It’s again to standard at Fitchburg Art Museum, with guests welcome to stop by Wednesdays via Sundays with no reservations expected.
The deadline is in close proximity to — Monday, May well 24 — for artists to utilize for FAM’s “Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft,” one particular of the oldest juried exhibitions in New England. It opens June 26 and runs by the summertime.
But just before that, FAM offers “Valerie Imparato: Interwoven,” a solo exhibit, June 4-Aug. 29. Cambridge-primarily based Imparato explores the complexities of identity in her portray, collage and embroidery, all of which emphasis generally on Blackness and womanhood.
Her embroidered canvases signify Black women with out the pinpointing options of their hairstyles and pores and skin shade. As a substitute, she substitutes vibrant patchwork and adds symbolic options, a technique that worries how Black women are frequently described by other folks.
Her performs also reflect on their roles in the family and the anticipations that society places on them.
Imparato’s evolving partnership with her mother has helped her to check out identity, power of character and reduction, and to see how individual identification affects interactions in a family members.
FAM is at 185 Elm St., Fitchburg. Hrs are Wednesday by means of Friday, from midday to -4 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. no reservations essential. Go to www.fitchburgartmuseum.org for aspects.
MFA News: Museum of Good Arts Boston is gearing up for a chaotic summer months into fall and on to 2022. Its impending routine of exhibitions assortment from an exploration of our shared historical past informed through American quilts to a landmark display of performs by J.M.W. Turner, whose radical expressions in portray broke convention and embraced the variations of the Industrial Revolution. Gallery renovations in the Dutch and Flemish art segment and a new entry to its selection of Greek and Roman artwork are completed, as is the new house for the MFA’s Byzantine artwork collection. Here’s a rundown of numerous approaching exhibitions. “New Light: Encounters and Connections,” July 3-Feb. 6, offers much more than 50 functions from throughout the MFA assortment, quite a few of which are on check out for the initially time. “Fabric of a Country: American Quilt Stories,” Oct. 10-Jan. 17, consists of more than 50 performs in a loosely chronological presentation divided into seven thematic sections and together with examples by an under-acknowledged variety of artists from the 17th century to currently. Also opening in the tumble are renovated galleries. Coming in 2022 are “Turner’s Modern-day Entire world,” March 27-July 10, and “Philip Guston Now,” May possibly 1-Sept. 11, featuring operates by a terrific American modernist. For facts on admission, several hours and exhibits, go to www.mfa.org.
LOWELL UPDATE: Previous Saturday’s initial Lowell Arts Market was a amazing success, according to Lowell Cultural Council outgoing chair Maxine Farkas. Almost 800 website visitors participated in the very well-attended marketplace at Lucy Larcom Park, and they were procuring. Highlights involved a string quartet from the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra brisk e book product sales for the folks opening LALA textbooks on Marketplace Avenue and 4 horror authors who shared a tent, and various gross sales for the artists and artisans who participated. The upcoming market place will be on Saturday, June 19, in Whole lot B at Tsongas Arena, involving the arena and garage. Future summertime marketplaces are on July 17 at Robinson Center College in Centralville Aug. 21 at UMass Lowell’s South Campus Riverview ton and Sept. 18 at the Sampas Pavilion for the duration of the Kinetic Sculpture Race. … The Brush Art Gallery and Studios holds its yearly assembly virtually on Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. Pay a visit to www.thebrush.org for facts.
Iconic Sights: Sunday, May perhaps 23, is your past possibility to perspective “Miniature Masterpieces: Russian Lacquer Boxes” at the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton. Coming up this summer season are “Atomic Inform!: Confronting ‘The Bomb’ in the New Atomic Age,” June 28-Aug. 8, and “The Extensive Way Household: A Photographic Journey with Gordon Lankton,” July 29-Oct. 3. Check out www.museumofrussianicons.org for data, hrs and admission information.
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