Arts Gallery

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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StoryArt Opening Photos
October 4, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
On the evening of Oct. 3, a few hundred visitors to The Umbrella turned out for the opening reception to StoryArt: Children's Book Illustration -- the first group exhibition presented in the newly completed Main Arts Gallery at 40 Stow Street. Guests had a chance to met and discuss the work with the eight award-winning artists featured in the exhibition, including: ... Keep Reading »
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Joe Wallace Discusses Portraits of Dementia Exhibit in WCVB Interview
May 23, 2019 by Stewart Ikeda
Boston Globe writer Nancy Shohet West went behind the scenes to explore the root inspirations and stories that drove writer/photographer Joe Wallace to tackle the topic of dementia in his project "Beginning at the End: Portraits of Dementia," on display during an extended run through July 7, 2019 at The Umbrella Gallery.In the article, Wallace shares recollections... Keep Reading »
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