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November 2016

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

November 6, 2016 - November 8, 2020

Sam Maloof, Lo Back Dining Chair #8, 2005. 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. SaveSave

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August 2017

Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works by Steven Ford

August 5 - December 31

Steven Ford Untitled (M0925D), 2012, linocut and collograph with chine colle. Parts and Labor: Print and Collage Works showcases the work of Steven Ford, one half of the jewelry-making duo Ford and Forlano. Referencing his approach to jewelry making, the process-driven works incorporate simple printmaking techniques to build complex and light-filled works on paper. Carved linocut blocks and collagraph plates are matrices. This survey of eight years of exploration at the printing press offers an in-depth look at an inventive…

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September 2017

SHIFTS: Approaching Encaustic from All Angles

September 30 - November 26

Stephanie Roberts-Camello, Primary Instincts, 2016. Photo courtesy of the artist. SHIFTS is a juried exhibition of New England Wax, a lively and growing professional organization that connects artists in the six New England states who work in the medium of encaustic media. N.E.W. provides opportunities to exhibit, share technical information and aesthetic ideas, and build friendships with other artists. The mission of the organization is to promote excellence in fine art made with encaustic, educate the general public about the…

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October 2017

Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom

October 21, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Dixie Biggs, Teapot, 2010. Gender Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom is a multi-media exhibition featuring male weavers alongside female wood turners – two populations that have been traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This project will introduce the public to remarkable artists who challenge our long-held perceptions about their chosen fields, while encouraging new practitioners to consider mediums rich in possibility. The visually resplendent exhibition offers wide appeal across all audiences, providing multiple programming opportunities geared to engage…

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November 2017

Mindful: Exploring Mental Health Through Art

November 18, 2017 - April 22, 2018

Ian Thomas, Compensation, 2011Slab build, molded earthenware, slip, mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist. Join us for the reception on November 18, 2:00 - 5:00 pm, with a 3:00 pm Panel Discussion (included with Museum admission) on Expressive Arts Therapy entitled “Discovering Compassion Through Art: Art Therapy in Community.” Our guest panel features experts in the field of Expressive Arts Therapy: Associate Professor Karen Estrella, PhD, REAT, ATR-BC, MT-BC, LMHC, Lesley University; Michaela Kirby, Lesley University; Lauren Leone, ATR-BC,…

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December 2017

Threads of Resistance

December 9, 2017 - February 18, 2018

Jamie Fingal, 100 Days, 2017. Threads of Resistance is an exhibition of modern and traditional quilts designed to protest the Trump administration’s actions and policies. The project was conceived by a group known as the Artist’s Circle. They explain, “We take issue with the divisive actions of the Trump administration. Our art explores our emotional responses to these actions, in the hope that it will encourage civilized, constructive conversation and, ultimately, better understanding of one another's viewpoints.”

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January 2018

Revolution in the Making: The Pussyhat Project

January 21, 2018 - May 20, 2018

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 the handmade hats along…

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February 2018

Brother Thomas: Seeking the Sublime

February 3, 2018 - May 13, 2018

Brother Thomas Bezanson (1929 – 2007), Plate, saffron iron yellow glaze, Porcelain. Image courtesy of Pucker Gallery, Boston. 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, plus work created by select recipients of the Brother Thomas Fund, a…

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May 2018

Playtime in the Making

May 19, 2018 - September 16, 2018

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. It will include furniture, textiles, laser/router work,…

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