Sunflower chest, detail, circa 1690, Wethersfield, Connecticut, oak, pine, maple, Part of collection at Mission House, MH.F.A.7

Conversations in Craft at Fruitlands Museum

Curated by the Trustees’ Senior Curator, Christie Jackson, this collaboration of Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Mass., with the acclaimed North Bennet Street School (NBSS) of Boston will feature newly-created, original pieces of wooden furniture made by twelve select staff and alumni from NBSS alongside historical pieces of furniture from the Trustees collections.

Each participant worked closely with Jackson to select a piece of historical furniture to respond to, and they will “answer” in a range of ways -not with copies or reproductions, but in some cases with a contemporary companion to an 18th or 19-century object, such as a chair for a desk, or floral inlay that seems to bloom in response to bud-like inlay made in the 1820s. Each pair of objects – old and new – will be displayed together.

Conversations in Craft explores the stories of these historic objects, discovering the ways they were crafted, and creating new dialogues between old and new with contemporary interpretations. Through these conversations, the exhibition celebrates the rich tradition of cabinetmaking in New England that continues to this day.

shown: Sunflower chest, detail, circa 1690, Wethersfield, Connecticut, oak, pine, maple, Part of collection at Mission House, MH.F.A.7

Upcoming Events

  • June 15 - July 29, 2018
  • New York, New York

Scenes From A Chasm

Artists Alliance Inc

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
120 Essex Street
New York, New York

http://artistsallianceinc.org/cuchifritos-gallery-2/upcoming-exhibitions/scenes-from-a-chasm

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  • June 16 - September 2, 2018
  • Colchester, United Kingdom

Scott King: A New Life in Frigg

Firstsite
Lewis Gardens
Colchester, United Kingdom

http://www.firstsite.uk/

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An exhibition of new works by recent graduates of Laguna College of Art + Design’s MFA program in painting
  • June 17-30, 2018
  • Santa Ana, California

LCAD Regarding Reality

Laguna College of Art and Design

Q Art Salon
205 N. Sycamore St
Santa Ana, California

https://www.lcad.edu/regarding-reality-2/

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8th Annual Botanical & Floral Online Art Competition
  • June 21 - July 27, 2018
  • , Florida
Won Ju Lim California Dreamin', 2002 Foamcore, Plexiglas, lamps, digital video projection, and still image projections Dimensions variable Gift of the artist and Haines Gallery 2017.03
  • June 22 - September 30, 2018
  • San Jose, California
  • June 22, 2018
  • Chicago, Illinois

Friday Art Markets at Daley Plaza

Amdur Productions

Daley Plaza
50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, Illinois

http://amdurproductions.com/

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Gorgeous 18-karat lavender blue and turquoise stone set in a sterling silver pendant (est.  $1,000-$1,800).
  • June 22-26, 2018
  • Reno, Nevada

Holabird Western Americana Collections, June 22-26

Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC

Holabird Western Americana Collections
3555 Airway Drive
Reno, Nevada

http://www.fhwac.com

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Reine Paradis "The Tower" shot on the roof of a church in Los Angeles in 2018
  • June 23 - July 30, 2018
  • Los Angeles, California

Reine Paradis - Midnight

Evolutionary Media Group

Avenue Des Arts
807 S Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California

http://www.reineparadis.com/

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Berenice Sydney, Untitled, 1966, oil on canvas.
  • June 23 - July 8, 2018
  • Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

Berenice Sydney: Dancing with Colour

SALON, Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
Chelsea, London, United Kingdom

www.saatchigallery.com

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Patrick Jacobs, Weed Study, 2017
  • June 23 - October 21, 2018
  • Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art

Exhibition at the Brandywine explores sublime nature in contemporary art through iconic works by such notable artists as Patrick Jacobs, Maya Lin, Roxy Paine, Diana Thater, and Dustin Yellin, among others

Brandywine River Musuem
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

http://www.brandywine.org/museum

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  • June 23, 2018
  • Colchester, United Kingdom

Featured Event

Ernest Briggs, Untitled, 1958, oil on canvas, 94" x 69.5"
Ernest Briggs | "Four Decades of Abstract Expressionism"
Anita Shapolsky Gallery
April 19 - June 15, 2018
New York, New York
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