current & upcoming exhibitions

Unfortunately, it was paradise

lorena molina, larissa rogers, jumana manna

February 2 - March 29 at Gallery 51

Opening Reception February 2, 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Unfortunately, It Was Paradise examines the entangled histories of ecology and migration. The three artists address how ecology surfaces in our memory, imagination, and present that are shaped by the legacies of slavery, war, and settler colonialism. Geographer Kathryn Yusoff writes, “Imperialism and ongoing (settler) colonialisms have been ending worlds for as long as they have been in existence.” While mainstream environmentalism attempts to “protect” land by displacing Indigenous communities or building border walls to restrict mobility and control the population, the works in this exhibition reframe ecology as a site of intersectionality, tending particularly to those in the diaspora who cultivate new forms of life within and beyond the boundaries of the nation-state.

mcla student exhibition  

Featuring the work of MCLA students

Matt Flanagan - hailey Rolon - Skylah Zayas 

April 15 - May 11 at Gallery 51

Opening Reception April 18, 5-7:00 pm

iris exhibition 

 featuring the work of recent iris residents

A collaboration between Assets for Artists & The Berkshire Immigrant Center 

June 1 - July 14 at Gallery 51

Opening Reception June 1, 5-7:00 pm 

All exhibitions and events are open to the MCLA community and the general public.