In the art museum 

Find Your Park: National Parks in New England 

September 2, 2016 – March 19, 2017

Developed in partnership with Freedom's Way National Heritage Area and with additional support from Artscope Magazine, this exhibition showcases the beauty of New England and the important work that is being done to preserve and promote the national parks.

Come celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service and explore the cultural, historical and natural wonders of the national parks by viewing this large-format photography exhibit.

Comforts, Cures & Distractions: Winter at Fruitlands Museum

November 29, 2016 – March 26, 2017

Opening Reception
Join us in the Art Museum to celebrate our new winter exhibit
December 10 | 1-3PM
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With shorter daylight hours, plummeting temperatures, and potentially massive snowfalls, winter is a challenging season in New England. Over the centuries, settlers in the Harvard area have been deeply connected with the land and changing seasons, developing tactics for surviving and celebrating the colder months.

Visionary collector, Clara Endicott Sears, developed Fruitlands Museum as a place for commemorating distinct communities from Harvard’s past: Transcendentalists from the Fruitlands experiment, Shakers, and Native Americans. In doing so, Sears helped preserve some of the history of winter in Harvard, where residents often saw winter as a break after the busy farming season and an opportunity to prepare for the next one.

Here, objects from the Museum’s diverse collections and material from the Harvard Historical Society displayed side by side show that in different times and for different communities, winter in Harvard remained largely the same: cold, snowy, and full of possibilities.

Cathedrals of the Modern World: 125 Years of the Trustees

The Cathedrals of the Modern World: 125 Years of the Trustees exhibit outlines the history of The Trustees and its special places throughout Massachusetts.


Finding Metacom: Artists Duane Slick & Martin Smick in Dialogue with the Native American Collection

September 2 – November 6, 2016

Seeing Past Faces: Sculpture by Artist-in-Residence Carolyn Wirth

July 2 - August 21

Picturing Little Folk

July 2 - August 21

2016 Student Art Competition

April 15 - June 19

Hidden Treasures

January 3 - March 20, 2016

All Things Considered VIII ~ 2015

September 18 – November 29, 2015

Hidden Hudson

September 18 - November 29

LAYERS: A Pastel Exhibit by Eighty Dusty Fingers

July 12 - September 8, 2015

Gifts of the Saggar Fire

July 12 - September 8, 2015 

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