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February 2021

Michelle Samour: Mapping Borders and Boundaries

February 13, 2021 - November 28, 2021
(detail) Reverse painting on clear acrylic, backed with foil

Online Exhibition 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…

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March 2021

Tamara Kostianovsky: Savage Legacy

March 13, 2021 - August 22, 2021
Bird Skin, 2015. Discarded clothing and discarded upholstery fabric

Online Exhibition In this mid-career survey, Latinx artist Tamara Kostianovsky presents an exhibition that closely examines the relationship between the landscape, the body, and violence through sculptural forms that transform slaughtering practices into values that embrace regeneration, sustainability, and rebirth. The exhibition includes Kostianovsky’s signature textile “meat” sculptures made with the artist’s own clothing, sculptures of birds composed of discarded upholstery fabrics, and recent forms that reference tree stumps and severed tree limbs. Savage Legacy reimagines the future of the…

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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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May 2021

Beyond the Walls: Sculptures from the New England Sculptors Association

May 15, 2021 - September 12, 2021
Elizabeth Helfer, Nesting, 2019, concrete, wood, bronze, steel, and ashes

In Beyond the Walls, current artists represented by the New England Sculptors Association display their works of ceramic, metal, stone, and other media throughout Fuller Craft Museum’s 22-acre outdoor surroundings. With no unifying thematic focus, Beyond the Walls reflects a wide spectrum of artist predispositions and goals, with forms that integrate novel forms, powerful narratives, eclectic uses of material, and creative techniques. Featured image: Elizabeth Helfer, Nesting, 2019, concrete, wood, bronze, steel, and ashes, 56” x 56” x 90”, Collection of the Artist.…

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July 2021

Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage

July 3, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Virtual Tour   Fuller Craft Museum presents Another Crossing: Artists Revisit the Mayflower Voyage, an exhibition recognizing the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing and its significance to American and world history. Developed in partnership with Fuller Craft Museum, Plymouth College of Art, and The Box (both in Plymouth, England),  Another Crossing brings together ten artists from the United States and Europe for a global, cross-cultural effort that examines a pivotal event in world history. In 2018, guest curator Glenn…

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Brockton Youth Creates: Brockton High School Senior Exhibition

July 25, 2021 - October 10, 2021

Brockton Youth Creates: Artwork by Brockton Public School Students Fuller Craft Museum has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Brockton Public Schools. Through this creative exchange, the young visitors have developed a deeper understanding of craft and the visual arts as a means of personal expression. These talented students now serve as inspiration to our visitors in Brockton Youth Creates: Artwork by Brockton Public School Students. A variety of media and content are included in this splendid exhibition, showcasing the boundless talent to…

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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…

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December 2021

Boston Area Mask Initiative Commemorative Mask Scrap Quilt

December 4, 2021 - January 9, 2022

Atrium Gallery Fuller Craft Museum is proud to present the Boston Area Mask Initiative’s (BAMI) Commemorative Mask Scrap Quilt. This vibrant quilt was made from the scraps of thousands of fabric face masks, serving as the embodiment of the COVID-19 pandemic and the year 2020 for many in the maker community. It was sewn in memory of those lost, sewn in honor of those struggling to survive, sewn to commemorate the hours of unpaid labor of thousands (maybe millions) of…

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January 2022

Melissa Stern: The Talking Cure

January 27 - 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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