185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Date Posted: December 19, 2019
Region: Central Massachusetts
The Fitchburg Art Museum is a catalyst for learning, creativity, and community building. We accomplish this mission with art historical collections and exhibitions, special exhibitions of contemporary New England art, education programs, public art projects, community partnerships, and creative economy initiatives. All decisions, initiatives, projects, and programs at the Fitchburg Art Museum reflect our commitment to art, education, and the greater community.
Founded in 1925, FAM is located in four buildings across a city block in downtown Fitchburg, in North Central Massachusetts. Its varied collection of over 6,000 objects includes particular strengths in American Art, African Art and photography. FAM maintains 12,000 square feet of exhibition space, presents three major special exhibitions of New England contemporary art annually, and periodically re-installs selected permanent collection galleries.
FAM is a national thought and practice leader in the growing movement to make art museums more relevant and responsive to their immediate communities. FAM works closely with the City of Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Public Schools, Fitchburg State University, and many other partners to improve the quality of life and community health in our region. FAM is a visionary leader in developing programs for underserved audiences, including our city’s 35% Latinx communities. For more information about FAM, please visit www.fitchburgartmuseum.org.
A free service of Mass Cultural Council.
Homepage banner image: Detail of glassworks by Carrie Gustafson (Mass Cultural Council Crafts Fellow ’11).