A Long-Distance Relationship


A Long-Distance Relationship: The 26.2 Mile Journey invitational exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum explores the endurance and strength of distance runners and wheelchair racers, a 26.2-mile path to the finish, and commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.


“Marathon Sheriff” by Betsy Silverman; collage.


  • Exhibition: April 10th – May 5th, 2018
  • Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 10th, 7-9pm. This event will include a recognition ceremony that honors each exhibiting artist and exhibition partners. Free and open to all.
  • Reservations are requested, but not required, by Friday, April 6th.  Telephone: 508-222-2644 x10 or email office@attleboroartsmuseum.org


“Comm. Ave.” by Miranda Updike; oil on canvas.


Featuring visual art in all mediums, sizes, and concepts that examine:

  • Enduring energy and resilience
  • The landscape of assorted marathon race routes
  • Loyal and encouraging spectators
  • Product design (wheelchair, prosthetic, running shoes, gear, other)
  • The community of – and camaraderie between – runners
  • Hydration, nutrition, routines, training, injuries
  • Women marathoners
  • Wheelchair racers
  • The profound impact of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings

A Long-Distance Relationship opens on April 10th, 2018 – just days before the running of the 2018 Boston Marathon.



200 sneakers from a memorial created after the 2013 Marathon Bombings will be on display during “A Long-Distance Relationship.” On loan from Boston City Archives, in partnership with Iron Mountain Incorporated.  


Partial List of Exhibiting Artists & Contributors:

  • 26.2 Foundation
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics
  • Ashworth Awards
  • Michael Alfano
  • Nancer Ballard
  • David Lee Black
  • Boston City Archives and Iron Mountain Incorporated
  • John Buron
  • Suzanna Chapman
  • John Davis
  • Christopher DeRosa
  • Virginia Fitzgerald
  • Kate Gartrell
  • Bobbi Gibb
  • Jeff Grassie
  • Cristina Hajosy
  • Janice Hayes-Cha
  • Bill Lane
  • David A. Lang
  • Michelle Pupa
  • Jackie Reeves
  • Abby Rovaldi
  • Dale Stephanos
  • Betsy Silverman
  • Kerry St.Pierre
  • Alan Strassman
  • Ann Strassman
  • Team Hoyt and Hoyt Running Chairs
  • Miranda Updike
  • Davidson Welch
  • Christina Zwart


Top image: “Winged Foot” (detail) by Michael Alfano; faux bronze resin.


Three Team Hoyt Running Chairs will be on view. On loan from Team Hoyt and Hoyt Running Chairs.



Exhibition Sponsors:

Headline Sponsor:

  • Wampanoag Road Runners

Partner Sponsor:

  • Gatorade
  • Rockland Trust

Friend Sponsor:

  • Attleboro Rotary Club


Exhibition Contributors:

  • 26.2 Foundation
  • A Step Ahead Prosthetics
  • Ashworth Awards
  • Boston City Archives
  • Hoyt Running Chairs
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated




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