The Danforth at Framingham State University

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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. The Danforth's founders, led by Paul Marks, a local businessman and fine arts enthusiast, and Justin McCarthy, President of Framingham State, envisioned the Danforth as a cultural destination for the region. Merging 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 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, part of Framingham State University’s Department of Continuing Education, offers studio art classes and workshops for all ages and levels of ability. The Danforth is also a proud member of the newly designated 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.
FSU community
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