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August 2019

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay

August 17, 2019 - March 14, 2021
Ceramic piece mimics the texture of fabric, with multiple shades of pastel blue

Tending the Fires: Recent Acquisitions in Clay presents recent additions to Fuller Craft’s ceramic collection. Exhibited works represent a range of processes and conceptual approaches in clay, from Cheryl Ann Thomas’s slumped, coiled sculpture to Jun Kaneko’s painterly “dango” to Steven Young Lee’s deconstructed pot. Figuration also comes into play, with strong examples by Patti Warashina, Akio Takamori, and Tip Toland. Fuller Craft Museum is proud to shine a light on the clay triumphs of these renowned ceramicists while proudly…

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January 2020

Elliott Kayser: Year of the Pig

January 15, 2020 - January 2, 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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Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral

January 25, 2020 - January 10, 2021

The Boston Globe features Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral in glowing review. Click here to read the article. Click here for the virtual tour. Stephanie Cole: Secular Cathedral offers an intimate view into an artist’s life through richly detailed, found object constructions. Working in a range of media – mosaic, stained glass, wood, fiber – Cole, 75, creates autobiographical artworks that are joyful and exuberant, yet poignant and introspective. The forms come alive with layers of deeply personal items collected by…

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February 2020

James Grashow: The Great Monkey Project

February 15, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Imagine a riotous mob of monkeys, gleefully taking up residence above your heads. That’s just what you’ll find at Fuller Craft Museum’s exhibition The Great Monkey Project. Created by Connecticut artist James Grashow, this site-specific installation includes eighty life-size monkeys made entirely out or cardboard. The artist transforms the gallery into a whimsical theatre of simian forms as he elevates a throw-away material into the best kind of monkey business. James Grashow: The Great Monkey Project was made possible by the…

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August 2020

Shelter, Place, Social, Distance: Contemporary Dialogues from the Permanent Collection

August 1 - November 29
An abstract green stove, made with poplar, plywood, aluminum, neon, plexiglass, rubber, plastic

Click here for the virtual tour. Since the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world, from economic uncertainty to national public health emergencies to mandated quarantines. As the global community struggled to make sense of it all, an explosion of new words and phrases emerged. This pervasive terminology—shelter in place, social distancing, flatten the curve, PPE, and more—offered a practical shorthand with which to frame the rapidly changing world and united us…

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September 2020

From Where I Sit: Permanent Collection Seating

September 18, 2020 - February 20, 2021
Jay Stanger, Arched and Animated, 1994 anodized aluminum and dyed wood veneers

Click here for the virtual tour. Seating furniture takes many shapes and forms, yet the core purpose remains the same: to support the body in a sitting pose. From Where I Sit: Permanent Collection Seating features over twenty examples of seating—chairs, benches, and one stool—all from Fuller Craft Museum’s permanent collection. Collected over a thirty-year span, the works emphasize craftsmanship, ingenuity, and the profound expressive potential of the humble seat. Click here to learn about Curator Julie Muñiz Instagram Takeover…

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November 2020

Makers and Mentors: The Art and Life of Snow Farm—The New England Craft School

November 28, 2020 - July 4, 2021
Reactive Silver Glass, 17.75” Diameter

This November, Fuller Craft Museum celebrates the numerous ways contemporary craft has been impacted through Snow Farm, the famed 50-acre craft school in Williamsburg, Massachusetts. This invitational exhibition highlights the work of multiple generations of artists who have been part of the school; makers who have been an enormous influence on those in the classroom, workshop, and studio – as well as those whose careers have been pivotally-shaped by the institution. Along with the work of veteran, mid-career, and young…

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December 2020

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated

December 19, 2020 - May 30, 2021

Particle & Wave: PaperClay Illuminated is a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 45 artists from across the globe who are redefining the potential of the ceramic arts and representing a commitment to their craft. Paper clay, sometimes referred to as fiber clay, is any clay body to which processed cellulose fiber (paper being the most common) has been added. This traveling exhibit provides historical information about the evolution of paper clay as an artistic medium as well as showcases the amazing diversity…

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January 2021

American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots

January 30, 2021 - November 7, 2021
Maiolica on Earthenware

Coming to Fuller Craft Museum in January 2021, American Clay: Modern Potters, Traditional Pots explores the concept of “traditional” ceramics within a contemporary context by featuring the work of 12 ceramic artists who interpret specific historical styles. Items on display will highlight such issues as the interplay between historical fidelity and personal inspiration, evolving definitions of “tradition bearers,” and the influence of various marketing and education criteria, supplemented by discourses on how participating artists approach these issues. Curated by Stephen…

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February 2021

Michelle Samour: Mapping Borders and Boundaries

February 13, 2021 - September 19, 2021
(detail) Reverse painting on clear acrylic, backed with foil

Mapping Borders and Boundaries is a series of works by Michelle Samour that appeals to the artist’s ancestral past as a means of further engaging in the politico-geographic concepts of homeland, exile, and diaspora. Through cartographical repetition and reflection, Samour maps the historical (dis)possession of Palestine, ultimately decimating borders, boundaries and territorial constructs into geometric abstraction. The work critically investigates the meaning of shape/land/form within the guise of traditional Palestinian craft, including the vibrant colors of textiles and opulent Mother-of-Pearl…

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