October 29, 2020
This week we're presenting the University of Maine's Zillman Art Museum, Cahoon Museum of American Art and The Clark Art Institute with ten exhibitions to capture the imagination and stimulate the mind. Whether you want to be challenged, soothed or entertained, the featured works offer something for every viewer.
Artscope is sponsoring Waltham Open Studios, happening November 7–8 from 12:00–6:00 p.m. This year, the event will take place virtually, allowing you to meet artists, learn about art-making and view and purchase art from the comfort of your own home. This virtual format allows you to discover not just artists in the Mills, Lincoln Studios and Metalwerx, but artists from across the broader Waltham community. Get more information about the event, including the featured artists, here.
We're also sponsoring CraftBoston Holiday Online, presented by the Society of Arts + Crafts. The festivities begin in two weeks on November 12, when you can begin shopping the works of CraftBoston artists and find the earliest online events. The event culminates with a weekend full of online programming on December 12–13. Learn more about CraftBoston Holiday online here.
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Being Here, Wood Nymphs, Maine Inspired and Lichtenstein and Warhol at Zillman Art Museum
in Bangor, Maine through December 23
Marcie Jan Bronstein, The Force of Friendship, 2018, watercolor on paper.
University of Maine's Zillman Art Museum has four exhibits on view through December 23: Being Here, Wood Nymphs, Maine Inspired and Lichtenstein and Warhol. Being Here showcases recent watercolor compositions by Maine-based artist Marcie Jan Bronstein. She employs a wide variety of marks in her works, from shapes reminiscent of architecture to webs, stretched ovals and pill-like capsules. These varied forms, combined with the blooms of watercolor, make artworks begging for interpretation and ripe for reflection. Wood Nymphs features drawings and sculptures by JoAnne Carson. Her work is known for being quirky, representing both comedy and tragedy, and her sculptures in particular are whimsical yet thoughtful. They often replicate nature, yet her stylization adds a layer of magic to each piece. Maine Inspired is a celebration of the state's bicentennial, showcasing artists who found creative inspiration in Maine and contributed to Maine's culture and history. The featured artworks come from Zillman Art Museum's collection, including artworks by renowned artists like Winslow Homer, John Marin, Andrew Wyeth, Berenice Abbott and Alex Katz. Though each artist is different, they all contribute to an experience celebrating Maine and its artistic history. Lichtenstein and Warhol is another exhibit of works from the museum's collection, this one featuring some of the iconic Pop Art by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Their screenprints–along with Warhol's photographs–elevate popular imagery into a form of high art. The exhibits at Zillman Art Museum offer a host of perspectives for the viewer to look through and opportunities for them to be challenged. Zillman Art Museum is located at 40 Harlow Street in Bangor, Maine and is open Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more information, visit zam.umaine.edu/current-exhibitions.
Sponsored by: Waltham Open Studios, UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, ArtSpace Maynard: Traveling Gallery, Kingston Gallery, VCollection, New Britain Museum of American Art, Bromfield Gallery and the Artscope Tablet Edition.
Waltham Open Studios
November 7–8, 12:00–6:00 p.m.
This year visit our 44th Open Studios online. Explore our Virtual Open Studios and meet artists from Metalwerx, Lincoln Studios, Waltham Mills and greater Waltham. View and purchase artwork, learn about the process of art-making, attend online studio tours, artist demos and more. We'll be streaming live all weekend!
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Photograph by Stephen Petegorsky.
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Online exhibition tours at umass.edu/umca
Roni Horn: Pi
Horn's exhibition–comprised of 45 Iris-printed photographs taken along the Arctic Circle–concerns the landscape of Iceland.
Procheta Mukherjee Olson: Palimpsest
This richly-designed and informative presentation includes images, essays, and insights from our Student Museum Educators
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor
Installation view of New Gilded Age.
New Gilded Age: A Theatrical Installation by B. Lynch
October 13, 2020–February 5, 2021
The fictional world of the 'Reds' and the 'Greys', as imagined and constructed by Boston-based artist B. Lynch, is where a cast of characters play out their roles on life's stage as the 'haves' and 'have nots'. The New Gilded Age is an immersive installation including puppets, sets, props, paintings, prints and videos scripted, shot and scored by Lynch. Visit the dedicated exhibition website at newgildedage.holycross.edu
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
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On the Road November and December 2020
Catch ArtSpace Maynard's "Faces & Voices" traveling exhibit, featuring the works of George Herman & Amanda Loebelenz, hitting the road November and December of 2020. There will be a special viewing opportunity with the artists on Election Day: come to ArtSpace Maynard on Tuesday, November 3, from 9:00–11:00 a.m. We hope to see you there, and remember to VOTE!
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Chantal Zakari, About the Past, still from video of vocal performance by Ruth Harcovitz singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy from Company B.
November 4–December 6, 2020
"Work in Progress" (Main Gallery), Chantal Zakari
New Work (Project Space), Margaret Hart
Reception (with socially distanced guidelines): Friday, December 6
Kingston Conversations, Wednesdays 7:00–8:00 p.m.:
November 11: Margaret Hart, register here.
November 18: Chantal Zakari, register here.
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches, Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher and Adria Arch: Interference at Cahoon Museum of American Art
in Cotuit, Massachusetts through December 22
Cahoon Museum of American Art is showcasing Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches, Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher and Adria Arch: Interference through December 22. Salley Mavor: Bedtime Stitches is a debut of the artist's original artwork for My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World, her children's book about the different ways kids around the world go to bed every night. The book, and her art, highlight and celebrate cultural differences and the universal themes of sleep and safety. Mavor's embroidered figures are charming and sweet, evoking the joy and simplicity of childhood. Edward Curtis: Shadow Catcher pays respects to the Nauset and Wampanoag peoples of Cape Cod through a selection of Edward Curtis's early 20th century photographs. These photographs are from his renowned work The North American Indian, one of the most significant records on Native American culture ever produced. The photographs provide a look into a past and a glimpse into the lives and culture of over 80 Native American tribes. Adria Arch: Interference is a series of unique artworks weaving through the Cahoon Museum of American Art's lobby, hearths, stairwells and family room. The pieces are somewhere between sculpture and painting, made up of painted cut-outs in fantastical shapes, twisting and turning throughout the museum. The artwork integrates itself into the museum's architecture without fading into the background, creating a unique viewing experience. All of the museum's current exhibits evoke positivity and wonder, injecting some much-needed joy into today's challenging world. Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Rte. 28) in Cotuit, Massachusetts and is open Thursdays–Saturdays 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. For more information, visit cahoonmuseum.org/exhibitions.
Pia Camil: Velo Revelo, Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection and Ground/work at The Clark Art Institute
in Williamstown, Massachusetts through various dates
Pia Camil, Valparaiso Green Cloak for Three, 2016, stitched fabric, 81 1/4" x 175" installed.
Pia Camil: Velo Revelo, Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection and Ground/work are currently on view at The Clark Art Institute. Pia Camil: Velo Revelo, an exhibit featuring the sculptures of Pia Camil, will be on through January 3, 2021. Velo Revelo consists of two sculptures from the artist's Camil's Skins series, as well as a new site-specific installation. Camil utilizes fabric in ways reminiscent both of Mexican craft and modernist American paintings. Her works evoke themes of public and private space, indigenous craft, gender and identity. Lines from Life: French Drawings from the Diamond Collection is on view through December 13, and showcases 19th-century French figure drawings from the collection of Herbert and Carol Diamond. Figure drawings had many uses throughout the 19th century, from being measures of artistic skill to demonstrations of creative independence. The featured pieces portray a timeline of how figure drawings changed over the span of the 19th century's different artistic movements. Ground/work is Clark Art Institute's first outdoor exhibition, on view through October 2021. The installations of artists Kelly Akashi, Nairy Baghramian, Jennie C. Jones, Eva LeWitt, Analia Saban and Haegue Yang populate Clark Art Institute's 140-acre campus. The artists created their pieces in response to sites of their choosing, understanding that they would be exposed to daily and seasonal changes in the landscape and the eyes of countless viewers. The exhibit strikes a balance between nature's fragility and transient quality, and its resiliency through the passage of time. All three offerings at Clark Art Institute provide thoughtful, contemplative experiences for viewers looking to learn more about art and themselves. Clark Art Institute is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts and is open Tuesday–Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/museum/exhibitions.
New Britain Museum of American Art
NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin, Installation.
The New Britain Museum of American Art presents NEW/NOW: Shantell Martin, on view through April 18, 2021. One of the most versatile young artists working today, Shantell Martin is known for her exploration into the vast potential of the drawn line.
Call for Entries
"Winter Works" at Bromfield Gallery
Deadline: November 5
Bromfield Gallery in Boston's South End seeks 2D work whose longest side is 16" including frame (if framed), with a sale price of $100–$1,000 for its annual juried holiday show, December 4–20. "Winter Works" features dozens of local artists whose work is hung salon-style. Entry fee: $35 for up to 3 jpegs online. Deadline: Thursday, November 5. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bromfieldgallery.com. Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118.
At Bromfield Gallery in November:
Barb Cone, Boriana Kantcheva, and Robin Levandov
Robin Levanov, Uncertain Waters, oil on canvas, 2019, 18" x 18".
Barb Cone, Fusion of Work and Dream No. 1, 2020, mixed media, 29" x 61" x 9".
Boriana Kantcheva, Blue Slippers, 2020, gouache on paper.
From November 6–29, Bromfield Gallery presents "Unreal Estates" by Robin Levandov, paintings of imaginary landscapes; "The Fusion of Work and Dream" by Barb Cone, constructions of broken things; and "Housebound" by Boriana Kantchevas, paintings about life during the pandemic. The opening reception is Friday, November 6, from 6:00–8:30 p.m.
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Friday–Sunday, 12:00–5:00 p.m.
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