August 6, 2020

This week we're presenting Fuller Craft Museum, New Bedford Whaling Museum and Newport Art Museum as they reopen to the public. These three museums are returning with unique and varied exhibits, offering us a fun refuge from these uncertain times.

Artscope is sponsoring the 17th Annual South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour on the weekends of August 1516 and September 1920. Enjoy a self-guided tour through Tiverton and Little Compton, Rhode Island and Westport and Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in which viewers can visit the over 70 exhibiting artists in their studios and see a huge variety of artwork. The tour is open to all members of the public and is completely free. To learn more and download the tour brochure, click here.

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

Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection at Fuller Craft Museum
in Brockton, Massachusetts from August 6 through November 22

Fuller Craft Museum
Tom Loeser, Double Rocker, Back to Back, 2005, cherry, maple and milk paint, 51" x 52 1/2" x 17 1/2".

Fuller Craft Museum is reopening today and unveiling Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection, which will be on view through November 22. Shelter, Place, Social, Distance explores the new lexicon that's been created in the wake of COVID-19. As the title of the exhibit reflects, certain words and phrases have entered the national vocabulary seemingly overnight; and already-common ones have gained new meanings and connotations. Using this concept as a framework, Fuller Craft has gone into their permanent collection to find works of art that tackle themes of home, community, isolation and other related ideas. The pieces come from dozens of different artists, across many years of Fuller Craft's history, offering a wide array of perspectives. Shelter, Place, Social, Distance gives us a unique way of examining and understanding the time we live in as it continues to unfold. Fuller Craft Museum is located at 455 Oak Street in Brockton, Massachusetts and is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Sponsored by: Maine Crafts Association, 31 Plainfield, South Coast Artists, capeann MADE, VCollection, Bromfield Gallery, Solomon Rugs 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.

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NEW PRICE! Calling all artists or WFH folks looking for studio space. This duplex unit w/ 2 beds, bonus suite, 2 baths, PLUS a fully insulated sky-lit carriage house with a sink/kitchenette area and 1/4 bathroom may be just what you're looking for. Ready for your art/music studio, home office, or home gym needs! Happily located in Jamaica Plain's Stonybrook Neighborhood. Open houses this weekend (August 89) check for timing/details.

South Coast Artists
Open Studio Tour
South Coast Artists

The 17th annual SCA Open Studio Tour takes place on two weekends, August 1516 and September 1920 from 11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m., and includes over 50 artists from Tiverton and Little Compton, RI, and Westport and Dartmouth, MA.

For more information download the free SCA mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also visit the Tour website at

capeann MADE
capeann MADE

Capeann MADE is a new online gallery connecting New England artists and makers to buyers everywhere. This virtual site was created to help artists and makers promote their own work/websites during this challenging time. Go to and click on an artist to view and shop from their individual website.
Come visit and support local art. Enjoy!
Interested Artists and Makers go to the "participate" page on website for details.


Inside Out! Youth Voices for the Ocean at New Bedford Whaling Museum
in New Bedford, Massachusetts from August 6 through August 19

New Bedford Whaling MuseumVarious artworks from Youth Voices for the Ocean.

Today, New Bedford Whaling Museum is introducing Inside Out!, their new outdoor exhibition series. Though the inside of the museum is open, Inside Out! is situated outside in the plaza and viewable all day. Each exhibition will last two weeks and feature a selection of photographs offering a sampling of the museum's current collection. The first Inside Out! exhibit is Youth Voices for the Ocean, which will be on view until August 19. Curated by Director of Education and Science Programs Bob Rocha, Youth Voices for the Ocean is a guest exhibit by Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. The featured artwork comes from over 13,000 students across 106 countries participating in Bow Seat's annual Ocean Awareness Contest. The students were asked to explore important issues of ocean conservation and how humans have played a role in the destruction of the ocean, as well as how they can start to solve the problems they've caused.Youth Voices for the Ocean inspires awe and appreciation for the world around us and encourages us to take action for the betterment of our oceans. There will be a virtual curator talk via Zoom on Monday, August 10 at 6:00 p.m. with Alyssa Irizarry, Senior Vice President of Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs. To register for the talk, visit New Bedford Whaling Museum is located at 18 Johnny Cake Hill in New Bedford, Massachusetts and is open ThursdaySunday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. For more information, visit

Complex Terrain(s) at Newport Art Museum
in Newport, Rhode Island through September 27

Newport Art Museum
George Inness, Sunset/Change (Autumn Section), 1861, oil on canvas. Bequest of Miss Elizabeth H. Swinburne, 26" x 35 3/4".

Newport Art Museum is showing Complex Terrain(s) through September 27. Featuring artistsboth contemporary and historicComplex Terrain(s) is an examination of the landscape in art and how the genre has evolved over the years. The earliest artworks come from renowned artists like George Inness and William Trost Richards, representing the Romantic period of the nineteenth century. During this era, landscapes were portrayed as beautiful yet wild; ethereal yet frightening. These depictions recorded topography and bolstered national pride, drawing the public's eye to the newly-discovered West. In modern times, landscapes continue to capture artists' attention, however, our relationship with the landscape has become more complex over the years. Contemporary artists continue to explore the beauty of nature, but they don't shy away from areas of strife, like regions affected by climate change or conflict. Complex Terrain(s) explores the way artists have tackled the landscape genre over time, and reflects how humanity's relationship with the natural world continues to change and evolve. There will be two virtual artist talks featuring artists in Complex Terrain(s). A talk with photographer Gohar Dashti will be held Wednesday, August 12 at 4:00 p.m., and a talk with printmaker and painter Joseph Norman will be held Wednesday, August 19 at 4:00 p.m. To register, visit Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m., Thursday 10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:005:00 p.m. For more information, visit

At Bromfield Gallery in August:
"Summer Show," Gallery Artists
"SIZZLE!" juried online exhibition
Bromfield 1
Blake Brasher, Through All Beings in All Dimensions, 2019, acrylic, sharpie, and dye on canvas.

Bromfield 2
Amantha Tsaros, Ambush, Tang Tabu, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 60" x 60".

Bromfield Gallery presents "Summer Show" by Gallery Artists, including work by Blake Brasher, on view August 130; and "SIZZLE!," a juried online exhibition, featuring first-place winner Amantha Tsaros, on view August 131. "SIZZLE!" highlights artwork that sears the eye or imagination by over 70 international artists.

Bromfield Gallery
450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA
Summer Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 12:005:00 p.m.
(617) 451-3605

Solomon Rugs
Solomon Rugs

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