June 8, 2023

Art and Society

In this blast

:: Pride: In Retrospect at the Newport Art Museum

:: Disrupted, Borders at the Armenian Museum of America

:: State of the Union at the New Bedford Art Museum

Sponsored By: New Britain Museum of American Art, Bromfield Gallery, NAWAMA, League of N.H. Craftsmen, Guild of Boston Artists, VCollection, Berta Walker Gallery, Project B Gallery and the Artscope Tablet Edition


This week we're presenting Newport Art Museum, New Bedford Art Museum and Armenian Museum of America.

These three exhibits examine cultural movements and socioeconomic issues through the lens of painting, photography and multi-media artwork. From the long history of LGBTQ+ people fighting for representation, shifting borders affecting the lives of many, or the rights of animals, these shows give reason to pause.

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-Sawyer Smook-Pollitt

Pride: In Retrospect at the Newport Art Museum

in Newport, Rhode Island through July 9

Spenceer Platt / Getty Images. Photo courtesy: Newport Art Museum.

Newport Art Museum presents Pride: In Retrospect, a "unique photography exhibit" curated by Newport Pride that uses 50 years of archival photography and interactive displays to chronicle the history of the United States' LGBTQ+ community. From the first Queer Liberation March in 1970 to modern images, this exhibit documents inclusivity throughout America's recent history. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI. For more information, please visit here.

Disrupted, Borders at the Armenian Museum of America

in Watertown, Massachusetts, beginning June 7

Ara Oshagan, The Beirut Memory Project #56, 2018-2021. Digital collage, archival pigment print on velvet fine art paper. Photo courtesy: Armenian Museum of America.

Armenian Museum of America presents Disrupted, Borders, a show curated by Ryann Casey featuring the work of Ara Oshagan, a "diasporic multi-disciplinary artist, curator, and cultural worker whose practice explores collective and personal histories of dispossession, legacies of violence, identity, and (un)imagined futures." The show "weaves together different geographies and spaces that considers the impact of borders (both visible and invisible) on our personal and collective history, past-present-future, and the disruption of dislocation." The museum is open on Thursday to Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Armenian Museum of America is located at 65 Main Street, Watertown, MA. For more information, please visit here.

State of the Union at the New Bedford Art Museum

in New Bedford, Massachusetts through August 20.

Jane O'Hara, Massachusetts State of the Union, 2020. Photo courtesy: New Bedford Art Museum.

New Bedford Art Museum presents State of the Union, a show featuring the artwork of Jane O'Hara that looks at "the topic of animal rights and the complex relationship between humans and animals." Covering the 50 states of the union, O'Hara's work examines animal rights abuses through the lens of classic "wish-you-were-here postcards." The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. New Bedford Art Museum is located at 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA. For more information, please visit here.

Sponsored By: New Britain Museum of American Art, Bromfield Gallery, NAWAMA, League of N.H. Craftsmen, Guild of Boston Artists, VCollection, Berta Walker Gallery, Project B Gallery and the Artscope Tablet Edition

New Britain Museum of American Art 

Ellen Carey, Crush & Pull with Hands & 

Penlights, 2022, 12 Polaroid color prints; 6 positives and 6 negatives, 70 x 264 in. (177.8 x 670.6cm), Courtesy of the Artist, JHB Gallery (NYC, NY), and Galerie Miranda (Paris, FR).

Ellen Carey: Struck by Light

July 20, 2023 – January 28, 2024

Representing her largest career survey in the Northeast in a decade, Ellen Carey: Struck by Light showcases iconic works spanning three decades of acclaimed Hartford-based artist Ellen Carey’s prolific career (1991-2022), drawn from the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art and the artist. 



Join us to celebrate the group exhibition, "We are not women; we are gods."

Meet the Artists and our emcee/DJ for the evening @caleafsellers and Spoken Word Poet/emcee/public figure Liza Zayas @luna_del_flor.leaf.


Berta Walker Gallery

Sky Power, Caravan, 2022, oil and charcoal on canvas, 16" x 20"

Sky Power, Paul Bowen and Donald Beal at Berta Walker Gallery.

Opening June 16, 5-7pm and on view through July 9, 2023




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Call for Entries:

“Fluid Borders”

Juried Exhibition

at Bromfield Gallery

Deadline: June 15, 2023 

This New England juried exhibition seeks artwork in all media, from personal to visual to cultural, which explores the theme of “Fluid Borders.”

The top 20 artworks will be exhibited in person August 2 - 20. $18 per entry.

Apply online at bromfieldgallery.com.


Gary Duehr, Manager,


Bromfield Gallery

450 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA

Wed.-Sun., 12-5 p.m.

(617) 451-3605



Guild of Boston Artists


League of N.H. Craftsmen


Project B Gallery

Opening Party/Reception on Friday, June 9, 6-9 pm for 'Amen, so be it!' food, wine, and music by emcee/public figure Liza Zayas @luna_del_flor.leaf.

A fun night waits with one work given away for peeps attending!

Project B Gallery, 2 Central Street, Mill 1, Framingham exhibition runs from June 5 - July 10.

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