Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum Embrace history through an artist’s vision.

At the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, you’ll experience the art of a great American sculptor in an intimate setting. It’s a place where you can embrace history through the vision of an artist whose work celebrates America’s diverse cultures.

It’s a beautiful day for a museum tour! Stop by and enjoy the collection and light refreshments.
05/11/2019

It’s a beautiful day for a museum tour! Stop by and enjoy the collection and light refreshments.

Winchester's Aberjona Book Club enjoyed their tour of the Dallin Museum yesterday with the incomparable Jim McGough. (Ji...
04/25/2019

Winchester's Aberjona Book Club enjoyed their tour of the Dallin Museum yesterday with the incomparable Jim McGough. (Jim is a Museum founder whose rich and colorful stories bring Dallin to life.) Message us to arrange a tour for your group!

Our hearts go out to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The youth who visited the Dallin Museum la...
04/09/2019
Lakota YouthStay Program

Our hearts go out to residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The youth who visited the Dallin Museum last summer (through the Lakota YouthStay Program) are among those affected by the catastrophic flooding. And another blizzard is in the forecast. Contact Lakota YouthStay for ways to help.

Pine Ridge continues to be in a state of emergency due to the extreme weather resulting in extensive flooding and broken water lines . There are several communities especially hard hit who have no potable water. Want to help? Email us and we can give you suggestions of organizations we trust to provide assistance directly to the people who need it most.

Meet Coley Carden (on the right in this photo), Winchester Co-Operative Bank's VP of Residential Lending, and CRA Office...
04/08/2019

Meet Coley Carden (on the right in this photo), Winchester Co-Operative Bank's VP of Residential Lending, and CRA Officer. He’s a busy guy, volunteering as a host parent for A Better Chance, presenting free talks on financial literacy, just to name a few of his extra-curricular activities. When we asked Coley why Winchester Co-Op decided to get involved with the Dallin Museum, here's what he had to say:

"It is amazing that a world-renowned sculptor lived in Arlington! This is a great gem of local history, and we think it is important to preserve his legacy. We also saw this as a great opportunity to round out our other partnerships and contribute to the arts."

The Dallin Museum has had the pleasure of partnering with Winchester Co-Op for the past 5 years as a Summer Soiree sponsor. The bank and their employees are dedicated supporters of our community! Thank you, Coley and Winchester Co-Operative Bank!

#localhistory #community #localcelebrity #artsmatter

Celebrating man’s best friend on National Puppy Day. Storrow Memorial Monument (1923) and Robert, Bolo and Elisha (192...
03/23/2019

Celebrating man’s best friend on National Puppy Day. Storrow Memorial Monument (1923) and Robert, Bolo and Elisha (1924) by Cyrus E.Dallin.

03/19/2019
Cyrus Dallin's "Appeal to the Great Spirit" Reexamined

In case you missed "Cyrus Dallin's Appeal to the Great Spirit Reexamined" at the MFA, Boston on March 3rd, here is a link to the video. Dallin Museum director, Heather Leavell, participated in this program! The MFA is encouraging feedback about the statue. Contact info is included in the video description. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT0KhVE4dpA

Installed at the MFA’s entrance in 1912, Dallin’s monumental equestrian sculpture is one of the Museum’s most visible—and understudied—works of art. Does "Ap...

On March 3rd, Dallin Museum director Heather Leavell took part in a panel about Cyrus Dallin's Appeal to the Great Spiri...
03/12/2019

On March 3rd, Dallin Museum director Heather Leavell took part in a panel about Cyrus Dallin's Appeal to the Great Spirit. The conversation focused on the intended meaning behind the statue and audience perceptions of it then and now. Thank you to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for hosting this important conversation! We will post a link to the event video once it is up.

The History List
03/01/2019

The History List

Last Saturday, History Camp had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum in Arlington. Dallin was a sculptor and artist most famous for the Paul Revere statue in the North End and the Appeal to the Great Spirit statue in front of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

Interested in coming to local institutions with us? Check out the History Camp Monthly Outings page for upcoming events. Next up in April, we will be touring Boston Common with Suffolk University History Professor Bob Allison.

https://historycamp.org/archives/2019-outings

— Jennifer Clifford | Monthly Outings Manager | The History List | History Camp

Photo Credit: Nancy Blanton

The museum had the pleasure of hosting a special tour for a fantastic group from The History List this past Saturday, Fe...
02/26/2019

The museum had the pleasure of hosting a special tour for a fantastic group from The History List this past Saturday, February 23.

Bring your group to the Dallin Museum! We welcome groups of all ages and interests to experience the beauty of Cyrus Dal...
01/10/2019

Bring your group to the Dallin Museum! We welcome groups of all ages and interests to experience the beauty of Cyrus Dallin's sculptures and the fascinating stories behind them with a knowledgeable, friendly docent. Contact Nancy Blanton, [email protected] for more info!

Here are some photos of the Menotomy Hunter statue during and after restoration. The Hunter’s original verdigris (gree...
01/08/2019

Here are some photos of the Menotomy Hunter statue during and after restoration. The Hunter’s original verdigris (green) patina had faded and the top of the bow was missing. Conservators from Skylight Studios in Woburn conducted the restoration, and Dallin Museum staff consulted on the project.

In the summer of 1970, James McGough opened a barbershop opposite Arlington Town Hall. He was curious who created the ic...
01/03/2019

In the summer of 1970, James McGough opened a barbershop opposite Arlington Town Hall. He was curious who created the iconic flagstaff adjacent to the Town Hall and asked customers about it. So began the journey to found the Cyrus Dallin art museum.

#ThrowbackThursday #20thAnniversary

#ThrowbackThursday to greener, warmer times at our annual Art on the Green event
12/27/2018

#ThrowbackThursday to greener, warmer times at our annual Art on the Green event

The Dallin Museum’s 2018 Summer Soiree was a great success! Thanks to everyone involved, we raised $23,000 to support ...
12/20/2018

The Dallin Museum’s 2018 Summer Soiree was a great success! Thanks to everyone involved, we raised $23,000 to support museum programs, collections care, and operations.

Check out this eagle on the Robbins Memorial Flagstaff before and after restoration. We are very grateful to Assistant T...
12/19/2018

Check out this eagle on the Robbins Memorial Flagstaff before and after restoration. We are very grateful to Assistant Town Manager Jim Feeney, Town of Arlington, MA, Skylight Studios, Inc. and Kevin Duffy for your efforts to restore this Dallin work!

At the grand opening of the museum, Bob Dallin surprised the board with the gift of a portrait bust of “Crombie Sawyer...
12/13/2018

At the grand opening of the museum, Bob Dallin surprised the board with the gift of a portrait bust of “Crombie Sawyer Dallin” (himself) as a child. Today this sculpture lives in the Family room of the museum.

#ThrowbackThursday

Pictured Left to Right: Nora Frank, Geri Tremblay, David Formanek, Richard Bowler, Joe Aurelio, Jonathan Finer, Linda Olsen

We are grateful for supporters like Mirak Automotive Group, who help our museum continue to thrive. In Rob Mirak's words...
12/11/2018

We are grateful for supporters like Mirak Automotive Group, who help our museum continue to thrive. In Rob Mirak's words, "Without arts, what would any community be?...I think young students can have pride in their town when they learn about the legacy of Cyrus Dallin. I think [the Dallin Museum] is just a great space for education, exploration and growth." Thanks Rob!!

At the Museum of Fine Arts yesterday speaking with the curators about Cyrus Dallin's activism for Native rights and the ...
11/15/2018

At the Museum of Fine Arts yesterday speaking with the curators about Cyrus Dallin's activism for Native rights and the need for public interpretation of his Appeal to the Great Spirit. Native friends, what are your thoughts on the statue?

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum's cover photo
09/14/2018

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum's cover photo

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum's cover photo
08/13/2018

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum's cover photo

The Soirée is just a day away! Come enjoy the evening with us. Food, cocktails, music, art, and fabulous people like yo...
08/04/2018

The Soirée is just a day away! Come enjoy the evening with us. Food, cocktails, music, art, and fabulous people like you! http://Dallin.org.

New items continue to be added to the museum’s online auction. And tickets to the Soirée are still available. Save mo...
08/01/2018
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

New items continue to be added to the museum’s online auction. And tickets to the Soirée are still available. Save money and buy yours in advance!

Our Summer Soiree Online Auction is live now through August 13! Bid early and often here, https://www.biddingforgood.com/cyrusdallinart.
We are so grateful to the many amazing individuals, businesses, and nonprofits who have generously donated to our auctions! Unique offerings include oceanside getaways; museum, theater, and music tickets; fine art and collectibles; restaurant certificates; dance, cooking and art classes; fine wines and foods; and much more! New items will continue to be added over the next few weeks.

Our Summer Soiree Online Auction is live now through August 13! Bid early and often here, https://www.biddingforgood.com...
07/27/2018
CYRUS E DALLIN ART MUSEUM INC - BiddingForGood Fundraising Auction

Our Summer Soiree Online Auction is live now through August 13! Bid early and often here, https://www.biddingforgood.com/cyrusdallinart.
We are so grateful to the many amazing individuals, businesses, and nonprofits who have generously donated to our auctions! Unique offerings include oceanside getaways; museum, theater, and music tickets; fine art and collectibles; restaurant certificates; dance, cooking and art classes; fine wines and foods; and much more! New items will continue to be added over the next few weeks.

Learn about Cyrus Dallin's adventures in Paris, and then get your tickets to our Paris-themed Soiree, which takes place ...
07/22/2018
Honoring Arlington's Cyrus Dallin's Parisian history

Learn about Cyrus Dallin's adventures in Paris, and then get your tickets to our Paris-themed Soiree, which takes place on August 5th at the Woburn Country Club. Thank you Abbi Matheson and Arlington Advocate for this great story!
http://arlington.wickedlocal.com/news/20180720/honoring-arlingtons-cyrus-dallins-parisian-history

Soiree tickets can be purchased here: http://dallin.org/?page_id=1800

Cyrus Dallin, world-renowned sculptor and Arlington resident, got his start thanks to several successful submissions to the Paris Salon."Dallin knew

Hello friends! The Dallin Museum is organizing a silent and online auction in conjunction with our Summer Soiree fundrai...
07/07/2018
Summer Soiree

Hello friends! The Dallin Museum is organizing a silent and online auction in conjunction with our Summer Soiree fundraiser, and we need your help! Do you make pretty things or provide useful services? Do you have gift cards or event tickets you won't use? If you are able to contribute something, please message us or reply to this post. We will acknowledge your generous support online, in print, and during the event. And join us at the Soiree on August 5 at the Woburn Country Club! Thank you!
http://dallin.org/?page_id=1800

Don’t miss this fun summer evening celebration to benefit the Dallin Museum! Experience the tastes, sights, and sounds of a Bal-Musette Parisien in honor of the city that launched Cyrus Dallin’s career as an internationally acclaimed sculptor. Enjoy a repertoire of iconic French popular music de...

Bravo to the Friends of the Robbins Memorial Garden and Town of Arlington, MA for their efforts to restore this national...
07/07/2018
Winfield Robbins Memorial Garden Restoration - Arlington Community Media, Inc.

Bravo to the Friends of the Robbins Memorial Garden and Town of Arlington, MA for their efforts to restore this national treasure. Conceived by celebrated figures in American art and landscape design history (Dallin, Sturgis, and the Olmsted Brothers), the Garden is a masterful union of art and the environment. This beautiful place serves as a sacred space within the secular setting of the Town’s civic block. Arlington residents of diverse backgrounds and cultures are drawn to the Garden for reflection or conversation, and they find comfort and peace in its tranquility. We can't wait to see the Garden restored to its former glory!

The lush greenery that spans from Town Hall to the Robbins Library is more than just pleasant park space. It is the intersection of three prominent Arlington names. Funded by the Robbins sisters, originally designed by landscape architect R. Clipston Sturgis, and featuring the Menotomy Indian Hunter...

Today! Join us for "Design Day" at Whittemore Park. Drop by any time between 5-7 pm to experience the proposed designs a...
06/13/2018
Town of Arlington, MA

Today! Join us for "Design Day" at Whittemore Park. Drop by any time between 5-7 pm to experience the proposed designs and share your feedback. Arlington MA Chamber of Commerce, Town of Arlington, MA, Support Arlington Center

June 13, 5PM Community Open House at Whittemore Park (in front of Dallin Museum and adjacent to #ArlingtonMA Farmer's Market). This event is rain or shine. https://uqfh5.app.goo.gl/NPJV

We need your help envisioning the future of the Dallin Museum's Whittemore Park! Please drop by Town Hall on Monday, Apr...
04/05/2018

We need your help envisioning the future of the Dallin Museum's Whittemore Park!

Please drop by Town Hall on Monday, April 9th between 7pm-9pm to share your insights about the future of the Whittemore Park in Arlington Center (corner of Mass Ave and Mystic) and the Cultural District. What do you want to see there? More grass.. Green space.. Seating.. Bike racks.. Public art.. Community events?

And if you haven't filled out a survey, please do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68VWBMS

***Opportunity for community input***

Please drop by Town Hall on Monday, April 9th between 7pm-9pm to share your insights about the future of the Whittemore Park in Arlington Center (corner of Mass Ave and Mystic) and the Cultural District. What do you want to see there? More grass.. Green space.. Seating.. Bike racks.. Public art.. Community events?

And if you haven't filled out a survey, please do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68VWBMS

We had a wonderful time learning Zentangles at the Museum with Katie Crommett this past Sunday!
03/21/2018

We had a wonderful time learning Zentangles at the Museum with Katie Crommett this past Sunday!

Yesterday at the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum I taught an Intro to Zentangle class to 13 people. Their tiles were beautiful! It was a joy to watch them discover (or rediscover) the magic of Zentangle.

A BIG thank you to the Arlington Cultural Council for their generous grant to support the restoration and unveiling of a...
02/23/2018

A BIG thank you to the Arlington Cultural Council for their generous grant to support the restoration and unveiling of a painting by Dallin of his backyard in Arlington Heights (yes, he painted too!) and a portrait bust of Charles Lindbergh. We are looking forward to sharing these beautiful works of art with our community this spring! Here's a sneak peak of the bust prior to restoration.

We'll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum this October. But the museum that he helped to ...
02/15/2018
'Milestones and Memories' celebrates 80 years of history and more at Springville Museum of Art

We'll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum this October. But the museum that he helped to found during his lifetime is located in Springville, Utah. Learn more about Dallin's contributions to his hometown here, http://www.heraldextra.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/visual/milestones-and-memories-celebrates-years-of-history-and-more-at/article_60de3572-6563-5723-bc9c-5a507e2524c6.html

According to artist Henri Matisse, “Creativity takes courage,” so it’s safe to say that the 80 years of history packed into the Springville Museum of Art’s “Milestones and Memories” exhibit

Newly acquired photos of Dallin (or "Cyrus the Great" as his students called him) at Massachusetts College of Art and De...
02/08/2018

Newly acquired photos of Dallin (or "Cyrus the Great" as his students called him) at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the 1930s. Dallin's critical analysis of his students' work was honest, yet kind and encouraging. He would often say, "It is easy when you know how," or "Give it more juice!" One student, Ann Philbrick, recalled, "Mr. Dallin just couldn't keep his hands off the students' clay. It was like seeing a delicious lemon. The clay would cause him to drool - the juices to flow."

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