Upcoming art openings and exhibits you should check out this Spring & Summer 2016 in Central Massachusetts.

The Captivating Cat*

Worcester Art Museum

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WAM takes the theme of cats by the tail with this one-of-a-kind, multi-faceted project. Meow includes an exhibition exploring the feline as an iconic element of art, a self-guided “cat walk” through the Museum, an interactive installation featuring live cats, a community art show, a naughty kitty take-over of Helmutt’s House, a dog show curated by Helmutt, and special art classes. From serious art to mischievous fun, Meow promises to tickle the whiskers of museum and cat-lovers alike!


Opening: May 21

Where: Worcester Art Museum

Website: http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/meow/

The Fourth Annual One

ArtsWorcester, Worcester

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A free reception on June 1o will kick off  “The Fourth Annual One” exhibit, which features one single work from each ArtsWorcester artist. There will be over 100 pieces to view and anything goes! The exhibit runs through June 30, with gallery hours Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12-4 PM and by appointment.

When: Free reception June 10. Runs through June 30, with gallery hours Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 12-4 PM and by appointment.

Where: ArtsWorcester, Worcester

More Info: http://artsworcester.org/

Blood and Honey

Worcester Art Museum

Photographs of the conflict taken of the conflict in Yugoslavia by Ron Haviv, an emmy-nominated award-winning photojournalist. This work acts as a historical record of the conflict from its start in 1991. From the front-line trenches, Ron Haviv brings you images that capture both the urgency and tragedy of war. Check out some of this work here: http://www.warphotoltd.com/exhibitions/blood-and-honey1

When: June 8 – November 6

Where: Worcester Art Museum

Website: http://www.worcesterart.org/exhibitions/blood-and-honey/

Alternative View

Davis Art Gallery, Worcester

The Artist Collective is a critique group that cross-pollinates ideas, processes, techniques, and content with twelve artists in photography, painting, fiber arts, printmaking, digital arts, and mixed media. This exhibit is their first show representing their efforts to implement those goals.

Art Opening: Friday, June 10, 2016, 5–7 pm | Wine & Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Street parking or public library lot is available.

Where: Davis Art Gallery

Website: http://www.davisartgallery.com/Upcoming-Show.aspx