September 17, 2020

This week we're presenting Artspace Maynard, Berta Walker Gallery and Florence Griswold Museum with exhibits celebrating local communities and shared histories. Each exhibit offers a peek into the past and the lessons we can learn from it, while also revealing how our legacy continues to develop and evolve.

Artscope is sponsoring Fresh Paint 2020: Hidden Gems tonight. This annual Copley Society of Art fundraising event will take place as a live Zoom auction from 6:007:30 p.m., where participants will bid on art pieces by over 50 artists. Learn more on the Copley Society of Art's website.

Wondering how your favorite galleries are responding to COVID-19? Check out Artscope's COVID-19 Updates & Resources page for a curation of online galleries, classes, webinars and other activities you can do at home, as well as resources for artists. Featuring galleries and museums all across New England, this page will be updated continuously as we receive more information.

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- Kristin Wissler

METAL-ITY at Artspace Maynard
in Maynard, Massachusetts from September 19 through October 1

Artspace Maynard
Joseph Ferguson.

Artspace Maynard's outdoor art exhibit METAL-ITY will be open to the public from September 19October 1. METAL-ITY features over 100 works of art, mainly sculptures and site-specific installations, along with various interactive art mobiles and a unique traveling gallery. The exhibit offers a bridge to Maynard's history, harkening back to the town's start as a mill town during the Industrial Revolution and connecting it to the town's current role as a growing cultural district. To achieve this, the show was curated by word of mouth as Artspace Maynard's Executive Director, Jerry Beck, traveled throughout New England to speak to artists of all backgrounds and invite them to contribute. The result is a collection of art that shows not just Maynard's past and current character, but also looks to its future as a site of continuing progress and creativity. METAL-ITY even offers ample opportunities for viewers to learn, with art that varies from playful and light-hearted to thought-provoking and challenging. METAL-ITY encourages viewers to come together during an isolating time to reflect on the past, observe the present, and learn how to make the future brighter. There will be an opening festival on Saturday, September 19 from 1:005:00 p.m., featuring music, games, artist talks and other family-friendly activities. Artspace Maynard is located at 63 Summer Street in Maynard, Massachusetts and is open WednesdaySaturday 11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: Maine Crafts Association, Bennington Museum, Bromfield Gallery, Gallery 175, Array Contemporary, VCollection, UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, Western Avenue Studios, Artspace Maynard and the Artscope Tablet Edition.

Maine Crafts Association

The Maine Crafts Association is now proudly offering handmade craft objects made by hundreds of Maine craft artists online! Please click, browse, and shop to your heart's desire and have your selected items shipped directly to you. Your purchases directly support Maine craft artists and the Maine Crafts Association.

Bennington Museum
Bennington Museum

Each musical instrument in the Bennington Museum collection has its own unique story, but has remained silent for decades. The exhibit explores the histories and traditional sounds of the instruments and provides opportunities to hear them brought back to life in new compositions. On view through December 31.

SOLO 2021 Competition
Deadline: October 1, 2020

Two artists each win a solo exhibition in January 2021 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: Meg White, Director, Gallery Naga, Boston. Deadline: October 1, 2020. Apply online with up to 5 jpgs at Questions? Email Gary Duehr, Manager,

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

Gallery 175
Gallery 175

Gallery 175 is celebrating Pawtucket artists during the months of September and October. The online exhibit is being held in partnership with the Pawtucket Arts Festival and is supported by a grant from the City of Pawtucket.

View inspiring artwork by more than 40 talented artists from Pawtucket's vibrant creative community.

Array Contemporary
Array Contemporary

"AC 5" exhibit runs from SeptemberOctober 1, 2020 by appt (617) 993-3212 at 460 Harrison Ave., C6, Boston. "AC 5" is mysterious, unseena force of nature, a master of the dark and light and all in-between. Come explore these 2D works that give you a glimpse into the artists' mindstheir desires and cravings.


Contemporary Cape Artists of Native American Heritage and UNITY: Exploring Freedom and Democracy in 2020 at Berta Walker Gallery
in Provincetown, Massachusetts through September 26 and November 3 respectively

Berta Walker GalleryYeffe Kimball (1906-1978), Red Dwarf #6, multimedia, 18" x 12".

Berta Walker Gallery is currently showing two exhibits that draw on Provincetown's historical role in the early days of America. Contemporary Cape Artists of Native American Heritage is showing through September 26 and is inspired by the Wampanoags, the Native Americans who lived in Provincetown and saw the beginnings of America. Contemporary Cape Artists honors and celebrates this history by exhibiting the work of six Native American artists: Nathan Balk-King of the Lakota Nation, Ride Hamilton of the Cheyenne, Yeffe Kimball (1906-1978) of the Osage, Sky Power and Deb Mell of the Cherokee, and Duane Slick of the Meskwaki Nation of Iowa and Ho-Chunk Nation of Nebraska. All six artists explore their heritage through various media, including sculpture, photography and oil on canvas. Also on view is UNITY: Exploring Freedom and Democracy in 2020 through November 3. This exhibit recalls Provincetown's history as the site of the signing of the Mayflower Compact and the beginning of American democracy. In an era where the American ideals of equality, freedom and opportunity are being challenged, UNITY uses art to underscore these ideals and illuminate their importance. The contemporary paintings and sculptures display compassion, love and caring along with more concrete ideas of respect for our world and each other. UNITY hopes for a future where the American ideal can be realized for all and encourages us to get there. Berta Walker Gallery's current exhibits, taken together, ask us to remember the lessons of our history and use them to achieve a brighter future. Berta Walker Gallery is located at 208 Bradford Street in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is open WednesdaySaturday, 12:004:00 p.m. by appointment. For more information, visit

Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes from the Florence Griswold Museum at Florence Griswold Museum
in Old Lyme, Connecticut through November 1

Florence Griswold
Willard Metcalf, Dogwood Blossoms, 1906, oil on canvas, 29" x 26".

Florence Griswold Museum is showing Fresh Fields: American Impressionist Landscapes from the Florence Griswold Museum both in the museum and online through November 1. Fresh Fields celebrates landscapes, specifically landscapes created by artists who visited the town of Old Lyme. Paintings, drawings, archival materials and photographs come together to reveal the history and ecology of Old Lyme, as well as draw attention to the continuing research on the area's landscape that informed the development of Florence Griswold Museum's Artists' Trail. Diverse minds played a part in the creation of Fresh Fields, including the museum's curators, art history scholars, an ecologist, and members of the local Native American community, along with women's history and African-American history experts. This allowed for the creation of an exhibit that offers an interdisciplinary understanding, giving viewers a more complete picture. Fresh Fields explores and celebrates history, culture and community through art, revealing more than a beautiful landscape. Florence Griswold Museum is located at 96 Lyme Street in Old Lyme, Connecticut and is open TuesdaySunday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. with advance tickets required. For more information, visit

UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center
Hampden Gallery
Trish Crapo, Dunes Ride In, 2018, still photograph.

Hampden Gallery
Trish Crapo: The Presence of Absence

September 15October 7, 2020 | Online Special Event September 17 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Through photographs, video, and spoken word, Leyden, MA artist, Trish Crapo explores if wind, a clothesline, and a white nightgown can summon someone from the other side. Crapo has exhibited in NYC, Moscow, and Havana. She has been awarded the Dunes Shack Residency at the Cape Cod National Sea Shore two times.

Western Avenue Studios
Western Avenue Studios

With over 370 artists and 15 years of experience in being a creative and affordable community for artists, Western Avenue is the perfect home for artists of all mediums and experience levels. Artists studios are available at under $1 per square foot monthly. Inquire today about your future creative home!

ArtSpace Maynard
Artspace Maynard

ArtSpace's METAL-ITY is a dynamic, outdoor, public art exhibition, featuring over 100 sculptures by New England artists, youth, and community members.
Opening Festival: September 19, 2020, 1:005:00 p.m.
(Masks Required)

Call for proposals for ArtSpace's new West Gallery:
Deadline extended to October 15

Artscope Tablet Edition
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