Arts Gallery Updates
March 18, 2020 by Rachel Olson
Since the completion of The Umbrella’s renovations in the fall, The Umbrella community has benefitted from having three new art exhibition spaces: the expanded Main Gallery, the Black Box Gallery, and Gallery 3. The expansions to our Main Gallery have allowed us to hold a number of successful main exhibitions, including our current show, Aperture, an annual group show featuring more than fifty artists based at The Umbrella Arts Center. The new Black Box Gallery has provided space for two exhibits so far, the current show being One Day I Will Walk Into The Umbrella, an art collection created by Justin P. Douglass during his incarceration in the Northeast Correctional Center in Concord and the Massachusetts Correctional Institution in Norfolk. Gallery 3, located on The Umbrella’s third floor, allows for small, informal shows from our studio artists, with our current show featuring mixed media works by Cynthia Katz.
In response to public health concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak, The Umbrella gallery spaces will not be open to the public. However, since we still want to provide the opportunity to enjoy work from our wonderful artists, Visual Arts Manager Jess Muise has set up free virtual tours of our current exhibitions. Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of our community and neighbors, and we hope to continue engagement with our community of artists and patrons in an online setting.