Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
The Fitchburg Art Museum is one of the most treasured cultural institutions in Central New England and serves the Cities of Fitchburg and Leominster and surrounding communities in North Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.To visit Fitchburg Art Museum on your trip to Fitchburg, use our Fitchburg vacation route planner.
FAM was founded in 1925, and its four-building complex, with over 20,000 square feet of exhibition space, features exhibitions from its art historical collections as well as special loan exhibitions focused on regional contemporary art. Collection strengths include 19th Century American Art, American photography, African Art, Greek and Roman Art and Egyptian Art. The Egyptian collection is presented in an interactive gallery designed for families and school groups.
FAM plays a vital role in the cultural life of the region. Area schools, community groups and artist organizations are featured in FAM’s Community Gallery, and the museum maintains active educational partnerships with public and private schools and Fitchburg State University. FAM also participates in efforts to stimulate the local creative economy, particularly by partnering in community-based festivals and public art projects.
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The museum is small and has excellent permanent and temporary displays. I normally do not find Egyptian displays hold my interest. I spent about an hour and will go back. It is so well done. The Afric... read more »
Today was Free Friday (check out highland street.org) and we drove East from Greenfield. What a fantastic small art museum!!!!! I loved it!
Although the museum is small and fairly compact, the displays are excellent. There are 3 major exhibit areas on two floors--Global Africa, Ancient Egypt, and the Eleanor Norcross exhibit. The quilts, ... read more »
The current exhibit at the Fitchburg Museum of Art is over the top. Not he old FAM that I remember. More than one visit for me (89yrs old) to take it all in. The Art in Bloom show is the most exciting ever. Many thanks to all the hard work and talent bringing a lovely welcome to Spring.
The Egyptian exhibit was fabulous for the kids. They could have spent an hour or more just in that section. I was impressed with the variety of exhibits for such a small museum. A surprisingly nice way to spend a few hours.
What a great museum! It's worth a trip to Fithchburg to see this gem.
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