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Danforth Museum of Art

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Address: 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone Number: +1 508-620-0050

Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of...

Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth Museum of Art has grown to become a vital cultural resource. Located in Framingham, Massachusetts, 30 miles west of Boston, the Museum provides visitors with entertaining and educational experiences in the visual arts. The Danforth educates the public through its collection of American art, changing exhibits of contemporary artists, classes and workshops in the Museum School, and a variety of community outreach programs.

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Excellent museum moving to a new location

This excellent local museum is moving to a new location in Framingham Center. The old location in downtown Framingham was in an old building that succumbed to a dying boiler and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
Framingham, Massachusetts
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This excellent local museum is moving to a new location in Framingham Center. The old location in downtown Framingham was in an old building that succumbed to a dying boiler and infrastructure woes. The new location is just off Rt 9, so more convenient to people who don't live in Framingham. Now more people will benefit from excellent programming and... More 

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Norton, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I like to support small city art museums. This is one of several my 9-year old grandson & I visited this month. The last time I had been to the Danforth was around 1978 when I took an etching class! It was great to come back and visit. I like the variety of artworks. And grandson did the find &... More 

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DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Loved it all but my fav - From My Window: Jason Berger At Home Abroad talented artist. Loved this museum!

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Downtown Framingham is one of the most amazing downtowns in the area. One of the reasons is that it has a museum and art school there. Taking it out will further throw the area into the dump it's turning into. Very sad.

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framingham ma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

it was ok not my favorite parking is a problem the area does not seem desirable at night has some nice exibets

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Newton, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

The Danforth has an open and comfortable layout. They change exhibits all the time, so it's worth going back regularly to see the new works. We visited on a Saturday when children were attending a birthday party - looks like a fun space to have a gathering like that! There is also a museum school that offers art classes. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

Interesting exhibitions in pleasant galleries. The Danforth offers a nice choice of a small museum in the Metrowest area. Their participation in the Museum Reciprocal program makes membership an excellent value.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

No matter how often you go, their changing exhibits keep you coming back. This is an essential cultural piece of this community. It highlights the multiethnic flavor of our world.

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Framingham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2013

I especially liked some special exhibits on black art that were there recently but their other exhibits are good and often changing and you can get a library pass to visit for free.

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Metrowest, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

It's silly that it took my family and I over 14 years to visit the Danforth Museum of Art. I knew they offered art classes but, I was not aware of the wide range of art forms that were represented. I especially loved the children's wing with art from books or about children's subjects. The atmosphere is calm and tranquil... More 

Thank MissyTMetrowest_MA

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