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January 2020

Elliott Kayser: Year of the Pig

January 15, 2020 - July 17, 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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February 2022

Amy Genser: Shifting

February 5, 2022 - December 3, 2023

Atrium Gallery Connecticut artist Amy Genser works with paper and paint to explore her ongoing obsession with texture, pattern, and color. Using paper as pigment, she layers, cuts, rolls, and combines the humble material into vibrant tableaux that are inspired by the natural world—the flow of water, the shape of beehives, the organic irregularity of plants, and more. For her site-specific installation at Fuller Craft Museum, Shifting, Genser explores the mutable beauty of the museum’s natural surroundings, the power of…

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2022 Craft Biennial

February 19 @ 10:00 am - June 12 @ 5:00 pm

The Community Gallery The 2022 Craft Biennial celebrates the diversity of talents in the museum’s wide and expansive audience. 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, this exhibition has been particularly successful at…

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March 2022

Marilyn Pappas: A Retrospective

March 12 - August 28

Lower Tarlow Gallery Fuller Craft Museum is proud to present the first museum retrospective of Somerville textile artist Marilyn Pappas. The exhibition features works from all stages of her 60-year career, from her socially minded, garment-based work of the 1960s to her travel-inspired collages to her outsized textiles depicting sculptures of ancient goddesses. At once timeless and highly relevant to today, Pappas’s forms chronicle the many stages of her life while offering powerful statements on the enduring strength, vibrancy, and…

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April 2022

Making History: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

April 23, 2022 - April 23, 2023
Image of Angela Mellor, Unfurled Light, 2018. Bone China, Paperclay. 13.5″ x 13.75″ x 8″

Lampos Gallery Making History: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection features objects that have been acquired by Fuller Craft Museum since December 2020. Twenty artworks are included in the exhibition, representing a range of materials, techniques, subjects, and artistic innovations. Ceramic sculptures, basketry forms, hand-stitched textiles, blown glass objects and more illustrate the technical and expressive accomplishments of today’s craft artists. Several of the works explore themes of identity and belonging, while others investigate social justice themes of racism, inequity,…

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May 2022

Interpreting Change: Weavers’ Guild of Boston – 1922 – 2022

May 14 - October 16

Stone and Barstow Galleries Interpreting Change: Weavers' Guild of Boston - 1922-2022 is a juried exhibition produced as a collaborative effort between Fuller Craft Museum and Weavers' Guild of Boston (WGB) - the oldest weaver’s guild in the U.S - to celebrate WGB's centennial anniversary and its members creative accomplishments. These exquisite works were created specifically for this exhibition and highlight developments in materials, artistic taste, and the nature of process-oriented craft. Interpreting Change was juried by Fuller Craft's Artistic…

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June 2022

Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet

June 4 - November 6

Upper Tarlow Gallery Out of Bounds: The Art of Croquet is a striking exhibition of croquet mallets and balls made by 21 of the world’s leading wood artists, each exploring the function, form, and historic allure of the enduring sport. In reimagining the ball and mallet, the show’s exhibiting artists explore a wide range of subjects—from creative concerns to contemporary social issues—with clarity, wit, and technical skill. Exhibition curators—Jennifer-Navva Milliken, Artistic Director at the Center for Art in Wood in…

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September 2022

Daniel Jocz: Permission Granted

September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Lower Tarlow Gallery The career of Massachusetts artist Daniel Jocz has been marked by shape-shifting and playful irreverence, resulting in an energetically diverse body of work. In his jewelry over the past four decades, he has mastered the art of innovation and assumed a remarkably broad range of formal and conceptual positions. Incorporating aspects of sculpture, painting, architecture, and the decorative arts, his small-scale objects also reveal Jocz’s technical virtuosity and passion for ideas. The exhibition, Daniel Jocz: Permission Granted,…

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November 2022

Food Justice: Growing a Healthy Community Through Art

November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Stone and Barstow Galleries Food security is among the most basic of human needs, but contemporary issues prevent equitable access to food. Economic inequality and structural racism, corporate agricultural practices, food waste, climate change, and domestic and geopolitics are among the many factors that contribute to disparity in food resources around the globe. Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art will critically explore complex human issues that can shape and influence positive change in food security. Art’s transformative potential…

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June 2023

Joyce Scott: Messages

June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Tarlow Gallery Joyce Scott: Messages celebrates the renowned career of Joyce J. Scott, an acclaimed Baltimore artist who for over three decades has elevated the possibilities of beadwork as a relevant contemporary art form. Scott uses off-loom hand-threaded beads and blown glass to create arresting jewelry, figurative sculptures, and wall hangings informed by her African American ancestry, the craft traditions of her family (including her quilter mother Elizabeth T. Scott), and traditional Native techniques, such as the “peyote” stitch. Scott’s…

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