Fall Art Preview: 6 Exhibitions to See this Fall

Amid the bustling Boston fall events calendar is the vibrant arts community. From museums to galleries, the fall is ushered in with outstanding exhibitions each year. Although there are many to see, here are some of the standout exhibitions coming this fall.

Tara Donovan, Composition (Cards). Image Courtesy of  Krakow Witkin Gallery

Tara Donovan, Composition (Cards). Image Courtesy of Krakow Witkin Gallery

1. Tara Donovan: Composition (Cards) at Krakow Witkin Gallery

Featuring regional, national, and international artists, the newly renamed Krakow Witkin Gallery has a busy fall. Tara Donovan: Composition (Cards) will be on view from September 16, 2017 to November 4. Tara Donovan is a New York based artist who is known for her ability to use and transform everyday objects. This show will feature her works created from styrene cards and glue.

10 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

2. Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-century Naturalist at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Starting October 4, 2017, Mark Dion: Misadventures of a 21st-century Naturalist will be on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Dion's first U.S. survey examines the scientific processes while bringing together his methods of excavation, cultivation, and fieldwork. He incorporates found objects into his art, producing works that question institutional power. Dion's show will be on view until January 1, 2018.

25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210

Mark Dion,  Cabinet of Marine Debris.  Image Courtesy of  ICA  Boston

Mark Dion, Cabinet of Marine Debris. Image Courtesy of ICA Boston

3. Tony Lewis: Plunder at the Rose Art Museum

Chicago-based artist, Tony Lewis, will be creating site-specific art for the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Lewis is known for his large-scale  black and white drawings that feature text from a variety of sources. Located in the Foster Stairwell, Lewis will create his work onsite in October along with the help of university students. His final product, Plunder, will be on display from October 15, 2017 to June 10, 2018. 

415 South Street
Waltham, MA 0245

    4. Heavy Metal: Massachusetts Women to Watch at Gallery Kayafas  

    You won't want to miss this week long exhibition, Heavy Metal, which is the fifth installment of the Massachusetts Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts' (MA-NMWA) Women to Watch exhibition series, which was developed to increase visibility of artists who work in innovative techniques within MA-NMWA's national and international communities . Opening on October 20, 2017 at Gallery Kayafas, the show will showcase five artists, Venetia "Tia" DaleCynthia EidLinda Kindler PriestDonna Veverka and Heather White, who are working in metal, curated by Emily Zilber. On view from October 20th - 27th.

    450 Harrison Avenue, #37
    Boston, MA 02118

    5. Mark Rothko: Reflection at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

    This fall, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston will feature a new exhibition, Mark Rothko: Reflection. This show will include 11 Rothko masterpieces on loan from the National Gallery. The exhibition will juxtapose Rembrandt Van Rijn's The Artist in His Studio with a never before seen Rothko as a reflection on the act of painting from two distinct artists from two unique time periods.  

    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

    Mary Kocol,  Rose Plate Variety.  Image Courtesy of   Gallery Naga

    Mary Kocol, Rose Plate Variety. Image Courtesy of  Gallery Naga

    6. Mary Kocol: The Ephemeral Garden at Gallery NAGA

    Mary Kocol: The Ephemeral Garden is coming to Gallery NAGA this fall. Somerville based artist, Kocol employs a long exposure time when shooting at dusk to give her work the feeling of straddling both day and night in one photograph. Beginning September 5th 2017, the exhibition will feature a new series in which she shoots images of flowering blossoms in frozen water, exemplifying the two temporary states.  

    67 Newbury Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02116


    Tuesday, September 5, 2017: Sara Ory