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Danforth Museum of Art

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Address: 123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone Number: 508-620-0050
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Established as a grass roots organization in 1975 by a committed group...

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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Nice local museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Annabella G
Newton, MA
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Newton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 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 stars Reviewed April 26, 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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

Thank Joanel
Hudson, Massachusetts
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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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