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History, Art & Culture


Museum Exhibitions

Kim Weston, Medicine, fro...

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and Fruitlands Museum 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 to enjoy the intersection of art and nature.

In addition, Fruitlands displays historical collections of Shaker material, Hudson River and New England landscape painting, folk portraits, and indigenous art and artifacts. These changing exhibition programs and permanent collection displays will continue, with the goal of better achieving an optimal combination of intellectual substance and broad general appeal.

Image Credit: Kim Weston, Medicine, from the series Layers of the Soul, 2018, archival photographic inkjet print, edition 5, 40 x 60 in. Morse College, Yale University. 

deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Exhibitions

Visionary New England

Visionary, mystical, and utopian practices are crucial to New England’s culture, history, and character. Image Credit: Kim Weston, "Medicine", from the series Layers of the Soul, 2018.

Transcendental Modernism

Transcendental Modernism focuses on artistic developments in Massachusetts from the 1940s-90s. Credit: Hyman Bloom (1913–2009), "The Harpies", 1947, oil on canvas, 35 1/4 × 55 1/2 in

Myoung Ho Lee, "Tree...#2"

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.

Rachel Mica Weiss, "The Wild Within"

An undulating slab of concrete poses atop a reflective steel plinth. Credit: Rachel Mica Weiss, "The Wild Within", 2020, Cast concrete, pigment, powder coated steel, quarried obsidian.
Fruitlands Museum Exhibitions

Recruiting for Utopia

Recruiting for Utopia: Print and the Imagination. Image Credit: After design by Charles Fitch & Apollos Hale, Detail, "A Chronological Chart of the Visions of Daniel & John", 1842.

Polly Thayer Starr: Nearer the Essence

Polly Thayer Starr was an artist who lived beyond tidy definitions. Credit: "Weir River Farm view", c. 1970, Watercolor, Courtesy of : Polly Thayer Starr Charitable Trust | 1991.574