Past Exhibitions

Eden 2.0
May 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018
Contemporary Art Intervention
June 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018
Conversations in Craft: Furniture from The Trustees Collection and North Bennet Street School Artisans
November 18, 2017 to April 29, 2018
Portraits & Penmanship: The Appletons in their Own Words
September 2, 2017 to March 25, 2018
#NECX: New England Cyclocross Heritage
October 18, 2017 to December 17, 2017

Literary Spirit at Fruitlands Museum and the Old Manse

April 15 – November 5, 2017

Literary Soil

April 15 – August 20, 2017
Greg Lookerse

Greg Lookerse is the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Fruitlands Museum and The Old Manse. With a practice that joins conceptual rigor with thorough craftsmanship, it is not enough for him to read texts by influential authors including St. Augustine and Annie Dillard. Once read, the pages of his personal copies become visual art. In a process that often evolves through performative consideration, the ideas held within the pages become activated and made public in a way they would not if they remained on a book shelf. Lookerse cuts and folds pages of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays into an elaborate, mandala-like relief resembling the rose window of a Gothic cathedral. Thoreau’s Walden becomes a labyrinth with a simply-hewn prayer bench standing at its center. Herman Melville’s Moby Dick become textured, monochromatic paintings as the artist systematically covers all but chapter headings with rows of white pigment.

Comforts, Cures & Distractions: Winter at Fruitlands Museum

November 29, 2016 – March 26, 2017

Find Your Park: National Parks in New England 

September 2, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Finding Metacom: Artists Duane Slick & Martin Smick in Dialogue with the Native American Collection

September 2 – November 6, 2016

Seeing Past Faces: Sculpture by Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Wirth

July 2 - August 21

Picturing Little Folk

July 2 - August 21

2016 Student Art Competition

April 15 - June 19

Hidden Treasures

January 3 - March 20, 2016

All Things Considered VIII ~ 2015

September 18 – November 29, 2015

Hidden Hudson

September 18 - November 29

LAYERS: A Pastel Exhibit by Eighty Dusty Fingers

July 12 - September 8, 2015

Gifts of the Saggar Fire

July 12 - September 8, 2015 

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