The exterior of the Museum

The Fitchburg Art Museum is excited to be welcoming guests back into the galleries beginning on July 22, 2020 with free admission for all through September 6. 

Museum Director Nick Capasso hopes that the Museum can serve as a place of respite and reflection for the greater community during this time. Capasso notes: “The last few months have been exceptionally difficult and stressful. Here at FAM, we have been working to create a clean, safe, and welcoming place. Our galleries are here for you to enjoy – to seek comfort, solace, beauty, and the personal transformation that art can effect.”

This summer guests will be able to explore After Spiritualism: Loss and Transcendence in Contemporary Art at the Museum. The special exhibition reflects on personal and shared losses, and ways of moving beyond them, through the work of fifteen contemporary artists. “The show could not be more timely, relevant, and therapeutic,” notes Capasso. After Spiritualism is complemented by Jo Sandman: The Photographic Work a photo display which explores the tensions between the material and spiritual.  

Also browse wonderful works of American, Ancient Egyptian, and African Art on view as part of Fitchburg Art Museum’s collection. FAM’s focus exhibition Scenes in Circulation: Winslow Homer’s America is a visitor favorite and features forty-six recently acquired wood engravings from the mid-19th century’s “Golden Age of Illustration.” 

Explore arts and culture in North Central, Massachusetts. Make a day trip of your visit by packing a picnic to enjoy in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard and visit downtown Fitchburg to explore the city’s public art from the monuments of Hebert Adams to murals by local artists on display at the outdoor community space Activate Mill Street. 

Fitchburg Art Museum’s goal is for visitors to stay well and inspired. The Museum has increased cleaning and sanitation across all buildings and has reduced Museum capacity to fifty visitors. FAM has also implemented a new mask requirement and social distancing protocols to protect all guests. Fitchburg Art Museum will reopen in complete compliance with Governor Baker’s requirements for Phase 3 Reopening for museums. Full safety and visitation guidelines are coming soon to our website. The Museum staff looks forward to greeting you for your visit! 


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

Free admission

Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Telephone: 978.345.4207


Google Maps

The Museum is well posted with more than twenty signs within Fitchburg providing directions.

By Car

  • From the East:
    • Take Rt. 2 west to exit 31B (Rt. 12 North).
    • Take Rt. 12 North approximately 4 miles.
    • Turn right after the Central Shopping Plaza.
    • Turn left on Main Street and continue almost to the end.
    • Turn right on Academy St.
    • Turn left on Elm St.  Museum parking will be on your left.
  • From the South:
    • Take Exit 10 (Auburn) from the Mass. Turnpike.
    • Follow 290 (Worcester) to 190 North.
    • Exit at Rt. 2 West.
    • After 1/4 mile, exit at 31B as above.
  • From the West:
    • Take Route 2 East to exit 25 (Route 2A/Fitchburg-Princeton).
    • Follow 2A East approximately 4 miles and then, follow green signs to Fitchburg Art Museum.
    • Signs will take you to Main Street in Fitchburg where you will make a left onto the westbound side of Main Street.
    • Turn right onto Academy St.
    • Turn left onto Elm St.  Museum parking will be on your left.

By Train

MTBA trains from Boston – Fitchburg are frequent. Visit MBTA for train timetables.

  • Leave the train station and cross the street.
  • Turn left, and walk up Main Street for .7 miles until you come to Workers Credit Union on your right.
  • Turn right onto Academy St.
  • Turn left onto Elm St.
  • The entrance to the Museum is on your left.


Free Parking is available in front of the Museum entrance on Elm Street and in our Merriam Parkway Courtyard.

Handicapped parking is available in the Elm Street lot near the main entrance.

Additional Parking

Free on street parking on Elm Street near Lowe Park. Metered on street parking is available along Main Street. There are two public parking garages within walking distance in downtown Fitchburg at 412 Main Street and 133 Boulder Drive. Additional event parking may be available. Please call 978-345-4207 for details.


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


Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Phone 978.345.4207


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