Arts Gallery

January 9, 2023 by Sarah
The Umbrella is pleased to welcome our new Ceramics Artist in Residence, Katie Bosley Sabin! Katie is a talented ceramicist who earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and has previously been a resident at the Archie Bray in Helena, MT, Mudflat Studios in Boston, MA, and Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN. Sabin specializes in... Keep Reading »
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Brewsters Woods Door by Bill Turville
December 9, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
The Umbrella has collaborated with Mass Audubon  on a new entry to the 2022 Go Out Doors - Neighbors project by longtime friend of The Umbrella, artist William Turville!Mass Audubon has opened up a very large and scenic parcel of woodlands, wetlands, and fields along the Concord River for public use. This old farmland estate is part of a large parcel formerly owned... Keep Reading »
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September 8, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
From September 9-24, 2022, The Umbrella Arts Center is proud to host a series of immersive, family friendly arts experiences celebrating the 30th anniversary of Barefoot Books, the Concord-based, global multicultural children's book publisher.On display over two floors, the Barefoot Books: 30 Years, 30 Artists exhibition is a free, interactive art... Keep Reading »
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Photo of farmer by Sarah Fretwell/ZEKE magazine
June 27, 2022 by Rachel Olson
Visual Arts and Environment Programs Collaborate with Social Documentary Network for Powerful Global StorytellingThe Umbrella Arts & Environment and The Umbrella Visual Arts programs, in partnership with the Concord, MA-based Social Documentary Network/ZEKE Magazine, present an exciting new exhibition (July 5–31, 2022) of world-class documentary photography... Keep Reading »
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Go Out Doors Community Call Graphic
June 22, 2022 by Stewart Ikeda
After two years of expanding our popular Go Out Doors - Neighbors public art installations throughout Metrowest and Greater Boston, The Umbrella Arts Center wants to bring this community-building event to our neighbors all throughout Concord. This summer, we invite Concord-area residents and businesses to artistically decorate your own Go Out Doors-style... Keep Reading »
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February 28, 2022 by Rachel Olson
Artcubator artist Nicholas Johnson will be hosting an artist talk and walkabout on Saturday, March 5 at 3PM. During this talk, Nicholas will speak about his art and what he has been working on during his time as an Artcubator artist. NOTE: The Umbrella's COVID-19 policy requiring masks and proof of vaccination remain in effect for this event. Nicholas Johnson's... Keep Reading »
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May 3, 2021 by Rachel Olson
Here Comes The Sun is a collaborative mixed media and lighting installation conceived by Umbrella board members and artists Ellen McHale and Gail Burr. For this installation, community members are invited to contribute origami doves made of recyclable Tyvek and inscribed with messages of hope, wishes, and dedications to the heroes around us. These “dedication doves” are... Keep Reading »
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July 29, 2020 by Rachel Olson
A Multigenerational Exhibition for All of Us as We #StayHome #StaySafe #StayCreativeSince the start of the COVID-19 crisis and the shuttering of The Umbrella galleries, classrooms, theaters, studios, and Makerspace labs, The Umbrella has attempted to keep our community connected, growing, and thriving by going back to our core mission: We enrich lives and build a vibrant... Keep Reading »
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April 3, 2020 by Anonymous
With most local galleries and museums closed to the public because of COVID-19, we are always looking for new ways to engage with and benefit from looking at art. Luckily technology makes it possible for us to visit some of our favorite local galleries and museums for inspiration  These are some of our favorite spaces and exhibitions we experienced, including an... Keep Reading »
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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... Keep Reading »
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