Current Exhibitions

Fruitlands Museum is committed to sharing the unique perspectives of artists, both historical and contemporary. The frequently changing exhibitions offer a wide variety of selections from Fruitlands' collections, other museum and private collections, and contemporary artists from the New England region.

2015 Art in Nature

Fruitlands is proud to welcome 14 sculptors to the Museum for our biannual juried outdoor sculpture competition. Art in Nature consists of 20 works placed throughout the vast Fruitlands campus. Be sure to pick up your ballot in the Wayside Visitor Center to vote for your favorite pieces!

Gary Ozias Winter Fields

For the very first time this year’s Artists-in-Residence is a group.  The whimsically self-titled 80 Dusty Fingers consists of eight accomplished pastel artists.   From July 12 to September 8, there will be a formal exhibit of their work in the Art Gallery, featuring some of the amazing pastels produced at the Museum so far during their residency as well as previous work. 

Gifts of the Saggar Fire is an exhibit by award-winning potter Irina Okula. Irina uses natural combustible materials in the firing process. The pots are made of earthenware clay and fired twice. Prior to the second firing, the work is broken into several pieces and the organic materials are placed in and around the individual pieces into separate saggars or containers, and fired in a gas kiln.  The fire and natural materials dance upon the clay and leave exciting random marks. The patterns left by the process invoke the fiery chaos of nature, contrasted with the calm and serene patterns reminiscent of cloudy skyscapes and geologic formations. After firing in the saggar the pieces are glued back together.