The Danforth at Framingham State University

Meet The Team
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OUR MISSION: The Danforth Art Museum and Art School at Framingham State University is an innovative cultural resource serving the region by enriching our community with opportunities for transformational artistic experiences. We exhibit, collect, and teach through dynamic and responsive programming. With a welcoming environment in our galleries and studios, the Danforth inspires and engages through art.

WHO WE ARE:  The Danforth Art Museum and School was established in 1975 by a group of community members who were committed to bringing the arts to Framingham, through exhibitions, museum programs, and studio art classes.  Merging with Framingham State University in 2018 to become the Danforth Art Museum and Art School at Framingham State University, the Danforth continues that legacy.  Now located in the Jonathan Maynard Building on the historic Framingham Centre Common, the Museum and School continue to invite the public to see, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. The Museum’s Permanent Collection focuses on American art from the 19th century to the present day. Changing exhibitions feature both historic works and the works of regional, contemporary artists. The Art School offers studio art classes and workshops for all ages and levels of ability throughout the year. The Danforth is also a proud member of the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District.

To learn more about the Danforth and the merger with Framingham State University, click here to read this great article published in the American Art Review.

We are a public art museum and community art school.
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The FSU Community
The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University is home to the largest collection of work and ephemera by the twentieth-century sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller.” the Danforth—See the collection

Danforth Annual Report - learn about the Danforth and what was accomplished over the past year!

FY2021 Annual Report

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FY2022 Annual Report

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FY2023 Annual Report

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