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Danforth Museum of Art

Address: 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone Number: 508-620-0050
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Ranked #5 of 13 Attractions in Framingham
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group of citizens, the Danforth...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Danforth Museum has grown a lot over the years. Under its current director, Kathrine French, the museum has had a number of wonderful exhibits and I find it to be a museum well worth the visit. Their special exhibitions have been excellent, well mounted and of a very high calibre. There has been a special effort to explore the... More 

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Framingham, MA
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5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Off the Wall, A Community of Artists, and Picture This can be seen for one more week. The first two show a great variety of work from local artists. This museum will be moving to a larger building in Framingham, and hopefully will be equipped with air conditioning.

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Framingham
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36 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

pictures tend towards the more contemporary. small museum. easy to see it all in an hour or less. parking available.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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102 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

and found myself lost in wonder. Modern art and private collections, this is a small and unique find, perfect for meditation and just getting a different perspective. Rare and eclectic.

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Framingham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Danforth is becoming the museum to visit for a look at contemporary New England art (a really comprehensive and well-chosen invitational each year) and a strong collection of the Boston Expressionists. You can see this museum in about an hour (and have a terrific and unbelievably cheap meal at the Brazilian restaurant across the street). Not much else to see... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

It has been several years since I went to the Danforth. As I recall, it was a surprisingly lovely museum...surprising because it is nestled in downtown Framingham, a place I would not have expected such a nice art museum. I highly recommend a visit!

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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35 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The outside is nothing to look at, but the guts of the museum are busting. This is not a museum you will spend an entire day in, but they have a good variety of ever changing works. I've taken several classes at the museum and find the staff very knowledgable and very helpful.

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