Three New Exhibitions Open at Framingham State University's Danforth Art Museum in early October

Three New Exhibitions Open at Framingham State University's Danforth Art Museum in early October

Sep 29, 2021

The Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University is excited to announce the opening of three new exhibitions in Fall 2021, focusing on contemporary, regional artists and a diversity of processes and materials. 

All three exhibitions will be in display from October 9, 2021, through March 6, 2022.

Anne Lambert's exhibition, The Way Things Go, explores the life of an object and represents five decades of Lambert's productivity as an artist, from drawings to paintings, photographs, and the mixed media assemblages that came to define her style.

The exhibition, Found and Gifted, will feature the work of Framingham State alum Dan Dowd '90. It explores the role of the artist in relation to found objects, their presence and process, and the conversion of the object into a work of art. Dowd's reverence for the object and his ability to transform what might be considered beyond use into personal "portraits" skillfully illustrates the idea that one person's trash is another person's treasure.

Finally, Indigenous Voices in Contemporary Art, will feature the artwork of nationally renowned Native American artist and Framingham State alum Jaune Quick-to-See Smith '76, as well as Duane Slick and others. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read program and Framingham State University. Throughout the months of October and November, virtual and in-person programming will take place in partnership with the Henry Whittemore Library at Framingham State, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, and the Danforth Art Museum and Art School.

"We are excited to invite the community to come see three excellent new exhibitions at the museum," says Danforth Art Museum Director and Curator Jessica Roscio. "We are particularly proud that two of our exhibiting artists also happen to be Framingham State University alumni."

Members of the public are welcome to join the opening reception for the exhibitions on October 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Advance registration is required via the Museum's website, where you can also find listings of all exhibition-related events.

Danforth Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Full descriptions of the new exhibitions are below. For more information, visit

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.