Friday, June 22
6 - 8pm

Come celebrate the opening of FOUR new exhibitions! 
 The event is FREE to the public. 
 Guests are welcome to enjoy light refreshments and a cash bar.

Howard Johnson: Phantastrophies 
May 26, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Howard Johnson, Wishcraft , 2018,  18 x 24 x ¾",  Prismacolor, graphite, ink pen, crayons, and 
various papers  mounted on Ampersand staged board

Worcester Artist Howard Johnson is one of the most original and distinctive artists working in New England today. His visionary artworks reflect his interests in philosophy, mythology, science fiction, and popular culture - among other things.
83rd Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft
June 22 - September 2, 2018

The 83rd Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft is one of the oldest juried exhibitions in New England. This annual summer tradition, opening June 22, celebrates the artists and crafters of our region. The Regional Exhibition provides significant exposure for artists in our community, and opportunities to connect artists, patrons, collectors, and art lovers.

Lynda Schlosberg: Multiverse
June 22 - September 2, 2018

Lynda Schlosberg,  Entangled With You , 2016, acrylic on panel,  60" x 60"

By bridging the image generation methods of the arts and the sciences,
 Schlosberg helps us to imagine the unimaginable, and delight in the shifting beauty of Everything.

Lynda Schlosberg was the First Prize winner in last summer's
 82 nd Annual Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft at FAM.  

Call and Response: E Pluribus  Unum
June 22 - September 2nd, 2018

Left:  Harold Edgerton (American, 1903-1990),  Tumblers , 1942, gelatin silver print, 20" x 16", Gift of the Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation
Right:  Tess Barbato,  All of Which are American Dreams , 2017, oil on canvas, 30" x 30"

Ezra Stoller,  Seagrams Interior, Mies van der Rohe , 1958, gelatin silver print,  Gift of Jeanne and Richard S. Press

This exhibition presents photographs from FAM's Permanent Collection that feature windows and mirrors as compositional devices that inform and direct how we, as viewers, see. 


February 11, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Curator's closing tours of  Fantastical, Political  
with Koch Curatorial Fellow Lauren Szumita 
and exhibiting artist Joo Lee Kang.
Sunday, June 3rd at 2pm!

Fantastical, Political opening: 
Dave Cole,  The Music Box , 2012,  Caterpillar CS-553 Vibratory Roller-Compacter with cherry wood, spring steel and United States National Anthem (arranged for steamroller),  8' x 19' x 11',  Courtesy of the artist


Pre-registration is required for all adult and youth classes/workshops

The Word Color in Watercolor: Workshop for Beginners and Experienced Painters

Sunday, July 22, 2018
10am - 4pm

Objective: To discover, build, and enhance a personal watercolor technique

Students in adult classes are responsible for bringing their own art supplies. Lists of required materials are posted on our website or can be obtained by calling the Museum's main number, 978-345-4207.

Summer Art Classes for ages 5-8 and 9-12
August 6 - 10

Classes in drawing and painting, sculpture, STEAM, and more.

Morning and afternoon options: 
9am - 12pm and/or  12:30 - 3:30pm

Sign up for one or two 5-day classes per child
$105 Family-level Museum members, $125 Non-members per 5-day class

For students taking a morning and afternoon class,
there is a $15 additional fee for supervision
during lunch (students must provide their own lunch)

8:30am early drop-off and  3:30 - 5:30pm 
late pick-up available for additional  fees. 
Watch our website for details!


Participants must pre-register with the Fitchburg Art Museum by calling 978.345.4207 or by emailing
All sessions are from 1 - 3pm

Learn about the new 
Fitchburg Arts Community!

A public presentation and feedback session for neighbors, 
artists and community members.

The Fitchburg Art Museum is working with NewVue Communities to create affordable artist live/work space in Fitchburg. At this presentation, Fitchburg Art Museum Director Nick Capasso will fully describe the project, take questions, and elicit advice and feedback for the design of studio spaces and artist amenities. The Fitchburg Art Museum is committed to working with residents to create, nurture, and sustain a creative community in Fitchburg.

Sunday, June 10, 3pm
Fitchburg Art Museum, 185 Elm St, Fitchburg, MA

FREE Fun Friday - July 27!
Enjoy creating suncatchers, puffy paintings, clay pendants, and more with your family and friends on FREE Fun  Friday10am - 4:30pm! Hunt for "treasure" in our galleries, take your photograph with a Fitchburg celebrity, and have your face painted. Explore our galleries to see art and artifacts from ancient Egypt (including mummies), African art, and art and crafts from regional artists, and learn more about them in the 
interactive  Learning Lounges. 

Fantastical, Political on Open Studio with Jared Bowen

At the Fitchburg Art Museum, an exhibition of five contemporary artists explores 
extravagant art with a political edge in 
"Fantastical, Political."
Photo courtesy of Sentinel and Enterprise
IT'S COLLEGE TOWN 101 FSU, city officials aim to get students out and about in Fitchburg

Leaders from the city, Fitchburg State University, and the Fitchburg community work together to bridge gaps and get students thinking of Fitchburg as a "college town." 

Art New England Magazine on Fantastical, Political

Delicious contradictions abound in the subversive  Fantastical, Political , where appealing surfaces and seemingly quaint ornamentation disclose charged political statements and barbed social commentaries that linger like unhealed wounds.

Photo courtesy of A. T. Leonard & Associates
Initiative Gives Boost to Fitchburg Downtown Transformation

MassDevelopment has designated the city's downtown district under its Transformative Development Initiative program.  

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