Events on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
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Addison Gallery of American Art
Through March 7
“Currents/Crosscurrents: AmericanArt 1850–1950”
Through April 4
“Yoko Ono: Mend Piece”“Aphrodite Désirée Navab:Landmines of Memory”Through
“Robert Frank: The Americans”
April 11-July 31
“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things inThings”
Hours: Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;Sun. 1–5 p.m.
Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst
Online Digital Exhibitions
March 23–April 20
“Carolyn Mae Lassiter: A JourneyThrough My Heart & Mind”Vibrant and uniquely executedpaintings and drawings are inspired bydreams, spirituality, life in the country,family, and animals.
“JuPong Lin: Poetics of Repair – BeingEarth, Being Water”“Poetics of Repair” is a participatoryinstallation of poetry and papercranes and canoes, concocting amedicine of decolonial love to mendour ravaged world.
April 23–May 5
“Celebrating Brett – A Life in Art”“Pen and paper kept my child companywhile I worked in the theater. Armedwith colorful markers and stacks ofwhite paper, Brettney drew delightfulpictures of cats.” -Priscilla Page
Hampden Gallery UMass Amherst
Through May 14
“CURRENT | UNDERCURRENT”Co-curated by Linda Griggs andM. Charlene Stevens. A visualconversation relating to currentevents such as COVID-19, gender (LGBTQIA+, masculinity), racialjustice (Black Lives Matter), andclimate change.“Alicia Renadette: EnergyConstellation” Alicia Renadette is a multidisciplinary artist whose workcovers a range of approaches- fromsculpture/installation, to costume construction/performance, andmixed-media drawings.“Bruce Ackerson: Birds-Eye Views”Ackerson’s paintings aredistinguished by their high vantagepoints and richly textured surfaces.
The Art Complex Museum
The Board of Trustees of The ArtComplex Museum have decidedto close the museum until June,2021, or until such later time as theTrustees determine the museum canbe reopened safely. This was donedue to the impact of COVID-19 andconcerns about the safety of visitors,volunteers and staff.
Hess Gallery at Pine Manor
The Hess Gallery presents its firstever online Young FilmmakersFilm Festival. The documentary“Growing People” tells the storyof three sisters who combatfood insecurity while gaining aneducation working on an organicfarm. Directed by Dana Forsberg.
Visit the Hess webpage for viewinginformation. The physical galleryis closed: view online http://www.pmc.edu/hess-gallery
University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMass Amherst
Through April 2021
“Mirror Mirror: The Prints of AlisonSaar.” From the Collections ofJordan D. Schnitzer and His FamilyFoundation. Alison Saar, knownfor her powerful sculptures andprintmaking, employs a personalvocabulary informed by history,race, and mythology.“We Are For Freedoms” The UMCA has invited ten local and regional artists to depict theirinterpretations of freedom in originalposters.“Artifacts at the End of a Decade”Co-curated from the UMCA PermanentCollection by student curators JessicaScott and Jill Hughes.
Mitchell · Giddings Fine Arts
March 6–April 11
Highlighting three artists, weintroduce David Brewster, mixedmedia paintings. Also featured:David Rohn, watercolors, andGene Parulis, photographs.Hours: Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5p.m.; Sun. 12-5 p.m., and byappointment. Please checkwebsite for gallery hour updatesand online exhibits. All workavailable online.
Nineteenth Arts Worcester Biennial: deadline March 26, 2021.
Juried by Beth C. McLaughlin is Chief Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. Winner of Sally Bishop Prize receives solo exhibit at Worcester Art Museum and $1,000 award. Over $2,000 in additional prizes. Membership ($55 annually) required; $15 per submission (up to 3 permitted). Exhibition runs June 3 through August 1, 2021. Information and links online at http://artsworcester.org/ artist-opportunities. Dates are subject to change. Please visit our website for updates.
Hours: Thurs. – Sun., 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
April 1-June 4
Mikel Glass – “Parity”A show of contrasts withintraditional portraiture. Once anhonor primarily bestowed uponthose of power and privilege,Glass focuses equal attention onthose without status to revealtheir inner dignity to thosewho might otherwise choose toignore them.
Virtual Exhibition –milton.edu/exhibit
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–4 p.m.(Open only to Milton AcademyCommunity-Closed on school holidays)
LaiSun Keane Gallery
April 15-May 29
“Michael C. Thorpe: MeanderingThoughts.” Michael C. Thorpe’swork reflects on his journey froma college basketball player tobecoming an artist. His work standsuniquely on its own for its rulebreaking in quilting convention andas a man in a field dominated bywomen.
Artist Reception April 17 &18, 4-6 p.m.
Hours: Wed.-Sat., 12 – 6 p.m.; Sun. 1 -4 p.m. or by appointment.