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Review of Danforth Museum of Art

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Danforth Museum of Art
Ranked #6 of 20 things to do in Framingham
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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.
Hudson, Massachusetts
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608 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
“Took a lunch break on a dreary work day”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2012
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Framingham, MA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This museum is a little gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 in the vicinity, unfortunately, but easy enough to get to from Route 9.

Visited September 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A very nice museum”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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176 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“small museum but well maintained”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited March 2012
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Boston
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Small Regional Museum with often Excellent Exhibits”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

The Danforth doesn't make a good first impression - the brick building could easily pass for an old apartment complex - but the small exhibit space inside is used well. There's always something interesting to see. They also offer very good classes.

Visited December 2011
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