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January 2020

Elliott Kayser: Year of the Pig

January 15, 2020 - July 17, 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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April 2021

Under New Management: The Commodification of the Permanent Collection 

April 24, 2021 - April 3, 2022
Under New Management

Lampos Gallery Under New Management: The Commodification of the Permanent Collection features works from Fuller Craft’s collection selected by guest curators and Boston-area artists Oliver Mak, Kenji Nakayama, and Pat Falco. Operating as a fictitious marketing company, MFN Integrated Solutions, the curatorial team aims to activate the collection while challenging the perception of museums through exhibition curation and design, including promotional posters created by artists/sign painters Nakayama & Falco as retail advertisements for each artwork. By reframing the works as commodities,…

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September 2021

David Schnuckel: Meaningful Gibberish

September 11, 2021 - February 20, 2022

Lower Tarlow Gallery David Schnuckel’s Meaningful Gibberish bridges contemporary craft, material study, and multiple media to challenge long-held notions of object making. The interdisciplinary exhibition disrupts traditional glass process to question what words like “mastery” can mean in material relationships, what the term “craftsmanship” can fully encompass when process goes experimental, and where notions of “skill” can truly reside when turned inside out. With works involving glass, photography, writing, drawing, and video, the experimental exhibition ultimately seeks to answer the…

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November 2021

Glass Lifeforms 2021

November 6, 2021 - April 24, 2022

Stone and Barstow Galleries Glass Lifeforms 2021 features contemporary artworks inspired by Harvard University’s acclaimed collections of plant and invertebrate models produced in the 19th and 20th centuries by Czech glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. An open call exhibition, Glass Lifeforms 2021 includes artists working in various glass techniques, including lampworking, glassblowing, pâte de verre, and others. Exhibited works were selected by a jury based on accuracy in representing the organism, aesthetic beauty, presentation, and originality. For more information, visit glasslifeform.org…

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January 2022

Melissa Stern: The Talking Cure

January 29 - May 15

Upper Tarlow Gallery This multimedia exhibition by New York artist Melissa Stern combines the visual, literary, and performance arts and a spirited cast of characters formed from clay. Taking its name from Sigmund Freud’s original description of psychoanalysis, The Talking Cure centers Stern’s twelve ceramic sculptures, each one born from her own imagination. To bring them to life, the artist invited twelve writers to create inner monologues for each of the characters and twelve actors to perform them for audio recordings. Viewers…

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February 2022

Amy Genser: Shifting

February 5, 2022 - December 4, 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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March 2022

Marilyn Pappas: A Retrospective

March 12 - August 28

Lower Tarlow Gallery Fuller Craft Museum is proud to present the first museum retrospective of Somerville textile artist Marilyn Pappas. The exhibition features works from all stages of her 60-year career, from her socially minded, garment-based work of the 1960s to her travel-inspired collages to her outsized textiles depicting sculptures of ancient goddesses. At once timeless and highly relevant to today, Pappas’s forms chronicle the many stages of her life while offering powerful statements on the enduring strength, vibrancy, and…

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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 - October 30

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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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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