Attleboro Arts Museum

Attleboro Arts Museum The Attleboro Arts Museum The Attleboro Arts Museum is a community-based arts organization whose core mission is to involve audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences.
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We work to support the creative and artistic development of both promising and professional artists. The Museum is a privately supported, non-profit arts institution whose core commitment to Arts for Everyone guides the Museum's programs and operations. Hours: Tues - Sat, 10 - 5pm. Admission is free (Aside from benefit events), donations are welcome. 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

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What a difference a coat of paint makes! Our spectacular 6-9 year old Summer Art Week students created these assemblage ...
08/15/2020

What a difference a coat of paint makes! Our spectacular 6-9 year old Summer Art Week students created these assemblage sculptures inspired by the great modern artist Louise Nevelson.

That just takes the CAKE! Today our 9-13 year old Summer Art Week students created these super sweet sculptures inspired...
08/14/2020

That just takes the CAKE! Today our 9-13 year old Summer Art Week students created these super sweet sculptures inspired by the still-life paintings of Wayne Thibaud.

On Saturday, August 22nd “Luminaria on the Lawn,” a pop-up event in partnership with the Relay For Life of Greater Attle...
08/14/2020

On Saturday, August 22nd “Luminaria on the Lawn,” a pop-up event in partnership with the Relay For Life of Greater Attleboro will take place at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Space is limited and registration is required – follow the link to register today! https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/luminaria-on-the-lawn

The Attleboro Arts Museum is currently accepting canned food donations which will be used to stabilize the luminaria. After the event the canned foods will be donated to a local food pantry.

Visit The Sun Chronicle to learn more about the upcoming event
https://www.thesunchronicle.com/features/stories/attleboro-arts-museum-to-hold-luminaria-on-the-lawn-to-support-american-cancer-society/article_310e4a0f-e922-53f4-8487-111405ccbb21.html

Visit our website for more information:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/luminaria-on-the-lawn/

Michael Evans has created a series of landscapes of parks and conservation lands in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Ver...
08/13/2020

Michael Evans has created a series of landscapes of parks and conservation lands in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Vermont for "8 Visions." He is inspired by the beauty of simple scenes that surround him while hiking the trails available nearby and he is reminded why we need to preserve these spaces of beauty for the future.
His approach to the landscapes stressed the textures he sensed and the interplay of light with those textures. The best way for him to accomplish this was to use a palette knife. Whether blending paint on canvas to create still water to gently caressing the canvas to create rock formations and trees, the palette knife has become Michael’s favorite tool. Light plays an important part in viewing his work as the scenes seem to move and change as you walk past them because of the way the light interacts with the texture on the surface.

Hear from Michael:
https://youtu.be/kiN-YxkhReI

Learn more about "8 Visions" and view the online exhibition on our website:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/announcing-the-attleboro-arts-museums-8-visions-artists/

Image: "Ripples on the Pond, Borderland, Easton, MA" by
Michael Evans; Oil.

08/12/2020
DoubleACS TV 15

Thank you, DoubleACS TV 15, for covering our 2020 Juried Members' Exhibition "8 Visions." You can view this show in-gallery or online now through August 28th. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.
Visit our website for the companion online exhibition: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/announcing-the-attleboro-arts-museums-8-visions-artists/

The Attleboro Arts Museum has recently opened up their annual '8 Visions' exhibit. Learn more in the DoubleACS Daily News!

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The Attleboro Arts Museum's 2020 Benefit Art Auction donation collection period begins today! Don't forget to fill out y...
08/11/2020

The Attleboro Arts Museum's 2020 Benefit Art Auction donation collection period begins today!

Don't forget to fill out your online donation form before drop-off! Visit our website for all the details:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/benefit-art-auction/

The Attleboro Arts Museum's Community Gallery is currently showcasing “A Series of Oceanic Monotypes” by Michael Perry, ...
08/10/2020

The Attleboro Arts Museum's Community Gallery is currently showcasing “A Series of Oceanic Monotypes” by Michael Perry, on view through August 29th, 2020. Gallery Hours: Tues – Sat 10am-4pm. (Exhibition closes at 3pm on Saturday, Aug 29th)

As a lifelong New England resident, Perry finds inspiration through the vastness, rhythm, and natural beauty of the ocean. “For me, the uniqueness of the monotype process provides the perfect medium for capturing those experiences with all its graphic starkness and nuance, not unlike the ebb and flow of the tides and the one-of-a-kind experience one gets from a day spent at seaside.”

Visit our website for more information on Michael Perry and the Community Gallery:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/community-gallery-schedule/

Image: "Eight," by Michael Perry; monotype.

Interdisciplinary artist Linda DiFrenna creates inspirational artworks in which the process is as equally important as t...
08/09/2020

Interdisciplinary artist Linda DiFrenna creates inspirational artworks in which the process is as equally important as the concept. The pieces chosen for “8 Visions” are odds and ends of the spiritual and the mysterious. They involve the human figure, partially or in totality. Photography is combined with mixed media materials such as wood, nails, barbed-wire, glitter, etc. – resulting in alternative ways of presenting photography. Linda feels imaginative approaches to making art produce sensations and emotions she remembers experiencing as a child. To play freely with paper, paint, scissor, ink, wire or any material without thought of right or wrong is joyful. The artist grants herself the freedom to move between the traditional image, processes and materials to alternative approaches and materials.

Hear from Linda:
https://youtu.be/SfeDX8si_uU

Learn more about "8 Visions" and view the online exhibition on our website:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/announcing-the-attleboro-arts-museums-8-visions-artists/

Image: “Barely Visible,” Linda DiFrenna, Photography & fabric.

Our Summer Art Week students created some self-portrait masterpieces this week – or should we say "maskerpieces!"
08/08/2020

Our Summer Art Week students created some self-portrait masterpieces this week – or should we say "maskerpieces!"

We'd like to share another SPECIAL SHOWCASE from our W. Charles Thompson Museum School. This week we focused on painting...
08/07/2020

We'd like to share another SPECIAL SHOWCASE from our W. Charles Thompson Museum School. This week we focused on painting and printmaking. Marvel at this excellent work by our outstanding students!

Nancy Beams’ etchings are a personal journey through loss and emotional recovery. She is best known for her sunflower pr...
08/07/2020

Nancy Beams’ etchings are a personal journey through loss and emotional recovery. She is best known for her sunflower prints which are used as a metaphor to express these struggles, joys and hopes. The sunflower in its magnificent variety of growth and decay has
continued to influence her. Her collection of images for "8 Visions" represents a five-year retrospective encompassing this theme. It reflects the pain, acceptance and empathy of changing and the continual process of becoming emotionally present. Primarily using the aquatint technique of copper plate etching, Nancy draws out strong feelings with a limited palette.

Hear from Nancy:
https://youtu.be/LytdTsqhL-8

Learn more about "8 Visions" and view the online exhibition on our website:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/announcing-the-attleboro-arts-museums-8-visions-artists/

Image: "Facing the Loss," Nancy Beams, Etching.

The Attleboro Arts Museum will continue its ongoing collaboration with the Relay For Life of Greater Attleboro and the A...
08/06/2020

The Attleboro Arts Museum will continue its ongoing collaboration with the Relay For Life of Greater Attleboro and the American Cancer Society with a first-time summer event designed to support the cancer society during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Luminaria on the Lawn” will be held on Saturday evening, August 22nd, 2020.

Two viewings: 7:00 – 7:45 p.m. and 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.

Free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/luminaria-on-the-lawn. Optional donations to the American cancer society’s Relay for Life will be accepted at the time of registration.

Learn more on our website:
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/luminaria-on-the-lawn/

We had a fabulous first week of Summer Art Classes! Here are just a few of the pieces that our amazing students created.
07/31/2020

We had a fabulous first week of Summer Art Classes! Here are just a few of the pieces that our amazing students created.

Thanks to The Sun Chronicle for covering "8 Visions," our 2020 Juried Members' Exhibition. On view August 4th–28th in-ga...
07/31/2020

Thanks to The Sun Chronicle for covering "8 Visions," our 2020 Juried Members' Exhibition. On view August 4th–28th in-gallery and online.

Exhibiting artists include Nancy Beams, Linda DiFrenna, Michael Evans, Linda Pearlman Karlsberg, Meghan Murray, Carolann Tebbetts, Jess Tracey, and Steven Wiseman.

Special evening viewing will be available on opening night, August 4th with reservations required. Viewing options are 6:00pm-6:45pm; 7:00pm-7:45pm or 8:00pm-8:45pm. Call us at 508.222.2644 x10 or email [email protected] to reserve your space in one of the three timeslots.

Click through for the full scoop:

https://www.thesunchronicle.com/features/stories/8-visions-show-coming-to-attleboro-arts-museum/article_63fe450d-6caf-5e80-b51f-7093f5f5b9c2.html

07/30/2020
DoubleACS TV 15

Thank you, DoubleACS TV 15, for highlighting The Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro.

Follow the link to our website to learn more about the scholarship and how to apply:

https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/the-reynolds-family-attleboro-arts-museum-edmonia-lewis-art-education-scholarship/

For the past several years, the Attleboro Arts Museum and The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro have offered the Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship for African Americans in the area. The scholarship provides financial assistance for several of the museum’s classes. Find out more in the DoubleACS Daily News!

Attleboro Arts Museum

Our Summer Art Week sessions are underway! Check out this SPECIAL SHOWCASE of work from our 6-9 age group. We’re so glad...
07/29/2020

Our Summer Art Week sessions are underway! Check out this SPECIAL SHOWCASE of work from our 6-9 age group. We’re so glad to have our students back, and they’re creating fabulous work already! These spectacular still lifes were inspired by Roy Lichtenstein’s iconic Pop-Art paintings and the Ben Day dot process.

Our 2020 Juried Members’ Exhibition, "8 Visions", opens in one week! You can see the show both in-gallery and online, Au...
07/28/2020

Our 2020 Juried Members’ Exhibition, "8 Visions", opens in one week! You can see the show both in-gallery and online, August 4th – 28th, 2020.
Exhibiting Artists
• Nancy Beams – Cambridge, MA
• Linda DiFrenna – Swansea, MA
• Michael Evans – Taunton, MA
• Linda Pearlman Karlsberg – Newton, MA
• Meghan Murray – Norton, MA
• Carolann Tebbetts – Shrewsbury, MA
• Jess Tracey – Attleboro, MA
• Steven Wiseman – Norton, MA

Visit our website for more information, and check back August 4th for the online exhibition.
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/announcing-the-attleboro-arts-museums-8-visions-artists/

Image: “No Exit #2” by Linda Di Frenna, mixed media.

07/26/2020
A Grasshopper Colored Pencil Drawing

Have you seen any grasshoppers hopping around lately? Let's try drawing one! Colored pencils are a fabulously fun medium for expressing the brilliant colors of the summertime!

https://youtu.be/qcossyRh8zc

Have you seen any Grasshoppers hopping around lately? Let's try drawing one! Colored pencils are a fabulously fun medium for expressing the brilliant colors ...

“Black Lives Matter”(detail) by Jess Tracey.   Jess is one of eight artists selected to exhibit her work from August 4th...
07/22/2020

“Black Lives Matter”(detail) by Jess Tracey. Jess is one of eight artists selected to exhibit her work from August 4th – 28th during the AAM’s “8 Visions” group show.

Join a group of prestigious artists, collectors and organizations in supporting the Attleboro Arts Museum by donating to...
07/21/2020

Join a group of prestigious artists, collectors and organizations in supporting the Attleboro Arts Museum by donating to our 29th Benefit Art Auction.

Donations of framed or gallery-finished original art, handmade gifts, crafts and objects created for the home from artists or collectors - as well as specialty items will be collected from August 11th - September 12th, 10am - 3pm. There are a range of delivery options this year, including scheduled curbside drop-off, that are available for your safety and convenience.
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Each donor of one or two items will receive:
* A one-year Museum Artist or Individual Membership ($35 value)*
* Revenue sharing up to 20% on the sale of items valued at $300 or more
* International exposure through this year's expanded online auction
* Artist or business biography/profile in the online auction and digital auction catalog

* Visit www.attleboroartsmuseum.org for a list of member benefits.
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Benefit Art Auction bidding is online from start to finish this year. Our new online bidding partner, Bidsquare, provides many attractive features including the opportunity for donating artists to have their work seen by over 180,000 national and international bidders!

Visit our website for all the Auction details:
www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/benefit-art-auction/

Image: 2020 Auction donation, "In the Garden": Poppy (detail) by Debra Maher; digital illustration.

07/18/2020
DoubleACS TV 15

Thank you, DoubleACS TV 15, for covering our latest exhibition "Sign of the Times." Check out the video below for all the details and a word with Mim Fawcett, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Attleboro Arts Museum.

You can view "Sign of the Times" both in-gallery and online through July 22nd. Visit our website to see the virtual exhibition:
www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/sign-of-the-times/

The Attleboro Arts Museum has reopened with a new exhibit called "Sign of the Times". The exhibit features WWII posters - take a look in the DoubleACS Daily News!

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JUST RELEASED: The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2021 National Juried Exhibition ThemeReal or imagined?  One might wonder thes...
07/16/2020

JUST RELEASED: The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 2021 National Juried Exhibition Theme

Real or imagined? One might wonder these days. These challenging times are complicated, unfamiliar and defying our norms. As we make our way forward, the Museum invites artists throughout the US to submit works of original art in any medium, size or concept that respond to the theme of “Real or Imagined.” For instance, artists can reflect on the nature or quality of this moment, spotlight the authentic, explore the unreal or depict items that contain some/all of the above.

Consider a representational still life or a surrealist scene … the phenomenon of phantom pain … AstroTurf landscapes …

Learn more: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/calls-for-artists/
Image: Suspended Beauty (detail) by Robin Wessman, oil. (Wessmanart)

Today is the last day to view the "On the Surface," our 2020 National Juried Exhibition. Visit our website to see the vi...
07/16/2020

Today is the last day to view the "On the Surface," our 2020 National Juried Exhibition. Visit our website to see the virtual exhibition:
www.attleboroartsmuseum.org/on-the-surface/

Be sure to check back tonight at 5pm for the announcement of next year's theme!
Image: Breast Project by Suzanne Stumpf, porcelain.

There is only one week remaining to view “Sign of the Times” – an exhibition of US Office of War Information Posters (19...
07/15/2020

There is only one week remaining to view “Sign of the Times” – an exhibition of US Office of War Information Posters (1942-1945) from the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Permanent Collection.

During World War II, a series of patriotic posters proudly hung in the storefront windows of London’s Department Store in downtown Attleboro, MA (the current location of the Attleboro Arts Museum). At the time, the London Family sold war bonds to support military efforts and displayed these US government-issued posters designed to touch the hearts and minds of
Americans on the home front.

Visit our website to learn more and view the virtual exhibition: https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/sign-of-the-times/

On view through July 22nd. Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm.

Get ready! The Attleboro Art Museum’s 29th Benefit Art Auction is coming up! Donations will be accepted between August 1...
07/12/2020

Get ready! The Attleboro Art Museum’s 29th Benefit Art Auction is coming up! Donations will be accepted between August 11th – September 12th, 2020. As you may expect, this year brings inevitable changes to the Auction. Organizers have been “Zooming” through the past months, strategizing and planning for the most user-friendly, engaging and careful way to hold one of the Museum’s largest fundraising events.
Visit our website for all the details on donating, viewing, and bidding!
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/benefit-art-auction/

Image: 2020 Auction donation, “In the Garden: Poppy” by Debra Maher; digital illustration.

The Museum's 2020 Annual Fund is underway! Donations are the backbone of our fundraising efforts. They provide a critica...
07/11/2020

The Museum's 2020 Annual Fund is underway! Donations are the backbone of our fundraising efforts. They provide a critical source of income and help us to provide "Arts for Everyone." We appreciate contributions of any level. Every gift makes a difference! Donate today – and thank you!
https://attleboroartsmuseum.org/annual-fund-2020/

07/10/2020
Congressman Joe Kennedy III

The next generation of artists has shown that their talent level is exceptional.

Watch Congressman Joe Kennedy III as he announces the top three winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for teens in the 4th Congressional District of Massachusetts. Museum director Mim Fawcett was one of the competition’s jurors along with artist Robin Wessman (Wessmanart.)

Every year, 4th District students submit extraordinary works of art for the Congressional Art Competition – and this year was no different!

It is my distinct honor to unveil this year’s winner, Zoe Zhang from Wellesley, for her piece called Companion!

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We are glad the museum is open again!
This is a beautiful exhibition, I love all the great selections! It is wonderful ceramics are so featured.
As a great granddaughter of Martha Briggs pictured below, I'm thrilled to see her and the contemporary artist's interpretative work. I plan to attend the opening reception this Saturday. You can judge how much I look like the contemporary Marta shown below!
I’m Making a few things for the Art Auction this fall. It sneaks up on ya so get moving 🙂
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looks really interesting if i Lived closer I'd go