deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Fruitlands Museum provide dedicated exhibition venues in The Trustees’ portfolio. Both museums have long histories of presenting changing exhibitions of contemporary art for general audiences who may come specifically to engage with art but may also come for a social outing, a walk in a beautiful landscape, or the intersection of art and nature. In addition, Fruitlands displays historical collections of Shaker material, Hudson River and New England landscape paintings, folk portraits, and Native American art and artifacts. Both exhibition programs are augmented by programs and publications.
Throughout our exhibition spaces, we take an artist-driven approach around programming that seeks novel ways of connecting artists and audiences. Our exhibitions balance intellectual substance with broad general appeal, showcasing creators who challenge the ordinary and the conventional. We elevate New England’s homegrown creative community by emphasizing the works of regional artists who push forward the language of contemporary art.
Image: Myoung Ho Lee, Tree…#2, from the series Tree Abroad, 2011, archival inkjet print. © Myoung Ho Lee, Courtesy of the Artist and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York. On view at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.