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Exhibitions and  Collections

Current and Ongoing Exhibitions:

Gestural Engineering: MIT Museum, Building N52, 265 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA (ongoing since 1995)

The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA  (two works on long-term loan)

Solo Exhibitions:

2011 – Arthur Ganson: Kinetic Mandala, Kresge Gallery, Ramapo College of New Jersey
2011 – Arthur Ganson, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME
2011 – Mechanical Instincts- The Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI
2009 – Don Harrington Discovery Center, Amarillo, TX
2009 – Center for Community Programs, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
2009 – University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
2009 – Barton Art Galleries , Barton College, Wilson, NC
2008 – Machines Contemplating Time, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2007 – Dreaming the Machine, Carl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
2007 – A Few Machines , Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE
2006 – Ambiguous Machines: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Groton School, Groton, MA
2006 – Maskin- Trondheim Matchmaking 2006,Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art, Trondheim, Norway
2006 – Machines and Mechanism: Kinetic Sculpture by Arthur Ganson, McColl Center for the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina
2002 – Artful Mechanisms: The Kinetic Sculpture of Arthur Ganson, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA
2001 – Engineered Empathy, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2001 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama
2001 – The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
2001 – Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN
2000 – Thoughtful Mechanisms: The Lyrical Engineering of Arthur Ganson, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2000 – Scudder Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
1998 – Machines, Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York (May 1998)
1994 – Mechanical e.motions @, Compton Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1994 – Bridge III, The Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
1993 – Diverse Machinery, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
1993 – Machines, Buckingham Browne and Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

1992 – Witty Machines, Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1992 – Fragile Machines, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions:

2019 to 2021 – Marvelous Machines, Bucks County Community College Artmobile

2018 – Art with and Through Media, 100 Masterpieces- An Operative Canon – ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

2017 – The Mechanicals – Frost Museum of Science, Miami, Florida

2016 – MechanixX – Phaeno, Wolfsboro, W. Germany
2011 – Moment, ISE Cultural Foundation, NY, NY
2011 – Tinguely’s Children: Sculpture in the Post-industrial Machine Age, Hicks Art Center, Bucks County CC, Newtown, PA
2011 – Move Me, Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Jamaica Plain, MA
2011 – Curious Exploration, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
2010 – Poetry in Motion, Ars Electronica, Berlin, Germany
2009 – Arthur Ganson/Bobby Hansson, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Gallery, Deer Isle, ME
2009 – Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2009 – Labyrinth::Freiheit, The 2009 regional Exhibition in the Franzensfeste Fortress, Bolzano, Italy
2008 – Move Me- Kineticism in Art, Stonehill College, Easton, MA
2008 – PhantasieMechanik:Story Telling Machines,Phaeno, Wolfsburg, Germany
2007 – Humana ex Machina, Main Art Gallery, Cal State University, Fullerton, CA
2006 – Great Buys: Museum Purchases, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2003 – The Ballad of Wires and Hands, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA

2002 - Chain Reaction: Rube Goldberg and Contemporary Art, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2002 – Handmade Machines (and past lives too), Holderness School, Plymouth, NH
2002 – Sitelines: Art on Main, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover,MA
2001 – Kites, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2001 – Electroland, Oni Gallery, Boston, MA
1999 – ex machina, Connecticut College, New London, CT
1999 – Popular Science, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
1999 – Kabinett der Mechanik, Technorama, Winterthur, Switzerland
1999 – Innovations in Motion, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT
1998 – Spinning Wheels and Whirling Wheels, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
1996 – On the Move, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
1995 – Strokes of Genius, Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
1994 – A Diversity of Motion, Milton Academy, Milton, MA
1994 – Fused: Art, Science and Industry, Cape Cod Community College, W. Barnstable, MA

1993 – The Nature of the Machine, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

1991 – Mystery and Ritual, Haward Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA

1991 – Playing Around: Toys by Artists, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA


Phaeno Science Center, Wolfsburg, Germany

Copernicus Science Center, Warsaw, Poland

Museum of Science,  Boston, MA

Many works in private collections

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