FAM EVENT CALENDAR

Salsa at the Fitchburg Art Museum 

Fridays, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14
7pm–9pm 

Are you tired of the cold and snow already? Get a taste of Summer with Salsa dance lessons at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Move your body through Latin rhythms and learn to connect with others in a 4-week series of dance classes from January 24th to February 14th with dance instructor Marissa Monteiro of Salsa on the Riverfront. “It’s great both for couples or single dancers,” says Monteiro. “Everybody becomes friends in a dance class.”. Enjoy a glass of wine from the cash bar and admire the artwork in the Ansin Gallery. Doors open at 6:30, the dance lesson takes place from 7-8 and is followed by social dancing from 8-9. Drop-in lessons are $15 social dance tickets are $5. Save $10 and purchase all four lessons in advance for $50. Tickets will also be available at the door (cash only). Questions? Contact Emmanuella Demosthenes at SalsaOnTheRiverfront@gmail.com. Learn more and purchase tickets. 

First Thursday

Thursday, February 6  
3pm–7pm 
Explore the galleries in the evening. Enjoy an art tour or relax with a fun, drop-in art activity. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market. Admission is free after 3pm.

Opening Reception

Saturday, February 8
3–5pm 
Join us for the opening celebration for spring special exhibitions: 
  • Scenes in Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America
  • Jo Sandman: The Photographic Work
  • After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art
Free for all FAM members and free with admission. 

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, February 13       
1pm–3pm  
FREE specialized art appreciation program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers. Pre-register by calling 978.345.4207 or by emailing adescoteaux@fitchburgartmuseum.org. Self-guided. 

First Thursday

Thursday, March 5    
3–7pm 
Explore the galleries in the evening. Enjoy an art tour or relax with a fun, drop-in art activity. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market. Admission is free after 3pm.

Radius Ensemble at Fitchburg Art Museum 

Sunday, March 8
3–5pm 
Beloved by audiences and critics alike, the award-winning Radius Ensemble presents TRACING on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3pm at the Fitchburg Art Museum. This concert is made possible by a grant from the Howard and Katherine Aibel Foundation. The centerpiece of the program is a new work by composer Matt Schumaker, who is MLK Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Matt is composing a new work for musicians and electronics, inspired by the work of Ethiopian-American painter Julie Mehretu. The work, called Mehretu trace, incorporates the visual gestures and markings of Julie Mehretu’s paintings, which will be projected behind the musicians during the performance. After tracing Mehretu’s brush strokes, Schumaker used a computer program he authored to convert the contours of the painted lines into the musical lines played by the performers, and the extended electronic sound sequences that accompany them. Also on the program: French composer Jacques Ibert’s delightful trio for winds. Plus, Beethoven’s Quintet in E-flat for piano and winds, Op. 16, written with the intent to showcase Beethoven’s prowess as both composer and pianist. The event includes a post-concert reception with the artists. Tickets are free but reservations are requested. Visit http://radiusensemble.org/fam for more information.

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, March 12
1pm–3pm  
FREE specialized art appreciation program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers. Pre-register by calling 978.345.4207 or by emailing adescoteaux@fitchburgartmuseum.org

A Night at the Museum: Steampunk Masquerade

Saturday, March 14      
6–9pm

Enjoy Neo-Victorian music, food, & themed cocktails. Put on your best bib and tucker. Steampunk attire encouraged. Tickets $50. Sponsorship opportunities available. Learn more and purchase tickets. 

First Thursday

Thursday, April 2
3pm–7pm 
Explore the galleries in the evening. Enjoy an art tour or relax with a fun, drop-in art activity. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market. Admission is free after 3pm.

Spiritualism and Espiritismo 

Sunday, April 5
1:30pm 

Learn about the historical roots of Spiritualism and Espiritismo and their contemporary manifestations with scholars Susan Aberth and Jason Baumann Montilla, artist Julie K. Gray, and Spiritualist and Certified Medium Sirry Berndsen. Free for all FAM members and free with admission.

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, April 23  
1pm–3pm  
FREE specialized art appreciation program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers. Pre-register by calling 978.345.4207 or by emailing adescoteaux@fitchburgartmuseum.org.  Take a guided tour of Art in Bloom and enjoy refreshments. 

Art in Bloom 

Thursday, April 23–Sunday, April 26

For four days, FAM features 40 flower arrangements created by local florists, garden clubs, and individuals interpreting the art in our galleries. Free for all FAM members and free with admission.

Art in Bloom Champagne Reception

Friday, April 24

6pm–8pm

Enjoy an evening of flowers, jazz, art, and champagne. Tickets are $30; $25 for FAM members.

First Thursday

Thursday, May 7
3pm–7pm 
Explore the galleries in the evening. Enjoy an art tour or relax with a fun, drop-in art activity. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market. Admission is free after 3pm.

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, May 14        
1pm–3pm  
FREE specialized art appreciation program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers. Pre-register by calling 978.345.4207 or by emailing adescoteaux@fitchburgartmuseum.org.  Take a guided tour of Scenes in Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America and participate in a hands-on art activity. 

Memorials and Memory 

Sunday, May 17

1:30pm

A conversation on memorials and memory with artist Keith Morris Washington in FAM’s galleries and a walking tour with the Friends of the Fitchburg Abolitionist Park to sites in Fitchburg, including Monument Park and the future site of the Fitchburg Abolitionist Park. Free for all FAM members and free with admission.

First Thursday

Thursday, June 4
3pm–7pm 
Explore the galleries in the evening. Enjoy an art tour or relax with a fun, drop-in art activity. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market. Admission is free after 3pm.

Messages to the Beyond

Sunday, June 7   
1:30pm 

In celebration of the closing of After Spiritualism, the curators will be available for conversation in the galleries preceding a ritual send-off of visitors’ written messages to the beyond with artist Imna Arroyo. Free for all FAM members and free with admission.

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, June 11    
1pm–3pm  
FREE specialized art appreciation program for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia and their caregivers. Pre-register by calling 978.345.4207 or by emailing adescoteaux@fitchburgartmuseum.org.  

Save the date! FAM Summer Party

Friday, June 26 
6pm-8pm
Celebrate the opening of new summer exhibitions, including the 85th Regional Exhibition of Art & Craft. Explore the galleries. Meet local artists. Enjoy refreshments or a drink from the cash bar. Free for everyone.

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Wednesday–Friday  12pm–4pm
Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday
1st Thursday of the month 12pm–7pm 

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