Art exhibits

Women Artists in Paris

Clark Art Institute

June 9 - September 3, 2018

The Clark’s summer show considers the influential, often-overlooked work of women artists in Paris in the 19th century and the barriers they encountered to their artistic education and expression.

Talks on Women in Paris

Clark Art Institute

July 1 - August 31, 2018

Join a member of the Clark’s education team for an in-depth look at special exhibition Women Artists in Paris: 1850–1900. Learn more about the incredible female artists who worked in France during the second half of the 19th century and about the obstacles they overcame to pursue their careers in the arts. This talk is […]

The Art of Iron

Clark Art Institute

June 9 - September 16, 2018

Drawn from the celebrated collection of the Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen, France, devoted to wrought iron, The Art of Iron presents thirty-six unique objects in an installation celebrating the craft and beauty of these creations.

A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris 1850–1900

Clark Art Institute

July 1 - September 23, 2018

Paris transformed into the City of Light through grand-scale architectural renovations, demolitions and new construction set in motion during the Second Empire, 1852 to 1870).

Jennifer Steinkamp: Blind Eye

Clark Art Institute

June 30 - October 8, 2018

A Los Angeles–based media and installation artist who digitally animates natural and abstract forms brings the Clark’s first video installation, six immersive projections.

Impressions in full color

Clark Art Institute

May 14 - September 30, 2018

Permanent collection of impressionist art, Renoir, Monet, Degas, and 19th-century artists including John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, George Innes; paintings, furniture and more across five centuries.

Contemporary art in a mill palimpsest

Mass MoCA

May 14 - September 30, 2018

Newly opened Building 6 makes this the one of the largest contemporary art museums in the country. Around the campus: Pitch, Allsion Janae Hamilton’s exploration of North Florida; The Lure of the Dark and more.

Mass MoCA: Lure of the Dark

Mass MoCA

March 3 - May 31, 2018

From Rembrandt and The Night Watch to Georges de La Tour’s candlelit scenes of the 17th century, artists have captured the mood of the night. Now more than a dozen contemporary artists explore the dark.

Taryn Simon: A Cold Hole and Assembled Audience

Mass MoCA

May 26 - September 30, 2018

Two new installation commissions dive into rituals of applause and the cold water plunge, along wiht the first-ever major museum installation of the artist’s bookwork.

Etel Adnan: Painting and poetry

Mass MoCA

May 26, 2018 5:30 PM - May 26, 2018

Arab-American artist Etel Adnan will focus on the overlapping languages of visual art and poetry in A yellow sun A green sun a yellow sun A red sun a blue sun.

Come to Your Senses

Mass MoCA

June 23 - September 30, 2018

Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates a program asking  visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs, and sculptors to use one another’s art as a catalyst to create their own.

Three-story Building 6 fronts the Hoosac River

Mass MoCA

October 20, 2017 - September 30, 2018

Building 6 fills vast spaces with James Turrell light installation, Gunnar Schonbeck’s colossal instruments, Louise Bourgeois marble sculpture, Laurie Anderson’s studio, audio archive and art space, Dawn DeDeaux and Lonnie Holley’s Thumbs up for the Mothership …

Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi

Norman Rockwell Museum

November 11, 2017 - May 28, 2018

A retrospective exhibit of Tony DiTerlizzi’s fantasty, sci-fi, whimsical illustrations from his bestselling book series The Spiderwick Chronicles and images of fantasy creatures from fairies to trolls to goblins.

Tom Blackwell: Motorcycles & Mannequins

The Artist Book Foundation

February 8 10:00 AM - June 2, 2018 5:00 PM

The Artist Book Foundation (TABF) celebrates Photorealist artist Tom Blackwell with an exhibition of 10 major paintings recently returned from museum exhibitions in Europe and the southern United States.

Gerald Sheffield: PRIDE

MCLA Gallery 51

May 24 5:00 PM - June 22, 2018 7:00 PM

Gerald Sheffield: “Pride” presents a collection of collages, drawings, and prints inspired by the artist’s service in the United States Army and deployment to Baghdad, Iraq.

Anything but Simple

Hancock Shaker Village

May 12 3:00 PM - September 3, 2018

Shaker Gift Drawings and the Women Who Made Them gives a rare glimpse of the village’s prized gift or spirit drawings, on view for the first time in decades. 

Summer Art Show: New Work

Hancock Shaker Village

July 7 - December 23, 2018

Three artists create new work inspired by the village and the Shakers who lived here: Abelardo Morrell, Henry Klimowicz’ At Home in the World, and Marko Remec’s Monodic Flow.

Silo Songs

Hancock Shaker Village

June 9, 2018 - June 30, 2019

The village will open a new permanent site-specific sound art installation in a historic silo, created by Grammy-award winning composer Brad Wells, singer and conductor of the ensemble Roomful of Teeth.

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