New England Now: People is the second exhibition in a new biennial series featuring regional contemporary artists. Organized by Associate Curator Carolyn Bauer, this multi-media group exhibition plumbs and celebrates the communities and people of New England. The diversity of New England’s population—representing a multitude of ethnicities, cultures, traditions, and lifestyles—shapes and defines this beautiful and complex region today. Collectively, the works of art featured in the exhibition—including photography, painting, sculpture, and performance art—will portray multifaceted and evolving concepts of the “New Englander.”
The exhibition is designed to facilitate rich conversation on a variety of socio political issues and topics relevant to our region and beyond, including economic disparity and persistent bias and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. The lasting events that have shaped the past year—from the pandemic to the reckoning around racial justice and equity—make this exhibition’s focus timely and salient.
Murphy Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education