Danforth Art Museum Receives $15,000 in Support from the Foundation for MetroWest

Danforth Art Museum Receives $15,000 in Support from the Foundation for MetroWest

Dec 16, 2022

Framingham State University's Danforth Art Museum recently received a $15,000 grant from the Foundation for MetroWest, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of residents in the region.

The award is the largest the organization provided to an arts & culture organization in the region this year.

"We are honored and thrilled to receive this generous support from the Foundation for MetroWest," says Museum Director and Curator Jessica Roscio. "The funding will go directly to supporting our educational programming, workshops, and exhibitions."

The Foundation for MetroWest awarded a total of $642,500 in general operating grants to 49 Human Services and Arts & Culture nonprofit partners in the region.

"We are proud to support these organizations in their efforts throughout the MetroWest region," the organization said in announcing the awards. "All the funds awarded through our grant programs help create strong, vibrant communities, now and in the future—and are vital to the organizations."

The Danforth Museum merged with Framingham State University in 2018 and reopened in a newly renovated facility inside the Jonathan Maynard Building off the Framingham Centre Green. The museum boasts a permanent collection featuring more than 3,500 objects from the early 19th century to present day. It also hosts rotating exhibitions from local New England artists, as well as the Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller Special Collection.

One floor above the museum is Framingham State's Danforth Art School, offering community art classes for all ages and skill levels. To learn more, visit Danforth.framingham.edu.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.