Current Exhibition

Contemporary Traditions: The Work of North Bennet Street School
October 26 – November 26, 2017

Opening Reception: November 2, 2017, 6:00-8:00

North Bennet Street School was founded in 1881 to train students for careers in traditional trades, preserve and advance craft traditions, and promote greater appreciation of craftsmanship.

In the past 136 years, graduates from NBSS have spread throughout the world, bringing the art of craft along with them. Thoroughly trained in traditional craftsmanship, many have gone on to start contemporary practices that push those traditions into the modern age.

In wood shops, jewelry shops, and instrument shops throughout Boston, you’re bound to discover an NBSS alumni and faculty hard at work. Stop by The Umbrella to see them, and other craftsman influenced by NBSS, all in one place from October 26 - November 26, 2017.

Featuring work by:

Barbara Adams Hebard, NBSS `90, bookbinder
Nancy Fresella-Lee, NBSS '12, bookbinder 
Mark Del Guidice, NBSS Program Advisor, furniture maker
David Golber, NBSS `98, violin maker 
Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, NBSS `99, NBSS President, furniture maker
Ellen Kaspern, NBSS `03, furniture maker
Rebekah Lord Gardiner, NBSS `93, bookbinder
Annette Lippert, NBSS `14, furniture maker
Jon Schmalenberger, NBSS `80, furniture maker, former Umbrella Artist
Jeffery Tubales, NBSS '18, furniture maker

Join us for:

BREAKING THE MOLD: A symposium on contemporary and traditional craftsmanship
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tickets on sale now!

Artisan presentations from 1:00-6:00 pm
Concert with Bill Frisell at 7:30pm