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Looking Back with 2020 Vision is on display from August 1 through October 31, 2021, at the Eustis Estate in Milton, Massachusetts. It features more than twenty-five sculptures by New England artists that reflect issues that were at the forefront in 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the political and societal events of the last year shone a light on the many cracks straining the nation. Historic New England and NESA asked sculptors to show how they responded to this unprecedented time with their art. The pieces in Looking Back with 2020 Vision represent many of the issues that appeared in news headlines, on social media platforms, and in conversations between families and colleagues during 2020: isolation and fear in a global pandemic, the societal inequities that the pandemic exposed, calls for action and social justice on an incredible scale, the Black Lives Matter movement, environmental concerns, and the demand for equal rights for all.
This exhibition presents a visual interpretation of these ideas and provides an opportunity for a communal response. Each piece is accompanied by an artist statement, with additional materials online.
These contemporary sculptures by members of NESA populate the grounds at the Eustis Estate. An eighty-acre picturesque setting at the base of the Blue Hills, the estate is the perfect backdrop for art that inspires conversation and tranquil contemplation.
Looking Back with 2020 Vision is on view at the Eustis Estate, 1424 Canton Avenue, Milton, Mass. The Eustis Estate is open from Friday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. The exhibition is on view from August 1 to October 31, 2021. Plan your visit.
This is the fifth exhibition partnership between Historic New England and New England Sculptors Association and the second on the grounds of the Eustis Estate.