Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell

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The Whistler House Museum of Art is the birthplace of painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler. It is located at 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, and is open as a museum displaying works from the museum collection and shows by artist members.
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  • If you are on a walking tour of the area -stop in and visit. We learned some history and it did not take long. 
    If you are on a walking tour of the area -stop in and visit. We learned some history and it did not take long.  more »
  • If you've never been you will be awestruck by the quality of this collection, especially if you get to catch one of their special exhibits. Recently they had a wonderful exhibit of Venice... 
    If you've never been you will be awestruck by the quality of this collection, especially if you get to catch one of their special exhibits. Recently they had a wonderful exhibit of Venice...  more »
  • I've been to Lowell many times but somehow missed this museum. I attended a lecture of James Whistler and was told of this place. My son and I visited today and the home is well preserved as an... 
    I've been to Lowell many times but somehow missed this museum. I attended a lecture of James Whistler and was told of this place. My son and I visited today and the home is well preserved as an...  more »
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  • good place for spending time with the whole family. I am amaze
  • James Whistler was born in 1834 in this interesting house in Lowell. The displayed art is enjoyable, although missing some major Whistler pieces. You can walk to the Whistler House Museum from the Commuter Rail Lowell Station. In summer, or warm spring or fall day, you can rest on a bench in the lovely Whistler Park.
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  • Great set of museums, you likely won't spend more than 2 hours in any of them. I wouldn't pay the ad.mission price for just one of the museum's but it's not bad if you see more than one in a full day. Plenty of places to picnic too. A lot of interactive stuff that actually works! I would reccomend.
  • This is James McNeill Whistler's birthplace. The family left when he was three and when he was 21 he left The US and lived as an expatriate the rest of his life. The home to furnished with period furniture and is full of art, by Whistler, Arshile Gorky, and local artists, as well as traveling temporary exhibitions. There is a lovely park next to the house that has benches around a lawn, and a sculpture of Whistler. The museum is kind of a hidden gem in Lowell, and is well worth a visit.

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