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Aug18 THRU Aug 26

Art

Recreating Nature

Blossom at this field of creativity at Fountain Street Gallery, on display through Aug. 26.

Fountain Street Gallery is going au naturel with Recreating Nature, its latest exhibit showcasing a collaboration by 13 of the gallery’s Associate Members. Exploring individual perspectives on the outside world through a range of mediums, the collection highlights works by locally grown artists Nan Hass Feldman and Stacey Piwinski, as well as artwork by abstract, mixed-media artist Patty deGrandpre. Made using ink on drafting film, deGrandpre’s I Wish This Day Would Never End (seen above) depicts a set of three luminous panoramic mountainscapes featuring blurred, purple-hued skylines. Blossom at this field of creativity at Fountain Street Gallery, on display through Aug. 26.

. / Lauren Crociati

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Fountain Street Gallery

460 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA United States

(774) 286-1800

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Aug18 THRU Aug 31

Art

Botanical Oasis

Botanical Oasis presents late painter Ben Norris’ multiple perspectives of nature, such as scenes of gardens, rainforests and panoramic views. Through Aug. 31.

Childs Gallery is nurturing organic artistry in Botanical Oasis, a collection of scenic paintings by late artist Ben Norris. The exhibit embraces nature in all its forms, from depictions of lily pads floating on serene ponds to trees standing tall inside a greenhouse. The California native put down roots in Massachusetts, studying under a fellowship at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum before spending the majority of his career in Hawaii. A natural at tackling multiple stylistic perspectives, including abstract, modernist and realist art, Norris created his watercolor works by capturing spaces he deemed sanctuaries, such as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Honolulu’s Manoa Falls rainforest. Forest Clearing II (seen above) depicts the latter vista, with a view of sun-kissed treetops obstructed by hanging colorful vines. Explore the great outdoors at Childs Gallery through Aug. 31. / Lauren Crociati

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Childs Gallery

169 Newbury St.
Boston, MA United States

(617) 266-1108

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Aug18 THRU Sep 3

Art

Stephen Sheffield’s An Audience

Panopticon Gallery presents Stephen Sheffield’s ‘An Audience’ and other works in Flight of Fancy, through Sept. 3.

Claire Rosen, Stephen Sheffield and Kerry Mansfield capture exotic birds, hang gliders and old Hollywood in Flight of Fancy. Through Sept. 3. 

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Panopticon Gallery

502c Comm. Ave.
Boston, MA 02215 United States

(781) 718-5777

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Aug18 THRU Sep 9

Art

Unfolding Histories

  • $12; $10, seniors and students; free, members and visitors under 19

Unfolding Histories documents Cape Ann’s Native American life, first European settlers, the temperance movement and beyond through historical and archival materials.

Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Aug18 THRU Sep 16

Art

FORTitude: The Art of Play

  • $10; $8, seniors; $5, students; free, members and children under 12; free

Members of the New England Sculptors Association present fanciful stone, clay and glass creations in Grounds for Play: Sculptures that Excite the Imagination. June 23-
Oct. 21. • Deek Diedricksen’s interactive multimedia installation FORTitude: The Art of Play, a collaboration with woodworker Palo Coleman and mural artist Felipe Ortiz, allows visitors to explore how they play—mentally and physically. Through Sept. 16.

School’s out—or soon to be out—for summer. That means play is in, especially at Fuller Craft Museum’s latest exhibit FORTitude: The Art of Play, a companion to its Playtime in the Making exhibit that explores how play contributes to the four stages of creativity. FORTitude, a collaboration between tiny house builder Deek Diedricksen, woodworker/designer Palo Coleman and mural artist Felipe Ortiz, welcomes viewers to incorporate the lessons of playtime while exploring freeform play in the interactive forts and jungle-inspired landscapes. The mixed-media installation also allows museumgoers to immerse themselves alongside bright, tropical scenery such as in Ortiz’s Pacifican Refuge mural. Fly by the jungle at Fuller Craft Museum to catch FORTitude: The Art of Play through Sept. 16. / Julia Aparicio

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Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301 United States

(508) 588-6000

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Aug18 THRU Sep 21

Art

Echo Trobridge Artist Residency

  • free

The Brookline Arts Center presents the first annual Echo Trobridge Artist Residency featuring the work of Dave Bermingham.

The Brookline Arts Center presents the first annual Echo Trobridge Artist Residency featuring the work of Dave Bermingham. The residency provides five weeks of artistic development and culminates with a three-week public exhibition in our unique gallery space.

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Brookline Arts Center

86 Monmouth St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

(617) 566-5715

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Aug18 THRU Sep 23

Art

Sally Mann

  • $20

Sally Mann has gained plenty of accolades during her 40-year photography career, but she’s never had an international traveling exhibit of her work until now.

Sally Mann has gained plenty of accolades during her 40-year photography career, but she’s never had an international traveling exhibit of her work until now. Before shadowing in Paris next year, A Thousand Crossings will fill the Peabody Essex Museum with 115 images from the woman who was once named “America’s Best Photographer” by Time magazine. Including some previously unpublished photos, the collection portrays Mann’s vision of the South while exploring themes on family, the land, racism and mortality. Grappling with a region and its people and places that were torn apart by racism and violence, the pictures capture scenes ranging from her three kids playing near a remote cabin in Virginia (Easter Dress, pictures) to photographs of Civil War battlefields. / Nicole Rodger

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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States

(978) 745-9500

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Aug18 THRU Sep 28

Art

Lived Space at deCordova

Lived Space: Humans and Architecture comes to DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum through September 28.

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is making room for its spring exhibit, Lived Space: Humans and Architecture. Showcasing a collection of prints pulled from the permanent collection, it examines the emotional and physical connections we place on the spaces we create and make our own by bringing together artists influenced by their architectural surroundings. Find works by Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Abelardo Morell and Massachusetts-based artist Sarah Malakoff, who utilizes large-scale color photographs of quirky spaces to touch on deeper themes of identity, including her Untitled Interior, which features a lone lion statue hiding in the stairway of a psychedelic hallway.  / Julia Aparicio

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deCordova Sculpture Park

51 Sandy Point Road
Lincoln, MA United States

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Aug18 THRU Sep 29

Art

Infinite Vibration: Niho Kozuru

Head to the Seaport neighborhood for Boston-based sculptor Niho Kozuru’s exhibit at the Society of Arts + Crafts.

The Society of Arts + Crafts presents an exhibition featuring Boston-based sculptor Niho Kozuru from June 21 to September 29.

 

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Society of Arts + Crafts

100 Pier 4 Blvd. Ste. 200
Boston, MA 02210 United States

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Aug18 THRU Oct 8

Art

Casanova's Europe

  • $25

Casanova’s Europe taps the 18th-century intellectual’s 12-volume memoir to explore his world in Venice, London and elsewhere.

Casanova’s Europe taps the 18th-century intellectual’s 12-volume memoir to explore his world in Venice, London and elsewhere through 250 paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, furniture and costumes. The exhibit includes Giuseppe Gricci’s The Doctor, Harlequin, and Colombine. 

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Aug18 THRU Oct 28

Art

Yayoi Kusama's Where the Lights in My Heart Go

  • $14

Head to DeCordova for Yayoi Kusama’s Where the Lights in My Heart Go.

Installed in the Pollack Family Terrace, Yayoi Kusama’s Where the Lights in My Heart Go is a 10-by-10-foot chamber with a mirrored interior that visitors can step inside to inspect a never-ending illusion.

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deCordova Sculpture Park

51 Sandy Point Road
Lincoln, MA United States

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Aug18 THRU Oct 28

Art

View from the Headlands Exhibit

Dive into the must-sea View from the Headlands at Cape Ann Museum, on display through Oct. 28.

Cape Ann Museum has gone overboard with View from the Headlands, its latest exhibit honoring illustrator Harrison Cady with a collection of the late artist’s works. At the turn of the 20th century, Cady landed the covers of several publications, including Life magazine, Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post. While Cady’s career sent him to the Big Apple, his adoration of the waterfront in his home state of Massachusetts led him to make Rockport his permanent summer home starting in 1920. New Yorkers knew Cady for his syndicated comic strip “Peter Rabbit,” but his legacy in New England emerged from his coastal oil and watercolor paintings, such as Stage Fort Park. Created at Cady’s property known as “The Headlands,” the 1930s watercolor (seen above) depicts a troupe of children eyeing a line of cannons on a seaside cliff. Dive into the must-sea View from the Headlands at Cape Ann Museum, on display through Oct. 28.

. / Nicole Rodger

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Aug18 THRU Nov 25

Art

Gone...Fishing

  • $12; $10, seniors and students; free, members and visitors under 19

Cape Ann Museum presents Jeffrey Marshall’s Truck Bed #1 and other works in Gone…Fishing, on display through Nov. 25.

In Gone…Fishing, Jeffrey Marshall uses oil, pastel and conté, ink and grease pencil to capture buoys, nets, pickup trucks and fishermen’s other objects seen from his studio overlooking Morse Sibley Wharf. Through Nov. 25.

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Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant St.
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States

(978) 283-0455

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Aug18 THRU Jan 21

Art

Candice Breitz: Love Story

  • $25; $23, seniors and students 18 and older; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members

A seven-channel video installation, Candice Breitz’s Love Story spotlights the global refugee crisis by presenting interviews with six individuals who fled their native countries alongside their stories acted out by Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore.

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Aug18 THRU Mar 10

Art

Collecting Stories: Native American Art

  • $25; $23, seniors and students 18 and older; $10, ages 7-17 during school hours; free, visitors under 18 on weekdays after 3 pm, weekends and Boston Public School holidays; free, members

Collecting Stories: Native American Art features Navajo weavings, Zuni Pueblo pottery, Plains Indians beadwork and other rarely seen works.

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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115 United States

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Sep16

Art

Brookline Arts Center Open House

  • free

An autumn-inspired afternoon filled with artwork, activities and fun for all ages!

An autumn-inspired afternoon filled with artwork, activities and fun for all ages!

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Brookline Arts Center

86 Monmouth St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

(617) 566-5715

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Oct27

Art

Halloween pARTy

  • $25

This second annual spooktacular event.

This second annual spooktacular event features unique art, libations, light fare, a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, photo booth, games, music and more.

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Brookline Arts Center

86 Monmouth St.
Brookline, MA 02446 United States

(617) 566-5715

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