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Charles Webster Hawthorne, “A Study in White,” c. 1900, oil on canvas, Art Colony: Cape Cod, Cape Ann, Rockport, MA.

Charles Webster Hawthorne, “A Study in White,” c. 1900, oil on canvas, Art Colony: Cape Cod, Cape Ann, Rockport, MA.


American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony

Impressionism was the dominant art style in late 19th century France, but America quickly followed with a movement all it’s own. Springfield Museums has recently acquired a traveling exhibit that displays a wide range of pieces from the art colonies that fueled that American Impressionism movement.


Image: Nora Speyer, “Daisies,” 1968, oil on canvas, 50” x 50”.

Image: Nora Speyer, “Daisies,” 1968, oil on canvas, 50” x 50”.


Nora Speyer and Sideo Fromboluti at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

Included are works on paper and oil paintings created between 1975 and 2008 that show the similar styles the couple worked in and the influence they’ve had on each other’s work.


Image: Wendy Hale, “Running Late,” watercolor.

Image: Wendy Hale, “Running Late,” watercolor.


Summer Members’ Show: As Expected at the Copley Society of Art

The Copley Society of Art is currently displaying their annual Summer Members’ Show in the Upper Gallery.


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Jim Shaw: Entertaining Doubts at Mass MoCA

In one of the biggest exhibitions Mass MoCA has ever installed, Jim Shaw’s multi-faceted talents and wide range of mediums come together in “Entertaining Doubts,” his biggest exhibition to date.


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Inside/Outside: Cellblock Visions Traveling Exhibition at Forbes Library, Northampton

A must see exhibition, “Folk Art and Artifacts: America’s Prison Culture,” a thoughtful presentation of almost 20 art objects assembled from the larger “Cellblock Visions” collection and traveling exhibition program curated and managed by art educator and advocate Phyllis Kornfeld, is on view until Thursday, July 30 at Northampton’s Forbes Library, 20 West Street.


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Lee Mingwei: The Living Room Project at the Gardner Museum

In 1999, Lee Mingwei had his first solo residency at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum putting on what he calls, “the Living Room Project” where a host can bring their collection and give a presentation about it. Now, the Gardner has a room specifically designed as a Living Room for his project and he recently returned to recruit new hosts to show off their collections.


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Peter Marcus for the Artscope Podcast Series

On July 23, Alex Bandoni interviewed Peter Marcus for the Artscope Podcast Series. In this episode, (which you can listen to here: https://soundcloud.com/ascopemagazine/peter-marcus-interview), Peter discusses his “The New American Family” exhibition that’s at the Newport Art Museum through August 11 and how the pieces for this exhibit came together. In addition, he explains how his work has changed over the years, his expansive teaching career and where he is headed in regards to his future artistic endeavors.


Donna Dodson, Mama Warthog, 2015, walnut, 20" tall, with William Kendall’s paintings


Donna Dodson: The Chinese Zodiac Series & William Kendall paintings at Colo Colo Gallery

Donna Dodson’s contemporary and characterizing interpretation of the Chinese Zodiac is currently on view at Colo Colo Gallery. “The Chinese Zodiac Series” was installed in collaboration between Dodson and Colo Colo owner and curator Luis Villanueva. While this is her solo exhibition, Villanueva has also installed a series of abstracts by William Kendall that coexist with her sculptures.


Ethan Murrow, Seastead.


Ethan Murrow at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Being a coastal city, the idea of changing sea levels is a real worry for Boston and many of its harbor side buildings. Ethan Murrow vamped on this as a topic of conversation to accompany his piece for the Art Wall at the Institute of Contemporary Art.


Sarah Meyers Brent, Primal Garden, 2015, paint rags, foam, acrylic and mixed media, 131” x 132”

Sarah Meyers Brent, Primal Garden, 2015, paint rags, foam, acrylic and mixed media, 131” x 132”


Sarah Meyers Brent: Salvaged Garden at Kingston Gallery

Sarah Meyers Brent’s “Salvaged Garden” inhabits its own space at Kingston Gallery through August 2. This sectioned off room is more preferable for Brent because she is able to encompass all four walls with paintings and installations. Her installation, “Salvaged Garden,” stretches across one entire wall and the tips of the vines and running paint lines touch the floor. She had sketched a shape of “Salvaged Garden” on the wall before hanging it.