About The Gallery
The Berenberg Gallery (est. 1999) brings to the Boston
area the dynamic creations of contemporary folk and self-taught artists.
Working outside and often unaware of the conventions of the mainstream
art world, these artists produce rich, highly personal images that reflect
their inner world as well as the world around them. Many self-taught artists
create their art in isolation due to rural lifestyles, institutionalization,
and physical or emotional disabilities. At times using only available
or recycled materials, they create distinctive works of art that are diverse
in style, technique, and subject matter. Drawings, paintings, sculptures,
textiles, and ceramics give shape to the artists' visions from the whimsical
to the profound. Berenberg Gallery showcases the work of both established
and emerging artists.
Lorri Berenberg opened the Berenberg Gallery after completing a twentyfive
year career in museum education. As associate director of education at
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston she developed some of the museum's most
popular and innovative programs. Her passion for contemporary folk and
self-taught art comes as a natural extension of her work with artists,
individuals with disabilities, and members of diverse communities.