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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On exhibition October 27, 2020 - January 1, 2021
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.
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.
On exhibition March 14, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Vose Galleries is excited to present the upcoming exhibition, All but the Artist Rest: An Exploration of Figurative Painting. Serving as a sister show to last year’s Indefatigable Spirit: The American Work Ethic, this exhibition highlights the dedication of the artist while getting a glimpse of their subjects unwinding.
On exhibition January 18, 2020 - February 29, 2020
To kick off the New Year, we are pleased to announce an exhibition of our staff's favorite paintings, all priced under $20,000! Examples by many of these artists can be seen in permanent museum collections around the world, and we believe them to be an excellent value for their merit and quality. Scroll down to learn what drew us these varied works of art, each of which would be a worthy first addition of the year to your collection!
On exhibition December 7, 2019 - February 1, 2020
Aldro Hibbard’s name is nearly synonymous with paintings of snow, yet his oeuvre contains a surprising amount of variety in both subject and style produced across a 70-year career. Vose Galleries has been fortunate to handle an extensive number of works by Hibbard and to witness the extraordinary range of this gifted artist. With Aldro Hibbard: Ranging Far and Wide, we are pleased to share the versatility of one of New England’s favorite painters at home and abroad.
On exhibition November 2, 2019 - January 25, 2020
Bringing to Light: American Women Artists (1890-1940) upholds Vose Galleries’ proud history of supporting women in the arts, started by Robert Churchill Vose (1873-1964) in 1900, and marks our 180th exhibition featuring women artists.
On exhibition September 28, 2019 - November 9, 2019
We are pleased to announce the exhibition Dancing Light: Changing Seasons, featuring 30 new pastel paintings by Liz Haywood-Sullivan. The exhibition is viewable online and in the gallery September 28th - November 9th. Dancing Light: Changing Seasons will be Haywood-Sullivan's third exhibition at Vose Galleries, and is accompanied by a digital catalog (viewable if you click here).
On exhibition March 20, 2019 - April 27, 2019
For more than thirty years, Fred Rogers captivated and delighted children as the host of the beloved television series, “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood.” Mister Rogers became a cultural touchstone, known to generations of PBS viewers for his calm, patient and inclusive attitude toward children and the community at large. We were inspired by the recent release of Morgan Neville’s documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” to spotlight scenes of daily neighborhood activity from our inventory. The locales included in this exhibition vary widely, yet they share narrative undertones of ordinary people coexisting in a shared space, each performing small acts of uncomplicated compassion. We are pleased to present over 30 neighborhood and community scenes as part of our newest exhibition, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
On exhibition January 12, 2019 - March 2, 2019
We are pleased to announce our newest online exhibition, Indefatigable Spirit: The American Work Ethic. We hope that this selection from our inventory will be motivating and reinvigorating for the New Year. Here, we have chosen to focus on the American worker, including subjects from fishermen managing the day’s haul, to farmers toiling in their fields, to carpenters and to shoe-shiners. Each painting illustrates the hard work and can-do attitude on which Americans have prided themselves on for generations, capturing moments of daily life from different eras in American history. The people, and the environments in which they labor, illustrate the march of progress and encapsulate the American will to succeed. We hope this year brings you success and luck in all of your ventures, and hope you find some small amount of inspiration in this collection of American works of art.
On exhibition December 1, 2018 - January 15, 2019
We've put together a selection of small gems from both our traditional and contemporary artists for the holidays. Opening December 1st in the gallery and online, all works are under $25,000 and make wonderful gifts for your loved ones!
If you would like to arrange shipping in time for the holidays, please contact us by December 13th.
On exhibition November 17, 2018 - January 26, 2019
We are pleased to announce our major fall exhibition Human/Nature, featuring over 50 paintings by notable American artists. In this exhibition we’ve chosen to focus on artists’ experiences of the natural world versus the human world and ascertain the lines where these two worlds converge. Each painting exists along a spectrum between the two poles and in deciding where these paintings fall, we’ve relied primarily on the power dynamic within the painting. To what extent are the human inhabitants of each painting in command of their surroundings? On one end are wild, uninhabited landscapes. As we move toward the human side of the spectrum, there is little or no reference to nature.