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Museum Admission

Adults: $7.00
Seniors (65+) + FSU Alumn: $6.00
Framingham residents – with ID: $6.00
Students High school + College – with ID: $5.00
Museum open today
12:00pm — 5:00pm
Tuesday — Sunday
12:00pm — 5:00pm

FREE museum admission for:

FSU students, faculty + staff
Children (through 13)

Administrative Hours

Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
T: 508.215.5110
E: danforthartmuseum@framingham.edu

Art School
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
T: 508.215.5116
E: danforthartschool@framingham.edu

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General Inquiries for the Museum and Art School
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General Inquiries for the Museum and Art School

How do I get to the Danforth?

We are located at 14 Vernon Street, in the Jonathan Maynard building.  We are the large brick building overlooking the Framingham Centre Common.  There is ample free parking in the lot to the rear of the building, which is accessible via Grove Street.  To reach the Museum, please take the elevator to the second floor. To reach the Art School, take the elevator to the third floor.

GPS Note:  For accurate directions, please enter “14 Vernon Street,” rather than Danforth Art Museum or Danforth Art School.  Please note that we are NOT located at 123 Union Avenue.

What is your mailing address?

All mail for the Danforth Art Museum and Danforth Art School should be sent to:
100 State Street
P.O. Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701

Do NOT mail items to 14 Vernon Street, they will be returned by the post office as undeliverable.

When is the Museum open?

Danforth Art Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5.  We are closed on Mondays.  We will adjust the website accordingly for changes in holiday hours.

When is the School open?

Danforth Art School is generally open during class hours which varies by session. School staff are often assisting students and teachers so may not be able to answer your call, but we will be sure to respond as soon as possible. If you would like, please call to make an appointment: 508.215.5116. The school will be closed on the following upcoming holidays:

Sept. 2

Oct. 1

Oct. 9

Oct. 14

Nov. 9

Nov. 11

Nov. 28 & Nov. 29

Dec.  23-25

Dec. 30-Jan. 1

Do you prorate or offer refunds on classes?

Danforth Art School reserves the right to cancel any class, to change instructors, or to reschedule individual classes as needed. We are unable to offer make-up classes if students are absent. Full refunds will be made if a class is canceled by the school.

Students wishing to cancel a registration must contact the school. Refunds will be given as follows: if the cancellation occurs after the first class, we will refund 80% of tuition cost; after the second class we will refund 60% of the tuition cost; after the third class, there is no refund. Exceptions to this policy can be made only in the event of an emergency. Class tuition is not prorated due to student absence. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be posted on our website and phone by 8am.

What supplies do I need for my art class?

Danforth art school provides all supplies for children’s classes. We also provide supplies for beginning level adult classes for the first meeting. Supplies suggested for all other classes will be provided on the class description page.

Do you accept donations of art supplies?

We appreciate donations of certain supplies, but request that you call us at 508.215.5116 before bringing anything to the school to drop off.

Do you offer tours of the Museum?

Yes! We offer Group Visits + Tours for adults and children. We also have tours that include creating art at the Danforth Art School. For more information contact Mary Erickson, Museum Visitor Services Coordinator, at 508-215-5118 or merickson2@framingham.edu.

Can I submit a proposal for an exhibition of my work?

The Museum does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals.  Please do not send materials to the Museum.

I am interested in donating a work to the Museum's permanent collection, how do I begin that process?

We are happy to consider donations of artwork.  Please direct all inquiries via e-mail to Jessica Roscio, at jroscio@framingham.edu.

I have a question about a work in the Museum's permanent collection, who should I contact?

Please direct all collections inquiries and image requests to our Collections Manager, Rachel Passannante, at rpassannante@framingham.edu

Can you appraise an artwork that I own?

It is a conflict of interest for the Museum to provide valuations for works of art, and we do not offer appraisals.

Can my organization use your parking lot for an event we are hosting on the Framingham Centre Common?

As we are a part of Framingham State University, all inquiries regarding usage of our parking lot must be directed to Campus Events:  https://www.framingham.edu/student-life/campus-events/staff/

Can I host my event at the Museum?

Unfortunately, the Museum does not have event rental space available for clients outside of Framingham State University.

School Vacation Weeks FAQs

What are the program hours?

Vacation week workshops run from 9am-4pm for two days; either Tuesday and Wednesday or Thursday and Friday. You may add extended morning (8-9am)or afternoon (4-6pm) hours for an additional fee.

What is your drop off and pick up procedure for Vacation Week Workshops?

Danforth Art School is located at 14 Vernon Street, and accessed through the parking lot off of Grove Street. The school is entered through the lobby at the rear of the building; take the elevator to the third floor. We will have studio assignments for each grade level on the third floor, where you will be greeted. When dropping off your child, please help them to put coats and bags in the bin in their studios and to find their name tag. Please be aware that if you need to drop off your child prior to 8:45, you will need to purchase the AM Extended Day class in addition to the workshop, if you need to pick up your child after 4:00, you will need to purchase the PM Extended Day class. For AM and PM Extended Day, please go directly to room 315 located directly off the elevator on the third floor.

What is your food policy?

The School Vacation Week Workshop schedule includes daily supervised breaks for morning and afternoon snacks, and for lunch. Students are expected to bring their own, nut-free lunches, healthy snacks, and a water bottle. Refrigeration is not available. All items should be labeled with the student’s full name. Please make sure your child knows which food should be eaten at snack time and lunch time. Danforth Art School is not a nut-free facility; however, students are asked not to bring snacks or lunches that, to the extent verifiable, contain nuts, tree nuts, or products containing those ingredients. We do not inspect people’s belongings, and cannot guarantee that all participants will comply. Please alert the school office if your child has a serious allergy or other medical concerns.

Should my child bring a smock for class?

Typically, children do get messy during art classes. We suggest dressing them accordingly or sending a smock to be safe.