September 5, 2019

This week we're presenting Harvard Art Museums, Whistler House Museum of Art and Conant Gallery at Lawrence Academy with exhibitions full of artworks that speak to the viewer, communicating each artist's message and skill. There are other interesting and exciting events happening soon for those who want more.

- Kristin Wissler

Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art at Harvard Art Museums
in Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 6 through January 5, 2020

Harvard Art Museums
Lili Almog, Muslim Girl #14, 2009. From the series The Other Half of the Sky. Archival pigment print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Fund for the Acquisition of Photographs, 2019. © Lili Almog; courtesy of the artist.

Starting tomorrow, Harvard Art Museums will be showing Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art through January 5, 2020. Crossing Lines explores the issue of displacement by examining in-depth both the historical context and causes of migration as well as firsthand narratives from migrants and refugees. Crossing Lines contains 40 artworks in a variety of mediums by contemporary artists Do Ho Suh, Bosco Sodi, Emily Jacir, Richard Misrach, Jim Goldberg, Graciela Iturbide, Serena Chopra, Zarina Hashmi, Eugenio Dittborn, Candida Höfer and Willie Doherty. Each work offers a different perspective and narrative on displacement and how it shapes people and culture. According to the exhibit page, Crossing Lines aims to show "a more complicated narrative about immigration and displacement than the usual rhetoric that dominates the public sphere and polarizes debate." Found within the complex narratives and history is an exploration of a culture's ability to persist despite the trauma of displacement. Viewers will come away from Crossing Lines with new understanding and perhaps new perspectives. There will be an opening reception for Crossing Lines tonight from 5:009:00 p.m. Harvard Art Museums is located at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is open daily 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: UMass Amherst University Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston Gallery, Bromfield Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery, Saco Museum, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Belmont Gallery of Art, Vizivel, Small Stones Festival of the Arts, Art in the Orchard, Groton Public Library, Cape Cod Art Center, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, Arts Arlington and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

UMass Amherst
University Museum of Contemporary Art
University Museum of Contemporary Art
Leonardo Drew, (American b. 1961), 74P, edition MONO, pigmented and cast handmade paper with hand applied pigment, 48" x 70", 2017.

University Museum of Contemporary Art
151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003, (413) 545-3672,
Tuesday Friday, 11:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., open until 8:00 p.m. every first Thursday of the month (closed academic breaks)
September 20 December 8, Leonardo Drew: Cycles, from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation featuring Drew's richly textured prints and wall sculptures. Reception for the Artist: September 19. In Conversation with Leonardo Drew, 4:30 5:30 p.m.

Kingston Gallery
Kingston 1
Mary Lang, Spider web, Rail Trail between Northampton and Hadley, MA, archival digital print, 20" x 30", 2018.

Kingston 2
Ilona Anderson, Invisible Mending, mixed media, size variable, 2019.

Mary Lang: Here, nowhere else

Ilona Anderson: Invisible Mending

Through September 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019, 5:008:00 p.m.

Hours: WednesdaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(September 21 & 22, 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.)

Kingston Gallery Logo

"More Light"
at Bromfield in September
Daniel Feldman, Spiral Staircase, 2019, archival inkjet print, 24" x 34 1/2".

Through September 29, Bromfield Gallery presents "More Light" by gallery artists. The famous last words uttered by Goethe on his deathbed, "More Light" has been interpreted imaginatively in this exhibition that marks the beginning of autumn. The opening reception is Friday, September 6, from 6:008:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wed-Sun, 12-5
(617) 451-3605

Call for Entries
SOLO 2020 Competition
Deadline: October 1
Bromfield Gallery

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January, 2020, at Bromfield Gallery in Boston. Open to New England artists who have not had a solo show in a commercial gallery (universities, libraries, etc. do not disqualify). Fee: $35. All media. Juror: Andrew Witkin, co-owner Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston. Deadline: October 1, 2019. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at Questions? Gary Duehr, Manager,

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Wed-Sun, 12-5
(617) 451-3605

Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery
Maud Morgan Arts Chandler Gallery

Prints as Sculpture II
Juried by Rhoda Rosenberg and Boriana Kantcheva
Through September 20, 2019
Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6:008:00 pm

Chandler Gallery is excited to revisit the theme of sculptural printmaking! Artists submitted artwork that utilized at least one printmaking process to create a 3Dimensional or Sculptural work of art. Artist books, freestanding objects, wall installations, paper sculptures are well represented in the current exhibit.

Saco Museum
Saco Museum
Jacob Aguiar, March Thaw, 2017 Best in Show, PSME 18th International Juried Exhibition.

"For Pastels Only," The Pastel Society of Maine 19th International Juried Exhibition

September 11October 25
Opening reception and awards ceremony: Saturday, September 14, 2:004:00 p.m.

371 Main Street, Saco
For more information: (207) 283-3861

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
Hopkinton Center for the Arts

You: Artists depict themselves

Lotvin Gallery at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts
October 7November 9, 2019
September 18, 5:00 p.m.: Online Call Deadline

Juried by Arthur Dion, Gallery NAGA in Boston.

We ask artists to respond to the questions:
Who are you?
What are you like?
What do most people not know about you?
What is it like to be youliving in America now?

All of the works will be considered self-portraits whether or not they depict the artist's physical appearance.

More info and guidelines:

Belmont Gallery of Art
Belmont Gallery of Art

The Belmont Gallery of Art (BGA), presents IMPACT: Climate Change (September 8October 13), a bicoastal textile exhibit featuring work from over two dozen tapestry artists from Tapestry Weavers in New England and Tapestry Weavers West (TWW). This timely exhibit features colorful, bold pieces that address the growing environmental crisis affecting our planet. Opening Reception, September 15, 1:003:00 p.m. Show travels to San Francisco after Belmont.

Companion exhibit: PLASTIC SEA/Changing Earth featuring the quilts of artist Agusta Augustsson at the Belmont Library through October 23. More info, including hours/special events/directions: Or contact Rebecca Richards:

Vizivel 1
Vizivel 2

Fiber Fusions: A Juried Quilt Exhibition at Whistler House Museum of Art
in Lowell, Massachusetts, through October 26

Whistler House Museum of Art
Sue Colozzi, Summer Planter, 31" x 38".

Whistler House Museum of Art is currently showing Fiber Fusions: A Juried Quilt Exhibition through October 26. Fiber Fusions displays over 60 quilts selected from over 100 submissions from both American and European artists. Jurors Wen Redmond and Janice Jones created an exhibit displaying the talent and skill that go into quilting as well as its beauty. In addition to color, composition and other elements that all art shares, the jurors considered the way each quilt was put together, looking at how the materials used weave together to create a work of art. The Whistler Award, Juror's Choice Award and Viewer's Choice Award of the exhibition were given out during the opening reception on August 24 to Lena Meszaros, Bobbi Baugh and Marianne R. Williamson, and Maggie Dillon respectively. President and Executive Director of Whistler House, Sara Bogosian, said, "This exhibition is a feast for the eyes. Viewers will be amazed at the various colors, designs, and themes. We welcome art lovers of all ages to come and witness the beauty of this outstanding show." Every viewer will find quilts that speak to them and show them how beautiful quilts can be. Whistler House Museum of Art is located at 243 Worthen Street in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is open WednesdaySaturday 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit

Finding My Way Around Home, Art in Times of Xenophobia at Conant Gallery at Lawrence Academy
in Groton, Massachusetts, September 12 through December 16

Conant Gallery
Mohammed Daoudi, Burden, from Migrant Series, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 22" x 28".

Starting September 13, Lawrence Academy's Conant Gallery will be showing Finding My Way Around Home, Art in Times of Xenophobia through December 16. Finding My Way Around Home features the work of Mohammed Daoudi, created from his experiences with immigration and xenophobia. Born in Tangier, Morocco, Daoudi came to New York to study what he calls "money-making subjects" at Skidmore College and Columbia University School of International Affairs. Between these experiences and his marriage to a Jewish woman, Daoudi's background is a rich patchwork of cultural experience, giving him a unique perspective on humanity with which he approaches immigration and xenophobia. As he puts it, despite our differences, every person has a fundamental element that connects us to one another. Though this element is impossible to define, as Daoudi says, "Something within us reacts to that common denominator when it senses it." Viewers of Finding My Way Around Home, Art in Times of Xenophobia will find that common denominator here in a unique cultural narrative. There will be an opening reception for Finding My Way Around Home on September 13, 6:007:30 p.m. Conant Gallery at Lawrence Academy is located at 26 Powderhouse Road in Groton, Massachusetts, and is open MondayFriday 9:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. and SaturdaySunday 12:004:00 p.m. For more information about the artist, please visit

Small Stones Festival of the Arts
Call for Art
Small Stones Festival

Art Call Open for juried regional juried arts festival, Small Stones Festival of the Arts. Artists and photographers are invited to submit original artwork for acceptance. Categories include Fine Arts Photography and Fine Art Painting & Drawing. Prizes in each category include First: $500; Second: $250; and Third: $100. Six distinguished jurors will select prizewinners among the accepted entries. Submission deadline is September 11. Visit Website: smallstonesfestival and email:

Art in the Orchard
Art in the Orchard

Through November 24

5th Biennial Sculpture featuring thirty juried Sculptures and Installations set on beautiful Park Hill Orchard, overlooking Mt. Tom and the Pioneer Valley. Music, theater, workshops most week-ends, including the famous Full Moon Poetry Sculpture Walk. See website for details. Park Hill Orchard is a working fruit farm: visitors can experience the sculptures and also take part in PYO apples and peaches, as well as other seasonal farm activities.

Park Hill Orchard
82 Park Hill Rd.
Easthampton, MA
(413) 527-6186

Groton Public Library
Groton Public Library

Cape Cod Art Center
Cape Cod Art Center

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
Vajracharya Priest's Crown, Metropolitan Museum of Art, gift of Barbara and David Kipper 2016.

Dharma and Puṇya: Buddhist Ritual Art of Nepal
September 5December 14

Co-curated by Dr. Jinah Kim, Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University and Dr. Todd Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross. This exhibition, highlighting Nepal's artistic heritage and illustrating the centrality of ritual in Buddhism, has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery
College of the Holy Cross
O'Kane Hall, 1 College St., Worcester, MA
(508) 793-3356
MondayFriday 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., SaturdaySunday 12:005:00 p.m.
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Arts Arlington
Arts Arlington

PATHWAYS CELEBRATION: Sunday September 15, 3:006:00 p.m.
Tour innovative outdoor installations along the Minuteman Bikeway in Arlington's Cultural District with artists Freedom Baird, Resa Blatman, Chris Frost and Johnny Lapham. Enjoy festive Mardi Gras inspired music by Revolutionary Snake Ensemble at Spy Pond Park. Info and schedule:

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