The Arts

Featured Art Museums/Exhibits

Animagic Museum of Animation

At the Animagic Museum of Animation, explore how special effects are made and create animated films and production. 135 Main St. Lee, MA 01238. Tel: 413-841-6679. Cost: Free/Fee.... More Info

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Art Complex Museum

189 Alden Street, Duxbury, MA 02331. 781-934-6634. A regional art center that houses works of art on paper, particularly European and American prints; Shaker furniture; American paintings; and Asian art, including a Japanese tea hut; with exhibitions spaces featuring works by contemporary artists.

Berkshire Museum

Meet at the intersection of art, history, and natural science at the Berkshire Museum, home to nearly 40,000 objects in its permanent collection. 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA, 01201. Berkshire County. Tel: 413-443-7171. Cost: Fee.

Boston Athenaeum

Groups can take the Art and Architecture tour to learn about the architectural history of the building and see the institution’s collection of fine art. 10 ½ Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-227-0270 ext. 301. Cost: Free.

Cahoon Museum of American Art

4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit, MA 02635. 508-428-7581. Explore the 19th, 20th, and 21st century American art exhibits with folk, marine, and landscape paintings including works by James Buttersworth, Dwight Tryon, and Frank Carson. Features a folk painting of Ralph and Martha Cahoon. Fee.

Cantor Gallery College of the Holy Cross

1 College Street, Worcester, MA 01610. 508-793-3356. Founded in 1983, an art gallery that primarily focuses on the spiritual life of Holy Cross students and staff. Free.

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

135 South Street, PO Box 443, Hyannis MA 02601. 508-775-1723. Learn about maritime culture of Cape Code with historic exhibits and artifacts from 400 years ago. Fee.

Cape Cod Museum of Art

60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638. 508-385-4477. Tour the Cape Cod region with exhibits of artists. Focuses on the reserving past collections. Fee.

Danforth Museum of Art

123 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA 01702. 508-620-0050. With 3,500 art pieces, focuses on 18th century artists to modern day with exhibits of expressionism, traditional, installation, and new media. Features work of Gilbert Stuart, James McNelll Whistler, and Charles Sprague Pearce. Fee.

Dr. Seuss National Memorial Gardens

21 Edwards St., Springfield, MA 01103. 413-263-6800. Tour the garden in the city of Theodor Seuss Geisel's homeland with sculptures. Fee.

Fitchburg Art Museum

25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA 01420. 978-345-4207. Established in 1925 by educator and artist, Eleanor Norcross. Galleries include modern 21st Century art, European and American paintings, and ancient cultures: China, Egypt, Africa, Pre-Columbian. Fee.

Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301. 508-588-6000. An exhibit made by Myron Fuller focusing on contemporary arts with sculptures, paintings, techniques, and materials. Current exhibits include Iron Twenty Ten, Dan Dailey: Working Method, and Traditions and Innovations: Fuller Craft Museum Collects. Fee.

Gallery 360

Exhibitions at Northeastern University’s art gallery focus on music, realism, world cultures, and a variety of other topics. Northeastern University, 346 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-373-5728. Cost: Free.

Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890. 781-729-1158. A photography museum, started in 1992 by Arthur Griffin with three galleries and four satellites displaying the impacts of art. Displays in The Main Gallery and The Griffin Gallery. Fee.

Harbor Gallery

See contemporary art at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Art forms include photographs, paintings, and more. UMass Boston, McCormack Hall, 1st Floor, Dorchester, MA 02125. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-287-7988. Cost: Free/Fee.

McMullen Museum of Art

Take a tour of Boston College’s art museum, which features paintings, prints, and more. Genres include abstract, landscape, and others. Boston College, 2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02135. Suffolk County. Tel: 617-552-8587. Cost: Free/Fee.

Mead Art Museum Amherst College

41 Quadrangle Drive, Amherst, MA 01002. 413-542-2335. Started in 1949, with 16,000 pieces of art from early American history to Assyrian, European, Russian, Mexican, and Japanese cultures. An exhibit with 8 galleries of American baroque and impressionism. Free.

MIT List Visual Arts Center

20 Ames Street Building E15, Atrium Level, Cambridge, MA 02139. 617-253-4680. With over 1,500 art collections of paintings, sculpture, photography, and print media, an exibit that focuses on the visual arts and teaching aspects. Suggested Donation.