Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Cultural Heritage Day

Cultural Heritage Day at the Fitchburg Art Museum on September 30th, 12-4PM, is an opportunity to learn about the important idea of heritage, how it defines who we are, and what kinds of resources are available to learn more about it. During interactive activities and talks, participants will learn about local cultural heritage as well as how past heritage from other countries and time periods are connected to us. Anyone with an interest in history and culture will love this event! There will be activities for adults, especially K-12 educators who can earn professional development points for the event, and children.

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Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

Gardner Day

FAM’s exhibition Interior Effects links contemporary art to our region’s industrial heritage. To celebrate the Chair City, residents of the City of Gardner and their guests will enjoy free admission on Sunday, November 4.

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Nov
3
1:30 PM13:30

Lost Manufacturing, Found Art

Free with Museum admission

A panel discussion on the effects of deindustrialization, as it relates to the region’s rich history of furniture making. Panelists include UMass Lowell Professor Robert Forrant, artist Tracie Pouliot, and former Nichols & Stone employees, followed by a talk by artist Liz Shepherd. 

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Sep
23
2:00 PM14:00

Interior Effects Opening Reception

The Fitchburg Art Museum's next compelling New England contemporary art exhibition, Interior Effects: Furniture in Contemporary Art, opens with a reception on Sunday, September 23, 2–4pm.  

From studio furniture to artworks ranging from sculpture to video, Interior Effects centers on furniture and its design as psychologically charged metaphors. The exhibition includes artwork by 10 New England artists: Katarina Burin, Sandra Erbacher, Samantha Fields, Yuri Kobayashi, Sarah Malakoff, Judy Kensley McKie, Tracie Pouliot, Celeste Roberge, Liz Shepherd, and Leah K. Woods.

Interior Effects is the second in a series of FAM exhibitions that link contemporary art practice to our region’s industrial heritage.

Guests will enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar at the opening reception.

The event is free with admission and free for all FAM members.

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Aug
2
3:00 PM15:00

Free First Thursday

FREE admission to FAM, featuring artist talks with Scarlett Hoey and Mark Del Guidice at 5:30pm. 

In celebration of FAM's 83rd Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft and Free First Thursday, two of this year's Regional Show prizewinners will offer short artist talks.  To learn more about Scarlett's photography and Mark's studio furniture, please join us on Thursday, August 2 at 5:30pm.

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Free Fun Friday!

Fitchburg Art Museum is proud to participate in the 10th anniversary of the Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Fridays program. 

FAM Admission is FREE during our extended hours from 10am – 4:30pm. Guests can enjoy activities throughout the day including face painting, art-making, and a treasure hunt. Check out the summer exhibits, including Howard Johnson: Phantastrophies as well as the 83rd Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. Have fun designing an African mask or trying out an artist’s technique in one of our learning lounges.

Take part in the No Evil Project at Fitchburg Art Museum's Free Fun Friday.

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May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Central Massachusetts Portfolio Review

The Central Massachusetts Portfolio Review is an opportunity for artists to have their portfolios or in-process series critiqued by area professionals and curators. The event will be held on May 5, 2018, 10 am – 3 pm at the Fitchburg Art Museum, in partnership with ArtsWorcester.

Artists, designers, and craftspeople are invited to have their portfolio or in-process series reviewed. Members of ArtsWorcester and the Fitchburg Art Museum are strongly encouraged to participate at a discounted rate.

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Art in Bloom Champagne Reception

The Fitchburg Art Museum and The Laurelwood Garden Club invite you to...

An Evening of Flowers, Music, Art and a Champagne Reception to honor 20 years of Art in Bloom and co-founder, Julia Casey

Friday, April 27, 2018
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Tickets are $30; $25 for FAM members. Available for purchase online, at the reception desk, or by calling 978-345-4207 x306 by Monday, April 23.

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Building with Boxes for ages 5-8

Building with Boxes for ages 5-8

Instructor: Rebecca Duffy

Construct a sculpture or tower with cardboard boxes and tubes, pipe cleaners, and recycled materials. Decorate it with paint., colored sticky paper, or tissue paper.

For Youth – April Vacation Week

Each workshop is $18M, $22NM 

If you wish to enroll after the deadline, please call the Museum to make sure the workshop is running. You can register over the phone with a credit card. 978-345-4207

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

Painting BIG! for ages 9-12

Painting BIG! for ages 9-12

Be inspired by American artist Georgia O’Keeffe, who painted large close-ups of flowers, to paint your own large close-up of a flower or leaf. Learn about color mixing and composition.

For Youth – April Vacation Week

Each workshop is $18M, $22NM 

If you wish to enroll after the deadline, please call the Museum to make sure the workshop is running. You can register over the phone with a credit card. 978-345-4207

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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Clay Monsters for ages 9-12

Clay Monsters for ages 9-12

Instructor: Claire Higgins

Look at sculpture in the galleries, then create your own silly or scary monster.

Each workshop is $18M, $22NM 

If you wish to enroll after the deadline, please call the Museum to make sure the workshop is running. You can register over the phone with a credit card. 978-345-4207

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Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Marbling Madness for ages 5-8

Marbling Madness for ages 5-8

Instructor: Rebecca Duffy

Create beautiful, unique patterns with the ancient art of paper marbling. Apply your designs to paper, small boxes, and more!

For Youth – April Vacation Week

Each workshop is $18M, $22NM 

If you wish to enroll after the deadline, please call the Museum to make sure the workshop is running. You can register over the phone with a credit card. 978-345-4207

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Apr
15
1:00 PM13:00

Fantastical, Political artist talks with Dinorá Justice and Cynthia Consentino

Fantastical, Political programming:

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 1-3pm

Artist talks with Dinorá Justice and Cynthia Consentino: Sunday, April 15, 1pm

Closing tours with Curator Lisa Crossman and Koch Curatorial Fellow Lauren Szumita: Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2pm

Fantastical, Political has been supported by a grant from the Artist’s Resource Trust

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Apr
7
11:00 AM11:00

Brownie/Girl Scout Program Ages 7 - 12

Brownie/Girl Scout Program Ages 7 - 12

Saturday, April 7, 2018
11:00am – 3:00pm
Fitchburg Art Museum
Cost: $10/girl, $3.00/adult

EXPLORING WOMEN AND ART

Spend a day among traditional and contemporary African art, learn about its’ global influence and how it continues to change our world. You’ll see colorful masquerades and masks, beautiful symbolic textiles, and learn about women artists. Following lunch, you create African art projects in our Studio. Then we’ll explore the art, life and vision of our founder, Eleanor Norcross, with a guided tour and gallery sketching. Bring a bag lunch. Open to troops and girls with an adult.

*Alternate dates available upon request with a 3 week advance notice.

Deadline for registration: Monday, April 2

Register on-line at www.familyid.com/fitchburgartmuseum or email Ann Descoteaux, Director of Docents at adescoteaux@fitchburgartmuseum.org

or call 978-345-4207 ext. 302.

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Mar
29
6:30 PM18:30

Sugar Ball: The American Game, the Dominican Dream

The Dominican Republic has produced more major league baseball players than any country apart from the United States. Dr. Alan Klein, author of Sugar Ball: The American Game, the Dominican Dream, discusses why this is so by tracing the introduction and development of baseball in the Dominican Republic. Klein's talk will focus on the players, the fans, the stadiums, and especially the Dominican baseball academies, detailing how Dominican players make it into the major league. FREE

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