Two New Exhibitions Open at Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum on March 20th

Two New Exhibitions Open at Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum on March 20th

Mar 1, 2021

Front page photo credit: Adria Arch, Lost and Found

A multimedia exhibition called "Wonderscape" featuring the work of five artists, and a painting exhibition from Lori Schouela called "Suspended Landscapes" will go on view at Framingham State University's Danforth Art Museum starting March 20th as part of the Museum's spring exhibition series.

"We are excited to invite the community to come see two excellent new exhibitions, which provide a sense of escapism during these anxious times" says Danforth Art Museum Director and Curator Jessica Roscio. "Anyone seeking a safe, quiet, and in-person museum experience won't want to miss out."

"Wonderscapes" features the work of artists Adria Arch, Dana Filibert, Nancy Hayes, Alyssa Minahan, and Neil Wilkins and will be on  view from March 20th through September 12, 2021. 

Lori Schouela's paintings of mysterious landscapes in "Suspended Landscapes," will be on display from March 20th through September 12th, 2021.

The Museum is now open to the public Thursday-Sunday, Noon-5 p.m., with advance registration available via Eventbrite accessed through Enhanced safety measures are in place to protect all patrons and museum staff, including strict limits on the number of visitors at any one time, face covering and social distancing requirements, and hand sanitizing stations throughout the facility.

Full descriptions of the new exhibitions are below. For more information, visit

Upcoming Exhibitions

March 20-September 12, 2021

Using circles, organic forms, and undefined borders, five artists working across media create their own wonderscapes.  They use the tactile nature of their materials to convey hazy, stream-of-consciousness, otherworldly dreamscapes based in reality but largely products of the mind.  In focusing on elemental forms, each of these artists crafts their own narratives about time and space and the ways in which we visualize, cope, and move through our own "wonderscapes." Featuring work from Adria Arch, Dana Filibert, Nancy Hayes, Alyssa Minahan, and Neil Wilkins.

Lori Schouela: Suspended Landscapes

March 20-September 12, 2021

Lori Schouela's paintings have a mystical quality to them–through subject, materials, and process, they become otherworldly. In her paintings we step into a fantastical, yet mysterious, landscape. Surfaces are lush with glossy pools of color, paths, and machines that hover in mid-air. Her paintings walk the line between an escapist fantasy and a dark warning of future chaos. A truly interesting landscape is not what immediately meets the eye, and Schouela's works will leave the viewer wondering what lies beyond the horizon line.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.