Established as a grassroots organization in 1975 by a committed group of community activists, business owners, educators, and artists, Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University is a museum and school that invites you to see, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. The Danforth educates the public through its Permanent Collection of American art from the 19th century to the present day, changing exhibitions of both historic works and the work of contemporary artists, studio art classes and workshops, and a variety of community outreach programs. The Danforth merged with Framingham State University in 2018 to become the Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University and the Danforth Art School at Framingham State University. The Art School, part of Framingham State University’s Department of Continuing Education, offers studio art classes and workshops for all ages and levels of ability. In the spring of 2019, the Museum reopened to the public, as part of Framingham State University, at 14 Vernon Street, Jonathan Maynard Building on Framingham Centre Common.