The Summer of 2013 is already hot and getting hotter thanks to some wonderful art exhibits on view at the Fitchburg Art Museum from now through September 1, 2013. Art lovers will want to make their way to Fitchburg to see:
The 78th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
This Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is one of the oldest juried exhibitions of its kind in New England. Artists and crafters who live near Fitchburg, together with Fitchburg Art Museum members from around the globe, submit their work for consideration. The exhibition includes artwork from all media.
ARTSWorcester Call and Response
The title of the exhibition is from a form of spontaneous communication in African culture between speaker, musician, or singer and an audience. In this form of communication statements, or “calls”, are followed by expressions or, “responses.” In 2012 the Fitchburg Art Museum lent examples of African Art to ARTSWorcester as a call. Members of ARTSWorcester were invited to submit contemporary artworks as a response to the African artworks. This summer in the Community Gallery, the best of the contemporary works will be displayed alongside the works of African Art that inspired them.
Baggage by Nora Valdez
Baggage is a one-person exhibition of sculpture and drawings by Argentine-born artist Nora Valdez. This exhibition features her recent body of work: interrelated sculptures and drawings on an intimate scale that address universal ideas and feelings centered on the immigrant experience.
Building a Collection: Photography at the Fitchburg Art Museum
Organized by Consulting Curator of Photography Stephen Jareckie, three of the museum’s galleries will feature highlights of their world-class photography collection of historically significant photographers including Peter Henry Emerson, Alexander Gardner, Alfred Stieglitz, Charles Sheeler, Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Bradford Washburn, Harold E. Edgerton, and Paul Caponigro.
So make your way to the Fitchburg Art Museum to add some hot art to your already hot summer.