FAM EVENT CALENDAR

A Night at the Museum: Steampunk Masquerade – POSTPONED

Saturday, March 14
6pm-9pm
Under the guidance of Governor Baker and in response to concerns around the coronavirus the Fitchburg Art Museum has decided to postpone our Night at the Museum: Steampunk Masquerade to a date in the fall of 2020. If you have already purchased tickets for the Steampunk Masquerade, please know that they will be honored for the rescheduled event in the fall. If you would like a refund, please contact FAM Membership and Events Manager Jessie Olson at events@fitchburgartmuseum.org or (978) 424-4506.

Free First Thursday – CANCELED

Thursday, April 2
Noon–7pm 
Spend your first Thursday of April at FAM. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market from 3 to 6:30pm. Buy vegetables, a jar of honey, or a variety of crafts produced by local artists. Or check out the new items in the FAM gift shop. Be creative with an art activity in the Ansin gallery. Visit the exhibitions Scenes In Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America or After Spiritualism: Loss And Transcendence In Contemporary Art, and Jo Sandman: The Photographic Work. Take a special tour with the Terrana Curatorial Fellow, Marjorie Rawle, at 6:30pm. Admission is free all day and the Museum is open until 7pm.

Smithsonian Museum Day – CANCELED

Saturday, April 4
11am-5pm

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Join the fun at FAM. 

Spiritualism and Espiritismo – POSTPONED

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 – CANCELED

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. 

Free First Thursday

Thursday, May 7
Noon–7pm 

Join Fitchburg Art Museum for an evening of free family fun.

Explore the galleries and go behind the scenes of the exhibition Scenes in Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America. Master wood engraver R. P. Hale will showcase techniques and artifacts from the 19th-century’s “Golden Age of Illustration” in a demonstration all ages will love. See how wood engravings are made and watch them print in real time on a 19th-century press.

Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market from 3 to 6:30pm. Round out the special evening with hands-on art-making activities and an art tour 3-7pm. Free admission all day. 

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.

Free First Thursday

Thursday, June 4
Noon–7pm 
Kickstart your summer at FAM. Shop at the Fitchburg Farmers Market from 3 to 6:30pm. Buy vegetables, a jar of honey, or a variety of crafts produced by local artists. Or check out the new items in the FAM gift shop. Be creative with an art activity in the Ansin gallery. Visit the exhibitions Scenes In Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America or After Spiritualism: Loss And Transcendence In Contemporary Art, and Jo Sandman: The Photographic Work in their final week. Take an express tour with one of our docents at 4:30 or 5pm. Admission is free all day and the Museum is open until 7pm.

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.  Explore women in African and Oceanic Art and enjoy refreshments.

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.

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, July 9
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.

Hidden Treasures

Thursday, August 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.

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

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