Art Gallery, University of Saint Joseph
January 16–February 15: Project 35: Volume 2, Disk 1; February 17–March 15: Project 35: Volume 2, Disk 2. A traveling exhibition of contemporary artist videos selected by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. January 16–March 15: Selections from the Permanent Collection.
1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, CT
Tu, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
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
January 2–February 1: Jennifer Davies: Passiones. Using a variety of fibers, particularly Japanese Kozo, Davies continues her experimental approach to papermaking. The work often refers to natural forms, some pieces cast from rocks while others are lacy nets made from weaving and dipping fiber into pulp. Opening reception: Sunday, January 4, 2–5 p.m. February 5–March 1: Take 4: New prints, paintings and sculptures by Amy Arledge, Freddi Elton, Jane Harris and Sheila Kaczmarek. Opening reception: Sunday, February 8, 2–5 p.m. Snow date: Sunday, February 15, 2–5 p.m.
Barbara Harder, J Topog P205, lithograph and mixed media on handmade paper, 20 x 20". At City Gallery.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Florence Griswold Museum
Opening February 6: Peter Halley: Big Paintings presents a focused look at this contemporary artist’s most monumental paintings spanning his career from the 1980s to present day. Using synthetic pigments and DayGlo, metallic and pearlescent colors, Halley’s work uses modern geometry as a raw source material that can be filled with meanings about interconnection, isolation, communication, and technology. A catalogue published by the Museum accompanies the exhibition. See website for hours and admission.
96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
See website for hours and admission
November 6, 2014–January 3, 2015: Small Works Show. Small sketches and studies are often only the beginning of larger creations, yet can also be masterful works of art in their own right. This exhibit features small scale work from more than 25 regional artists and will showcase a variety of styles and subjects. Ranging from abstract expressionism to contemporary realism, and representational still lifes to impressionistic landscapes, these little gems easily prove that scale does not limit artistic creation, but enhances it. Opening reception: Thursday, November 6, 5–8 p.m.
Deborah Weiss, Still Water Triptych (center panel), 2014, relief print with woodcut, wax and oil on panel, 12 x 12 x 1" each. At Handwright Gallery.
93 Main St, New Canaan, CT
Housatonic Museum of Art
February 12–March 27: Rick Shaefer: Drawing the Line. Working primarily in velvety black-and-white, large-format compositions and multiple-paneled pieces are where Rick Shaefer feels most at home. With his background in photography influencing his careful tonal decisions, the Connecticut-born artist often chooses charcoal on vellum to execute his striking and detailed depictions of both animal and nature. Through an elegant use of line work, Shaefer’s subjects exude texture and dimensionality in both the physical and emotional realm.
Housatonic Community College
900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT
See website for hours
Through January 25 : 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.
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
January 16–February 28: Home, a juried theme show and Frenetic Composure: Robert Greene Sculpture Exhibition. Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. February 6–28: NextGen, an open juried show featuring regional emerging artists ages 16 to 35.
9 Water St., Mystic, CT
Open daily 11–5
New Britain Museum of American Art
Through January 18: Group f.64: Revolutionary Visions. Through February 22: NEW/NOW: Titus Kaphar: The Vesper Project. January 10–25: Nor’Easter: The 45th Annual Juried Members Exhibition. Opening January 17: Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery. Opening January 31: The Coastal Art Collection of Charles and Irene Hamm. Opening February 28: NEW/NOW: Karl Lund: Angry Robots Liquefied My Brain. Free parking, café, and museum shop. Open daily.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
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 January 11: Kindness of Strangers Holiday Show, an exhibit displaying artists’ and artisans’ interpretation of “the kindness of strangers,” through various mediums. January 23–March 15: A Show of Hands: the Textile Arts, featuring artists who use plant, animal or synthetic fibers to create fine art and practical or decorative objects. Opening reception: Friday, January 23, 6:30–9 p.m. at the gallery. See online calendar for new art classes and workshops at the gallery. Spectrum Art Gallery is an expansion of the non-profit Arts Center Killingworth.
61 Main St., Centerbrook, CT
W–Sa, 11–6, Su, 11–5
Thos. Moser Greenwich Showroom
Through December, recent paintings by Douglas Caves. Doug’s painterly use of layered glazes achieve a luminosity, taking us into his New England landscapes where one can actually feel the moment’s atmosphere. Caves is also showing through December at The Frame Depot, 227 Union Square #2, Milford, NH., arttown.com; Boston City Hall; Masterpiece Gallery in the Boston Design Center; and the Capt David Kelley B&B on Cape Cod.
Douglas H. Caves Sr., Barns in Summer, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40". At Thos. Moser Greenwich Showroom.
55 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT
M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
Through January 24: Hotchkiss in 50 Objects. Joan Baldwin, curator of Special Collections, has curated an exhibition of objects selected from different time periods in The Hotchkiss School’s history. Baldwin writes, “To understand Hotchkiss, to really know what kind of a place it is, we must study the objects that make up its past in order to understand the place where we live, learn and work.” Presentation by poet Susan Howe, January 16, 7 p.m. Visit website for information on February’s exhibition.
11 Interlaken Rd, Lakeville, CT
M – Sa, 10-4; Su 12-4
Yale University Art Gallery
The expanded museum features more than 4,000 artworks, including ancient, American, European, African, Asian and Indo-Pacific art, as well as photography and modern and contemporary art and design. Opening January 4: Whistler in Paris, London, and Venice. Through February 1: Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection. Through February 1: Vida y Drama de México: Prints from the Monroe E. Price and Aimée Brown Price Collection. Through February 1: East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea. Free and open to the public.
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
4th Floor Artists, 19th Annual Open Studios
Join 80 artists of varying disciplines as they open their studios to the public. Live music, refreshments, demos art for sale that’s priced for holiday giving. Member’s small works show in the gallery. Plenty of free parking. Located in two neighboring buildings, just follow the red balloons.
379 Liberty St. & 83 E. Water St., Rockland, MA
November 22–23, 12–5
American Textile History Museum
Ongoing: Artist Textiles: Picasso to Warhol: An extraordinary exhibition tracing the history of 20th century art in textiles and fashion, highlighting rare pieces, many of which have never before been on public display, by Picasso, Warhol, Matisse, Dali, Chagall, and other significant artists of European and American modern art movements, from Cubism and Surrealism to Pop Art. Organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London.
Marc Chagall, Belle Fleurs, c. 1956, furnishing fabric for Fuller Fabrics. At American Textiles History Museum.
491 Dutton St, Lowell, MA
January 7–30: Visual Expression in Cloth: An exhibit by fiber artist Valarie Masser-Flanagan. Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 5–7 p.m. February 12–30: Abstract Language: An exhibit by a group of artists who approach abstract painting as a means of finding a way through an imagined terrain, to convey space or emotional place. Opening reception: Saturday, February 14, 5–7 p.m.
63 Summer St, Maynard, MA
Atlantic Works Gallery
January 9–24: Pyromania, a group show where the meaning of fire is explored in permutations ranging from hearth and home to smoldering libido to Miltonian abyss. Opening reception and Third Thursday Party: January 15, 6–9 p.m. January 31–February 21: New Members Show featuring works by Walter Kopec, Charles Reed, Rachel Shatil, Melissa Shook, Audrina Warren. Opening reception: Saturday, January 31, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday Party: February 19, 6–9 p.m.
From left: Charlene Liska, Always Kiss Me Goodnight, digital print, 2014; Matthew Keller, literal and figurative interpretation of your space, light bulb, inkjet print, 2014; Michael St. Germain, Untitled, digital print, 2014. At Atlantic Works Gallery.
80 Border St. 3rd Floor, East Boston, MA
F–Sa 2–6 or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Saturday, November 1: 23rd Benefit Art Auction, doors open at 5:30 p.m. November 11–December 16: Art of Celebrating, holiday fundraiser. November 11– 15: Under Lock and Key, an invitational inspired by Julie Otsuka’s novel When The Emperor Was Divine. Reception: Wednesday, November 12, 7–8:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 19: Faces You Walk By, single day showing of photography by Natalie Cohen to commemorate National Hunger and Homelessness Week. Reception: 6–7:30 p.m. December 6, 2014–February 6, 2015: Members’ Exhibition. Opening reception: Saturday, December 6, 2–4 p.m.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through January 24: Sylvia Plimack Mangold and Robert Ryman; and Peter Downsbrough: EDGE/EDGES.
10 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Beard and Weil Galleries
Beard Gallery: November 19, 2014–February 13, 2015: Tracing the Thread: curated by ARTH335: Exhibition Design. Weil Gallery: Goya: Finding A Voice Out Of The Silence. Opening receptions: Wednesday, November 19, 6–8 p.m. See website for programs.
26 East Main St, Norton, MA
M–Sa 12:30–4:30, closed during school breaks
Blue Wave Fine Art
Through November 11: Unlock, a very non-PC exhibit, featuring work by Mitchel Ahern, Greg Kitterle, Dave Magdalenski, Asia Scudder, Carol Wintle and Augustus Goertz. This exhibition provides visual commentary on our culture, the environment and politics. November 13, 2014–January 8, 2015: Black & White and S’more, featuring photographs, paintings and monoprints by Larry Blumsack. Opening reception: Thursday, November 13, 5–8 p.m. Artist talk: 7 p.m.
52 Main St., Amesbury, MA
W–Th 11-6, F–Sa 11–8, Su 1–5
Through January 31: Over Here: World War I Posters From Around the World. Opening February 26: American Neoclassic Sculpture at the Boston Athenæum: First comprehensive exhibition since 1876 of the Athenæum’s collection of Neoclassical sculpture, including work of the three leading American Neoclassicists, Horatio Greenough, Thomas Crawford, and Hiram Powers.
101⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
General information: (617) 227-0270 or Membership: (617) 720-7641
M–Th, 9–8, F 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through January 11: Sketchy Sculptors: Sculptor’s Drawings in All Mediums. January 21–February 22: Christopher Abrams: Space/Craft and Murray Dewart: The Fuse that Drives the Flower. Receptions: Saturday, January 24 and Saturday, February 21, 4–7 p.m. Opening February 25: Susan Lyman: The Body of Nature and Julia Shepley: Locus. Reception: Saturday, February 28, 3–6 p.m., artist talks at 4 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6 First Fridays January 9 & February 6 5–8
Through January 16: Resonance: books in time II: Individual and collaborative artists’ books by Ann Forbush, Ania Gilmore and Annie Zeybekoglu. January 25–February 28: Weathering Art: Artists Address Catastrophic Climate Change: John Craig Freeman, Lisa Lunskaya Gordon, Gretchen Greene, Denise Manseau, Patrick Pierce, Anna Shapiro, Andy Siegel, Sam Smiley, Ellen Young and more. Opening reception: Sunday, January 25, 4–6 p.m
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
January 2–February 1: Solo 2015: The two winners of the gallery’s annual competition, chosen by Judith Tolnick Champa, independent curator. Reception: Friday, January 2, 6–8:30 p.m. February 4–March 1: The 4 Questions: Larry C. Volk: video accompanied by prints, using Passover Seder as framework to explore family. New Paintings: Jill Weber: architectural details create a disorienting sense of depth and movement. Reception: Friday, February 6, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
Through January 16: Both gallery locations: Platinum. January 21–29: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: CAA + Maud Morgan Arts Collaboration Pop UP Show. February 5–27: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Fields of Viewpoints: Reception: Wednesday, February 11, 6–8 p.m. February 5–March 5: University Place Gallery: PAINT. Reception: Friday, February 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
University Place Gallery (UP)
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
January 1–30: Christopher Payne: Asylum and Stephen DiRado. View the black-and-white photographs of Stephen DiRado next to Christopher Payne’s stark images of the interiors of state mental hospitals. February 3–28: Jessie Morgan and Linda Pochesci. Morgan’s abstract mixed media works will be on view in addition to Pochesci’s stylized interiors.
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA
Danforth Art, Museum/School
An intimate environment to experience, create and celebrate the expressive qualities of art through exhibitions, educational programs and studio art classes. Winter exhibitions through March 1: Facial Expressions: representing changing conventions in portraiture in New England from the 19th century to the present day; and Once Upon a Pop-Up: From the Ellie G. Levine Moveable Book Collection. Also on view: Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller and John Wilson, Katsina Dolls, and Northeast Woodlands: Selections from the Arter Collection.
123 Union Ave, Framingham, MA
W & S 12–5, F & Sa 10–5, Thu 12–8:30
Through December 21: New View: 2014 Faculty Exhibition: recent work by Carlos Dorrien, Bunny Harvey, Candice Ivy, David Kelley, Nicholas Knouf, Phyllis McGibbon, Salem Mekuria, Qing-Min Meng, Andrew Mowbray, David Olsen, and Daniela Rivera. Feast Your Eyes, Sigalit Landau: DeadSee; and Michael Craig-Martin: Art&Design. Through Spring 2015: Hanging With Old Masters: The Reinstallation of the Davis Museum and Edged in Black: Selections from SMS.
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: Walden, revisited: Contemporary artists rethink their relationship to society, the environment and Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. Ongoing: The Social Medium: Inspired in part by a recent gift of a set of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids, this exhibition features permanent collection works that inform current trends in social photography.
51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–5
Dedee Shattuck Gallery
November 12–December 21: Third annual Small Works exhibition, nearly 60 artists present works priced $500 and under in a variety of mediums and styles. Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5–7 p.m.
Daphne Taylor, Wool 4, 2014, wool, silk fabrics, misc. threads, applique, hand embroidery, 9 x 6 1/2". At Dedee Shattuck Gallery.
1 Partner’s Ln., Westport, MA
W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
Fitchburg Art Museum
Ongoing: Mario Quiroz: Mis Vecinos, portraits of Fitchburg’s Latino communities. Ongoing: GLOBAL AFRICA: Creativity, Continuity, and Change in African Art, featuring Barbara Ward Armstrong, Sokari Douglas Camp, Willie Cole, and Ifé Franklin.
25 Merriam Pkwy, Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa & Su 11–5
Fountain Street Fine Art
January 2–25: Visual Alchemy: tangible evidence of experimentation, discovery and transformation, juried by Elizabeth Devlin, founder of Flux-Boston. Reception: Saturday, January 3, 5–7 p.m. January 29–March 1: far and near: Lisa Barthelson and Kay Hartung. Barthelson embraces the desert landscape through monoprints and mixed media; Hartung’s encaustic paintings explore the imagery of the microscopic world while expanding to the cosmos. Reception: Saturday, February 7, snow date: February 8. Artist talk: Saturday, February 28, 3 p.m., snow date: March 1.
59 Fountain St, Framingham, MA
Th–Su, 11–5 and by appointment
From Russia With Art Gallery
Through November 11: Armenian artist Andrey Allakhverdov’s first American solo exhibition premiering at the gallery; continuing November 13-16 at the 18th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show. Artist reception: Thursday, October 23, 5–8 p.m. November 19–December 23: 5th Annual Holiday Exhibition, featuring beautiful paintings, etchings, dry points and mixed media from artists: A. Vetrov, S. Nikireyev, A. Dverin, A. Allakhverdov, M. Volkova, I. Makoveeva, M. Lenn, E. Khromin, G. Lapchinsky and A. Zavarin. Opening reception: Tuesday, November 25, 5–8 p.m. Russian handicrafts provided by Russian-American Cultural Center of Boston.
From Russia With Art Gallery
580 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
(617) 354 2930
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Enjoy Fuller Craft First Thursday. Through November 9: Dorothy Simpson Krause: Book + Art. Through November 2: Annette Bellamy: Floating. Through November 23: Game Changers: Fiber Art Masters & Innovators. Ongoing: Mark Davis: Icarus and Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Collects (permanent collection). Through January 25, 2015: 2014 Biennial Members Exhibition. Through February 8, 2015: Barbara Andrus. Opening December 6: Recent Acquisitions Show. Opening November 22: Holiday Shop.
455 Oak St, Brockton, MA
Tu–Su 10–5, Th until 9, closed M MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
Galatea Fine Art
January 2–31: When I Was Young I Was Considered Beautiful: Jane Paradise: Photographs of aging. Couplings: Hilary Tait Norod: Mixed media studies of couples. United South End Artists: Sampling of artists from the USEA. Reception Friday, January 2, 6–8 p.m. February 4–28: Quantum Entanglement: Terry Gips: Complexities in nature. Visual ConTEXT: Group exhibition pairing art and poetry. Portraits of Boston: Youngsheen A. Jhe: Paintings of humans and mannequins. Reception Friday, February 6, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
Through February 27: Magazine Beach – A Place Apart. Cambridge Arts and the Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association present Magazine Beach – A Place Apart, an exhibition that invites you to share your connection to a defining public park along the Charles Riverbank and to deepen your knowledge of its past, present and future. Gallery 344 is free and open to the public.
Cambridge Arts Council
344 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–12
January 9–31: In the Thick: Rick Fox; and A Silent Rebellion: Jaclyn Kain. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 6–8 p.m. February 6–28: New Paintings: Alice Denison; and New Paintings: Ed Stitt. Opening reception: Friday, February 6, 6–8 p.m. Fox’s debut features his abstracted, landscape paintings while Kain works with photo emulsion on unorthodox materials. February features Denison’s densely layered paintings of flora and filigree and Stitt’s realist views of the city and beyond.
67 Newbury St, Boston, MA
Opening February 24: REFLECTED features paintings, drawings and photographs by 38 New England artists. Juried by Kristina Durocher, director and curator of the Museum of Art at the University of NH. Artists’ reception: Saturday, March 7, 7–9 p.m. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Griffin Museum of Photography
On view January 8–March 1: Main Gallery: Brandon Thibodeaux, When Morning Comes and Magdalena Sole, New Delta Rising. Atelier Gallery: Bryan David Griffith, The Last Bookstores. Griffin Gallery: Kerry Mansfield, Expired. Opening reception: Saturday, January 10, 7 p.m.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Opening January 20: Pulse, new work by faculty artists. The Cantor Art Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross will exhibit new work by full and part time faculty artists Amy Archambault, Michael Beatty, Rachelle Beaudoin, Matthew Gamber, Randy Garber, Roger Hankins, Cristi Rinklin, Susan Schmidt, Leslie Schomp, Marguerite White and Amy Wynne. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 2–5
Through February 1: A Department of Makers: University of New Hampshire Studio Faculty, curated by Mary Harding. Opening reception: Friday, January 2, 5:30–8 p.m. February 4–March 1: Kathleen Gerdon Archer: As Above, so Below. Members’ Gallery: Cree Bruins: Drawn to Analog. Opening reception: Friday, February 6,
450 Harrison Ave., No. 43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5 and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
January 10–25: Lexington Arts and Crafts Student Show. January 31–February 15: Spirit of the East, Chinese Painting Guild member show. February 21–March 8: Pots & Paints, Ceramics Guild and Painters Guild show. See the website for further exhibition and event details.
130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA
January 10–February 15: Tu–F 12–4, Sa 10–4, Su 12–4 February 21: F, Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
McCoy Gallery, Rogers Center for the Arts
January 26–March 6: Scott Schnepf: Etchings. Suggesting an imagery experienced through darkening layers of memory, Scott Schnepf’s etchings are a mediation on an art-making process that suggests an enshrinement of order and accumulation.
A professor of art at the University of New Hampshire, Schnepf has exhibited widely in the U.S. and is in numerous collections, including the Portland Museum, The Currier Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
315 Turnpike St, North Andover, MA
Mead Art Museum at Amherst College
Through January 4, 2015: Pain’s Pyrotechnic Spectacle: The Sino-Japanese War in Print: Featuring woodblock triptychs and a striking visual album. Through December 28: Images of the Unimaginable: Art from the First World War: Russian, American and Swiss artworks; documents; and posters from the Great War. Through January 3, 2015: Paper Landscapes: Prints of the American City and Countryside, 1820–1920: Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists’ views of the American landscape, including never-before-shown American masterworks.
41 Quadrangle Dr., Amherst, MA
Tu–Th, Su 9–midnight, F 9–8, Sa 9–5
MIT List Visual Arts Center
January 6–February 15: Bakalar Gallery: List Projects: Redmond Entwistle. Combining documentary with fictional scenarios, the films of Redmond Entwistle examine issues that include how social and economic inequalities are reproduced from one generation to the next and the limits of artistic representation. List Projects: Redmond Entwistle will be the artist’s first US solo museum exhibition and first comprehensive screening of his works to date. Opening February 13: Hayden & Reference Galleries: Katrín Sigurdardóttir. Katrín Sigurdardóttir’s sculptural practice examines the way physical structures and boundaries affect perception. Her works gesture towards real locations, employing shifts in scale and fragmentation to systematically question the veracity of both memory and history.
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
T–W 12–6, Th 12–8, F–Su 12–6 Closed Mondays and holidays
The MIT Museum presents temporary and permanent exhibitions at the nexus of art, science and technology. Through January 19: 5000 Moving Parts: Contemporary kinetic art. Opening January 22: The Photography of Places. Opening February 14: Images of Discovery. Ongoing events, public programs and demonstrations. Check website for updates and news.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA
Open daily 10–5, closed on major holidays
Through February 14, 2015: Leslie Sills: Mixed-Media Paintings: The Vicissitudes of Youth. With a vibrant palette and the refined touch of a jeweler, Sills explores the varied lives of youth, from the joys of the quotidian to the horrors of the catastrophic. Opening reception: Saturday, January 24, 3–5 p.m. Email for more information.
358 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA
Tu–Fr 11–6, Sa 10–5
Montserrat College of Art Galleries
Montserrat Gallery, through December 13: Franklin Evans: juddrules. Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, through November 15: Viterbo, Italy. November 19–December 19: Joseph LoVasco ’07. 301 Gallery: November 10–14: Senior Thesis Exhibition. November 17–21: Senior Thesis Exhibition. December 3–17: Art Education Annual Exhibition.
23 Essex St, Beverly, MA
M–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–1
January 16–February 27: LOCATIONS UNKNOWN II. Artist: Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz. Opening reception: Friday, January 16, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Artist talk: Wednesday, February 11, 9:15–10 a.m., ACC. In recent work, Spatz-Rabinowitz paints worlds shattered by violence. Beauty and horror intertwine in these works. Our collective visual memory of deadly events is the root of her images. Somehow out of the billowing smoke, torn metal and scattered household items emerges a transcendent landscape incredibly infused with hope.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Art Center
January 16–February 21: The Power of Negative Thinking showcases artists that embrace pessimism while creating work that is nonetheless vibrant, vital and fun. Rather than drowning in their own despair, they create dynamic and intriguing work while still believing the glass is half empty. Curated by Michael Gaughran. Artists: Stephen St. Francis Decky, Bradley Tsalyuk and Corey Dunlap, Anthony Montouri, Alicia Riccio, Kirk Amaral Snow and Randy Stevens.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Newton Free Library
Gallery: January 3–29: Faces of the Rasin Foundation featuring Cheryl Clegg’s works of black and white portraits from Leogane, Haiti. Reception: Thursday, January 8, 7 p.m. February 3–26: Enigma Variations by Gaye Korbet, exhibiting diptych of portraits of the artist’s friends. Reception: Thursday, February 5, 7 p.m. Main Hall: January 3–29: Unnatural Landscapes by Becky Davis, depicting both nature and artifice. Reception: Wednesday, January 7, 7 p.m. February 3–26: Up in the Air by Al Levin, showcasing a portfolio of aerial photographs.
330 Homer St, Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
Salmon Falls Gallery
November 1–December 29: Original PRINTS: Selected artists from Zea Mays Printmaking presents limited edition, hand pulled etchings, monotypes, woodcuts and engravings by studio members. Zea Mays is a leader in green printmaking and draws artist members from all across New England. Members learn safer printmaking practices, work in a state-of-the-art studio and are part of a vibrant art community. Opening reception is Saturday, November 1, 5-7 p.m.—part of the Shelburne Falls Art Walk.
1 Ashfield St. #9, Shelburne Falls, MA
Open daily 10–5
January 9–February 25: Vik Muniz. Richard Prince. Sterling Ruby. Parker Ito. Corey Escoto. Through February: Subsamson Resident Artist: Ricardo DeLima. Subsamson feature: Magic Flying Carpets of Berber Kingdom of Morocco.
450 Harrison Ave , Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6 and by appointment
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
January 29–March 7: Permanent War: The Age of Global Conflict. Through five themes—Mechanized Bodies; Combat as Performance; Living in a War Zone; Conflict as Media Entertainment; and Landscape as Cemetery—16 artists explore how continuous conflict merges truth with propaganda, reality with image. Reception: January 29, 5-7 p.m. January 14–February 5: Spectrum 2015. SMFA student photography annual.
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA
M–Sa 10–5, Th 10–8
Smith College Museum of Art
Lively changing exhibitions, distinguished permanent collection plus acclaimed artist-designed restrooms, museum shop and Tryon Common café. Through January 4: Moiré: Tara Donovan and Bow Down: Queens in Art. Opening January 30: Mary Bauermeister: The New York Decade. Newly designed galleries now open. The new second floor galleries feature sacred and secular art before 1800: American, Ancient and European paintings and sculpture, as well as works on paper housed in state-of-the-art, specially-designed gallery cabinets. The new third floor galleries feature art from 1800–1950: African, American and European paintings and sculpture, plus works on paper.
Elm Street at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4, second F 10–8
South Shore Art Center
Through December 21: Works on Paper juried by Al Miner, MFA. A national show of distinguished works on paper selected by the MFA Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by PANOPTICON, Inc. Faculty Feature: Bill Flynn.
119 Ripley Rd., Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, opening January 20: Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, a ground-breaking exhibition of large-scale installations that challenge the perception of traditional origami. Through February 8: 20th Century Women Printmakers: Beth Van Hoesen and Holley Coulter-Chirot, unique etchings by two contemporary artists.Ongoing: Origami Interpretations: Gloria Garfinkel, Obi paintings, woodcut prints, and abstract sculpture inspired by Japanese iconography.
21 Edwards St, Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
The Art Complex Museum
Through November 9: 19 on Paper: Hidden Worlds, Rhode Island artists’ group presents art of or on paper. Ongoing: Asian Connections explores the enticing connections among Asian art from the museum’s collection. Rotations: Objects from the Permanent Collection, including Shaker items. November 16, 2014–February 15, 2015: Moving Right Along…, an exhibition featuring kinetic sculpture by David A. Lang. Opening reception: Sunday, November 16, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
189 Alden St, Duxbury, MA
The Loading Dock Gallery
Main gallery: a wide, ever-changing array of member works. Showcase gallery, through November 30: Dual Interpretations: Paintings and Pastels by Paula Mingolelli and Denise Rainis. Reception: Saturday, November 1, 5–7 p.m. December 3–28: Winter Lights: Annual Holiday Show. Reception: Saturday, December 6, 5–7 p.m.
at Western Avenue Studios
122 Western Ave, Lowell, MA
W–Sa 12–5:30, Su 12–4
The Oxbow Gallery
January 8–February: This and That: Imagined portraits and landscapes by Claudia Sperry. Opening reception: Friday, January 9, 5–8 p.m. February 5–March 1: Back room: Barbara: Concepts change to accommodate what is perceived. February 5–March 1: Georgia Pugh, Elizabeth Lehman and Will Sillin. Opening reception: Friday, February 13, 5–8 p.m. The images explore particular light and place at locations near the Connecticut River and in Provincetown, MA.
275 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Towne Art Gallery
January 28–February 21: Puppet Showplace Theater: The 40th Anniversary Exhibition. This exhibition celebrates Puppet Showplace Theater’s 40th anniversary by showcasing decades of work by the theater’s resident and affiliated artists. Historic puppet characters made by founder Mary Churchill and master puppeteer Paul Vincent-Davis will be presented alongside the work of New England-based puppet companies who have made Puppet Showplace their home. The exhibit will also showcase innovative work by young and emerging artists. The exhibition will coincide with Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Pinocchio, featuring puppetry created in collaboration with Puppet Showplace Theater.
180 The Riverway, Boston, MA
T–Th 1–5, Sa 2–5 or by appointment, closed February 14
Representing contemporary artists on historic Cape Ann, Massachusetts. January 29–March 1: The Art of Natural History. An exhibition and sale in partnership with the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon on the occasion of the Cape Ann Winter Birding Weekend (January 30–February 1) and the Merrimack River Eagle Festival (February 7).
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
M, Tu 12–5, W–F 10–5, Sa 10–7, Su 10–5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
January 20–29: Annual Student Show. February 4–March 5: Ubiquitous: a solo exhibition by Michelle Lougee of art balancing renewal, growth and the omni-present proliferation of plastic in our lives. Lougee’s organic forms are achieved in a number of media, including clay, wood and plastic bags. Reception Thursday, February 5, 5–7 p.m. February 10 snow date. Closed February 16.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Tufts University Art Gallery is closed for winter break. Galleries will reopen on January 22 with a public opening reception from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Ongoing: Tufts Museum Without Walls, a web app with stories, images and videos about artworks on Tufts’ Medford campus. Visit tuftsart.toursphere.com.
An educational program of the Tufts University Art Gallery funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Art Gallery
Through 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. November 13, 2014–January 25, 2015: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: An Indian from India. Reception: AHA! Night, Thursday, November 13, 6–9 p.m., artist talk 7 p.m. Thursday December 11, 6–8 p.m.: Photo booth taking professional photographs of three generations of woman from the same family of immigrants.
College of Visual and Performing Arts UMass Dartmouth
715 Purchase St, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
January 22–February 20: Sean Downey: Mars. Talk: Thursday, January 29 at 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library room 222. Reception 4:15–6 p.m. Opening February 25: Lalla Essaydi: Beyond the Veil. Talk by Kristen Gresh, assistant curator of photographs at MFA Boston: Thursday, February 26 at 3 p.m. in O’Leary Library room 222. Reception 4:15–6 p.m. E-mail for appointments during school breaks in January and March.
870 Broadway St, Lowell, MA
M–W 10–3, Th 10–9, F–Sa 10–3
Wallace L. Anderson Gallery
Anderson Gallery: November 6, 2014–January 6, 2015: Girls Drawin’ Girls. This exhibit showcases women artists working in the male-dominated industry of animation. Together, they demonstrate their creative abilities and artistic interpretations of female sexuality by re-defining the art of the pin-up. Maxwell Library, through January 9, 2015: 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.
Bridgewater State University
40 School St, Bridgewater, MA
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
February 3–21: Paper/Cut: The Collage Show: A group exhibition featuring mixed media and collage work of contemporary local and national artists. Artist reception: Sunday, February 1, 5–7 p.m. Opening February 28: ART/Word presents Passages: In keeping with the ART/Word tradition of celebrating the union of art and text, all entries will include a presentation of both artwork and words relating to a certain theme. Artist reception: Saturday, February 28, 7–10 p.m.
47 Myrtle Ave, Newton, MA
Winfisky Gallery at Salem State University
The Winfisky Gallery displays art from all over the world in a variety of media from prints to kinetic sculpture to collage and photography. In addition to visiting artists, the art and design department hosts an annual faculty works exhibit, a student works exhibit and the prestigious student honors exhibition.
Ellison Campus Center
Lafayette St., Rts. 114 & 1A, Salem, MA
M-F 10-2 or by appointment
Women’s Studies Research Center
January 13–March 12: Dames Making Games: Leaps & Maneuvers, an exhibition of interactive video games made by members of Toronto-based collective Dames Making Games. The games on display reflect DMG’s mission to give game creators agency in their self-expression and identities. Opening reception: Tuesday, January 13, 5–8 p.m. DMG Lecture: Wednesday, January 14, 12:30–2 p.m. All events are held at the WSRC and are free and open to the public. See website for details and updates.
Leeza Meksin, Furniture Grenade, Spandex, polymer, upholstery tacks and enamel on canvas, 20 x 24 x 4". At Kniznick Gallery.
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
515 South St., Waltham, MA
M–F 9–5 or by appointment
Worcester Art Museum
January 29–February 1: Flora in Winter: WAM’s annual festival of floral interpretations of artworks. Opening: Thursday, January 29. Opening January 24: The Cowper Madonna by Raphael, on loan from the National Gallery of Art. Ongoing: Polly Apfelbaum: Nevermind: floor installations (fallen paintings) from the artist’s 1990s work. Ongoing: Knights!: love – war – intrigue! Arms and armor from the Higgins Armory Collection.
Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolitan, 1932, printed 1969, gelatin silver print. Charlotte E.W. Buffington Fund, Worcester Art Museum. © Herbert Bayer Estate, used with permission. At Worcester Art Museum.
55 Salisbury St, Worcester, MA
W–F 11–5, Sa 10–5, Su 11–5, third Thursdays 11–8
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
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
New Hampshire Institute of Art
Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, November 7–December 24: Looking Out: A juried exhibition of photographic images pertaining to our natural and manmade landscapes, and the perception of the outside world. Opening reception: Friday, November 7, 5–7 p.m. Sharon Arts Members Gallery, November 28–December 24: Creative Places: Dr. Robert Sargent Fay: An exhibition of photography and collaborative work with Ken Burns’ Florentine Films, following the footsteps of artists and explorers Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Robert Frost, Lewis & Clark. Amherst Street Gallery, November 12, 2014–January 12, 2015: Ceramics Biennial 2014: A national juried exhibition for clay artists. Juror Kathy King is an active studio artist in the Boston area and holds the position of Director of Education and Instructor at the Ceramics Program, Office for the Arts at Harvard. French Building Gallery, November 12, 2014–January 12, 2015: Ceramics Faculty: Celebrating the Process. The Ceramics Faculty represents diverse approaches to working with clay and embracing process. This exhibition coincides with the Ceramics Biennial, including a range of process both on and off the wheel, from sculptural to functional. French Building Auditorium, November 20, 6 p.m: Sergei Isupov. Russian born artist Sergei Isupov sought the opportunity to express his artistic individuality more freely and came to the United States. His work merges narrative subject matter with sculptural form in erotic surrealism.
148 Concord St, Manchester, NH
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–12
The Currier Museum of Art
Through January 5, 2015: 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, Sa 10–5, closed Tu Free admission for NH residents: Sa 10–12
Beth Barry, Abstract Landscape Painter
Thomas Moser Gallery, through November: Two person show, 55 East Putnam Ave., Greenwich, CT. Hammond Real Estate, through December 6: The World We Live In, 10 Berkeley St., Boston, MA. Judith Klein Gallery: November 1–December 31: Sixth Anniversary Show, New Bedford, MA. Julio Valdez Project Space, April 2015: Solo exhibition, New York City. Masterpiece Gallery, the Boston Design Center. Ongoing representation by Canvas Fine Arts.
241 Wester 23rd St., #7A, New York, NY
David Winton Bell Gallery
Through December 21: SHE: Picturing women at the turn of the 21st century at David Winton Bell Gallery and at the Cohen Gallery, Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, 154 Angell St., Providence. Includes painting, sculpture and videos by Candice Breitz, Glenn Brown, George Condo, John Currin, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Chris Ofili, Jenny Saville, Cindy Sherman, Rebecca Warren and Lisa Yuskavage. See website for further information.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M–F 11–4, Sa-Su 1-4
Main Gallery, University of Rhode Island
November 17–December 22: Changes: Ida Schmulowitz. Providence-based artist Ida Schmulowitz has painted landscapes from a pedestrian bridge in the neighborhood of India Point for more than 30 years. The large scale canvases are dragged back flat through the streets to the artist’s studio, altering the surface and process. By slightly shifting her vantage point or documenting the changing seasons, Schmulowitz is able to create multiple series based on her observations. Opening reception: Thursday, November 20, 5–8 p.m. Artist talk: Thursday, December 4, 3–4:30 p.m., Room A101, Fine Arts Center.
105 Upper College Rd, Kingston, RI
Providence Art Club
Through November 7: Linnea Leeming and Jana Matusza: Composed. Marjory Dalenius: Assemblage. Joan Allen and Reverend Bill Corneau: Words & Music. November 6–December 23: 110th Annual Little Pictures Show and Sale: The nation’s oldest Little Pictures show, featuring cash and carry artworks for $300 or less. Little Pictures Extended Gallery Hours: M–W, F 12–5, Sa–Su 12–4.
11 Thomas St, Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
Three Wheel Studio
Three Wheel Studio is a ceramic studio and gallery which features a mix of fun, eclectic and functional handmade pottery and ceramics from a variety of artists, including proprietor Dwo Wen Chen.
436 Wickenden St, Providence, RI
November 21, 2014–January 24, 2015: Peter Heller & Local Sale: Work from the late Peter Heller, a WW II German Jewish refugee, featuring his largely unseen abstract paintings spanning a 50-year period. Local Sale featuring a collection of affordable works by Vermont artists in a variety of mediums available for purchase and carry.
135 Church St, Burlington, VT
W & Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, closed Su–Tu
Fleming Museum of Art
Through December 12: Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated). Through May 17, 2015: Civil War Objects From the University of Vermont Collections. Through December 12: Civil War Era Drawings From the Becker Collection.
Henri Lovie, Battle of Shiloh or Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee: Centre, Sunday Morning, 1862, graphite on wove paper, 9 x 14". The Becker Collection. Courtesy of Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions. At Fleming Museum.
61 Colchester Ave, Burlington, VT
Tu, Th, F 10–4, W 10–7, Sa-Su 12–4
November 15, 2014–March 8, 2015: Natural Beauties: Jewelry from Art Nouveau to Now. The complexity and beauty within our natural environment has been a fertile source of inspiration for personal adornment for thousands of years. This exhibition explores the concept of nature in jewelry design as a reflection of the evolving relationship with our biological surroundings.
5555 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT
Vermont Metro Gallery
Through November 29: 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. Opening December 4: Preoccupied: Visually stunning, ornate work by Adrienne Ginter, Wylie Garcia and Xavier Donnelly.
135 Church St , Burlington, VT
W–Th 11–5, F–Sa 11–8, closed Su–Tu
West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park
Stephanie Bush: Landscape Traditions. Stephanie Bush’s hyper-real oil paintings lure the viewer through cold winter landscapes into mysterious dark nooks and sheltered harbors, capturing the fragility and impermanence of these safe passages. Bush’s winter landscapes are part of the permanent exhibition, Landscape Traditions, at West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park.
Stephanie Bush, Winter (Pine Boughs) 2, oil on canvas, 27 x 29¾". At West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park.
17 Towne Farm Lane, Stowe, VT