Current and Upcoming Art Shows

All shows are on view in the Hunnewell Building lecture hall at 125 Arborway. The Lecture Hall is often used for meetings and classes. Please call 617.384.5209 for exhibition availability, and refer to Hunnewell Visitor Center hours.

Drawing Trees, Painting the Landscape


An exhibition by draftsman, landscape painter, teacher, and writer, Frank M. Rines (1892-1962)

Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall
October 30, 2015-February 14, 2016
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 7, 2015, 1:00-3:00pm

This exhibition showcases a unique range of work by this early to mid 20th century artist. With an intense interest in, and skill for, drawing trees, Rines produced five books on drawing. These publications were mid-20th century guides for instruction in landscape and tree drawing techniques. In Design and Construction in Tree Drawing, he concentrated on the form and structure of trees. As a teacher, Rines was committed to students and communities of artists throughout Boston and New England. As a draftsman and painter, he worked in pencil, watercolor, oil, and charcoal. His work is in a number of museum collections including Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and Dartmouth’s Hood Museum in New Hampshire.


Bussey Brook Meadow, Its Seasons and Landscape: Photographs by Gunars Viksnins

Bussey Brook Meadow, Winter

Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall
February 19-April 24, 2016
Reception, Saturday, February 20, 1:00-3:00pm

Beautiful and often haunting, the photographs of Gunars Viksnins record the nuances, as well as the substantive changes, in the landscape as it evolves throughout the year. From the alterations of light, day to day, to the clear impact of the elements on the trees and other plants that comprise the flora of Bussey Brook Meadow, Viksnins brings us a visual journal, acute observation, and his artistic expertise.


Exhibition Proposals

Artists interested in mounting solo exhibits in the Hunnewell Building Lecture Hall should review the exhibition guidelines [pdf]. Proposals may be submitted to with the subject heading “Exhibition Proposal.”