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November 2016

Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection

November 6, 2016 - November 8, 2020

Object Lessons: Selections from Fuller Craft Museum’s Permanent Collection presents contemporary conversations in craft that delve into the meaningful relationship between maker, material, and object in a cultural context. Divided into five categories—ceramics, metal, wood, fiber, and glass—the works selected from our permanent collection showcase aesthetic, technical, and narrative progressions of craft from traditional to avant-garde, in both functional and non-functional forms. In order of apperance: Xenobia Bailey, Bit by Bit, Little by Little, 2001. Acrylic and cotton yarn, beads. Photo…

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November 2017

Adrienne Sloane
“The Unraveling”

November 1, 2017 - May 20, 2018
image of Adrienne Sloane's "The UnRaveling" woven fiber American Flag with unraveling threads at the bottom

Come see a new, provocative work on view at #fullercraft -- The Unraveling by local fiber artist Adrienne Sloane. Sloane’s hand-knit flag partially obscures a copy of the U.S. Constitution printed on silk. The artist has begun to unravel the flag, leaving piles of loose yarn on the plinth underneath, partially revealing the historic document. Sloane will return periodically to further unravel the flag until May 20, 2018. The Unraveling echoes the craftivist spirit of two upcoming exhibitions at Fuller…

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Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Host Jared Bowen of WGBH's Open Studio and artist Meredith Grimsley Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art investigates the topics of anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and tendencies, and PTSD through craft expression. The exhibition explores the impact that mental illness has on society, and how the arts can encourage positive self-expression and guide effective mental health promotion and treatment. The project also examines links between mental disorders and artistic tendencies through the inclusion of artworks made by those who have…

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January 2018

Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project

January 20 - May 20

Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project tells the story of the Pussyhat, a handmade cap with cat-like ears that played a central role in the protest following the 2016 Presidential election. Thousands of marchers donned the pink hats to symbolize solidarity, fervent support for equality, and resistance to the policies of the new administration. The resulting collective effort yielded the largest example of social activism through craft – craftivism – in U.S. modern history. Fuller Craft Museum will feature…

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February 2018

Brother Thomas: Seeking the Sublime

February 3 - May 13

Brother Thomas: Seeking the Sublime will celebrate the life and legacy of Benedictine monk, Thomas Bezanson. This remarkable artist worked masterfully with porcelain and created an astounding range of glazes and forms. The exhibition will feature a range of his pottery, from tea bowls to large platters and elegant vases, alongside supporting materials that document his life and legacy in art. Press release for Brother Thomas: Seeking the Sublime In order of apperance: Wheel form vase, blue, purple, and opalescent…

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March 2018

Tricks of the Trade: Illusions in Craft-Based Media

March 31 - November 18

Tricks of the Trade: Illusions in Craft-Based Media is an exhibition composed of entirely trompe l’oeil ("fools the eye" in French) work. This hyper-realistic style of craft, while technically magnificent, also comes with great narrative qualities, speaking to themes of political strife, community, and personal experience. Featured artists include Marilyn Levine, Richard Shaw, Tom Eckert, Claude Chavent, Victor Spinski, Michelle Holzapfel, Miriam Carpenter, Steven Hansen, and Dan Anderson, amongst others. Related Programing: 2018 Spring Exhibition Reception: Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00…

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April 2018

Shana Novak: Memory Keeper

April 12, 2018 - April 19, 2019

Paul Lowe's Lead Michelin Man Figurine, 2015, Chromogenic Color Print, 24x30 Shana Novak, a photographer and insightful creative, recognizes how deeply personal artifacts define us, and reflect our nature to seek connection through the physical world. Her commissioned portraits are realized through elaborate photo shoots, each artfully produced to evoke the object’s essence. Her creative process begins with the stories behind each item – including memories, relationships, and experiences. Then using strategic lighting, and inspired positioning, Novak conjures the heirloom’s…

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2018 Biennial Members Exhibition

April 14 - October 7

The call for entries is now closed. Thank you for your submissions. The 2018 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 community. Artists both inside and outside of Massachusetts have participated in the past, showcasing stunning works of ceramics, glassware, furniture, textiles, basketry, woodturning, jewelry, and other craft-based media. For this particular exhibition,…

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May 2018

Playtime in the Making

May 19 - September 16

Playtime in the Making is a large-scale art installation that speaks to the value of “play” in creativity. Produced by a team of four artists – Tommy Simpson, Karen LaFleur, Nancy Tucker, and Marlow Shami – the project’s intent is to honor “play” as a vital partner in the creative thinking process by guiding the visitor through the four stages of creativity in a “the more you look, the more you see” puzzle. The installation will include furniture, textiles, laser/router…

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FORTitude: The Art of Play

May 19 - September 16

Fuller Craft Museum is pleased to present FORTitude: The Art of Play, a multimedia installation created by tiny house builder Deek Diedricksen in collaboration with woodworker/designer/builder Palo Coleman and mural artist Felipe Ortiz. The indoor playscape is designed to allow visitors of all ages to apply the creative thinking lessons learned in Playtime in the Making in a freeform way. We encourage you to explore the various play-themed elements not only with your minds, but with your hands and bodies…

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