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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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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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January 2021

American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots

January 30 - November 7
Stephen Earp, Ubi Caritas, 2020, Redware, thrown earthenware charger with delftware inspired maiolica overglaze decoration

American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots explores the concept of “traditional” ceramics within a contemporary context by featuring the work of 20 ceramic artists who interpret specific historical styles. Items on display will highlight such issues as the interplay between historical fidelity and personal inspiration, evolving definitions of “tradition bearers,” and the influence of various marketing and education criteria, supplemented by discourses on how participating artists approach these issues. Curated by Stephen Earp, American Clay builds on a growing interest…

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February 2021

Michelle Samour: Mapping Borders and Boundaries

February 13 - November 28
(detail) Reverse painting on clear acrylic, backed with foil

Online Exhibition Mapping Borders and Boundaries is a series of works by Michelle Samour that appeals to the artist’s ancestral past as a means of further engaging in the politico-geographic concepts of homeland, exile, and diaspora. Through cartographical repetition and reflection, Samour maps the historical (dis)possession of Palestine, ultimately decimating borders, boundaries and territorial constructs into geometric abstraction. The work critically investigates the meaning of shape/land/form within the guise of traditional Palestinian craft, including the vibrant colors of textiles and…

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March 2021

Tamara Kostianovsky: Savage Legacy

March 13 - August 22
Bird Skin, 2015. Discarded clothing and discarded upholstery fabric

Online Exhibition In this mid-career survey, Latinx artist Tamara Kostianovsky presents an exhibition that closely examines the relationship between the landscape, the body, and violence through sculptural forms that transform slaughtering practices into values that embrace regeneration, sustainability, and rebirth. The exhibition includes Kostianovsky’s signature textile “meat” sculptures made with the artist’s own clothing, sculptures of birds composed of discarded upholstery fabrics, and recent forms that reference tree stumps and severed tree limbs. Savage Legacy reimagines the future of the…

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April 2021

Under New Management: The Commodification of the Permanent Collection 

April 24, 2021 - April 24, 2022
Under New Management

Lampos Gallery Under New Management: The Commodification of the Permanent Collection features works from Fuller Craft’s collection selected by guest curators and Boston-area artists Oliver Mak, Kenji Nakayama, and Pat Falco. Operating as a fictitious marketing company, MFN Integrated Solutions, the curatorial team aims to activate the collection while challenging the perception of museums through exhibition curation and design, including promotional posters created by artists/sign painters Nakayama & Falco as retail advertisements for each artwork. By reframing the works as commodities,…

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May 2021

Beyond the Walls: Sculptures from the New England Sculptors Association

May 15 - September 12
Elizabeth Helfer, Nesting, 2019, concrete, wood, bronze, steel, and ashes

In Beyond the Walls, current artists represented by the New England Sculptors Association display their works of ceramic, metal, stone, and other media throughout Fuller Craft Museum’s 22-acre outdoor surroundings. With no unifying thematic focus, Beyond the Walls reflects a wide spectrum of artist predispositions and goals, with forms that integrate novel forms, powerful narratives, eclectic uses of material, and creative techniques. Featured image: Elizabeth Helfer, Nesting, 2019, concrete, wood, bronze, steel, and ashes, 56” x 56” x 90”, Collection of the Artist.…

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July 2021

Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage

July 3 - October 10
The Past As Future Artifact

Fuller Craft Museum presents Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage, an exhibition recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing and its significance to American and world history. Developed in partnership with Fuller Craft Museum, Plymouth College of Art, and The Box (both in Plymouth, England), Another Crossing brings together ten artists from the United States and Europe for a global, cross-cultural effort that examines a pivotal event in world history. In 2018, guest curator Glenn Adamson selected ten…

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Brockton Youth Creates: Brockton High School Senior Exhibition

July 25 - October 10

Brockton Youth Creates: Artwork by Brockton Public School Students Fuller Craft Museum has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Brockton Public Schools. Through this creative exchange, the young visitors have developed a deeper understanding of craft and the visual arts as a means of personal expression. These talented students now serve as inspiration to our visitors in Brockton Youth Creates: Artwork by Brockton Public School Students. A variety of media and content are included in this splendid exhibition, showcasing the boundless talent to…

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August 2021

American Clay Panel Discussion and Reception
August 19, 7:00 pm EST

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

An Evening with the Artists of American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots Guest curator Stephen Earp will host an online reception and panel discussion with four of the artists in the exhibition American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots. Panel participants include Greg Shooner, Michelle Erickson, Joe Jostes, and Stephanie Young. Program highlights include a curatorial walk-through of the exhibition followed by lively discussion of the various methods employed by the panelists when approaching the historical record for inspiration. Audience members can…

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