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History, Art & Culture

Fruitlands Exhibitions

Museum Exhibitions

Elizabeth James-Perry Aq...

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: Elizabeth James-Perry (Aquinnah-Wampanoag), “Decolonized Map of New England” (detail), 2020, Watercolor and graphite on paper, Fruitlands Museum Collection. Image Courtesy of the artist.

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

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


Decolonized Map of Massachusetts

Elizabeth James Perry