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A Long Way From Home

Genevieve Gaignard

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Opening August 27th 

Current Artist Laboratory Resident, Genevieve Gaignard, will close her residency with an exhibition at Gallery 51. There will be a virtual opening reception on the 27th from 5 to 6:30 pm EST. Use this LINK to register for the virtual opening reception. Genevieve will give a tour of the space and discuss how the exhibition was created.

More details on the exhibition to come. For more information on Genevieve and the residency program click here


Hostile Terrain

Opening March 2021

Originally scheduled for September 2020, we have postponed the exhibit to March 2021 as a result of COVID-19.

Gallery 51 is honored to partake in this participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of ~3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags are geolocated on a wall map of the desert showing the exact locations where remains were found. This installation will simultaneously take place at a large number of institutions, both nationally and globally. To learn more about this project, visit their site here.


MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center. Go to: for gallery hours & more information or call 413-662-5324.

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