts, polymer clay beaders, photography, cards, prints and gift certificates. Winter classes and workshops currently available for adults and teens. Visit the website for complete class and workshop details.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
November 1–15: Tu–Su 12–4, Sa 10–4 December 5: F 10–9:30 December 3–24: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–6 December 24: 10–5
Through October: 5 Narratives, a group show juried by Julia Courtney, curator of the Springfield Museums, Loretta Yarlow, director of the UMass Museum of Contemporary Art, and Aprile Gallant curator of prints at the Smith College Museum of Art. This inaugural exhibition features works from five local artists: Imo Nse Imeh, Lydia Nettler, Tom Wyatt, Faith Lund and Laura Radwell. A closing reception will be scheduled in October to mark the exhibition’s conclusion. Check their website for future announcements.
1277 Main St, Springfield, MA
M–F 8–5, and during center events
McCoy Gallery, Rogers Center for the Arts
September 1–October 7: Alan Rushing: Paintings. Working both on the New England coast and coastal Washington, Rushing brings a painterly vision to the life of seacoast towns, harbors and boats. His paintings have the feel of being made as they are seen. October 10–November 12: Pennie Brantley: Paintings, private lives//public facades. In her series of large images of Venice, Brantley presents a reality that feels intensely historic, tactile and surprisingly psychological.
315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through September 28: Schubert Sound Installation featuring the Brentano Quartet and Michael Kannen. Opening October 3: Images of the Unimaginable: Art from the First World War, Russian, American and Swiss artworks, documents and posters from the Great War. Opening October 3: Paper Landscapes: Prints of the American City and Countryside, 1820–1920, 19th- and early 20th-century artists’ views of the American landscape, including never-before-shown American masterworks.
41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst, MA
Tu, W, Th, Sa, Su 9–5, F 9–8
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through January 4, 2015: Hayden Gallery: Thea Djordjadze. Reference Gallery: Open Tunings. November 7, 2014–January 4, 2015. Brendan Fowler: Live performance Thursday, November 6, 6 p.m. December 12, 2014–January 4, 2015: Hannah Weinberger. Live performance Thursday, December 11, 6 p.m. Performances are free and take place in the Reference Gallery. Capacity is limited to first-come, first-served.
Thea Djordjadze, Untitled, 2013, steel, lacquer, glass cork, vinyl paint. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers Berlin London. At MIT List Center.
20 Ames St., Building E15 Rm. 109 , Cambridge, MA
Tu, W, F–Su 12–6, Th 12–8
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Check online for programs, workshops and demonstrations. Through January 19, 2015: 5000 Moving Parts, contemporary kinetic art. Through January 4, 2015: Daguerre’s American Legacy. Ongoing: Inventions: Student Showcase.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Open daily 10–5, closed on major holidays
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Montserrat Main Gallery through December 16: Franklin Evans: juddrules. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery through September 20: Anthony Palocci Jr. ’09. September 24–October 18: Susan Cottle ’92. October 22–November 15: Viterbo Show. 301 Gallery through September 13: Freshman Portrait Show. September 22–October 18: The Highest Closet. November 10–21: BFA Thesis Exhibitions (weekly).
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–1
November 7–December 17: SOMATIC (e)SCAPES. Artist: Debra Weisberg. Debra Weisberg’s works, whether made from dozens of layers of torn paper tape, collaged paper, or sculptured from building materials to appear like geological ruptures, are inspired by the delicate tension between chaos and order in nature. Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, November 19, 9:15–10 a.m., King Theater.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Art Center
Through November 15: MCC Artist Fellows & Finalists in Painting and Jocelyn Chemel and Mercè Agustí López. Opening reception: November 7, 6 p.m. November 21–December 20: I Want to Smell Your Hair, a Curatorial Opportunity Selection that explores the ways artists create a sense of intimacy between themselves, their subjects and their audience. Also on view, Helen Payne: Four Women. Opening reception: Friday, November 21, 6 p.m.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
September 26–November 14: Collectors III: Discerning Eyes, curated by Robert P. Stack and Vanphouthon Souvannasane, presenting early works from contemporary art collectors based in Providence, New York and Miami—people ahead of the curve at distinguishing the good from the bad, sifting out the gems from the junk. Garnered from private collections, many featured works of this show will be on exhibition for the first time.
608 Pleasant St., New Bedford, MA
Newton Free Library
Gallery: November 4–28: Along the Horizon, serene landscape oil paintings by Anna Goszczynska. December 2-30: Corpus Casual, exhibiting colorful vignettes of human expression by Andrew Fish. Reception: Tuesday, December 2, 7 p.m. Main Hall: November 4–28: Distant Relatives, showing recent work by Michael Ryczek. Reception: Thursday, November 6, 7 p.m. December 2–30: Made for Each Other, featuring collage, diptychs and triptychs by Ann S. Miller. Reception: Thursday, December 4, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
ROOM 83 Spring
September 6–October 16: Site Chunks: Bailey Bob Bailey, Liza Bingham, Kirstin Lamb. Reception: Saturday, September 20, 5–7 p.m. Humanized object-worlds of sculpture, painting and installation are place-taking, eye-rousing cogitations of less and more. October 23–December 4: Art Foragers: John Christian Anderson, Polly Becker, Rachel Folsom, Tanya Harsch, Peter Madden, Tom Ulrich. Reception: Saturday, October 25, 5–7 p.m. Wood, paper, dolls, comestibles—carved, repurposed, recycled, painted and photographed.
83 Spring St., Watertown, MA
Th 2–4, Sa 12–4
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
November 20–23: SMFA Art Sale is a highly anticipated annual event for art lovers, featuring an impressive range of SMFA established and emerging artists. Shop an eclectic mix of artworks that changes daily. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. Opening celebration: Thursday, November 20, 5–8 p.m. Free admission. Visit smfa.edu/artsale.
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Th 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Lively changing exhibitions, distinguished permanent collection plus acclaimed artist-designed restrooms, Museum Shop and Tryon Common café. Opening October 3: Tara Donovan Moiré: Wide range of 20th-century contemporary paintings and sculpture from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Sohn Fine Art Gallery
Through November: Rurbanism: Rural urbanism, or an integration of rural and urban concepts, ideas and communities, or the disappearance of the duality between countryside and city. Group show featuring John Atchley, Nathan Benn, John Clarke, Denise Chandler, Martin Greene, Eric Korenman, Yvette Lucas, Cassandra Sohn and Monika Sosnowski. Reception and book signing with Nathan Benn for Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972–1990: Saturday, October 11, 4–7 p.m.
69 Church St, Lenox, MA
South Shore Art Center
September 12–October 19: Printmaking: The Image Conceived and Transformed, Marcia Goodwin, Ann Guiliani, Leslie Kramer, Sara Ringler, Cis Rossey, and Joyce Zavorskas. Curated by Ann Guiliani. Opening reception: Friday, September 12, 6–8 p.m. Dillon Gallery: The Marks of Men: Andrew Anderson-Bell, Bernard Korites, Colin Moore, Sergio Roffo, Mike Sleeper. Faculty Feature: Lilly Cleveland. Opening October 24: National Juried Show: Works on Paper. Juror, Al Miner. Sponsored by PANOPTICON, Inc. Opening reception: Friday, October 24, 6–8 p.m. Dillon Gallery: Feasts and Festivities: Small Works by Gallery Artists. Faculty Feature: Bill Flynn.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Shore Conservatory
Opening September 30 in the Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery: Ray Genereux. “I describe my work as elegantly haphazard, whimsical, indiscriminate and thought provoking.” Opening reception: Friday, October 3, 6-8 p.m. The Robert and Dorothy Palmer Gallery is run through a partnership between South Shore Conservatory and South Shore Art Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA
M–Th 9–8, F 9–5, Sa 9–12
The Art Complex Museum
Through Sunday, September 7: Recently Acquired features the museum’s most recently collected artwork. Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection, including Shaker items. Through Sunday, November 9: 19 on Paper: Hidden Worlds, Rhode Island artists making art of or on paper. Opening September 21: Asian Connections explores the enticing connections in Asian art from the museum’s collection. Opening reception: Sunday, September 21, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Garner Center at New England School of Photography (NESOP)
Through November 7: The Asian Series, exhibiting work by Phyllis Crowley. November 11–December 19: Holiday Park, exhibiting work by Dayna Rochell. Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 5–7 p.m.
537 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA
M, W–F 9–5, Sa 10–4
The Gateway Gallery
September 2–November 8: Gateway Local, a group exhibition featuring familiar landmarks, architecture and well-known celebrities in Brookline and Boston, MA, and the New England region by Gateway artists.
62 Harvard St. 2nd floor, Brookline, MA
M–F 9–4:30, Sa 12–5
The Loading Dock Gallery
Main Gallery: a wide, ever-changing array of member works. Showcase Gallery: a new show every month highlighting works by one or more of its gallery members. Opening reception usually on the first Saturday of the month. Visit the website for details.
at Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
The Oxbow Gallery
September 4–28: Arnold Skolnick, Spinoza’s Garden: paintings. Reception: Friday, September 5, 5–8 p.m.; Marjorie Portnow: Light in Landscape: each painting is a distinct, singular and particular poetic moment from Provincetown, California, New York and Vermont. October 2–26: Prints, Paintings, Collages: Sarah Swenson’s portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, collotypes/photopolymer prints, drawings and paintings. Linda Batchelor shows her colorful collages of figures. Opening reception: Friday, October 10, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
September 5–November 15: Gagik Aroutiunian—Kiss the Ground. The first exhibition in the Kiss the Ground series showcases the art of Armenian born, Chicago-based Gagik Aroutiunian, whose art centers on issues of identity, memory and the displacement of family after the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Reception: Friday, September 5, 4–7 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, November 15, 1–2 p.m.
The Cambridge School of Weston: Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F, 9–4:30 or by appointment, school calendar applies
Towne Art Gallery
Through November 22: Faculty Show. This exhibition will highlight the work of Wheelock College’s faculty in the Fine Arts Program. A mixture of technique and processes as well as approaches will show the breadth of the department. Exhibiting faculty includes: Jean Howard, Gregory Gomez, Erica Licea-Kane, Daniel Owusu, Kyla Toomey, Christopher Abrams, John Burkett and Stephanie Young. Gallery is wheelchair accessible and free to the public, public transport is suggested.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
T–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5, closed November 11
September 5–October 5: Susan Erony: Review. Erony is a committed, ethically conscious artist who embraces novel media and artworks requiring painstaking hours of labor. Her résumé of American and European collections, exhibitions, publications and honors runs to six pages. October 10–November 9: Eileen Mueller: Muses. Mueller’s recent figures and scenes of Cape Ann are part of a “liberating and awe-filled” creative journey into expressive realism: an extraordinary talent fixing a passionate vision in paint.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
M, T 12–5, W–F 10–5, Sa 10–7, Su 10–5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through November 6: High Strung: a site-specific solo installation by Randy Garber evoking memory and possibilities. November 10–December 16: Emerge: an exhibition of drawings and other media by Clara Lieu. Lieu’s theme of emotional turmoil and release is presented with virtuosity in graphic media, photography, printmaking and mask-like sculptures. Reception: Wednesday, November 12, 5–7 p.m., artist talk at 5:45 p.m. Closed November 11 and 26–28.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through December 7: Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection: The first exhibition in 13 years to focus on a curated selection of the finest works from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection. Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot: The exhibition narrates Jumbo’s life story from beloved elephant at the London Zoo to star of Barnum’s circus to college mascot.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Art Gallery
September 23–November 2: ‘E’ is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey. An exhibition of the work of the American author and illustrator organized in collaboration with the Edward Gorey House. Reception: AHA! Night, Thursday, October 9, 6–8 p.m. Lecture by Prof. Memory Holloway at 7 p.m.
College of Visual and Performing Arts UMass Dartmouth
715 Purchase St, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA
Daily 9–6, and until 9 during AHA! Nights (every second Thursday each month)
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
September 3 in Maxwell Library: Amuse Bouche: a visual narrative of food that encompasses northeastern menus of the 1880s, gilded age dining rooms and contemporary paintings of fast and slow food. Through October 2 in Anderson Gallery: Shaun Bullens, contemporary surrealism meshes with colonial carpentry in this immersive installation. October 7–November 6: in Anderson Gallery: Collaboration, a collaborative mural painted in the gallery (October 7–9) by Boston artist’s Kenji Nakayama and Dana Woulfe.
Bridgewater State University
40 School St, Bridgewater, MA
Waltham Mills 38th Annual Open Studios
November 1–2: Visit art where it’s made. More than 70 artists of all media from WMAA and Lincoln Studios, along with visiting jewelry makers and metal artists from Metalwerx, open their doors to welcome the public to this free event. Tour studios, chat with artists, and add to your art collection. A central location with easy access by public transportation and ample parking.
144 & 289 Moody St, Waltham, MA
Sa 12–6, Su 12–5
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
September 9–October 4: Larger than the Sum of its Parts. Ten women artists with individual practices have met monthly for more than six years to craft their careers as thoughtfully as they create their art. Reception: Sunday, September 21, 5–7 p.m. This exhibition features painting, sculpture and installation in celebration of the power of their group experience. October 14–November 8: Lasell College Faculty and Staff Creative Showcase.
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
47 Myrtle Ave, Newton, MA
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University
The Winfisky Gallery displays art from all over the world in a variety of media from prints to kinetic sculpture to collage and photography. In addition to visiting artists, the art and design department hosts an annual faculty works exhibit, a student works exhibit and the prestigious student honors exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Women's Studies Research Center
Through October 8: Indomitable Spirit: works covering more than 40 years of New York feminist artist Juanita McNeely, portraying a sensual and macabre vision of woman with visceral dexterity. Opening October 24: New Work by Leeza Meksin. The Brooklyn-based artist transforms the Kniznick Gallery with a site-specific installation of three-dimensional paintings. Using Spandex as her primary material, she explores its expressive, elastic and mutable application to rigid architectural structures. Opening reception: Friday, October 24, 5–8 p.m. See website for details and programming updates. All programs are free and open to the public.
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
515 South St., Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5, or by appointment
Bates College Museum of Art
Through December 13: Convergence: Jazz, Films, and Visual Arts features the work of many innovative artists, mostly African Americans, whose art depicts, is influenced by, or is in tune with jazz music and culture. Programming includes a panel, lectures, film series and performance. Through October 12: Encountering Maine presents work drawn from the permanent collection depicting places in Maine by artists from the 19th century to the present. Opening October 24: Photographs from the Permanent Collection.
Olin Arts Center
75 Russell St, Lewiston, ME
M–Sa 10–5, W 10–7 during the academic year
CMCA–Center for Maine Contemporary Art
Through September 20: Betsy Eby: Painting with Fire; Tom Burckhardt: Recent Work; Ron Leax: The Natural History of Georgetown; Elizabeth Fox: Played to Win. Opening September 27: 2014 CMCA Biennial Exhibition. Admission: $5; CMCA members and children free.
162 Russell Ave., PO Box 147, Rockport, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Colby College Museum of Art
Through January 4, 2015: Bernard Langlais represents the first scholarly retrospective of the Maine-born artist’s dynamic career. The exhibition is drawn from the Museum’s Bernard Langlais Collection and also presents loans from several local museums and private collections.
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME
T–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5, closed M
Corey Daniels Gallery
On August 25, the gallery began assembling a selection of contemporary art mixed with furniture, objects, and oddities from its closets and drawers into an ongoing and evolving installation. The gallery will be open throughout the process. Visitors welcome. Follow their progress via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Saturday reception 5–8 p.m. Date to be announced.
2208 Post Rd., Rt. 1, Wells, ME
Sa 11–5, Su 12–5, open weekdays, call if coming from a distance
George Marshall Store Gallery
Through November 16: Donald Saaf, Michael Stasiuk and Jan ter Weele: Visions and Inventions; and Ceramics by Boyan Moskov: Form and Texture. Through December 6: Unraveled – Contemporary New England Fiber Art in the Remick Gallery, 3 Lindsay Road. This exhibition brings together the work of 18 regional artists who use a wide range of materials and techniques.
Museums of Old York
140 Lindsay Rd., York, ME
Tu–Sa, 10–5, Su 1–5, and by appointment
The Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Celebrating its artistic heritage and origins in Ogunquit’s art colonies, the OMAA engages and educates a diverse audience by acquiring, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting American art. Through October 31: John Laurent; Andrew Wyeth: The Linda L. Bean Collection; Richard Brown Lethem: Figure ↔ Abstraction; Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture; Amy Stacey Curtis: drawings; Henry Strater: Arizona Winters, 1933–1938.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Open daily, 10–5
Aidron Duckworth Art Museum
Gallery I through November 2: Exhibition XXIV—Self-Portraits by Aidron Duckworth. Gallery II through September 14: Guest Artist, Sayonara Aya Itagaki: A memorial exhibition featuring mixed media. Reception on September 20, 3–6 p.m.; talk at 4 p.m. Sculpture on the grounds through November 2: Bob Shannahan: Woody plants; Fitzhugh Karol: Wood and mixed media. Through November 2: Guest Artist, Craig Stockwell—Abstract Oil Paintings. Opening reception: Saturday, September 20, 3–6 p.m.; artist talk: 4 p.m
21 Bean Rd., Meriden, NH
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
Through December 14: Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties offers a focused look at art from a decade defined by social protest and American race relations. This exhibition considers how 66 artists, including African Americans and some of their white, Latino, Asian American, Native American and Caribbean contemporaries, used art to address the struggle for racial justice.
6 East Wheelock St., Hanover, NH
T–Sa 10–5, W 10–9, Su 12–5
McIninch Art Gallery
September 11–October 11: A Source of Identity: Rania Matar, Shellburne Thurber, Bill Owens, Beth Yarnell Edwards. October 16–November 15: Self-Examination Through Portraiture: Bernard Chaet, Susanna Coffey, Gregory Gillespie, Anne Harris, Maud Morgan, Katy Schneider, Barbara Swan, Steve Locke. Sculpture tour and talk: Gillian Christy, Donna Dodson, Dale Rogers. Thursday, September 18, 5–7 p.m. Public Art Forum: Thursday, October 2, 5–7 p.m.
Southern New Hampshire University
2500 N. River Rd, Manchester, NH
M–Sa 10–3, Th 5–8
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Each year the New Hampshire Institute of Art presents exhibitions that not only support its educational programs, but also excite and inspire students and visitors. Work exhibited is diverse and beautiful, with the intention of engaging the imagination while provoking thought and discussion. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–12
Pastel Society of New Hampshire
Opening October 25: The Pastel Society of New Hampshire presents its Sixth Annual National Juried Show, It’s Pastel, at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. Opening reception: Saturday, October 25, 4–6 p.m. There will be refreshments and an awards ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.
Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery
10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH
Open daily 10–5
The Currier Museum of Art
Opening September 20: M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion. M.C. Escher’s images continue to boggle the eye and the brain, captivating viewers more than 40 years after his death. The Currier’s exclusive Escher retrospective is one of the largest and most comprehensive ever offered in the United States.
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH
Su, M & W–F 11–5, Sat 10–5
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Intersection: Art, Culture and Identity: Object-based learning using Thorne’s permanent collection. September 19–November 16: Embracing Diverse Voices: 80 Years of African-American Art explores the diversity of experience and expression among American artists of African descent through painting, photography, sculpture, book arts and print. Opening October 10: Light Works: A Century of Photography: Photographs which span the history of photography, from studies of animal locomotion to contemporary prints. Exhibitions organized by the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
Sa, Su, W, Th 12–5, F 3–8, closed M & Tu
September 2–26: Deborah Baronas: Selections from The Mill Project. Gallery Night reception: Thursday, September 18, 5–9 p.m. September 29–October 10: AS220 / Photo Memory Project. Reception: Friday, October 3, 5–7 p.m. October 14–31: Two Photographers / Two Perspectives, Roger Johanson and Jim Shiley. Gallery Night reception: Thursday, October 16, 5–9 p.m.
Moses Brown School
250 Lloyd Ave, Providence, RI
M–F 8–4 or by appointment
Newport Art Museum
Though January 4, 2015: Palate To Plate: Prints and Recipes From Members of The Boston Printmakers. Opening September 6: Claudia Flynn: Solemnities. Opening September 27: Photographers’ Guild Members’ Exhibition. Opening September 27: NetWorks 2013–2014. Opening reception for all shows: Friday, September 26, 5–7 p.m.
76 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
September 7–26: Michael Manni and Peter Michael Miller in Still Lifes and Panoramas: 2 Realists; Joint Venture Original Print Portfolio; Alice Benvie Gebhart: Memories in Glass. September 28–October 17: William Heydt, Timothy Philbrick and Johanna McKenzie: Heydt, McKenzie, Philbrick; Nancy Hart: Calendar Days. October 19–November 7: Linnea Toney Leeming and Jana Matusz: Composed; Marge Dalenius: Assemblage; Joan Luce Allen and Rev. Bill Comeau: Words & Music.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–3, Sa & Su 2–4 Closed July 19–August 11
The Chazan Gallery at Wheeler
September 18–October 8: Jeffrey Bertwell, Saberah Malik and Laurie Sverdlove: perspectives | translations | refractions. Opening reception and Gallery Night: Thursday, September 18, 5–9 p.m. October 16–November 5: Michelle Benoit, Susan Doyle and Joan Wyand. Opening reception and Gallery Night: Thursday, October 16, 5–9 p.m.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
The Rhode Island Watercolor Society
September 6–October 2: Open Juried Show, juried by William Heydt. Submission deadline: Tuesday, September 2. Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 4–7 p.m. Saturday, September 13, 1 p.m.: Richard Harrington demonstration. Sunday, September 14, 1 p.m.: Looff Carousel presentation and book signing, hosted by Blackstone Valley Tourism Council. October 4–23: Member Group Show: J. Aissis, D. Cornwall, A. Halle, D. Kenny Kirwan and B. Macomber. Opening reception: Saturday, October 4, 4–7 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 12 p.m.: Stephen Quiller demonstration and luncheon. October 25–November 20: Northeast Regional Show, juried by Stephen Quiller. Opening reception: Saturday, October 25, 4–7 p.m.
JC Potter Casino Building, Slater Memorial Park
Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, RI
Three Wheel Studio
Three Wheel Studio is a ceramic studio and gallery which features a mix of fun, eclectic, and functional handmade pottery and ceramics from a variety of artists, including proprietor Dwo Wen Chen.
436 Wickenden St, Providence, RI
36th Annual Putney Craft Tour
A Top Ten Vermont Winter Event. November 28, 29, 30 10–5
Meet 26 of Vermont’s most prominent artisans. Blacksmiths, glass blowers, potters, jewelers, weavers, woodworkers—even artisan cheesemakers—invite visitors into their studios to find that one-of-a-kind gift. Part of the fun is meandering through the beautiful Vermont countryside. Start at The Gleanery or the Putney General Store for info, maps and a preview exhibition. The Putney Craft Tour is also a participant in American Craft Week, October 3–12.
Putney and Saxtons River
September 19–November 15: Of Land & Local, a multidisciplinary, state-wide exhibition designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape. Presented at five locations statewide in Burlington, Shelburne, Rutland, Calais and Woodstock, with dozens of local and regional artists and many openings and events throughout the fall. See oflandandlocalvt.org for full details.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F & Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed M
Through November 2: Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People. Juxtaposing the works of two masters of the portrait. Ongoing: newly installed masterworks by Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses; Bennington Modernism: Paul Feeley, Helen Frankenthaler and Jules Olitski, Mid-century Modern at the Source. Changing exhibits of contemporary art: Barbara Takenaga, Angus McCullough, Jarvis Rockwell.
75 Main St, Bennington, VT
Open daily 10–5
Through October 4: Peter Schumann: King Solomon, the Great Love Poet, Fails to Meet the Queen of Sheba in Palestine. A supporting cast of characters—naked and dressed crowds, their appropriate demons, and the landscapes in which they are embedded—witness the failure of two famous lovers to meet because of current circumstances. The exhibition is assembled from puppets, masks and paintings created from previous Bread & Puppet performances, combined with newly created paintings and sculpture by Peter Schumann. Special limited edition print available.
99 North Main St, Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, by appointment Su, M, Tu
Chaffee Downtown in collaboration with the Castleton Downtown Gallery present Directors Choice: Fran Bull’s STATIONS. A cycle of 14 sculptural paintings provides a loving homage to Classical and Renaissance art forms yet simultaneously departs from these sources. Constructed of a jumble of materials, the exhibition concerns itself with the secular and quotidian life of human beings. Including sheets and linens, the materials allude to the habitual nocturnal journeys shared by fellow human beings. Opening reception: Monday, September 29, 5–7 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, October 15, 7–8:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. For details see chaffeeartcenter.org.
75 Merchants Row, Rutland, VT
Fleming Museum of Art
Opening September 2: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Opening September 9: Civil War Objects From the University of Vermont Collections. Opening September 26: Civil War Era Drawings From the Becker Collection. Fall opening reception: Wednesday, September 24, 5:30–7 p.m.
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
Tu, Th, F 10–4, W 10–7, Sa & Su 12–4
Middlebury College Museum of Art
September 2–October 26: Hyper! features several “completely loose and out of control” works by contemporary artist Greg Haberny. Opening September 2: Visual Weimar, 1919–1933, brings together select paintings, drawings and etchings by some of Weimar Germany’s most prominent artists. Opening September 12: Picturing Enlightenment, highlights 18 rarely seen and recently conserved Tibetan tangkas from the collection of Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum.
72 Porter Field Rd, Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa & Su 12–5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through September 28: SOLÉ: a chromatic celebration of light and equilibrium featuring work by Susan Osgood, Alisa Dworsky and Douglas Biklen. Opening October 2: Cradle and All: This moving and beautiful body of work celebrates the exhilaration of change, featuring Nissa Kauppila, Leslie Fry, Alexandra Heller and Susan Smereka.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F & Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed M
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Through October 31: How appropriate here in Vermont to find three abstract artists who link the heart and mind to the natural surround. Paul Schwieder, Duncan Johnson and Chris Curtis will exhibit their abstract works in the upcoming show Stone. Glass. Wood.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT