October 1, 2020

This week we're presenting Smith College Museum of Art, Hera Gallery and NYCgo with exhibits showing the value of collaboration during this socially distant era. These shows combine voices from across institutions, neighborhoods and even time itself to inspire creativity and reflection.

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SCMA Then\Now\Next at Smith College Museum of Art
online through 2020

Pushpamala N., Motherland (after calendar painting by Jesudoss), 20042008, archival inkjet print, 56" x 41", purchased with the Carroll and Nolen Asian Art Acquisition Fund. SC 2019.40.2.

Through the rest of the year, Smith College Museum of Art (SCMA) is holding their centennial exhibit SCMA Then\Now\Next online. Then\Now\Next looks over the museum's past 100 years, while also evaluating the present and questioning what the future might hold. To do this, the exhibit is split in two subsections: Then\Now and Now\Next. Then\Now is a retrospective, displaying old favorites alongside lesser-known acquisitions. Art across time and place is connected via theme, concepts and shared visual elements. This section of the exhibit aims to help the viewer see the artwork with fresh eyes and reflect on the stories these pieces tell. Now\Next, meanwhile, features works acquired since 2000 that show where the museum is heading in the future. The artwork builds on the museum's foundation, but also highlights historically underrepresented artists and cultures. Now\Nest is indicative of SCMA's ongoing effort to be a more diverse space and refine what it means to be a museum in the modern era. This section of Then\Now\Nest also highlights contemporary Asian art, showcasing SCMA's recent efforts to broaden the scope of its collection and expand its definition of "global" to include a wider variety of artistic perspectives. There's even a section exploring SCMA's collection of time-based media art, going beyond examining time through the museum's works and exploring the nature and art of time itself. With such a huge variety of art featured, Then\Now\Next offers a distinctly unique experience with something for every viewer to see, explore and learn. To see Then\Now\Next for yourself, visit scma.smith.edu/scma-thennownext.

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Kingston Gallery
Kingston Gallery
Bonnie Donohue, A Thin Green Line (video still). 2019.

Through November 1:
Bonnie Donohue: A Thin Green Line: Borderlands
Lynda Schlosberg: Never Forgotten

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue, No. 43
Boston MA 02118
(617) 423-4113
Hours: WednesdaySunday 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum
Kevin Bubriski, Young Woman Arrested, March 20, 2003, Bennington.

Our Voices, Our Streets: Photographs by Kevin Bubriski
These images by Kevin Bubriski, an internationally renowned documentary photographer who lives in southern Vermont, are from his new photo book covering a decade of American street protest. The photographs seen here chronicle events in Bennington, VT that took place between 2001 and 2004. On view through December 31.

"Proliferating" by Sand T Kalloch
and "Breathe" at Bromfield in October
Bromfield 1
Vivian Pratt, Fragile, 2020, mixed media relief, 24" x 20" x 2".

Bromfield 2
Sand T Kalloch, Proliferating_3333, 2019, mixed media on wood panel, 36" x 36".

From October 2November 1, Bromfield Gallery presents "Proliferating" by Sand T Kalloch, mixed media works that explore patterns, and "Breathe" by Gallery Artists and their guests, which explore the many cultural and aesthetic meanings of breath. The opening reception is Friday, October 2, from 6:008:30 p.m.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
FridaySunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605




Visions From The Loom at Hera Gallery
in Wakefield, Rhode Island through October 10

Hera GalleryCathy English, Fireworks I and II, warp rep wall hangings, hand-painted Tencel warpcotton weft, 32" x 22", 25" x 22".

Hera Gallery is showing Visions From The Loom in-person through October 10. Visions From The Loom is an exhibition of textile art created by students at The Saunderstown Weaving School in Saunderstown, Rhode Island. Hera Gallery has had a close relationship with the school since both their inceptions in 1974. They were also both founded by women, further bolstering their camaraderie. The founder of Saunderstown Weaving School is Norma Smayda, a master weaver who continues to teach at the school and is featured alongside her students in Visions From The Loom. Saunderstown Weaving School emphasizes the teaching of traditional weaves, but encourages creativity in their execution. Both the school and Hera Gallery cite creativity as an important institutional value and endeavor to foster artistic development and accomplishment among artists. Part of that includes recognizing talents and sharing ideas, which Visions From The Loom does by displaying the varied textile work of 29 artists. Many of these artworks double as functional items, like pillows, scarves, wall hangings and even a bolero jacket, all displaying not only the artistic talent but also the technical skill of each artist. The handmade pieces give the exhibit a homey, comforting feeling that echoes the supportive nature of both Hera Gallery and Saunderstown Weaving School. Visions From The Loom offers a showcase of each institutions' values: creativity, skill and finding joy in one's craft. Hera Gallery is located at 10 High Street in Wakefield, Rhode Island and is open WednesdayFriday 1:005:00 p.m. and Saturday 1:004:00 p.m. For more information, visit heragallery.org/visions-from-the-loom.

Multiple exhibitions at NYCgo
in New York City, New York indefinitely

Jeffrey Gibson, Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House, 2020, plywood, posters, steel, LEDs and performances, 44' × 44' × 21'.

For those looking for opportunities to get out of the house and see something new, NYCgo has compiled a selection of public art exhibits on display throughout New York City, many of which will be on view through 2020 and beyond. New York City is full of unique and eclectic public art installations that are sure to inspire and intrigue, such as Monuments Now at Socrates Sculpture Park, which is on view through March 1, 2021. Monuments Now features three sculptural monuments meant to honor and draw attention to marginalized people and histories. The monuments examine culture, diversity and social justice through food, historical documents, architecture and more, providing a thought-provoking and enlightening experience. Also on view is Sam Moyer: Doors for Doris through September 12, 2021. Curated by Public Art Fund, this installation consists of a three-part stone sculpture that resembles a set of huge doors pivoted ajar, denoting New York City's bustling nature. The stones used come from all over the world, exemplifying the city's diversity. One can also head to Governor's Island to see Rachel Whiteread's Cabin, a permanent art installation commissioned back in 2016. Cabin is a concrete cast of a modest wood cabin, surrounded by bronze casts of numerous discarded objects like bottles and cans. The piece radiates peace, offering a place for introspection and contemplation even as it overlooks busy Lower Manhattan. Public art has always been a part of New York City's landscapes, and these installations and more are testament's to the city's creative and inclusive spirit. To learn more about the public art on view in New York City, visit nycgo.com/all-in-nyc-public-art-edition.

New Britain Museum of American Art
Votes for Women a Success, Imitation is the Sincerest Flattery!!, 30" x 42". Published by: National American Woman Suffrage Association, 505 Fifth Avenue, New York. Printed by: Allied Printing Trades Council (Union Label), New York City, Harvard Libraries, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute. Collection: Poster collection of Alice Park, 1903-1926.

The New Britain Museum of American Art presents Some Day is Now: Women, Art & Social Change, October 1January 24. Featuring over twenty artists including Yoko Ono, Jenny Holzer, and the Guerrilla Girls, Some Day is Now explores the work of American female artists advocating for social empowerment and change.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

UMass Amherst
University Museum of Contemporary Art
UMass Amherst

We Are For Freedoms Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday, October 27 | 6:00 p.m. ET | Free Public Program
Registration required at umass.edu/umca

A live virtual Town Hall, designed by the For Freedoms Student Organizing Committee and hosted shortly before the presidential election, brings together students, artists, and creative thinkers to discuss ideas around democracy, civic engagement, activism, and protest.

Small Stones Festival of the Arts
Small Stones Festival


Array Contemporary
Array Contemporary

Array Contemporary provides its artist members and the public an assortment of opportunities to engage with art and the creative process of making, viewing, and collecting art.


Artscope Tablet Edition
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