Must-See Art Guide: New England

This week's guide includes Herb Ritts, Gordon Parks, Andy Warhol, and more.

Kevin Beers
Kevin Beers, Red Lobster Boat. Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art.
Phoebe Porteous, Higgs Beach, Key West

Phoebe Porteous, Higgs Beach, Key West.
Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Moss Galleries.

New England, with its 6,000 miles of coastline and dozens of sandy beaches, has long been a popular summer destination, as both locals and tourists trade in their snow boots for sunscreen and head outside. After a particularly punishing winter, it seems that cultural institutions are equally eager to celebrate, with museums and galleries throughout the region offering a variety of summer-themed shows and other exciting exhibitions.

If you are one of the many visitors to Cape Cod, stop by Addison Art Gallery, which is hosting an ongoing series of events featuring works inspired by the great American realist painter Edward Hopper. The exhibition begins at the gallery’s main location in Orleans, and will later travel to a number of other locations throughout the area, with works by both painters and photographers on view.

For those of you enjoying a city vacation, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is a must see. In addition to its extensive collection of Impressionist art, the museum is also hosting an exhibition of fashion photographer Herb Ritts, along with paintings, woodblock prints, and illustrated books by renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. On Boston’s famed Newbury Street, Barbara Krakow Gallery is offering two group shows highlighting big names, including Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Ellsworth Kelly, and Mel Bochner. Or else check out “Summer Street Art” just a few doors down at DTR Modern Galleries.

In New England, this summer is all about art, so enjoy!

Franz Erhard Walther

Franz Erhard Walther, Die Verlangsamung der Bilder Werk Nr. 10 (1994).
Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Krakow Gallery.

Exhibition: ADDITIVE LOGIC: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Mel Bochner, Dan Flavin, Sol LeWitt, Kay Rosen, Ed Ruscha, Richard Tuttle, Franz Erhard Walther
When: June 13, 2015–July 24, 2015
Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Installation view

Installation view.
Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Krakow Gallery.

Exhibition: REDUCE, REPEAT, REUSE: Peter Downsbrough, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Moskowitz
When: June 13, 2015–July 24, 2015
Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Daniel Monteavaro

Dan Monteavaro, Bored (2014).
Photo: Courtesy of DTR Modern Galleries.

Exhibition: Summer Street Art
When: June 19–July 24, 2015
Where: DTR Modern Galleries, 167 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Kevin Beers

Kevin Beers, Red Lobster Boat.
Photo: Courtesy of Gleason Fine Art.

Exhibition: Kevin Beers: A View from Here
When: June 18–July 28, 2015
Where: Gleason Fine Art, 31 Townsend Avenue, Boothbay Harbor, ME

Phoebe Porteous

Phoebe Porteous, On the Pier, Higgs Beach, Key West.
Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Moss Galleries.

Exhibition: Key West
When: June 11–August 1, 2015
Where: Elizabeth Moss Galleries, 251 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME

Marcus Reichert

Marcus Reichert, Red Petals (2013).
Photo: Courtesy of Adelson Galleries.

Exhibition: Marcus Reichert & Les Fleurs
When: June 19–August 2, 2015
Where: Adelson Galleries, 520 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA

Katsushika Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa, (c. 1830–1831).
Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the artist.

Exhibition: Hokusai
When: April 5–August 9, 2015
Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Dahlov Ipcar

Dahlov Ipcar, Kalahari Woodland (2010).
Photo: Courtesy of Samsøn.

Exhibition: Marguerite Zorach, Dahlov Ipcar & William Zorach
When: June 22–August 22, 2015
Where: Samsøn, 450 Harrison Avenue &/@ 29 Thayer Street, Boston, MA

Barbara Kassel

Barbara Kassel, Barbara’s Painting Table.
Photo: Courtesy of Clark Gallery.

Exhibition: Barbara Kassel. Jed Devine
When: July 15–August 30, 2015
Where: Clark Gallery, 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, MA

Vincent Giarrano

Vincent Giarrano, Lobster and Clams.
Photo: Courtesy of Susan Powell Fine Art.

Exhibition: Summer Along the Shore
When: July 10–August 31, 2015
Where: Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks, Jeweled Cap, Malibu, California (1958).
Photo: Courtesy of Robert Klein Gallery.

Exhibition: Women in Clothes
When: July 10–September 12, 2015
Where: Robert Klein Gallery, 38 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol, Querelle Film Poster (Blue Version) (1982).
Photo: Courtesy of Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts.

Exhibition: Audubon to Warhol: Two Centuries of American Art on Paper
When: July 3–September 26, 2015
Where: Edward T. Pollack Fine Arts, 29 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

Herb Ritts

Herb Ritts, Madonna, Tokyo (1987).
Photo: Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Herb Ritts Foundation.

Exhibition: Herb Ritts
When: March 14–November 8, 2015
Where: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

Susan Overstreet

Susan Overstreet, Roseville Cottages.
Photo: Courtesy of Addison Art Gallery.

Exhibition:After Hopper
When: July 13–ongoing
Where: Addison Art Gallery, 43 South Orleans Road, Orleans, MA; and various locations around Cape Cod


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