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February 2022

Amy Genser: Shifting

February 5, 2022 - December 3, 2023

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 each season,…

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April 2022

Making History: Recent Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection

April 23, 2022 - September 3, 2023
Image of Angela Mellor, Unfurled Light, 2018. Bone China, Paperclay. 13.5″ x 13.75″ x 8″

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, and political…

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September 2022

Daniel Jocz: Permission Granted

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

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, will survey the…

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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

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 will enable viewers to…

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December 2022

Riotous Threads: Fiber Works from Gateway Arts

December 17, 2022 - June 25, 2023

This vibrant exhibition features works made with fiber by artists from Gateway Arts, an internationally acclaimed studio art center, gallery, and store that supports meaningful lives and careers in art for adults with disabilities. Located in Brookline, MA, Gateway Arts has nurtured the creative talents of artists with diverse diagnoses, strengths, and needs for nearly 50 years. Riotous Threads features a range of fiber creations, from lush embroidery and colorful felt forms to found object sculptures and intricate weavings. Each…

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January 2023

Creative Alloys: The Boston Metals Scene

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

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 which sculptor Jocz…

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May 2023

Material Mapping: Data-driven Sculpture by Adrien Segal and Norwood Viviano

May 13, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 3, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

Material Mapping: Data-driven Sculpture by Adrien Segal and Norwood Viviano features two artists working at the intersection of information and craft. Using a range of materials, from glass to wood to steel, Adrien Segal and Norwood Viviano transform data into tactile, sculptural forms. Segal seeks to bridge the divide between scientific observation and emotional engagement, with objects that examine disruptions to our natural environment. Also responding to change, Viviano creates artwork that materializes industry-related population shifts. Together, the artists offer dimensional…

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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

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 possibilities of the…

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Joyce J. Scott: Messages

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

Joyce J. 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 subject…

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February 2024

The Red Dress

February 17, 2024 @ 8:00 am - May 26, 2024 @ 5:00 pm

The Red Dress, conceived by British artist Kirstie Macleod, provides an artistic platform for women around the world to tell their personal stories through embroidery. From 2009 to 2022, pieces of the Red Dress traveled the globe, the focus of nearly continuous embroidery work. Constructed out of 84 pieces of burgundy silk dupioni, the garment has been worked on by 336 women and 7 men from 46 countries, with many of the stitchers marginalized and/or living in poverty. Of those,…

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