Fruitlands Museum is celebrating the past one hundred years by highlighting the richness of our diverse collections and sharing stories contributed by members of our community.
The one hundred most popular objects in Fruitlands' Transcendental, Shaker, Native American collections, landscape paintings and portraits will be on view in the Art Gallery and around the campus beginning on September 6, 2014. The exhibit includes fascinating examples of our New England past, some with poignant local flair. A soapstone bowl that is approximately 4000 years old and was found in a nearby field, Shaker furniture, Thoreau's desk, a Lakota feathered bonnet and Albert Bierstadt's painting, View of Mount Ascutnety from Claremont, New Hampshire are all fine examples of the rich history of New England that will be on display. We invite you to come share in this extraordinary exhibit.
COMING IN APRIL...
Ben Brody is an American documentary photographer who has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003, both as a soldier and as a civilian. He has been an observer of evolving military culture and doctrine, and how it reflects the changing American character and political identity.
His photography highlights the forlorn story of the absurdity, alienation, and unintended consequences of modern war.
COMING IN APRIL...
Edward Burtynsky’s photography explores the topographical landscape as it has been irrevocably altered by large-scale industrial incursions that feed the world’s appetite for material goods. Burtynsky finds both attraction and repulsion in his depictions of mining, manufacturing, consumption, waste disposal and recycling. Rather than simply decry the human scarring of the land, he acknowledges the conflict between the human need for economic growth and the value of protecting our fragile ecosystem. The photographs in this exhibition show the terrible beauty of landscapes that have been altered by human industry.