Past Exhibitions



New & Noteworthy 2023

On exhibition December 1, 2023 - January 26, 2024

New & Noteworthy 2023 features over 35 masterful American paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries fresh to Vose Galleries.

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Coast to Coast: American Art Colonies Revisited

On exhibition November 16, 2023 - January 11, 2024

Vose Galleries is pleased to present our fourth exhibition of Donald Demers’ work, Coast to Coast: American Art Colonies Revisited. His masterful approach to painting is revealed in a series of plein air transcriptions of sites that have inspired artists for generations. From the coastal colonies and inland retreats of New England to the Pacific shores at Laguna Beach, he embraces the unique qualities of each setting and seeks to capture the atmosphere and mood of his firsthand experience, while being cognizant of their role in art history:

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John Whalley: One Man's Treasure

On exhibition October 3, 2023 - November 28, 2023

Vose Galleries is pleased to present One Man's Treasure, an exhibition showcasing over a dozen paintings by renowned artist John Whalley. Working in egg tempera, oil, and graphite, John Whalley turns discarded ephemera found at antique shops, yard sales, and while exploring the coast near his Maine home into his own personal treasure. Inspired by the potential of forgotten histories and new purpose, he crafts visual stories from the vintage objects and the weathered surfaces on which they are composed for future generations to cherish. We invite you to enjoy One Man's Treasure, viewable in the gallery and online, from October 3rd to November 14th.

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Annual Sale

On exhibition September 6, 2023 - October 18, 2023

Vose Galleries is pleased to present a wide variety of paintings and works on paper in our annual sale this year, at discounts ranging from 20 - 50% off.

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Summer Sanctuaries

On exhibition July 6, 2023 - August 31, 2023

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow fast in movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with summer.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby

Vose Galleries is pleased to present Summer Sanctuaries, on view in the gallery and on our website from July 6th to August 17th. The exhibition features over twenty-five works capturing some of the familiar warm weather destinations enjoyed by travelers to the Northeast, from the shorelines of Atlantic City and Long Island and the artists’ colonies along Massachusetts’ Cape Cod and Cape Ann, to the lakes and mountains of New York and New Hampshire and the tranquil inlets of mid-coast Maine.

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Beauty Beheld

On exhibition May 18, 2023 - July 14, 2023

A preeminent nineteenth-century landscape painter, George Inness once mused that an artwork’s primary end is to “awaken an emotion... [and] the true beauty of the work consists in the beauty of the sentiment or emotion which it inspires.” Half a century later, Jane Peterson echoed Inness’ conclusion that beauty is central to art when stating, “In the final analysis our only contribution down through the ages will be our record of the beauty of expression...Let the generations come to know that artistically...we tried to find beauty!”

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The American Art Fair, 2023

On exhibition May 13, 2023 - May 16, 2023

This year, Vose Galleries is pleased to be returning to The American Art Fair. The American Art Fair is the only fair in the country that focuses on American 19th and 20th century works of art, featuring 17 premier galleries and private dealers. Admission is complimentary all weekend, and includes access to an exciting lineup of events throughout the run of the show. The featured works will be offered by exhibitors beginning at noon on May 13th, and a selection will be viewable online here through May 16th, 2023.

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Featured painting: Chioggia by Aldro T. Hibbard (1886-1972)

Masterful Mentors

On exhibition April 6, 2023 - May 18, 2023

For over 180 years, Vose Galleries has handled top-tier examples by the leading American artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Many of these painters were not only distinguished artists but also prominent teachers who molded future generations and contributed to the continuation of the American art tradition. Today, Vose is pleased to present Masterful Mentors, an exhibition featuring examples by notable instructors including Philip Leslie Hale, William M. Paxton, Mabel May Woodward, and Wolf Kahn.

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Accents of New England

On exhibition February 23, 2023 - April 6, 2023

Vose Galleries is pleased to present Accents of New England, an exhibition featuring a selection of landscape paintings from across the region. We invite you to join us in venturing across New England's diverse terrain, from the bustling harbors of southern Massachusetts to the shining coastline of Maine.

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Featured painting: Midnight Snow in Nova Scotia by Walter Farndon (1876-1964)

Revisiting Old Friends

On exhibition January 12, 2023 - February 23, 2023

Since the gallery’s founding in 1841, Vose has not only championed the American art tradition, but also ensured its continuation by representing the estates of American artists. Revisiting Old Friends offers our clients a view into the many artists’ estates we have handled over the last century, from the poetic landscapes of Ralph Albert Blakelock (1847-1919) and the masterful oils and watercolors of Charles H. Woodbury (1864-1940) to the distinctive Impressionism of Theodore Wendel (1857-1932) and James Jeffrey Grant (1883-1960), two talented painters we have proudly helped bring to a national audience.

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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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