Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum Reopening to Public August 1st

Framingham State University’s Danforth Art Museum Reopening to Public August 1st

Jul 28, 2020

The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University is slated to reopen to its members and the general public later this week after being closed since late March due to COVID19.

"We couldn't be more excited to welcome our members and the general public back to the museum," says Director and Curator Jessica Roscio. “We have spent the past several weeks planning for our reopening by strictly adhering to the safety guidelines put in place by the state. We are excited to offer our patrons a safe and enjoyable experience in our beautiful galleries."

The museum will initially open with limited days/hours of Thursday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum will open to members only on July 30th and 31st and then to the general public on August 1st. In order to avoid any crowds, advance registration is required via Eventbrite, which can be reached at Additional safety precautions include requiring all patrons to wear face coverings and maintain six feet of social distance within the galleries. Hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout the museum and additional spot cleaning of “touch” services will be done regularly. 

The exhibition Family Circle is on view until August 30 (including work by Lisa Barthelson, Jenny Carpenter, Jasmine Chen, Kristen Joy Emack, Lee Kilpatrick, Mary Morazzi-Henderson, and Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson), along with selections from the permanent collection and the Meta Fuller gallery.

Fall exhibitions open September 19 and include: Catherine Smith - A Cabinet of Curiosities; Katherine Gulla – Passage; and Rebecca Hutchinson - Midnight Blooms.

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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.