Past Exhibitions



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Featured painting: Boulevard de la Gare by Bernard Lamotte (1903-1983)

Small Gems

On exhibition November 30, 2022 - December 31, 2022

With the holiday season already under way, we hope that you find time to cherish the 'little things.' With this in mind, we are pleased to open our annual exhibition Small Gems, featuring more than thirty paintings that would make lovely gifts or would fit perfectly in those treasured cozy nooks in your home. This year's Small Gems is an exciting iteration because we will be offering free domestic shipping* for any of the paintings included in the show, which is viewable online through the New Year.

*Please note that the gallery's shipping deadline for the Christmas holiday will be Tuesday, December 20th. 

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Holiday Staff Picks

On exhibition November 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Vose Galleries is pleased to present a holiday edition of Staff Picks, an exhibition featuring our staff's favorite paintings. Learn what drew us to these varied works and why we think each would make an excellent gift this holiday season!

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Featured painting: Along Little River, East Boothbay, Maine by Donald Demers (b. 1956)

Fresh off the Easel

On exhibition October 25, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Vose Galleries is pleased to present Fresh off the Easel, which showcases over 20 recent paintings from four artists in our contemporary division. 

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Featured painting: Reading by Lee Lufkin Kaula (1865-1957)

The Enduring Spirit of American Realism: A Touch of Tradition

On exhibition October 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022

For more than 180 years, Vose Galleries has championed the tradition of American Realism painting, specializing in the many stylistic threads that comprise the tapestry of this lasting art movement. The Enduring Spirit of American Realism is a two-part exhibition that reexamines the artistic practice of Realism in the United States through two lenses: that of its "traditional" definition in A Touch of Tradition and that of its "modern" application in A Nod to the Mod. We are pleased to continue championing the dynamic tradition of American Realism through this exhibition, and we are excited to engage with our clients in the ongoing conversation of what defines "Realism."

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Featured painting: Jug and Bowl of Apples by Harley Perkins (1883-1963)

The Enduring Spirit of American Realism: A Nod to the Mod

On exhibition October 18, 2022 - December 31, 2022

For more than 180 years, Vose Galleries has championed the tradition of American Realism painting, specializing in the many stylistic threads that comprise the tapestry of this lasting art movement. The Enduring Spirit of American Realism is a two-part exhibition that reexamines the artistic practice of Realism in the United States through two lenses: that of its "traditional" definition in A Touch of Tradition and that of its "modern" application in A Nod to the Mod. We are pleased to continue championing the dynamic tradition of American Realism through this exhibition, and we are excited to engage with our clients in the ongoing conversation of what defines "Realism."

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Featured painting: Autumn by Anthony Thieme (1888-1954)

Changing Leaves

On exhibition September 28, 2022 - November 10, 2022

"And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.."

-Virginia Woolf, 'To the Lighthouse'

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Featured painting: Ashore by the Cliffs by Ernest N. Townsend (1893-1945)

Annual Sale

On exhibition August 18, 2022 - September 29, 2022

Vose Galleries is pleased to present a wide variety of paintings, works on paper, and sculpture in our annual sale, with discounted prices ranging from 20 - 40% off! 

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Featured painting: Tree by Charles Hopkinson (1869-1962)

Massachusetts Tax-Free Holiday

On exhibition August 12, 2022 - August 13, 2022

It's a tax-free weekend in Massachusetts!

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Dreaming in Color: John Joseph Enneking's New England

On exhibition August 4, 2022 - September 15, 2022

In 1922, Vose Galleries mounted a memorial exhibition of more than twenty landscape paintings by celebrated painter John Joseph Enneking. A century later, the gallery is pleased to present a curated selection of the artist's work, all of which demonstrate his mastery of the New England landscape.

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New & Noteworthy

On exhibition May 17, 2022 - August 5, 2022

New & Noteworthy features over 20 masterful American paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries fresh to Vose Galleries.  

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A Visual Feast

On exhibition April 19, 2022 - May 31, 2022

A Visual Feast celebrates Janet Monafo, whose sense of color and spontaneity in composition places her among today’s leading pastel artists. This free art exhibition features more than fifteen important examples by the artist that have never been presented by Vose Galleries before now.

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Staccato & Legato: Brushstrokes in American Impressionism

On exhibition March 8, 2022 - April 19, 2022

In Staccato & Legato: Brushstrokes in American Impressionism, Vose Galleries is pleased to present a curated arrangement of over twenty paintings that explores the variety of brushstrokes used by American Impressionists. The exhibition will be viewable online and in the gallery through April 14th, 2022.

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Staff Picks 2022

On exhibition January 15, 2022 - March 8, 2022

We are pleased to announce a selection of our staff's current favorite paintings, viewable online from January 15th through February 25th. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about what draws us to these works and why we believe they would make valuable additions to any collection of American art. 

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Featured Painting: Mountain Homes by Stream by John F. Enser (1898-1968)

Small Gems

On exhibition December 3, 2021 - January 14, 2022

This holiday season, we hope that you find time to cherish the 'little things.' In this spirit, we are pleased to announce our annual exhibition Small Gems, which features a curated group of twenty paintings perfect for those treasured cozy nooks in your home. This exhibition will be viewable online and in the gallery from December 3rd to January 14th. 

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Featured painting: Purple Iris by Gary Milek (b. 1941)

Gilded Elements

On exhibition November 19, 2021 - December 31, 2021

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Featured painting: Winter in the Hills by Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972)

Our Best to You

On exhibition November 6, 2021 - December 31, 2021

In commemoration of our 180th year in the art world, Vose Galleries is pleased to present our fourth edition of Our Best to You.

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Featured painting: Plovers over the Gulf, 2016, by Cindy House (b. 1952)

Cindy House: Preserving Nature's Splendor

On exhibition October 9, 2021 - November 29, 2021

Vose Galleries is pleased to present Cindy House: Preserving Nature's Splendor, a retrospective of paintings by acclaimed pastelist Cindy House. The exhibition is the first of the artist's work at the gallery and features over forty examples of her picturesque depictions of New England's landscape and its feathered inhabitants. Accompanied by a digital catalog, Cindy House: Preserving Nature's Splendor will be viewable online and in the gallery October 9th - November 15, 2021.

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Featured painting: Venetian Canal and Garden, 1892, by Warren W. Sheppard (1858-1937)

Annual Sale

On exhibition August 13, 2021 - October 8, 2021

Vose Galleries is pleased to present a wide variety of paintings and works on paper in our annual sale, with discounted prices ranging from 20 – 40 % off!

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(Featured painting: Mrs. Richard Cary Curtis (Anita Grosvenor Curtis), 1920, by R. H. Ives Gammell (1893-1981)) 

You Had Me at Yellow

On exhibition July 22, 2021 - September 22, 2021

“The sun dazzles me and goes to my head, a sun, a light that I can only call yellow, sulphur yellow, lemon yellow, golden yellow. How lovely yellow is!”

-Vincent Van Gogh, March 1888 letter to brother Theo

Considered the brightest color in the visible spectrum, yellow is commonly associated with sunlight, elation, energy, and change. Also one of the oldest colors, yellow pigments derived from clay soils rich in ochre were used for decorating the human body, pottery, and cave walls as early as 45,000 BCE. Throughout time many artists have harnessed the vibrant hue to imbue their paintings with warmth, ethereality, and light. Others employ the tone as a compositional device, incorporating small bursts of yellow throughout a scene in order to guide the viewer’s gaze. In You Had Me at Yellow, Vose Galleries is pleased to present a selection of paintings that demonstrates the various ways in which the many hues of this primary color contribute to a composition. You Had Me at Yellow is viewable in the gallery and in its entirety online between July 22nd and September 2nd.  

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(Featured painting: Interlude by Liz Haywood-Sullivan)

Interlude

On exhibition June 1, 2021 - July 17, 2021

Vose Galleries is pleased to present Interlude, an exhibition showcasing a dozen paintings completed in the last year by award-winning pastelist Liz Haywood-Sullivan. In each of these singular examples, Haywood-Sullivan quietly reflects upon the transient nature of her coastal environment, including depictions of the forest idylls, serene waterways, and expansive marshlands near Marshfield, Massachusetts. Although this body of work captures distinct landscapes, the compositions are linked by Haywood-Sullivan’s careful observation of fleeting light. We invite you to enjoy Interlude, viewable in the gallery and online, from June 1st to July 17th.

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Harriot Drawing, circa 1909, by Charles Hopkinson (1869-1962)

A Break in the Clouds

On exhibition May 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Vose Galleries is pleased to present A Break in the Clouds, an exhibition showcasing twenty hand-curated paintings by a variety of American artists from the 19th & 20th centuries.  With the rays of hope spreading across the country as we start to come out of this deadly pandemic, the exhibition features the best paintings from our collection that we feel sure will lift everyone’s spirits. With fresh and rare beach scenes by Charles Hawthorne and Leslie Prince Thompson, colorful garden scenes by Boston School women painters Lee Lufkin Kaula and Edith Scott, and lively landscapes and seascapes by Jane Peterson, William Trost Richards, Robert Salmon, and Theodore Wendel, we believe there is something that will appeal to everyone. We hope you will make an appointment to come see these important works in person, viewable May 1st through June 30th at our brownstone on Newbury Street in Boston. We are also happy to offer virtual tours of the exhibition to anyone who may not be able to visit in person. Join us in celebrating what we hope is a 'break in the clouds’ after what have been such trying times for our country, and the world at large.

 

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(Featured painting: The Green Shade by Lee Lufkin Kaula (1865-1957))

Sensations of Spring

On exhibition March 9, 2021 - May 18, 2021

The scrunch of melting snow yielding under our boots; the late afternoon sunlight enveloping the world in a dewy haze, providing warmth and nourishment for flora, fauna, and man alike; the fragrance of newborn blossoms emerging from their slumber to meet the world afresh, offering visual beauty and emotional comfort. These are the sensations of spring, the tangible impressions that greet us each year and usher in a time of rejuvenation for both Nature and the soul. In our exhibition, we’ve selected over 20 examples from the gallery’s traditional and contemporary artists that embody the season. Sensations of Spring is viewable on our website through May 18th, 2021.

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(Featured painting: Sunlit Peak, Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies by Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972))

Staff Picks 2021

On exhibition February 23, 2021 - April 7, 2021

We are pleased to announce a selection of our staff's favorite paintings, viewable online and in the gallery through April 6th. Learn what drew us to these works and why we think each is an excellent example.

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Featured painting: Evening Visitor, St. George, Maine, 2019, by Don Demers (b. 1956))

Coastlines

On exhibition December 10, 2020 - March 2, 2021

We are pleased to present our exhibition Coastlines featuring new work by acclaimed contemporary artist Don Demers.

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(Featured painting: View from Provincetown by Nancy Maybin Ferguson (1872-1967))

Small Gems

On exhibition November 24, 2020 - February 2, 2021

Amidst the bustle of an unusual holiday season, take time to savor the little things: the coziness of your favorite nook at home, the warmth of a hot, spiced drink, or the jingle of familiar songs. In this spirit, Vose Galleries is pleased to present Small Gems, an exhibition of more than 30 paintings that are the perfect finishing touch for the most treasured places in your home. This exhibition will be viewable Nov. 24, 2020 - Feb. 2, 2021.

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(Featured painting: Flickering Shadows, circa 1930, by Abbott Fuller Graves (1859-1936))

Feels Like Home

On exhibition November 10, 2020 - January 19, 2021

While working from home may be a new experience for some of us in 2020, countless artists have pursued their craft from home studios, immortalized their own front porches, or depicted places near and dear to their hearts. In our current exhibition Feels Like Home, Vose Galleries is pleased to present more than 30 paintings of the places our artists called home, or home-away-from-home.

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(Featured painting: Golden Great Solomon's Seal, 2010, by Gary Milek (b. 1941))

Illuminated: Paintings in Egg Tempera & Gold Leaf by Gary Milek

On exhibition October 27, 2020 - January 1, 2021

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Illuminated: Paintings in Egg Tempera & Gold Leaf by Gary Milek is the first exhibition of the artist’s work at Vose Galleries, and features over 20 examples of his emblazoned landscapes and botanical still lives. Accompanied by a digital catalog, Illuminated will be viewable online and in the gallery October 27th, 2020 - January 1st, 2021.

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(Featured painting: Lakeside Landscape, circa 1860s, by William Sonntag (1822-1900))

Vose Galleries at The American Art Fair, 2020

On exhibition October 9, 2020 - October 18, 2020

This year, The American Art Fair, the only fair in the country that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works of art, has moved online! To make this online event unique, each premier exhibiting specialist is pleased to present two fresh to the market examples, providing an unprecedented opportunity to collectors. These works will be offered for the first time by The American Art Fair exhibitors beginning at noon on October 9th, and will be viewable online here through October 18th, 2020. Additionally, Vose Galleries is pleased to include 20 paintings viewable at our Newbury Street gallery and on our website.

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(Featured image: Pitching Hay, Upper Farm by Theodore Wendel (1859-1932)).

Fall Beckons!

On exhibition September 29, 2020 - November 30, 2020

This season we are thrilled to present a fine selection of autumn offerings.

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(Featured image: Monhegan Harbor, Maine by Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972))

Island Allure

On exhibition August 6, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In this virtual exhibition, Island Allure, we are pleased to feature nearly 30 American paintings and works on paper depicting island destinations ranging from Monhegan to Bermuda to Tahiti.

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