Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art
Ongoing: Site Lines: Four Solo Exhibitions Engaging Place, featuring David Brooks, Kim Jones, Peter Liversidge, and Virginia Overton. From a grove of trees transformed into biomorphic sculpture (Jones), an interactive 12 foot hanging swing (Overton), a disassembled agricultural combine (Brooks), and a cannonball embedded in a gallery wall (Liversidge)—these new commissions utilize not only the Aldrich’s galleries, but also the Museum’s garden, outdoor terraces, and various public locations in Ridgefield.
258 Main St., Ridgefield, CT
M, W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Through July 31: Animals and Emotions, painterly digital photography of animals by Art Gerstein of Norwalk and mixed media expression of emotions by Fairfield psychotherapist, Alice Katz. Artists talk: July 21 at 12 p.m. August 4–28: 35 Years, Then and Now, featuring art in many media by current members to celebrate 35 years of artists in the co-op gallery. Includes anniversary wall of Art/Place postcards of past shows. Opening reception: August 7, 2–5 p.m.
70 Stanford St., Fairfield, CT
Th–Sa 12–4, Su 2–5
Through July 31: Fourplay: New Work by Roberta Friedman, Jane Harris, Sheila Kaczmareck, and Mary Lesser. Mixed media works on paper, board, and canvas by Friedman, Harris and Lesser, and ceramic sculptures by Kaczmareck. Opening reception: Thursday, July 7, 5–7 p.m. August 4–28: Summer Breeze, a window installation by City Gallery artists.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Located in historic downtown Mystic’s Factory Square, the Courtyard Gallery has been described as having the most diverse collection of original paintings and sculpture in the region. Through September 20: Summer Colors, featuring new work from over 45 artists. The gallery’s fall offering will open September 25. Weekly Sunday Salons have become a well-loved Mystic tradition. Share wine, conversation and your passion for art with artists, collectors and friends in their intimate gallery and sculpture garden.
Meet the Artists Salons, Sundays 3–6 p.m.
12 Water St. B3, Mystic, CT
M, Th, F, Sa 11–6, Su 12–6
Florence Griswold Museum
Through September 18: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism & The Garden Movement, 1887-1920, a visually stunning show situating the growth of the Garden Movement and Impressionism within the politics of the Progressive Era when a surge of nationalism and patriotic optimism co-existed with growing concerns over mass immigration, women’s suffrage, and urbanization. Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and re-conceptualized with new scholarship and a Connecticut focus, the exhibition features works by Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, and Violet Oakley, among others.
96 Old Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Greenwich Historical Society/Bush-Holley Historic Site
Through September 4: Close to the Wind: Our Maritime History, chronicling Greenwich’s connection with the coast, moving from the town’s importance as a busy port transporting passengers, produce and oysters to New York, to its later reemergence as a center for pleasure yachting in the “great estates” era. Take tours of Bush-Holley House Museum, featuring art and furniture from the New Nation period (1790–1825), and later (1890–1920) as home to the Cos Cob art colony, birthplace of American Impressionism. $10 admission. Free first Wednesdays of each month.
39 Strickland Rd., Cos Cob, CT
Through September 4: Tea Day 1931: The Art Community at Old Lyme will transport viewers back to a time of women in gauzy dresses worn with wide-brimmed hats, and men in blazers and flannels mingling in the annual tea party hosted by the Lyme Art Association. Inspired by a painting by Edward Volkert, the exhibition includes William Chadwick, Frank Dumond, Lydia Longacre and Bessie Potter Vonnoh among others. This exhibition is made possible in part by a gift from The David T. Langrock Foundation.
144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Mystic Museum of Art
Through September 17: Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 105th Annual Juried Exhibition and Inner Sanctum: Sarah Stifler Lucas Solo Exhibition. Opening September 23: 60th Regional Exhibition. Opening reception: Thursday, September 29, 5:30–7 p.m.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through August 14: Eric Aho: An Unfinished Point in a Vast Surrounding. Through September 11: New Media: Maya Jeffereis: Fallout Shelter. Ongoing: Special Installation, George Inness: Light Triumphant. Opening July 8: Masterpieces of The Sanford B.D. Low Illustration Collection. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
Su–W and F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5
Spectrum Art Gallery and Store
Through September 11: Water, Water Everywhere. Opening September 23: Festival Group Gallery Show. Works by local and regional fine artists and artisans participating in the Autumn Arts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, October 8–9 on Madison Town Green, Madison, CT. Reception: Friday, September 23, 6:30–9 p.m. Visit website for art class registration and to shop online Spectrum Anytime. The gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–F 11–6, Sa 11:30–6, Su 11:30–5
W. David Herman Gallery
W. David Herman Gallery is celebrating its new location with new works recently completed by W. David Herman in Kent, CT. “Kent has a vibrant art community that attracts visitors from all over the country,” commented Herman, whose previous gallery was located in New Milford, CT. “The energy created by visitors who visit The Ober Gallery, The Morrison Gallery, James Barron Art, Naples Studio, Kathy Wismar Studio and The Good Gallery is infectious. We’re excited about being part of that community.”
23 Kent Green Blvd., Kent, CT
W–Sa 12–7, Su 12–5
Yale University Art Gallery
The museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian, and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Through August 28: Le Goût du Prince: Art and Prestige in Sixteenth Century France. Opening August 19: Art and Industry in Early America: Rhode Island Furniture 1650–1830. Ongoing: Weaving and the Social World: 3,000 Years of Ancient Andean Textiles. Free and open to the public.
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
Tu-F 10-5; Th until 8 (Sept-June); Sa-Su 11–5
Abigail Ogilvy Gallery
September 2–October 16: Here for Now. Featuring John Tabor Jacobson, Nicole Patel, and Wendy Shapiro, Here for Now is an exploration of the way materials can be repurposed and recreated, and the existence of art in the moment between formation and disassembly. Opening reception: Thursday, September 8, 5–9 p.m.
460C Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Sa 11–6, Su 11–4
Atlantic Works Gallery
September 9–30: Predicting the Past: A Sampler, work by Charlene Liska, Suzanne Mercury, and Diane Teubner. Third Thursday reception and artists’ talk: September 15, 6–9 p.m. Closing reception: Thursday, September 29, 6–9 p.m. October 8–29: George Shaw and Marjorie Kaye: The Poetics of Space. Opening reception: Saturday, October 8, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception and artists’ talk: October 20, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St., East Boston, MA
September 9–30: F–Sa 2–6, or by appointment. October 8–29: F–Sa 2–6, or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through September 10: 8 Visions – Artwork From eight Juried Members: Marjorie Ball, Bill Clark, Marnie Jain, Daniel Koterbay, Robin Wessman, Laura White Carpenter, Qiong Xia (Jade), and Philip Young. September 23–30: Distinguishing Features – An Invitational Exhibition inspired by Dinaw Mengestu’s novel “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.” October 13–November 2: 25th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition (preview auction items). November 5h: Live/Silent Auction. Doors open at 5p.m.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Barbara Krakow Gallery
September 10–October 15: Correspondences: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Seton Smith & a collection of early 20th Century postcards. For Another, featuring Allan McCollum, Claes Oldenburg, Liliana Porter and Allen Ruppersberg.
10 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Opening October 7: Daniel Chester French: The Female Form Revealed. This exhibition brings a new dimension to Daniel Chester French’s repertoire by focusing on a selection of his works inspired by the female form. Opening reception: Thursday, October 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m
10 1⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann–a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collection includes Cape Ann artists, past and present; Fitz Henry Lane, Milton Avery, John Sloan, and more. Through October 9: Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects. Ongoing: Fanfare: Recent Acquisitions. Opening October 22: Voiced to Perfection: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker.
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA
T–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Through September 25: Lionel Smit, New Work. One of South Africa’s strongest artists, known for his contemporary portraiture executed through monumental canvases and sculptures. Opening October 1: Beth Galston. “I think of certain natural forms—leaf, seedpod...—as basic building blocks, like cells… with them I explore the relationship between natural and manmade.”
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
Through Labor Day: Daily 11-5. September hours: W-Sa 11-5.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: Overgrowth, featuring representations of prolific expansion, growth, and mutation in artwork from deCordova’s permanent collection. Forms include painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. Featuring Jean Arp, Jedediah Caesar, Edward Steichen, Gary Webb, and Rachel Perry. Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model: Urban Camera presents street photography, portraits, and experimental work by émigré photographers Lotte Jacobi (1896–1990) and Lisette Model (1901–1983), created while they each lived in Berlin, Paris, and New York from the 1930s to 1950s.
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA
Fitchburg Art Museum
Opening September 25: Plastic Imagination, featuring 10 contemporary New England artists: Lisa Barthelson, Tom Deininger, Dana Filibert, Joseph Fucigna, Lynne Harlow, Niho Kozuru, Margaret Roleke, Dean Snyder, Bill Thompson, and Brian Zink. Also opening September 25: Neal Rantoul: Monsters.
185 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa–Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through August 6: Continuum: Tradition meets Innovation, National Association of Women Artists. A group exhibition of two- and three-dimensional works inspired by the experiences and aspirations of the artists, striving to capture time, place and feeling. Juried by Cheryl Clinton and Marie Craig. Wednesday, July 13, 12–3 p.m.: Educational presentation and workshop, “Not Sitting Pretty.” Ongoing: Small Gallery: Core Members Show.
59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA
F & Sa 11–5 and by appointment
Opening September 2: Celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service and explore cultural, historical, and natural wonders of the national parks with Find Your Park: National Parks in New England, a large-format photography exhibit funded with support from Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area. Enjoy Finding Metacom: Artists Duane Slick & Martin Smick in Dialogue with the Native American Collection.
102 Prospect Hill Rd., Harvard, MA
M, W-F 10–4, Sa–Su & holidays 10–5. Closed Tu.
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Opening July 30: Metamorphosis: The Art of Altered Books. Opening August 20: (413): Pioneering Western Massachusetts. Through July 10: CounterCraft: Voices of the Indie Craft Community. Through July 31: Paper and Blade: Modern Paper Cutting. Through August 31: The Faces of Politics: In/Tolerance. Through September 18: 2016 Biennial Members Exhibition. Members Create: Celebrate silent auction and closing reception: Saturday, September 17.
MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
455 Oak St., Brockton, MA
T–Su 10–5, Th until 9, closed M
Galatea Fine Art
July 1–31: Barbara Eskin: The Net Reconfigured, painting and mixed media. Christina Beecher, Adam Bullock, James Cole, Randa Dubnick, Alison Horvitz, Susan Leskin: Sense of Place, group exhibition. Just Be-Cause, a membership-wide exhibition for various charities. Reception: July 1, 6–8 p.m. August 3–28: The New England Collective VII. Juror: Julie Burros, chief of art and culture for the City of Boston. Reception: August 5, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Gallery at Gorse Mill In Memory of Jared Michael Branfman
Through August 30: The Soul of a Dog: Canine Portraiture by Jo Cataldo. The works in Cataldo’s new show draw on iconic portraiture styles from history, elevating the role of dogs in art from ornamental to portrait-worthy subjects in their own right. For centuries, dogs were relegated to a decorative role in art. With these portraits Cataldo takes that part of a painting and makes it the focus. Cataldo’s artistic process and her paintings combine her two great passions: dogs and art history.
31 Thorpe Rd., Needham, MA
M–Th 11–5, F 10–4, Sa 1–5
September 6–October 1: Ken Beck: New Paintings and Harold Reddicliffe: Recent Small Paintings. Gallery NAGA opens its 40th season with two solo exhibitions by painters Ken Beck and Harold Reddicliffe who couldn’t be more different in their paint handling. Both painters depict dynamic arrangements of mundane or found objects. Beck’s works appear alla prima and Reddicliffe’s paintings are photo realistic and methodical. Opening reception: Friday, September 9, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Opening August 16: Painting in Pastels, featuring Linée Baird, Lola Chaisson, Cindy Crimmin, Ella B. Delyanis, Shelly Eager, and Pamela Wamala. Artists’ reception: Saturday, September 10, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Grand Circle Gallery
Ongoing: Through the eyes of culture—MASKS from around the world, presenting masks from countries, tribes and cultures across five continents: North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa, plus Oceania. Complemented by vintage travel posters and artifacts. African and Oceanian masks are on loan from the Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art in Roxbury, MA. Free and handicap-accessible.
347 Congress St., Boston, MA
W, F 12–6, Th 12–7, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
Through July 10, Main Gallery: PhotoSynthesis XI, a Winchester High School/Boston Arts Academy collaboration. Atelier: Ghost Stepping, Molly Lamb. Griffin: Secret Art Histories, Rebecca Clark. July 14–August 28, Main Gallery: 22nd Juried Show: The Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. Elizabeth Avedon, juror. Atelier: Still Lives, Eliot Dudik. Griffin: The Abductees, Cassandra Klos. Receptions: Thursday, July 14, 7–9 p.m. Satellite galleries: Griffin @ Stoneham Theater, 395 Main St., Stoneham: Through July 7: Arcimboldism, Klaus Enrique.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Hancock Shaker Village
Ongoing: Visitor Center Gallery: Heaven on Earth: Introduction to the Shakers and Carol Kinzel’s Views of the Village. Brick Dwelling: Living Designs & Shared Values: Highlights from the Jane P. Fitzpatrick Quilt Collection. Historic Village: Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite, a collaborative exhibit with Berkshire Museum. This large-scale outdoor sculpture installation at HSV explores Shaker notions of community and place. Atmospheric photos and sculpture at Berkshire Museum explore the intersection of art and nature.
1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA
Harvard Art Museums
Through September 18: Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia surveys contemporary Indigenous art from Australia, exploring the ways in which time is embedded within Indigenous artistic, social, historical, and philosophical life. Includes more than 70 works of varying scale and media drawn from public and private collections in Australia and the US, many of which have never been seen outside Australia. See website for details and related events.
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Highfield Hall & Gardens
Through September 14: Kanreki: The 60th CWAJ Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Prints. Through October 31: Highlights from the exhibition will be on view. The 60th CWAJ Print Show features the work of over 200 contemporary Japanese printmakers. Selected by international printmaking scholars in Japan, the prints encompass diverse techniques from traditional woodblock, to intaglio, lithography, etching, aquatint, silkscreen and more contemporary digital innovations.
56 Highfield Dr., Falmouth, MA
M–F 10–4, Sa & Su 10–2, Free Friday 4–7
Through July 31: Main Gallery: From Atmosphere to Edge, a group drawing exhibition curated by Jennifer Moses. Center Gallery: Jim Zingarelli, Synergy: Chord & Color. Members’ Gallery: Judith Brassard Brown, Smallish. Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5:30–8 p.m. August 3–28: TEN Kingston Associates/Our Voices. Jamie Bowman, Jane Lincoln, Nat Martin, Rachel Mello, Laurel McMechan, Laurie Miles, Wendy Seller, Rachel Thern, Rachel Sevanich and Anne Sargent Walker. Opening reception: Friday, August 5, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
Through November 4: SpeakEasy, Chakaia Booker’s abstract sculptures made from automobile tires address cultural, gender and environmental issues through their physicality and imagery. Featuring recent prints and rubber sculptures, SpeakEasy refers to the obscured potential and surprising consequences of the artist’s manipulation of the material. Reception: Tuesday, October 18, 5–8 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, October 19, 4–5:30 p.m. See website for additional programming.
515 South St., Waltham, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center
Through July 17: Tala Madani: First Light. Tehran-born and Los Angeles-based Tala Madani has developed a signature practice centered on playful yet provocative representations of men. Her paintings, drawings, and stop-motion animations satirize conventional notions of masculinity. Villa Design Group: Tragedy Machine. Villa Design Group employs writing, performance, sculpture, and film to create a hybrid “theatre of design” that supports the group’s interest in queer histories. Opening July 19: List Projects: Ethan Hayes-Chute. Ethan Hayes-Chute’s installations, sculptures, drawings, text pieces, and performances explore ideas of self-sufficiency and self-preservation as alternative models for living.
Wiesner Building E15
20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA
Tu, W, F–Su 12–6, Th 12–8
Ongoing: Imagining New Technology: Building MIT in Cambridge; Holography: Dimensions of Light; Images of Discovery: Communicating Science Through Photography; Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work. Opening September 28: Grazia Toderi and Désiré Despradelle: Spectacular Cities. Opening October 8: Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson. Check website for complete information on programs, gallery tours, demonstrations and festivals.
265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Montserrat Gallery through September 25: Chroma: A New England Art Awakening, guest-curated by Tryptic Press. Opening October 10: Re//Woven: Nathan Green, Rachel Paiewonsky, Maria Molteni, Cal Lane, Liz Collins, Stacey Piwinski. 301 Gallery through September 24: Mash-Up: Elizabeth Alexander, Molly Hatch, Christina Pitsch. September 30–October 14: National Poster Retrospective. Opening October 21: Trifecta Editions: Go to the Light.
23 Essex St., Beverly, MA
M–W, F 10–5, Th 10–8, Sa 12–5
Newton Free Library
July 2–28: Gallery: Disorder by Scott Offen, photographs. Reception: Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 p.m. August 2–30: Happenings and Transitions by Michelle Brown, storyboards in dyptich form. Joint reception: Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m. July 2–28: Main Hall: Postorical by Daniel Ben-Ayun, gouache and acrylic paintings. Reception: Friday, July 1, 3:30 p.m. August 2–30: Around People by Toufic Mobarak, multicultural street photography. Joint reception: Thursday, August 4, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St., Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
September 1–25: front room: Begging the Question, Gary Niswonger. Back room: Backyard: Real and Imagined. Cyndy Sperry’s works in charcoal, oil, collage and wax look at nature and at her 84-year-old mother, Diantha Sperry, who claims that she is “forgetting everything.” Reception: Friday, September 9, 5–8 p.m. September 29–October 23: front room: Martha Armstrong, New Work. Back room: painter Brian Chu. Reception: Friday, October 14, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Peabody Essex Museum
Ongoing: The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents American Impressionist: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals. Childe Hassam is celebrated as the foremost American Impressionist painter. Among his greatest achievements are the hundreds of paintings he created over nearly 30 summers on Appledore Island.
161 Essex St., Salem, MA
T–Su, 10–5, Third Th 10–9
Piano Craft Gallery
September 9–25: LEGACY: Four Decades of Creativity at the Piano Craft Gallery. Celebrating the long-enduring unique community of artists who live—or have lived—in the building. More than 25 artists will be featured and over 100 works of art. October 7–30: Communing With Silence: Works by Gregory Lookerse. Work revolving around the incongruities of the physical and metaphysical. Opening Reception: Friday, October 7, 6–9 p.m.
793 Tremont St., Boston, MA
September: Th & Fri 5–8, Sa & Su 12–5. October: Fri 6–8, Sa & Su 12–5
Salmon Falls Gallery
Through October 30: New Expressions, an exhibit by Ashfield, MA painter Q Li Holmes. “The joy of balancing on minimal ground thrills me.“ says the artist. Trained in both China and Japan, Q embraces her path of Zen and Taoism with the simplest of lines full of expression. Works are created with mineral color on rice paper on canvas. Reception: Saturday, September 24, 4–6 p.m.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
M-W 10-5, Th-Sa 10-8, Su 11-6
Smith College Museum of Art
Through September 11: The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection. Through October 2: Factum Tremblay video installation by Candice Breitz. Ongoing: Eric Avery: AIDS Work. Opening September 30: When in Rome: Prints and Photographs, 1550–1900.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Ongoing: Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts: Photo-Secession: Painterly Masterworks of Turn-of-the-Century Photography, images by innovative artist-photographers of the Pictorialist school. George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum: Cabinets of Curiosity, unique and unusual objects displayed in the style of 18th- and 19th-century Wunderkammer. Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History: Better Angels: The Firefighters of 9/11, portraits in oil by Dawn Howkinson Siebel of each FDNY firefighter lost at the World Trade Center.
21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
The Art Complex Museum
Through November 6: Paul Bloodgood, an exploration of the expressive capability of line as an embodiment of naturalistic form and of human values. Opening September 18: Night Becomes Us, nighttime photographs by the Greater Boston Night Photographers. Opening September 18: Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection.
189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA
Through October 31: SculptureNow and The Mount present Remix, a new juried exhibition featuring 28 large, outdoor sculptures by 27 artists placed throughout grounds at The Mount. The show features regionally and nationally recognized artists offering a wide variety of ideas, styles and media, and is included with admission to The Mount. Free, guided tours by exhibiting artists are scheduled for September 11 and October 16 at 11:30 a.m. “Poems about Sculpture,” an anthology edited by exhibiting sculptor Murray Dewart, will be read by regional poets on October 16 at 2 p.m.
2 Plunkett St., Lenox, MA
Through September 5: Ruth Mordecai: New Works on Paper. September 10–October 23: Zygmund Jankowski: Unscripted. Reception Saturday, September 17, 5–7 p.m. Exceptional watercolors and oils by the influential colorist (1925–2009): landscapes, seascapes, farmscapes, jazz, floral, still lifes, self-portraits, nudes, and biplanes. Opening October 29: Susan Erony: Towers and Other Thoughts. Reception: Saturday, October 29, 5–7 p.m.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
Sa 10–7, F, Su, M 10–5, Tu–Th 12–5
Tufts University Art Gallery
Ongoing: Tufts Museum Without Walls, a web app including stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts’ Medford campus. Visit tuftsart.toursphere.com. This new educational program of the Tufts University Art Gallery is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Access all indoor works included in “Museum Without Walls” tours during museum hours; access to all outdoor works is 24/7.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Worcester Art Museum
Through September 18: The Last Judgment Tapestry, fully-restored 16th century Flemish tapestry. Through November 6: Knights!, acclaimed, multi-media exhibition of highlights from the John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection. Also, images of tragedy and conflict in the former Yugoslavia by photojournalist Ron Haviv in Blood and Honey.
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
W–F & Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Thursdays 11–8
Colby College Museum of Art
Through August 21: Picasso: The Vollard Suite. Peter Soriano: Permanent Maintenance. William Kentridge: Tango for Page Turning. Ongoing: From Stage To Page: Shakespeare in German Expressionist Prints and Master Prints from the Lunder Collection. Opening July 9: A Usable Past: American Folk Art at the Colby College Museum of Art and Weather Vanes and Trade Signs from a Distinguished New England Collection. Public tours are held every Saturday at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.
5600 Mayflower Hill Dr., Waterville, ME
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Maine Art Shows
July 23–August 11: Rebecca Kinkead. Kinkead uses wax and color to make her work come to life and invite the viewer in to seek their own stories. Reception: Saturday, July 23, 5–7 p.m. Opening August 13: William B. Hoyt. Hoyt is known for his classic portrayal of life in New England, where real-life experiences are reincarnated in paint. Reception: Saturday, August 13, 5–7 p.m.
10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk, ME
Mathias Fine Art
Ongoing: The Earth Remembers, 21 new paintings by Brenda Bettinson.
10 Mathias Dr., Trevett, ME
Ogunquit Art Association, Barn Gallery
Through August 6: Russ Aharonian and Richard Brown Lethem showcases. Opening August 10: Marjorie Rizzo and John Andrews showcases. The Four Seasons themed show. Art auction: Saturday, August 6, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Auction preview starts Wednesday, August 3. See websites for workshops, figure drawing classes, art movie nights and lectures.
1 Bourne Ln. at Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
M−Sa 11−5, Su 1−5
Ogunquit Museum of American Art
Through October 31: Jamie Wyeth: Private Collection. Part of an artistic legacy that spans 100 years, Jamie Wyeth is the son of Andrew Wyeth and grandson of N.C. Wyeth. He actively paints in Maine every summer. Bernard Karfiol: Ogunquit Master. A teacher in the Ogunquit Art Colony, Karfiol is known for his work with the figure and portraits of his family.
543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME
Yarmouth Frame and Gallery
Ongoing: Anticipation. While the gallery boasts and toasts many award-winning artists, it is especially delighted for Catherine Breer, whose works have been chosen to represent the Acadia National Parks 100th Anniversary. All of her available works are at the gallery. Keep up to date with Facebook and Twitter, or call the gallery.
720 Rte. 1, Yarmouth, ME
M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
Opening October 17: RESILIENCE: An Interdisciplinary Exploration featuring Jason Mitcham and PSU Students. This collaborative exhibit will feature a dynamic theme of resilience and vulnerability; it will change and evolve over the exhibit time period and include paintings and video works by visiting artist Jason Mitcham, as well as visual art, written texts, and interactive components designed and presented by PSU students.
150 Main St., Plymouth, NH
M–F 10-4, W 10-8, Sa 1-4
Museum of the White Mountains
Opening October 24: Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains. This exhibit will pair contemporary professional New England regional poets and printmakers with PSU student work with the common theme of responding to the White Mountains as a place. Reception: Wednesday, October 26, 5–7 p.m.
34 Highland St., Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–5, Sa 11–4
New Hampshire Institute of Art Galleries
Each gallery offers a different experience yet is commonly committed to exhibiting a broad range of artwork of the highest caliber that responds to and enhances the distinctive heritage of New Hampshire, featuring both emerging and established artists. The Amherst Street Gallery has won Manchester’s Best Gallery award for five years and exhibits regional, national and international artwork. The French Building Gallery exhibits NHIA faculty, student and alumni work. The Sharon Arts Center Galleries exhibit contemporary and traditional artwork from local and nationally recognized artists.
Amherst Street Gallery
77 Amherst St., Manchester, NH
Sharon Arts Center
30 Grove St., Peterborough, NH
148 Concord St., Manchester, NH
The Currier Museum of Art
Through August 29: Urban Landscapes: Manchester and the Modern American City. The urban environment has proven inspirational for artists, particularly since the American Industrial Revolution. Urban Landscapes will present works of art featuring the people, architecture and politics of social change inspired by the city.
150 Ash St., Manchester, NH
M, W-F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5
Syracuse University Art Galleries
Ongoing: About Prints: The Legacy of Stanley William Hayter and Atelier 17 explores Hayter’s influence on contemporary printmaking using his checklist of important prints from his 1962 book About Prints. Print Fair/Symposium, September 23–25: Featuring lectures and print sellers Susan Teller Gallery, Dolan Maxwell, The Annex Galleries, The Old Print Shop and Thomas French Fine Art.
Shaffer Art Building, Syracuse, NY
Tu, W, F, Sa, Su 11–4:30, Th 11–8
Bristol Art Museum
Through September 4: Contemporary Women Artists, Elizabeth Alexander, Meris Barreto, Catherine Carter, Leigh Craven, Wendy Edwards, Paula Martiesian, Ida Schmulowitz, Jessica Straus. September 16–October 30: The Catacombs, a solo exhibit of new works by Thomas Lyons Mills. Artist reception: Friday, September 16, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Additional exhibits on view: Intertwined: Needle Art of Salley Mavor; Mythology and Beings, an installation by Ellen Blomgren.
10 Wardwell St., Bristol, RI
July 16–August 9: Mark Freedman Paintings: Down and Up. Well-known Providence artist explores the city, the airports, and the highways. Opening reception: Saturday, July 16, 5:30–8 p.m. Opening August 13: Swan Point Connection: New Works from Scott Conary, Derek Gores, and Shawn Kenney. Artists are RISD graduates from the Class of 1993. This is the first time these three friends and successful artists have exhibited together. Their influences on each other will be on display. Artist reception: Saturday, August 13, 5:30–8 p.m.
5000 South County Trail, Charlestown, RI
M–S 10–5:30, Su 11–4
Gallery 4 / Silk Road Traders
Gallery 4 at historic Tiverton Four Corners maintains its distinction as one of the finest destinations for showcasing the work of exceptional artists from the region and beyond. Opening July 2: Nature Preserved, six artists’ unique vision of nature with works in oil, acrylic, encaustic, mixed media, and sculpture. Discover Silk Road Traders at Gallery 4. A collection of treasures from the Near and Far East: Oriental rugs, Chinese furniture and décor, jewelry, and accessories.
3848 Main Rd., Tiverton, RI
F–Sa 11–5, Su 12–5
Providence Art Club
Through July 22: Maxwell Mays Gallery and Mary Castelnovo Gallery: Outside/In featuring Mary Brewster, Georgia Nassikas, Donato Beauchaine and Marjorie Hellman. Dodge House Gallery: Members’ Exhibition 16x16. Opening August 14: The Big Pictures Show. Reception: Sunday, August 14, 2–4 p.m.
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
M–F 12-4, Sa & Su 2–4. Closed Sa & Su in August.
The Open Aperture Art Gallery
Through July 30: Frances F. Denny: Pink Crush, solo show examining 80s and 90s girl pop iconography and the lasting impact of its visual tropes. Opening August 3: Smaller Than A Bread Box, a group show of small works composing site specific photo installations, collections, and projects. Yorgos Efthymiadis’ project “The Curated Fridge” will travel to the gallery for this exhibition, featuring guest curator Paula Tognarelli. Opening reception to be announced. Visit the website for updated information.
13 Touro St., Newport, RI
Opening July 1: Fixed/Fluxed. Celebrating ten years of the Seven Below artist residency program, Thu Kim Vu, Meghan Gordon and Rob Swainston will create artwork in the galleries. Featuring short films by Haisi Hu, Jonathan Monaghan, Willy Somma, Shane Morrissey, Jessica Segall and Oscar Santillan. Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5–8 p.m. Meet the artists reception: Friday, July 22, 5–8 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, Su 11–5, closed M
Through September 17: Projects Gallery: Virginia Beahan. Through October 1: Main and Center galleries: Painting In The Neighborhood. September 21–October 22: Projects Gallery: Nancy Taplin, painting. Opening October 26: Projects Gallery: Bhakti Ziek, weaving. Bread & Puppet Little Big Tour: Saturday, September 3, 3 p.m.
Joan Hutton Landis Reading Series: Sydney Lea and Sue Miller: Sunday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
99 North Main St., Rochester, VT
Through September 17: Projects Gallery: Virginia Beahan. Through October 1: Main and Center galleries: Painting In The Neighborhood. September 21–October 22: Projects Gallery: Nancy Taplin, painting. Opening October 26: Projects Gallery: Bhakti Ziek, weaving. Bread & Puppet Little Big Tour: Saturday, September 3, 3 p.m. Joan Hutton Landis Reading Series: Sydney Lea and Sue Miller: Sunday, September 4, 5:30 p.m.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Through August 29: The Stilled Passage: Photographs of Un-Restored Ellis Island. Ongoing: Up in Arms: Taking Stock of Guns. Works by Liu Bolin, Linda Bond, Kyle Cassidy, Madeline Fan, Susan Graham, Jane Hammond, Don Nice, Sabine Pearlman and Jerilea Zempel. Union Station: Gateway to the World. Images and stories of Brattleboro’s 100-year-old Union Station, home of BMAC. Chaos and Light: Jamie Young. Oil paintings inspired by abundant, tumultuous, encroaching vegetation.
10 Vernon St., Brattleboro, VT
Su–M, W–Sa 11-5, closed Tu
Contemporary and traditional fine art by established and emerging artists from Vermont and beyond. Featuring monthly exhibitions, a home design boutique and special event space. Merchants Row, September: Kathryn Milillo. October: Group show Of the Land. Mill Street, September: Jim Westphalen. October: Timothy Horn.
Mill Street Gallery: 1 Mill St., Middlebury, VT
(802) 458-0098 W–Su 11–4
6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT
M–Sa 10–5, Su 11–4
Hall Art Foundation
The Hall Art Foundation presents exhibitions of postwar and contemporary art. Ongoing: Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, curated by American photographer Joel Sternfeld, featuring paintings, photographs and sculpture by approximately 50 artists. Admission is free.
551 VT Rte. 106, Reading, VT
W, Sa–Su by appointment. Appointments available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Helen Day Art Center
Ongoing: Pat Steir: Drawings. Through July 31: Molly Davies: Beyond the Far Blue Mountains, a 50-minute, three screen fairytale. Opening July 23: Exposed. Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.
90 Pond St., Stowe, VT
W–Su 12–5 or by appointment
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Through August 7: Paul Strand in Vermont: 1943–1946 features 25 photographs captured in Vermont that shed light on the artist at mid-career. Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a Modern World explores the craftsmanship of traditional Japanese tattooing and its roots in the arts of calligraphy and ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking. Year round: Tour the campus collection of public art, including sculptural works by Tony Smith, Robert Indiana, Clement Meadmore and others.
72 Porter Field Rd., Middlebury, VT
Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5
Miller's Thumb Gallery
Through October 13: East Meets West. 2016 marks the centennial of the National Park Service and to celebrate the stewardship of America’s national parks, the gallery will conclude its sixth season with East Meets West. Artists investigate the notion of unlimited opportunity in contrast to the ever diminishing freedoms of Native Americans. As Americans find themselves living in a more polarized national climate, this show will attempt to amplify and celebrate cross-cultural communication and conservation.
14 Breezy Ave., Greensboro, VT
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts
Through July 10: Donald Saaf, lyrical painter/mixed media artist. July 14–August 14: MGFA Annex in Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main St.: Evolving a Mark, featuring oil on paper and canvas, monoprints and drawings by Jon Gregg, painter and co-founder of Vermont Studio Center. Opening August 18: Elemental Vessels, featuring basket maker and fiber artist Jackie Abrams, and Hidden Agenda by fiber artist Karen Kamenetsky.
183 Main St., Brattleboro, VT
Ongoing: Grandma Moses: American Modern explores the work of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses (1860-1961), reasserting her paintings within the context of mid-century American culture and modernist art. Ongoing: Papering the Town: Circus Posters in America. American circuses advertised through posters that were the “mass media” of their day, both in terms of volume and size. This exhibition will feature some of the largest posters in the museum’s collection.
6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT
Southern Vermont Arts Center
July 9–August 28: Yester House: 11 Solo Shows featuring the work of David Pratt displayed for the first time in 60 years. Opening July 23: Wilson Museum & Art Gallery: David Brewster, Quixotic Encounters, Vermont Paintings 1996–2016. A 20-year retrospective of famous Vermont artist David Brewster. He is known for his unique vision and technique of action landscape paintings, highlighting a modern realism anchored in the 21st century.
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Dr., Manchester, VT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Vermont Metro Gallery
Opening October 7: Of Land & Local: Watershed. Featuring a selection of work by Vermont artists that speaks directly to the sense of urgency created by rising waters, this exhibition explores the power of nature and how humans survive, react and respond to the immediate environmental crises facing our community and our planet. Opening reception: Friday, October 7, 5–8 p.m.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu-Th 11-5, F-Sa 11-8, Su 11-5
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
July 9–August 6: Charlie Hunter: Rail Town Noir. Plein air oil paintings of bygone Vermont landscapes. July 9–August 13: Carol O’Malia: Intermission. Vibrant oils capturing summer’s in-between moments, in play and at rest. Opening July 9: David Stromeyer: Visions in Steel. Large outdoor and smaller interior works presented in collaboration with Cold Hollow Sculpture Park. Reception: July 9, 6–8 p.m. Opening August 9: Kim Radochia: Murmurations. Wall sculptures interpreting patterns in nature through the use of thousands of pieces of torn paper.
17 Towne Farm Ln., Stowe, VT