By any measure 1967 was an eventful year: The first successful human heart transplant, Thurgood Marshall’s appointment to the Supreme Court,
releasing their first album, and a small art gallery opened at 171 Newbury Street in Boston’s Back Bay.
When they planned to open their original gallery, Richie Bertman of CBT Architects was brought in to create an environment that felt more like a home than the traditional ‘white box’ art gallery. Pucker Gallery’s offerings expanded considerably from that first year, so much so that after finding a lack of quality fine art framers in the area who could produce custom archival frames in volume, Bernie and Sue opened PSG Framing in 1972.
Fifty years on Pucker Gallery, now located at 240 Newbury Street, a block from the original location, continues the practice of encouraging and nurturing artists and collectors alike. Few contemporary galleries can rival Pucker Gallery’s collections of fine art ceramics from around the world and the eclectic mix of artists who work in a variety of media including photography.
At a recent celebration for the gallery’s 50th anniversary Bernie & Sue's granddaughter, Abby, shared her thoughts and reflections on what the Gallery has meant to her and to the Pucker family:
I feel such pride and joy looking at what my grandparents, and now Jon, have built and are continuing to build. They have created a family of artists, lovers of art, and supporters of these artists’ careers who don't buy or create for sport. People who care about people. The people behind the art, their stories, their struggles, and the deep need to express those stories, struggles and feelings is what brings everyone in this family together. “
We at PSG Framing completely agree!