Art Museum, University of Saint Joseph
Through June 4: Agri | Culture, an exhibition of European and American paintings and prints depicting agricultural life, including works by Edmund Blampied, Thomas Nason, and Milton Avery. Opening June 16: Permanent collection, featuring works by Thomas Hart Benton.
1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford, CT
T, W, F, Sa 11–4, Th 11–7, Su 1–4
May 4–28: Two–Fold: Jane Harris and Sheila Kaczmarek. Recent work including collages, ceramic sculpture and paintings. Opening reception Saturday, May 6, 2–5 p.m. June 1: Passage to India: Stephanie Joyce and Susan Newbold: Paintings, drawings, collages and handmade journals celebrating a recent shared artist residency in India. Opening reception Sunday, June 4, 3–6 p.m., Artists’ talk: Saturday, June 25, 3 p.m.
994 State St., New Haven, CT
Creative Arts Workshop
March 13–April 21: Hilles Gallery: New England Wax presents Chaos & Order. Group show with juror Jennifer Gross, former chief curator of deCordova Museum. Opening reception: Sunday, March 19, 2–4 p.m. Artist panel discussion at 3:30 p.m.
80 Audubon St., New Haven, CT
M–F 9–7, Sa 9–12
Fairfield University Art Museum
Through April 7 at Bellarmine Hall Galleries: ADOLF DEHN: Midcentury Manhattan. Opening March 23 at Walsh Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts: H.A. SIGG: Abstract Rivers.
Adolf Dehn, The Battery, 1953, casein on panel. On loan from the Estate of Adolf and Virginia Dehn. At the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, Fairfield University Art Museum.
H.A. Sigg, Within the Red III, 1993, acrylic on canvas, 24 x 46". At the Walsh Gallery, Fairfield University Art Museum.
1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT
Bellarmine Hall Galleries: Tu-F 11-4, select Sa; Walsh Gallery: W-Sa 12-4.
Florence Griswold Museum
Through May 28: Matilda Browne: Idylls of Farm and Garden traces the stylistic shifts of one of the few women artists in the original Lyme Art Colony. Opening June 3: Flora/Fauna: The Naturalist Impulse in American Art examines the interconnections of fine art and natural history.
96 Old Lyme St., Old Lyme, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–5
Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
The world’s largest Native American museum, The Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center serves as a major resource on the histories and cultures of Native Americans in the northeast and on the region’s rich natural history. Ongoing: Titled Without a Theme, the immersive display showcases approximately 20 vibrant, large format installations from seven premier North American artists.
110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT
Opening May 20: Heartbreak in Peanuts. Love is everywhere in Peanuts—Charlie Brown loves the Little Red-Haired Girl, Lucy adores Schroeder, Sally pursues Linus—but sadly these sentiments are rarely returned. Experience the joys and sorrows of unrequited love Peanuts-style in the traveling exhibition, Heartbreak in Peanuts. The exhibition is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California.
144 West Main St., Waterbury, CT
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5
New Britain Museum of American Art
Opening June 21: California Dreaming: Ed Moses, Billy Al Bengston & Ed Ruscha. Through May 28: Nor’Easter: 47th Annual Juried Exhibition. Through May 14: Howard Rackliffe. Through May 28: New Media: William DeLottie. Free parking, café, museum shop. Open seven days a week.
56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT
Su, M, Tu, W, F 11–5, Th 11–8, Sa 10–5
New Haven Museum
Ongoing: Capitol America: Photographs by Robert Lisak and David Ottenstein—The nation’s capitol buildings, from robber-baron ostentation to practical simplicity. Road Trip!, a quirky celebration of the architecture, food and fun found on the back roads of America, featuring photographs taken during the 1970s by architectural historian Richard Longstreth and more than 100 objects and stories crowd sourced from area residents.
114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT
Tu-F 10–5, Sa 12–5, First Su 1–4
The Artists of Gallery One & Friends
April 21–May 7: Ashby Carlisle, Catherine Christiano, Bette Ellsworth, Ellen Gaube,
Deborah Hornbake, Ann Knickerbocker, Judith Barbour Osborne, T. Willie Raney, Diana Rogers, Rick Silberberg and Jill Vaughn with invited artists Bryan Gorneau, Kelly Leahy Radding and William Vollers. Opening reception: Friday, April 21, 5–7 p.m. Closing reception: Sunday, May 7, 2–4 p.m.
at the Guilford Art Center, Mill Gallery
411 Church St., Guilford, CT
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Tremaine Gallery at The Hotchkiss School
Through April 21*: Christopher K. Ho ‘92: Dear John. Contemporary installation. Ho is a New York-based artist whose works are site-specific, conceptual and incorporate a variety of media. Dear John speculates on what it feels like to be 15 and how the experiences of youth—first love and heartbreak—can be transformed, later in life, into political action. *Please note the gallery is closed March 11–27.
11 Interlaken Rd., Lakeville, CT
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
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. Special exhibitions include Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas; Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom; and Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light. 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
March 8–April 2: Chance Encounters. One’s first discovery of the bouncy ball (or ‘superball’) usually involves a surprise, and extreme delight, as an unassuming little orb of compressed rubber explodes off the ground or wall. In a series of sculptures by Vermont-based artist Mutsu Crispin (mutsucrispin.com), balls of different sizes, colors and visceral qualities are coaxed, danced, bullied or ouijaed into place to create a range of immersive visions. Artist reception: Friday, March 10, 5–8 p.m.
126 Main St, Northampton, MA
Tu–Su 12–5, F 12–8
Art Complex Museum
Through May 14: J Michael Sullivan: A Magical Narrative, photography as a conceptual narrative. Opening May 7: Wood as Muse, making art with wood. Rotations: Objects from the Collection. Opening May 21: Painted Shapes: Contemporary White Line Woodcuts.
189 Alden St., Duxbury, MA
March 1–April 14: Left Behind, photography and paintings by Joanne Tarlin and Carol Gander that contemplate the troubles of people whose lives exist in a state of flux. The work of both artists borders on abstraction, leaving the mind of the observer to construct the details of the individual journeys. Opening reception: Saturday, March 11, 5–7 p.m. “Mini” ArtSpace Artists’ Open Studios: Saturday, March 11, 4–6 p.m.
63 Summer St., Maynard, MA
Atlantic Works Gallery
May 6–27: Replacements, group show featuring Marjorie Kaye, George Shaw, Dominick Takis, Melissa Shook, Walter Kopec, Brian Reardon, and Justin Rounds. Opening reception: Saturday, May 6, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception: May 18, 6–9 p.m. June 3–29: History is Here and Now, Rachel Shatil, Walter Kopec, and Rick Dorff. Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 6–9 p.m. Third Thursday reception: June 15, 6–9 p.m.
80 Border St., East Boston, MA
May 6-May 27: F-Sa 2-6, June 3-29: F-Sa 2-6, or by appointment
Attleboro Arts Museum
Through May 6: Each fall 21 women gather on Cape Cod for an artist’s retreat. View the creative results in Love of Place—Works from Twenty-One in Truro. May 18-June 1: High Art, Architecture—World Icons features installations from area high school students. Opening June 15: Line—A National Juried Exhibition spotlights all mediums, sizes and concepts that relate to, or include, a line.
86 Park St., Attleboro, MA
Bakalar & Paine Galleries
Ongoing: Vitreous Bodies: Assembled Visions in Glass demonstrates how today’s multidisciplinary artists are using the traditional yet fluid medium—glass. The North American debut DRAW/Boston brings together sketches of nearly 40 artists to reveal the artist’s drawing process.
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
621 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA
M–Tu, Th–Sa 12–6, W 12–8
Barbara Krakow Gallery
Through June 3: Frank Poor and Kay Rosen: The Complete Letterpress Works, 1984–2017.
10 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Beard & Weil Galleries
March 1–April 10: Wheaton Biennial: Printmaking Reimagined, featuring work by 61 artists from 30 states and two foreign countries that explores the boundaries of printmaking, juried by Andrew Raftery. Opening reception: Thursday, March 2, 5:30–8 p.m. Opening April 20: Senior studio art majors’ exhibition showcasing work by graduating Wheaton students. Opening reception: Thursday, April 20, 5:30–8:30 p.m.
26 East Main St., Norton, MA
M–Sa 12:30–4:30, Closed March 11–19
Circulating and special collections library and fine art museum founded in 1807. Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery and select building spaces open to the public. Opening April 6: New England on Paper: Contemporary Art in the Boston Athenæum’s Prints & Photographs Collections showcases prints, drawings, and photographs documenting a diverse array of artistic responses to New England’s built and natural environment. Free to members, $5 for non-members.
10 1⁄2 Beacon St., Boston, MA
M–Th 9–8, F, 9–5:30, Sa 9–4, Su 12–4
Boston Sculptors Gallery
Through May 7: Christina Zwart, Pussy Tower, and Christopher Abrams, Orifice and Oculi. May 10–June 11: Caroline Bagenal, Summer Palace, and Mags Harries, Adrift. Reception: Friday, May 20, 5–8 p.m., with artist’s talk at 6:30 p.m. Opening June 14: Fafnir Adamites, Holding Remnants, and John Christian Anderson, My Inheritance. Reception: Friday, June 16, 5–8 p.m. Artists’ talk: Sunday, June 25, 4 p.m. Second Sunday Concert Series: May 14 and June 11, 4–6 p.m.
486 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
W–Su 12–6, First Fridays 5–8
Through May 27: Myth & Magic: A Brickbottom Artist Association Members Exhibition. Group exhibition featuring painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Extended hours during Somerville Open Studios Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, May 6 & 7, 12–6 p.m. Opening June 8: Peace: Cutting Through Turmoil, an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and installations about reaching peace through struggle. Lois Fiore, curator, Riki Moss, Cedric Harper, Cynthia Staples, José Santos, Patsea Cobb and Brynmore Williams. Opening reception: Thursday, June 8, 6–8 p.m.
1 Fitchburg St., Somerville, MA
May 3–28: SOAP by Laurie Alpert, mixed media prints that transform the ordinary. Stratum / Substratum by Lesley Cohen, drawings that peel back the everyday world. Reception: Friday, May 5, 6–8:30 p.m. Poetry reading with music: Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. Opening May 31: UMass Dartmouth MFA Thesis Exhibition. Artworks by students in a variety of media. Reception: Friday, June 2, 6–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Cambridge Art Association
May 11–14: Kathryn Schultz Gallery: Cambridge Open Studios Showcase. Opening reception: Thursday, May 11, 6–8 p.m. May 18–June 23: National Prize Show. Opening reception: Thursday, May 18, 6–8 p.m. in both locations. Awards at 7 p.m. in University Place Gallery.
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and Offices
25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
University Place Gallery
124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa 9–1
Cambridge Arts Council / Gallery 344
Through April 7: Protected Trees—New Work by Joel Janowitz. Janowitz’s paintings and monoprints present a poetic response to the street construction in his neighborhood. Opening April 24: Kelly Sherman: We Were Here—Stories and Memories of the Cambridge Common. The first of three gallery exhibitions connected to Common Exchange, a series of temporary public art projects that respond to the historic Cambridge Common.
344 Broadway Ave., 2nd Floor, Cambridge, MA
(617) 349-4380; (617) 349-4621 (TTY)
M 8:30–8, Tu–Th 8:30–5, F 8:30–noon
Cape Ann Museum
The Museum celebrates a long and important arts tradition, exhibiting works by nationally significant Cape Ann artists from the 19th century to the present. Through its exhibitions and programs, the Museum explores connections between artists and place, examining how those influences carry over in a broader sense to the history of art in America. Through May 21: Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond. Opening June 3: Bound by Rocks.
27 Pleasant St., Gloucester, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 1–4
Chase Young Gallery
Opening May 5: Danna Ruth Harvey’s Breath of Life explores rejuvenation and renewal through the subject of “roots” and elemental imagery. Using a variety of mediums from cold wax, to fabric cloth, to patterned paper, the artist visualizes the forward motion of the human experience. In June: A two-person exhibition for Alicia Tormey and Rob Douglas, Fluid Foundation. Working in encaustic, Tormey is noted for her highly detailed, yet abstracted floral and landscape subjects and rich color saturations. Douglas, also working in intense color palettes, offers a meditative and solitary interpretation of abstract subjects. Together, the works create a balance of movement and stillness.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Through March 26: Main Gallery: Member’s Jury 2—Collage, Craft, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking. Juror Randi Hopkins, BCA. March 7–April 2: Member’s Gallery: Marjorie Glick: Essence of Place. Reception: Sunday, March 12, 1–3 p.m. Opening April 4: Member’s Gallery: Wendy Gonick and Doron Putka. Reception: Thursday, April 6, 6–8 p.m. Opening April 6: Main Gallery: Walden: Window & Mirror, protest art and c-art installation. Reception: Thursday, April 6, 6–8 p.m. Artists’ panel: Wednesday, April 12, 6–8 p.m. Lecture: Wednesday, April 26, 6–8 p.m.
37 Lexington Rd., Concord , MA
Tu–Sa 10–4:30, Su 12–4
Copley Society of Art
Co|So is the oldest non-profit art association in the United States, representing more than 300 artist members from around the globe. May 18–June 21: Red Room Gallery: Anne Grandin: African Light. Opening May 20: Upper and Lower galleries: At Sea: National Maritime Exhibition. At Boston Private at the Prudential Center through May: Deborah Quinn-Munson: Sparkle. Fresh Paint Gala: Thursday, May 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m. #Bid2Benefit.
158 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5
Through May 27: Beth Ganz, Atlas Project. Ganz’s new work is ambitiously scaled assemblages of prints derived from topographical maps, with overpainting. Willard Boepple, Sculptures. Opening June 3: Yechel Gagnon, New Projects. Viewers are invited to engage with the artist as work is created on site, June 7–14. The exhibition of the final iteration of her wall-based murals will be on view through July 8.
1315 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Ongoing: Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters, 1950 to Now. This exhibition focuses on women artists, shifting the expected male narrative of abstract painting by looking entirely to New England, and includes Natalie Alper, Sharon Friedman, Maud Morgan, Ann Pibal, Katherine Porter, Jo Sandman, and Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship. Ongoing: Let It All Hang! 1982, A Year of Collecting at deCordova pulls back the curtain to account for every work acquired during one year.
51 Sandy Pond Rd., Lincoln, MA
W–F 10–4, Sa–Su 10–5
Essex Art Center
May 5–June 16, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery: Firenze Rocks, prints, drawings and paintings by Marc Mannheimer. Opening reception: Friday, May 12, 5–7 p.m. Also May 5–June 16 in the Chester F. Sidell Gallery: Three Printmakers: Helen Tory, Sissy Emmons Buck and Mary Arthur Pollak. Opening June 23, Beland Gallery: John Gonzalez; Sidell Gallery: Vermont.
56 Island St., Lawrence, MA
M–F 10–6, Closed May 29
Fitchburg Art Museum
Through June 4: A Curious Nature: Paintings by Shelley Reed; A Feast of Beasts and Mr. Reinford’s World. Opening June 23: 82nd Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. Ongoing: Evoking Eleanor: The Art, Life, and Legacy of FAM Founder Eleanor Norcross; Global Africa: Creativity, Continuity and Change in African Art; Discover Ancient Egypt.
185 Elm St., Fitchburg, MA
W–F 12–4, Sa–Su 11–5
The gallery showcases emerging and established regional artists, providing a forum within the community for viewing, discussing and reflecting upon art. The gallery hosts several shows per year, all open to the public and without charge. Through April 7: Of Heaven and Hearth, David Shannon-Lier will display his large format, black and white photographs that explore the relationship between celestial time and space and a manipulated landscape that dwells underneath it.
at Noble and Greenough School
10 Campus Dr., Dedham, MA, MA
M–F 9–5, Sa & Su by appointment
Fountain Street Fine Art
Through May 26, Small Gallery: Wish You Were Here! postcards. May 11–June 11: Scarcely Awake. Sarah Alexander and Tatiana Flis explore the in-between through time, movement, and the subconscious. Sound piece by Todd Bowser. Reception: Saturday, May 13, 5–7 p.m. Poetic Interpretations: Sunday, May 21, 1–3 p.m. Artist talk/performance: Saturday, June 10, 1–3 p.m. June 15–18: Voices: Protest Art in the Age of Trump. Opening June 15: Small Gallery: Community Kiln, ceramics. Opening June 22: Gulf of Maine Project: Conserving our Oceans. Krisanne Baker, Pamala Crabb, Pamela Dorris DeJong, Rachael Eastman, Beverly Rippel and Charlie Widdis. Reception: Saturday, June 24, 5–7 p.m. with science talk 4–5 p.m.
59 Fountain St., Framingham, MA
Th–Su 11–5, and by appointment
Fuller Craft Museum
New England’s home for contemporary craft. Through June 4: Playa Made: The Jewelry of Burning Man. Through June 25: Cary Wolinsky: Fiber of Life and Living Traditions. Ongoing: Object Lessons: Selections from the Permanent Collection. What Remains: Wooden Quilt Sculptures of Laura Petrovich-Cheney. Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle. Opening May 13: Circular Abstractions: Bulls-Eye Quilts.
MBTA Commuter Rail to Brockton station, then take Bus 4A
455 Oak St., Brockton, MA
Tu–W, F-Su 10–5, Th 10-9
Galatea Fine Art
May 3–28: Between, painting by Youngsheen Jhe. Land of Beauty—Land of My Father, photography by Dorothy Pilla. Townscape, painting by Niva Shrestha. Reception: Friday, May 5, 6–8 p.m. June 1–30: Come Fly With Me, painting by C.J. Lori. Curious Barriers: Sumi Works from 2017, painting by X Bonnie Woods. Memories and Musings, painting by Martha Stone. Reception: Friday, June 2, 6–8 p.m.
460B Harrison Ave., #B-6, Boston, MA
W–F 12–6, Sa–Su 12–5
May 5–27: 40th Anniversary: Artists A–K. Gallery NAGA celebrates its 40th anniversary with a group exhibition of its artists A–K with a kick-off party the first night. Opening party: Friday, May 5, 6–11 p.m. Opening June 2: Retrospective by Terry Rose. Rose’s solo exhibition will feature works throughout his career. The exhibition will include works on metal and canvas as well as ceramic sculpture. Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 6–8 p.m.
67 Newbury St., Boston, MA
Opening June 6: Absence of Color IV. Works by Jean B. Carter, Steve Faucher, John Hayes-Nikas, Alla Lazebnik, and Janet Schwartz. Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 17, 7–9 p.m. Guests are strongly encouraged to wear black & white. Free and wheelchair accessible.
7 Nason St., Maynard, MA
Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–5
Gallery Sitka hosts the work of artists, jewelers, potters and photographers from mainland Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard and New York. June: Solo show featuring the work of abstract, mixed media Vineyard painter Darcie Lee Hanaway. Her funky, bold, bright work will be accompanied by the work of two complementary NH artists: Melissa Richard and Angelique Ward. Opening reception: Saturday, June 3, 2–4 p.m. Free and open to the public.
454 Main St., Fitchburg, MA
Griffin Museum of Photography
June 8–25: Main Gallery: Photosynthesis XII. Opening June 1, Atelier Gallery: Timothy Wilson, Faded Elegance. Opening June 1, Griffin Gallery: Ellen Cantor Prior Pleasure. Reception: Thursday, June 8, 7–8:30 p.m. Satellite galleries: Griffin Museum of Photography @ The Stoneham Theatre, 395 Main St., Stoneham, MA. Opening June 13: Grace Weston, The Long Night. Reception: Tuesday, June 13, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
67 Shore Rd., Winchester, MA
Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery
Through May 11: Annual Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition. Featuring works by students in BCC’s Art and Design Programs. June 1–29: Current Abstraction, featuring works by Robert Kirschbaum, Scott Reeds, Marc St. Pierre and Janine Wong. Reception: Thursday, June 1, 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
Harvard Art Museums
Opening May 19: The Philosophy Chamber: Art and Science in Harvard’s Teaching Cabinet, 1766–1820 reunites long-forgotten icons of American culture and presents new findings on a unique space—equal parts laboratory, picture gallery, and lecture
hall—that stood at the center of artistic and intellectual life at Harvard and in New England for more than 50 years.
32 Quincy St., Cambridge, MA
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Find them on Facebook and follow on Instagram & Twitter. Opening May 26: Senior Concentration Seminar Exhibition 2017. Senior visual arts students exhibit a body of work they have developed throughout the year-long Senior Concentration Seminar. Participating senior artists are Aiden Duffy, Katie Evans, Emily Mutkoski, John Silveira, Allison Thiel, Mary Welsh, Kei Ving Wong.
College of the Holy Cross
O’Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
M–F 10–5, Sa 12–5
May 3–28, Main Gallery: Wonderland: Landscape Photographs by Mary Lang. Member’s Gallery: In Memory: Works by Stacey Alickman. First Friday opening reception: May 5, 5:30–8 p.m. May 31–June 25, Main Gallery: Sarah Meyers Brent, Growth and Decay. Member’s Gallery: Susan Emmerson, No Other Here. First Friday opening reception: June 2, 5:30–8 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., #43, Boston, MA
W–Su 12–5, and by appointment
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
Through May 7: Freedom of Expression and Ceramics & Painters Show. Reception: Sunday, May 7, 2–4:30 p.m. With guest speaker Arthur Halvorsen, RISD Ceramics teacher. May 20–June 4: Decorative Arts Guild Show. June 10–25: Needle Arts Guild Show.
130 Waltham St., Lexington, MA
Tu–F, Su 12–4, Sa 10–4
March 20–April 17: Ernesto Montenegro: flatmensquared is a figurative sculpture exhibition that joins representation to a boxy minimalism. Montenegro has long been interested in the figure in motion, and in this series he ensnares the figure in spaces that compress the tension of living itself.
315 Turnpike St., North Andover, MA
MIT List Visual Arts Center
As the contemporary art museum at MIT, the List Center presents a dynamic program of six to nine exhibitions annually. Through May 21: List Projects: Kenneth Tam. Opening May 19: Inventory of Shimmers: Objects of Intimacy in Contemporary Art. This group exhibition features works by Andrea Büttner, Sophie Calle, Alejandro Cesarco, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Antonia Hirsch, Jill Magid, Park McArthur, Lisa Tan, Erika Vogt, Susanne M. Winterling, and Anicka Yi. Opening reception: Thursday, May 18, 6–8 p.m.
20 Ames St., Bldg. E15, Cambridge, MA
Tu–W 12–6, Th 12–8, Sa–Su 12–6
Ongoing: Images of Discovery: Communicating Science Through Photography; Grazia Toderi and Désiré Despradelle: Spectacular Cities; Gestural Engineering: The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson; Projects and Prototypes: MIT Student Work; Holography: Dimensions of Light; Sampling MIT; Robots & Beyond. Check website for complete information on programs, gallery tours, demonstrations and festivals.
265 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA
Montserrat Gallery and Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
May 5–19, Montserrat Gallery: All Senior Exhibition. May 8–June 1, Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Opening June 5, Montserrat Gallery: Inspired Views: Art Educator Exhibition. Opening June 12, 301 Gallery: Alumni Exhibition. Satellite galleries: New England Bio Labs, Ipswich, MA. Opening June 15: Explorations: A Faculty Exhibition. Reception: Friday, June 16, 4–6 p.m.
Montserrat Gallery and Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery
23 Essex St., Beverly, MA
M-W, F 10–5, Th 10–8, Sa 12–5
301 Cabot St., Beverly, MA
Museum of Russian Icons
Featuring the largest collection of Russian icons and related artifacts outside of Russia. Opening June 3: Fantastic Beasts in Iconography. This family friendly exhibit will highlight the many animals and creatures that can be found throughout iconography, and examine their origins, symbolism and stories. Fantastic Family Day on June 3 will open the exhibit with fun activities for children. Details at museumofrussianicons.org.
203 Union St., Clinton, MA
Tu–F 11–4, Sa–Su 11–5
May 19–June 17: PAINTINGS, Dmitri Cavander ’87. Cavander’s paintings are observations of the world. He chooses to paint people, places and things that are part of his everyday world. His choices are based on a feeling that he has found something resonant. He clearly trusts that sensation since it is somewhat rare. Opening reception: Friday, May 19, 5:30–7 p.m. Closing reception/Reunion Weekend: Saturday, June 17, 1–2:30 p.m.
Milton Academy Art & Media Center
170 Centre St., Milton, MA
New Art Center
Through May 6: In Flawed Abundance, in which artists use translucent characteristics of encaustic painting to express varying subjects. Art from Nea Kavala presents artwork created by refugees living in Northern Greece that depicts their stories and incredible journeys. May 20–June 17: The Creative Process celebrates the work of NAC’s faculty and students. Visitors will experience the people, passion, and work that bring NAC’s studios to life.
61 Washington Park, Newtonville, MA
Newton Free Library
May 2–30: Gallery: Budding Growth from Cracks in Pavement by Eli Portman. Pen and ink urban landscapes. Reception: Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. Main Hall: Through My Eyes by Barney Levitt. Contemporary realism with a twist. Reception: Tuesday, May 3, 7 p.m. June 2–29: Gallery: JAM with Nan: Paintings from Japan, Australia and Mexico by Nan Hass Feldman. Interpretations and inspirations from travel. Reception: Thursday, June 9, 7 p.m. Main Hall: Narratives in Black, White and Red by Roxan McKinnon. Hand-colored linoleum prints. Reception: Wednesday, June 7, 7 p.m.
330 Homer St., Newton, MA
M–Th 9–9, F 9–6, Sa 9–5, Su 1–5
May 4–28: Front room: Seeing Things, photographs by Peter Schlessinger at the intersection of psyche and the material world. Back room: Caroline Jennings. Reception: Saturday, May 6, 3–6 p.m. Gallery talk: Saturday, May 27, 11 a.m. June 1–25: Front room: Linda Batchelor’s multi-media figures, bottles and abstracts. Catherine Swift’s abstract paintings from Pioneer Valley and Martha’s Vineyard. Back Room: Christopher Serra and Peter Galt. Reception: Friday, June 9, 5–8 p.m.
275 Pleasant St., Northampton, MA
Paradise City Arts Festival
March 24–26: One-of-a-kind furniture, home furnishings, fashion, jewelry, paintings and sculpture by 175 extraordinary artists. 30 minutes from Boston with free parking, live jazz, “Birds of Paradise” exhibit and delightful dining. “Paradise City is back in Marlborough, and it’s ablaze in color and creativity! Art in heaven, to remind us that spring is in the air.”—Boston Globe
Royal Plaza Trade Center
Royal Plaza Dr., Marlborough, MA
F 10–5, Sa 10–6, Su 11–5
Peabody Essex Museum
Opening May 20: Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style is the first exhibition to fully assess the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner. Co-organized with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, this groundbreaking exhibition brings together nearly 200 works from the mid-19th century through the late-20th century, including paintings, sculpture, furniture, fashion and photographs, to explore an era when ocean liners ruled the sea and the popular imagination.
161 Essex St., Salem, MA
T–Su, 10–5, Third Th 10–9
Piano Craft Gallery
May 5–28: Connecting the Dots, etchings and sculpture by Myrna Balk, a 50-year retrospective with changing materials and themes emerging and reemerging. Balk, an award-winning artist, shows etchings and sculpture which reflect her continuing concern with human rights. Reception: Sunday, May 7, 3–6 p.m. Artist discussion: Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m. June 2–25: History Doesn’t Repeat Itself, But It Does Rhyme, drawings, paintings, video, and sculpture by Furen Dai, Ryan Leitner, Mary Ellen Strom and Anthony Young. Reception: Saturday, June 3, 6–9 p.m.
793 Tremont St., Boston, MA
May: F 4-8, Sa-Su 12-5, June: F6-8, Sa-Su 12-5
Salmon Falls Gallery
For over a decade in all weather and seasons Christin Couture has drawn, painted, photographed, and filmed from a precipice overlooking the Deerfield River’s Salmon Falls, her 'nearest faraway place' close to home in Shelburne Falls, MA. The Nearest Faraway Place exhibits a selection of the encaustic landscape paintings in this series of works. Reception is Saturday, June 10, 4–6 p.m., music by Rosemary Caine.
1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls, MA
Su-Th 11-6, F-Sa 11-7
Schantz Galleries Contemporary Glass
May 12–June 25: Made in N.E. is a curated exhibition of blown, cast, cut, fused and laminated works in glass by numerous New England artists. Reception: Friday, June 23, 4–6 p.m. June 23–25: Glass Collectors Weekend with Dante Marioni and Preston Singletary. Having worked together on and off over the past 30 years, Marioni and Singletary are each masters of their techniques and have developed extremely different thematic concerns. Public reception: Friday, June 23, 4–6 p.m. Tickets are limited for private dinner and demo. Call for reservations.
3 Elm St., Stockbridge, MA
Smith College Museum of Art
Four floors of galleries including the Nixon Gallery for works on paper, a new Asian art and digital media gallery, plus a “Talk Back” learning space. SCMA’s permanent collection includes more than 25,000 art works created from antiquity to the present day by artists from around the world. Ongoing: Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii.
20 Elm St. at Bedford Ter., Northampton, MA
Tu–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
South Shore Art Center
Through April 9: Legacy: Susan Denniston, Kelly Knight, Anne Plaisance and Lorraine Sullivan. Dillon Gallery: Students of Bill Flynn: Deedee Agee, Kim Alemian, Martin R. Anderson, Ann Conte, Allison Crowe, Sally Dean, Joan Drescher, Larry Guilmette, Esther Maschio, Jan McElhinny and Anthony Pilla. Manning Lobby feature: Anne Heywood. Opening April 17: National Juried Show-White|Black|Monochrome. Juror Beth Urdang. Dillon Gallery: Color Theories: Robert Brodesky, Sally Dean, Ray Genereux, Andrea Kemler and Judy St. Peter. Manning Lobby feature: Brian Fitzgerald. Opening reception: Friday, April 21, 6–8 p.m.
119 Ripley Rd, Cohasset, MA
M–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Four world-class museums and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden all under a single admission. Ongoing: Turtle Power! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Samurai Heroes; Jeweled Objects of Desire; Marc Chagall and Friends: The Salon de Independants. Opening May 2: Radiant Abstractions: Metallic Photographs by Rebecca McMann. Opening June 27: Chagall for Children.
21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA
Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 11–5
The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art
Opening May 24: Harlem: Found Ways. The Cooper Gallery presents 55 artworks of photography, mixed media and installation that reveal multiple and layered reflections on Harlem. Included are photographer Dawoud Bey’s iconic series, Harlem U.S.A. (1975–78), and his new series Harlem Redux (2016), a set of works from Glenn Ligon, Howard Tangye, Kehinde Wiley, video and object installations from Nari Ward and Abigail DeVille, and a special installation of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s project, Harlem Postcards (2000–17). Opening reception: Tuesday, May 23, at 6 p.m.
102 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA
The French Cultural Center
March 3–May 2, 2017: Bernar Venet. Part of le mois de la Francophonie at the center, these intimate photographs provide a view of Venet’s interactions with the artists whose work he collects. Venet’s pictures are a mix of historical evidence and friendly, instantaneous moments from the 1960s through today, in Nice, Paris and New York. Opening reception: Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.
53 Marlborough St.,, Boston, MA
M 5–9, Tu–Th 9–9, F–S 9–5
Through June 9: Aboudia—Light & Dark. Gallery talk: Saturday, May 6, 1-2 p.m. Aboudia—Light & Dark examines Aboudia’s (b. 1983 Abidjan, Ivory Coast) multi layered paintings, suggestive of the vivid, complicated pageant of contemporary Africa. Aboudia’s raw visions of Light & Dark suggest aesthetic redemption with the possibilities of transforming chaos into vitality, painful events into a renewable hope.
The Cambridge School of Weston
45 Georgian Rd., Weston, MA
M–F 9–4:30, or by appointment, School calendar applies
Towne Art Gallery at Wheelock College
Through March 30: Hidden Plain in Sight. Jill Brody explores the faith-based community Hutterites of Liberty County, Montana. Reception: Saturday, March 18, 2–4 p.m. Talk: Tuesday, March 21, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Closed March 4–13.
180 Riverway, Boston, MA
Tu–Th 12–5, Sa 1–5, and by appointment
May 6–June 4: Diane Ayott and Suzanne Ulrich: Coming Round. Mixed-media paintings and collages exploring pattern, vivid color, and form. Reception: Saturday, May 6, 5–7 p.m. Conversation with Diane Ayott: Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m. June 10-July 9: Gabrielle Barzaghi: Perfect World. New drawings. Reception: Saturday, June 10, 5–7 p.m. Conversation with the artist: Saturday, June 17, 2 p.m.
189 Main St., Gloucester, MA
F, Sa 10–7, Su, M 10–5, Tu-Th 12-5
Trustman Art Gallery at Simmons College
Through May 22 Substantiation. Mixed media drawings by Deborah Coolidge and photography by Brooke Hammerle explore nature by using methods and imagery that poetically re-connect us to the material world. The gallery is closed on Friday, May 19.
300 The Fenway, Boston, MA
Tufts University Art Gallery
Through May 21: CODED_COUTURE proposes a new interpretation of couture where coding is the ultimate design tool for creating garments. Evelyn Rydz: Floating Artifacts examines the life cycles of ocean debris—from ancient organisms, to manufactured plastic toys, then back to the ocean as floating fragments of our contemporary lives.
Aidekman Arts Center
40 Talbot Ave., Medford, MA
Tu–Su 11–5, Th 11–8
University Gallery at UMass Lowell
May 4–13: Spring 2017 BFA Exhibition. Featuring Victoria Belakhov, Daniel Bergeron, Samuel Cote, Patrick Curley, Shelby Doucet, Melanie Desroches, Hannah Gorman, Veronica Iria, Kyle Johnston, Justine Kashulines, Jennifer Mayer, Stephen Passios, Rachel Ragucci, Morina Sok, Justin Smith, Thomas Souphannarath, and Maria Zavaleta. Reception: Thursday, May 4, 5–7 p.m.
870 Broadway St., Lowell, MA
Wedeman Gallery at Lasell College
March 21–April 12: Abstract Systems. Opening reception: Thursday, March 23, 6–8 p.m. A group exhibition featuring work by Barbara Grad, Barbara Eskin, Jennifer Caine, Wally Gilbert (photographer and Nobel prize winner in biology), Jennifer Moses, Stephanie McMahon, Lisa Reindorf, Taylor Trew, Debra Weisberg and Heidi Whitman. Curated by Lisa Reindorf and Andrea Foggle Plotkin.
47 Myrtle Ave., Auburndale, MA
Williams College Museum of Art
Opening March 17: Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi. In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project, Meleko Mokgosi (Botswana, b. 1981) investigates the irresolvable contradiction that is democracy. Presented together for the first time at WCMA, Lex and Love consider the daily experiences of diverse populations that occupy southern Africa. Free admission.
15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA
M–Tu, F–Su 10–5, Th 10–8
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
Worcester Art Museum
Ongoing: Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection explores the cultural and religious world of the South American Altiplano through paintings, sculptures, and silver works. Opening May 13: John O’Reilly: A Study Odyssey. Intricate assemblages fusing together literature, art history and autobiography by this nationally celebrated artist.
55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA
W–F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5, Third Th 11–8
Colby College Museum of Art
May 5–21: Colby Senior Art Show. Through June 4: Zao Wou-Ki: No Limits. Through June 11: Rivane Neuenschwander: Zé Carioca and Friends. Ongoing: Graphic Matters: George Bellows and World War I. Museum tours: Saturdays, 2 p.m. Art + Storytelling for toddlers and preschoolers: select Saturdays, 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Free and open to the public.
5600 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME
Tu–W, F–Sa 10–5, Th 10–9, Su 12–5
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art
May 12–June 9: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition spotlights works by nine graduating artists, and represents a synthesis of each student’s experience in Maine College of Art’s MFA Program in Studio Art. Featuring Sarah Emch, Megan Franasiak, Crystal Gale Phelps, Shelby Wynne Richardson, Dayna Riemland, Jose Rodriguez, Jr., Renee Sawyer, Benjamin Spalding and Louise Coupar-Stamat. Opening: Friday, May 12, 5–8 p.m
522 Congress St., Portland, ME
W, F–Su 11–5, Th 11–7, First Friday Art Walk until 8
Currier Museum of Art
Ongoing: Soo Sunny Park: BioLath. Park explores the effect of light on visual perception in this stunning site-specific installation. Opening June 10: Snakes and Swans: Varujan Boghosian. New Hampshire’s Varujan Boghosian creates works of art that challenge the viewer to look at common objects in new ways by presenting them in unique contexts. Opening July 1: Monet: Pathways to Impressionism. This focus exhibition will reveal Monet’s development of this popular artistic style.
150 Ash St., Manchester, NH
M, W-F, Su 11–5, Sa 10–5
Through June 3: Sophia Dixon Dillo & Ann Chuchvara. Minimalism is in the forefront of both Dillo’s embossed works on white paper and neutral toned lightboxes, and in the subtle and textural wall-based cut-paper installations by Ann Chuchvara. Opening June 10: Beth Ganz, Atlas Project, Continued.
The Barn at 28 Main St., Walpole, NH
Hood Downtown Exhibition Space
Opening June 9: Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic. Blackmon evokes a domestic world gone just slightly awry. There is nothing disastrous in her mise-en-scenes—yet. But each image suggests potential intrigues that percolate just below the level of the obvious.
53 Main St., Hanover, NH
M-T closed, W–Sa 11–7, Su 1–5
Karl Drerup Art Gallery
March 27–April 13: PSU Juried Student Exhibit highlights the strength, energy, passion, and technical skill of their art students. This annual exhibition features the best efforts of students from all levels of art-making. Visiting jurors select excellent works from each level of instruction including an independent level that encourages and nurtures self-directed creativity. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 28, 4–6 p.m.
150 Main St., Plymouth, NH
M, Tu, Th, F 10–4, W 10–8, Sa 1–4
Through April 15: Clew: A Rich and Rewarding Disorientation is an artistic collaboration between Deborah Barlow, Todd Hearon, Jung Mi Lee and Jon Sakata. Using overlays of music, poetry and visual arts, these artists give viewers and listeners new ways to see, hear and navigate an intricately layered world within the setting of a physical gallery space.
Frederick R. Mayer Art Center Phillips Exeter Academy
11 Tan Lane, Exeter, NH
M by appointment, Tu–F 9–5, Sa 10–4
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire
Ongoing: Closer Readings: New Hampshire Writers Respond to Art. Closed March 10–19 and April 10–20. Opening April 21: BA and MFA Thesis Exhibition. Reception: Friday, April 21, 6–8 p.m.
30 Academic Way, Durham, NH
M, Tu, W, F 10–4, Th 10–8, Sa–Su 1–5
Museum of the White Mountains
Through April 21: Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact explores climate change, overlapping the lens of scientific information and technology with artistic imagery and expression. Forecasting invites the viewer to engage in the material via contemporary art installations and scientific data concerning oceans of the world, waterways, atmosphere and drought, topics on the forefront of today’s news. Opening reception: Wednesday, February 1, 5–7 p.m.
Plymouth State University
34 Highland St., Plymouth, NH
M–F 10–5, Sa 11–4
New Hampshire Institute of Art Galleries
The New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) believes art is relevant and essential to our culture; therefore, it promotes education, presentation and civic engagement through its galleries. NHIA galleries serve as both an educational tool for undergraduate, graduate and community education programs and in support of arts as part of the community. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Emma B. French Gallery
148 Concord St., Manchester, NH
Roger Williams Gallery
77 Amherst St., Manchester, NH
Sharon Arts Center Gallery
30 Grove St., Peterborough, NH
The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University
Through April 2: Debra Weisberg: Cannot be Determined in Advance. This exhibit is a site-specific sculpture installation that reflects the artist’s work, which is rooted in drawing and made predominantly with paper-based materials.
2500 N. River Rd., Manchester, NH
M, Tu, W, F, Sa 10–3, Th 5–8
Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery
Through May 6: Emerging Art: Annual Art Student Exhibition, works by 14 graduating art majors. Abstract/Obscure: de Kooning, Dombek, Hillsmith, organized by Curatorial Practice students. Opening June 3: Biennial Regional Jurors’ Choice Exhibit, artists living within a 40-mile radius of Keene, NH, juried by Alexandra Foradas, assistant curator at MASS MoCA.
Keene State College
Wyman Way, Keene, NH
W, Sa-Su 12–5, Th–F 12–7
Colgate University Museums
Opening June 1: Picker Art Gallery: Colgate Alumni Collect. Through June 4: Longyear Museum of Anthropology: Earth To Fire: Pottery Technologies Around the World.
Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center
Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Alumni Hall
13 Oak Dr., Hamilton, NY
Tu-F 10-5, Sa-Su 12-5, Third Th 10-8
Through May 20: The Horse Show featuring the work of Alecia Barry Underhill, Brian Fox, and Melissa Mason. Derby Day Reception: Saturday, May 6, 5–8 p.m. Gallery Night Providence: Thursday, May 18, 5–9 p.m. Opening May 31: Group show featuring Paula Martiesian, Karen Rand Anderson and more artists. Opening reception: Friday, June 2, 5–9 p.m.
150 Chestnut St. 3rd fl., Providence, RI
Check website for hours, or by appointment
Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler
Through March 8: Public Domains, a group show featuring works by Sammy Chong, Elizabeth Ferrill, Robert Morgan and Brian Shure. March 13–April 7: An American in Paris: Drawings by Mary Colman Wheeler.
228 Angell St., Providence, RI
Tu–Sa 11–4, Su 2–4
David Winton Bell Gallery
Opening June 10: Bell Gallery: Kim Faler|You Don’t Know My Horizon. List Art Lobby: Kai Franz|While still before us after all.
Brown University, List Art Center
64 College St., Providence, RI
M-W, F 11–4, Th 1–9, Sa-Su 1–4
IMAGO Foundation for the Arts
IFA and guest artists in new group exhibits every 5–6 weeks at IMAGO Gallery in downtown Warren. May 11–June 11: IMAGO artist Eileen Mayhew’s series on Rhode Island waterways, Coastal Community, along with guest artist Alyn Carlson and other IMAGO artists. Reception: Friday, May 12, 6–8 p.m. Opening June 15: IMAGO artist group exhibit with guest artist Kristin Street. Reception: Friday, June 16, 6–8 p.m.
36 Market St., Warren, RI
Th 4–8, F–Sa 12–8, Su 11–3
Main Art Gallery, University of Rhode Island
July 19–30: URI Studio Faculty Biennial 2017 highlights new work by the studio artists who teach at the URI Department of Art and Art History. The works range from digital media, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture, to photography, video, performance, film, and animation. The Main Art Gallery will partner with the URI Kingston Chamber Music Festival, July 19–30, offering an opportunity for art and music lovers to enrich their listening and viewing experience.
105 Upper College Rd., Kingston, RI
Newport Art Museum
Opening May 7: Jason Evans, Boys of Summer: A Season with the Newport Gulls. Opening May 20: Stops Along the Way by Peter Hussey and New England Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. Opening June 9: Larry Fink, Somewhere There’s Music and Henry Horenstein, Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music.
76 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
W–Sa 10–4, Su 12–4
Providence Art Club
Through May 12, Maxwell Mays and Mary Castelnovo galleries: Priscilla Foley Blackman, Nina Briggs, Angel Dean, and Nancy Whitcomb: Four Explore. Dodge House Gallery: Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Mimo Gordon-Riley: Opposing Marks. May 14–June 2: Maxwell Mays Gallery: Suzanne Dickson Albert, Pat D’Ambra and Jana Matusz: Natural Selections. Mary Castelnovo Gallery: Ruth AB Clegg: Another View. Dodge House Gallery: Anne Tanzi Carty and Marilyn Saabye: On the Verge. Receptions: Saturday, May 13, 5–7 p.m.
11 Thomas St., Providence, RI
M–F 12–4, Sa–Su 2–4
Opening March 8: Dorothy Simpson Krause: A Matter of Time, an exhibition of mixed media landscapes and UV cured flatbed prints by accomplished artist Dorothy Simpson Krause. A recurring concern in her work is the urgency of global climate change, her sophisticated landscapes memorialize the ephemeral beauty of the natural world. Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 5-8 p.m.
56 Park St., Stowe, VT
W–F 11–4 and by appointment
Ongoing: Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen shines a much deserved light on this important body of work created between the late 1950s up to the last few years and seeks to reestablish Rosen as one of the leading lights of American ceramic art during the last six decades. Rising to prominence alongside the likes of Voulkos, Mason and Price, he is one of the most dynamic artists working in ceramics.
75 Main St., Bennington, VT
M, Tu, Th–Sa 10–5
BigTown Gallery Rochester
Sales, consulting, and BigTown Projects. Ongoing: Main Gallery: Hugh Townley—Estate & Private Collection Offerings of Sculpture, Relief & Prints. Center Gallery: Rosamond Purcell—Photographs from An Art That Nature Makes. Opening May 17: Projects Gallery: Marcus Ratliff—The Ladies Room. Ratliff and Purcell’s opening reception and artists’ talk: Sunday, June 11, 4 p.m.
99 North Main St., Rochester, VT
W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5, and by appointment
Burlington City Arts Center
Ongoing: Ready. Fire! Aim. features contemporary artists who explore impulsive action and strategic thinking in the creative process, and is a joint exhibition at the BCA Center in Burlington, VT and Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT. BCA artists: Mildred Beltré, Nancy Dwyer, Peter Gallo, Jonathan Gitelson, Timothy Horn and Matthew Peterson. Also featured, Heavy Smile, a solo exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings by Justin Hoekstra.
135 Church St., Burlington, VT
Tu–Th, Su 11–5, F–Sa 11–8
Showcasing vibrant exhibitions of contemporary and traditional fine art from emerging and established U.S. and Canadian artists. Also featuring a home design boutique and special event space. Two locations: 1 Mill Street overlooking the iconic Middlebury Falls on Otter Creek and 6 Merchants Row on the Green. May: A Few True Things, featuring Kate Gridley. June: The Color of Light, juried exhibition.
1 Mill St., Middlebury, VT
6 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT
M–Sa 10–5, Su 11–4
Helen Day Art Center
Opening June 16: Best of the Northeast Masters of Fine Arts 2017. Curated by Gabriel Sosa. This is the fourth biennial exhibition including the “best of” recent or current Masters of Fine Arts students from New England, New York, and Québec. Through this exhibition, the artists selected from more than 160 submissions and the significant contemporary issues their work addresses will gain visibility at HDAC this summer and beyond.
90 Pond St., Stowe, VT
Middlebury College Museum of Art
Opening May 26: Sabra Field, Now and Then: A Retrospective explores the depth and diversity of the artist’s six decades as a printmaker. Young America: Roy Lichtenstein and the America’s Cup recounts the history of the America’s Cup races and highlights a commissioned Roy Lichtenstein design for one of them. Ongoing: 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
Opening June 3: Wild Spaces, Open Seasons: Hunting and Fishing in American Art celebrates artists’ captivation with hunting and fishing. This is the first major art exhibition to explore the multifaceted meanings of such outdoor subjects in both painting and sculpture, ranging from the Colonial era to World War II. The exhibition encompasses a wide variety of portraits, landscapes, still lifes, and genre scenes, including iconic works by Thomas Cole, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Alfred Jacob Miller, and Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait.
6000 Shelburne Rd., Shelburne, VT
Vermont Center for Photography
May 5–28: VCP presents its Spring Members’ Exhibition featuring a selection of photographs from its 175 members hailing from all corners of New England. June 2 July 2: Seeing the River is a specially curated exhibition celebrating the history and natural beauty of the Connecticut River in Brattleboro. Featured work by Robert George and the Brattleboro Historical Society reveals a century of local history.
49 Flat St., Brattleboro, VT
West Branch Gallery
Through May 30: South Gallery: Krista Harris. A solo exhibition of richly layered, gestural abstract paintings by the Colorado-based artist that seeks to reinterpret the world we live in, juxtaposing the organic and geometric, patterns in nature and manmade structures, finding balance between nature and technology. Central Gallery: Land Marks: Janet Fredericks & Michaela Harlow. Two Vermont artists explore abstract landscapes on macro and micro scales in a variety of mediums, pushing references to the natural environment behind graphic mark- marking. Sculpture Park open year-round.
17 Towne Farm Ln., Stowe, VT