Mo Willems | You Are a Gift / Fancy Hotel Magazines | March 2020

Mo Willems’ 4th Annual Benefit Exhibit.  A portion of the proceeds from this exhibit will benefit the Shelter Sunday Coalition which provides essential services to those who are homeless and families in the Hampshire County Community

March 1 to March 29, 2020.


The struggles of the last year, it’s unkindness and pettiness, can obscure an important fact: living a generous life is a gift. I am reminded how lucky I am to be surrounded by good people. And you are one of them.


Having spent a great deal of time in hotels this past year, I am acutely aware of the joys and comforts in knowing where I will spend the night. Consequently, proceeds to this 4th annual benefit exhibit will be donated to the Shelter Sunday Coalition.

View the exhibit here.

You Are a Gift, Marker, 6.75 x 4.5 in

Leonard Baskin, Sculptor:
A Retrospective
September-October 2019

Gallery talk Friday, September 13, 2019 6-8pm in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out.  Richard Michelson  and Hosea Baskin discuss Leonard Baskin’s sculpture and his career.  Talk begins at 7pm.


See the exhibit here

Idolatry, 24×14.5×14 in. wood, 1971-1972

Rebecca Leveille | Hugs & Kisses and the Room of Lies | June 1 – July 31, 2019

June 1 – July 31, 2019
Opening reception: June 14, 2019, 6-8pm
In conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out

Rebecca Leveille’s new works examine the concept of the “narrative envelope” as it relates to both communal myths and to personal experience. Her small works and large painted environments (paintings in the round) delve into the the subjectivity of both escapism and determinations of objective reality. Employing a vast array of the visual tools of narrative, figuration, and abstraction, she asks the viewer to at once surrender to and be critical of her provocations.

See the upcoming show here.

The Willing Suspension of Disbelief | April 26 – May 26, 2019

Now extended to May 26th!

April 26 – May 26, 2019
Opening reception: May 10, 2019, 6-8pm
In conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out


R. Michelson Galleries is pleased to present Linda Post: The Willing Suspension of Disbelief. This exhibition of large-scale oil paintings, saturated with dense color, reflects on narratives which delve into memories and dreams.  Linda’s work examines the nature of womanhood, the space within relationships and the conjunction of dreaming and waking states. By exploring imaginative land and seascapes, she creates a sense of uncertainty and mystery. Please join us for the Opening reception on Friday, May 10th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out). See more images of the show here.













We Didn’t Know How to Read But We Knew How To Live | April 15-May 6 2019

Literary works by Newly-Literate Grandmothers from Suncheon, South Korea
April 15-May 6, 2019
Reception: Friday April 26, 2019, 6-8pm
Speaking at the event will be Ms. Okhyeon Na, Director of the Suncheon Picture Book Library

These twenty grandmothers from Suncheon, Korea, did not learn to read and write as children because they were women, they were poor, and they were born in Korea in the early twentieth century. Through a program at the Suncheon Picture Book Library, they had the opportunity to learn much later in their lives and it has given them the ability to express their own life stories through writing and drawing. These Korean grandmothers, who went through life’s trials and tribulations, and survived the historical turmoil in South Korea, tell us their own stories in heart-warming and humorous ways. These are deeply personal stories that they can now write in their own words and pictures. These stories and pictures were compiled and published in a picture book which debuted at the Bologna Children’s Book Festival.

Read some of their stories here

Dog by Sun Jah Jung 9.5x7in crayon

Deborah Rubin | Cityscapes | April 2019

Deborah Rubin has been pushing the boundaries of photo-realism since the mid 1970’s with a focus on nature.  Her large-scale flower works made her one of the most sought-after floral painters in the country. “Cityscapes” is a bold new exhibition of urban landscapes. With their angular lines and flat planes, this series offers a sharp contrast to the organic curves of her well-known trees and flowers.

Please join R. Michelson galleries for the Opening Reception of Cityscapes on Friday, April 12th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).

View gallery here.

Mo Willems: Try Being Nice | March 2019

An exhibition to benefit The Northampton Education Foundation.

Occasionally during the roller coaster that was 2018, Mo Willems pulled out his pen and markers as a way to absorb, reflect, and share his thoughts on the events of the day. Try Being Nice collects many of these drawings along with a few signs created for various protests Mo attended throughout the year.

All of Mo’s proceeds for this show will be donated to The Northampton Education Foundation to help supplement programs and activities for the community’s public-school students.

Please join R. Michelson galleries for the Opening Reception of Try Being Nice on Friday, March 8th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).

View gallery here.

Mo Willems will not be signing books at this event.

I Voted – Birds, Ink and Marker, 11×15 in














Inner Vision, Outside World | The Works of Vitek Kruta | February 2019

Vitek Kruta’s creations are part sculpture, and part painting. Inspired by the European masters he encountered while apprenticing in the former Czechoslovakia, his work combines the qualities of the vast architectural church murals he would work on with an American landscape tradition.  He refers to these pieces as INSCAPES.  Says Kruta: “Inscapes are the ‘Inner’ works I live in and explore. Some of the qualities they represent are peace, solitude, contemplation, meditation, relaxation, and healing. The door is wide open, inviting the viewer to explore that world with me.”

Please join R. Michelson galleries for the Opening Reception of Inner Vision, Outside World on Friday, February 8th from 6-8 pm (in conjunction with Northampton’s Arts Night Out).

See Kruta’s work here.

Paul Mariani – A Celebration | Friday, November 9, 2018 | 6-8pm

Help us celebrate poet and teacher Paul Mariani with an evening of poetry, art, and music. Friends and colleagues will be reading poems, both their own and of Mr. Mariani’s. Stephen Schoenberg will be playing music, and there will be an exhibit of wood engravings by artist Barry Moser, with whom Mariani collaborated on several books.

The author of seven poetry collections and numerous books of prose including biographies of William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, and Hart Crane, Paul Mariani taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston College where he currently holds a Chair in poetry.

See the exhibit here.

Paul Mariani by Barry Moser | Relief Engraving 5×7 in