History, Art & Culture

Fruitlands Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions

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.


Exhibition Events
Current Exhibitions

Rachel Hayes, The Edge of Becoming

Through October 31, 2024
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Upcoming Exhibitions

A Surreal Place

Sky Hopinka and Cannupa Hanska Luger Opening June 15, 2024
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Across Boundaries Across Barriers

Opening June 15, 2024
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Places of Intersection

Survivance in the American West Opening June 15, 2024
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Past Exhibitions

Beauty and Usefulness

September 2, 2023 - January 2, 2024
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Rachel Hayes: Transcending Space

March 11 , 2023 - January 2, 2024
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Wind from the Hills

Artwork from the Fruitlands Collection
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New England Triennial

New England Triennial 2022 April 8 - October 2, 2022
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Building Relationships

Artwork from the Fruitlands Collection April 19 - September 12, 2022
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Unseen Hours

Unseen Hours: Space Clearing for Spirit Work September 15, 2021 - March 13, 2022
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Marking Day's Passage

Marking Day's Passage: Highlights from the Collection September 2021 - March 13, 2022

Echoes in Time

June 5 - December 6, 2021
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Piecework: Resistance and Healing

April 28 - August 22, 2021
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Speaking of the Future: Utopia Press

Reflecting with care upon the Transcendentalist roots of this site, this participatory art invites the community to walk the trails and consider what utopia means to them.
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Sue McNally: Ascutney Revisited


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

Decolonized Map of Massachusetts

Elizabeth James Perry