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July 2017

Free Admission for Brockton Residents

July 1, 2017 - July 1, 2050

#CraftingCommunity Fuller Craft Museum Welcomes All Brockton Residents with Free Admission Admission is free for all Brockton residents. In an effort to strengthen our ties with the Brockton community, we invite all Brocktonians to visit Fuller Craft Museum for free during all hours of operation. Simply present a photo ID with proof of Brockton residence at the front desk of the Museum. This invitation to the Brockton community is one step in Fuller Craft Museum’s effort to demonstrate its commitment…

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August 2019

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay

August 17, 2019 - March 14, 2021
Ceramic piece mimics the texture of fabric, with multiple shades of pastel blue

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay presents recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection. Exhibited works represent a range of processes and conceptual approaches in clay, from Cheryl Ann Thomas’s slumped, coiled sculpture to Jun Kaneko’s painterly “dango” to Steven Young Lee’s deconstructed pot. Figuration also comes into play, with strong examples by Patti Warashina, Akio Takamori, and Tip Toland. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly…

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September 2019

Human Impact: Stories of the Opioid Epidemic

September 28, 2019 - August 16, 2020

Click here for the virtual tour.   Deborah Santoro, RECEIVED/DECEIVED, 2019. Accordion book, silkscreen, desk. 40" x 36" x 66" Photo Courtesy of the artist. In the past decade, the opioid epidemic has swept across the United States, laying waste to inner cities, suburbs, and small towns. It is now the deadliest drug crisis in American history, with overdose fatalities the leading cause of death for adults under the age of fifty. New England is particularly hard hit, and efforts…

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January 2020

Elliott Kayser: Year of the Pig

January 15, 2020 - January 2, 2022
A dark red pig

In 2019, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, located in downtown Boston, presented  Elliott Kayser’s Year of the Pig to celebrate the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Pig. The public art installation consisted of eight ceramic swine hidden along the length of the Greenway, leading pedestrians on a treasure hunt towards Chinatown. With the sculptures, Kayser reconnects people to a shared agricultural heritage and promote sustained environmental, economic, and community health. The Fuller Craft installation exhibits five of the original eight pigs, bringing them together…

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Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral

January 25, 2020 - January 10, 2021

Click here for the virtual tour. Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral offers an intimate view into an artist’s life through richly detailed, found object constructions. Working in a range of media – mosaic, stained glass, wood, fiber – Cole, 75, creates autobiographical artworks that are joyful and exuberant, yet poignant and introspective. The forms come alive with layers of deeply personal items collected by Cole over seven decades. From the minute to the monumental, these affecting bits and pieces symbolize the…

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February 2020

2020 Biennial Members Exhibition

February 8 - November 8
Thread on broken, hand painted,ceramic

The 2020 Biennial Members Exhibition celebrates the diversity of talents in the museum’s membership base. This biennial exhibition is an important opportunity for young, mid-career, and veteran artists to exhibit their work to the Fuller Craft Museum community. Artists both inside and outside of New England have participated in the past, showcasing stunning works of ceramics, glassware, furniture, textiles, basketry, woodturning, jewelry, and other craft-based media. In the past, the opening reception for this exhibition has been particularly successful at…

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Serious Bling: Radical Jewelry Makeover – The Artist Project

February 15 - November 22
Radical Jewelry Makeover

Click here for the virtual tour. Adam Whitney I'm A Little Teapot (disassembled), 2019 silver plated teapot, brass, magnets Photo courtesy of the artist. Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) is a global recycling project that spotlights gold mining’s devastating impacts and the criticality of sustainable jewelry making practices. Its thriving offshoot, The Artists Project, provides opportunities for professional artists to engage with RJM by creating a series of work using RJM donated jewelry. Through their participation, the artists encourage honest conversations…

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James Grashow: The Great Monkey Project

February 15, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Imagine a riotous mob of monkeys, gleefully taking up residence above your heads. That’s just what you’ll find at Fuller Craft Museum’s exhibition The Great Monkey Project. Created by Connecticut artist James Grashow, this site-specific installation includes eighty life-size monkeys made entirely out or cardboard. The artist transforms the gallery into a whimsical theatre of simian forms as he elevates a throw-away material into the best kind of monkey business. James Grashow: The Great Monkey Project was made possible by the…

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July 2020

Craft Chat with Wee the People
July 15, 2:00 pm

July 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Francine LaTour, co-director of Wee the People, a social justice project for kids, caregivers, & educators will come discuss her workshop for kids called "Who Gets to Make History? The Story of Monuments and Statues." Click here for the Zoom registration link. Attendance to this event is limited, on a first come, first serve basis, so please register right away if you wish to attend. What are monuments for? Whose stories do they hold up for celebration? Whose stories do…

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August 2020

Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection

August 1 - November 22
Cherry, maple, milk paint

Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world, from economic uncertainty to national public health emergencies to mandated quarantines. As the global community struggled to make sense of it all, an explosion of new words and phrases emerged. This pervasive terminology—shelter in place, social distancing, flatten the curve, PPE, and more—offered a practical shorthand with which to frame the rapidly changing world and united us through shared cultural touchpoints. While many…

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