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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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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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July 2022

Mosaics Today: Ancient Art Through a Contemporary Lens

July 2 @ 10:00 am - December 4 @ 5:00 pm

The Community Gallery Mosaics Today: Ancient Art Through a Contemporary Lens is a juried exhibition that represents the richness of mosaic work being created today in this region. The exhibiting artists demonstrate technical proficiency, creativity in expression, and passion for challenging perceptions of this ancient medium. With roots in tradition, the selected works suggest a luminous and innovative future for mosaic art in New England. Mosaics Today was juried by Kim Emerson, professional mosaic artist, founder and owner of the…

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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 Healthier 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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January 2023

Creative Alloys: The Boston Metals Scene

January 28, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

D. Tarlow Gallery Artists are often part of creative ecosystems, working within a network of allies that inspire, educate, and support their careers. Creative Alloys: The Boston Metals Scene spotlights the vibrant metalsmithing and jewelry community that has ignited Boston over the past five decades. Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Daniel Jocz: Permission Granted in Fuller Craft Museum’s M. Tarlow Gallery, Creative Alloys will spotlight the vigor and imagination of the unique artistic scene and the creative context from…

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June 2023

Lagomorphs: Rabbits and Hares in Contemporary Craft

June 3, 2023 @ 8:00 am - January 28, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

M. Tarlow Gallery According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. To mark this occasion, Fuller Craft Museum presents Lagomorphs: Rabbits and Hares in Contemporary Craft. Rabbits and hares have long inspired creative expression, from ancient Chinese decorative arts to illuminated medieval manuscripts to Albrecht Durer’s Young Hare and Jeff Koons’s Rabbit. Fuller Craft’s multi-media exhibition showcases the range of characters and attributes that we humans bestow on these marvelous creatures, spotlighting the physicality, symbolism, and conceptual…

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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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