April Vacation FAMily Art Workshop

Cost: FREE

Become inspired by visiting the Paper Town exhibition and make your own creation using paper of course! Led by FAM after school teaching artist Brittany Waseleski.

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People being shown a painting
Hidden Treasures

We are pleased to present Hidden Treasures, a specialized art appreciation program. 

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A speaker doing a lecture
Children taking a tour
Artist and Curator Talks

Meet the people who create the art and organize the exhibitions. Ask questions and get behind the scenes explanations. 

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Our guided tours provide insights into the artists’ ideas and creative processes that novice and more experienced viewers will find fascinating.
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Girl Scouts Contemplate a Work of Art in the Galleries
Brownie/Girl Scout Program

Have fun, learning about art and create art. Earn a Patch too!  

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Preview for Families and Teachers

Curious about what to expect during your visit? Watch our 3-minute “Preview for Families and Teachers” video above or below.

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Lectures and Demonstrations

The Art of Collecting: Panel Discussion over Zoom
Wednesday, November 17, 12pm 

Learn about the creation of Arthur Goldberg’s, Eva Herndon’s, and Jennifer Irvine’s art collections. This virtual discussion is in honor of our two exhibitions of New England collections and is presented in collaboration with ArtsWorcester.

Qes Adamu Tesfaw (Ethiopian, b. 1922) Battle of Adwa, c. 2006-2007 colored pigments on canvas Museum purchase, Clementi Family Acquisition Fund, 2021.99
Victory & Destruction:  
Interpreting Qes Adamu Tesfaw’s Visions of Battle by Professor Leah Niederstadt
March 20, 2pm
Leah Niederstadt is Associate Professor of Museum Studies/ History of Art and Curator of the Permanent Collection at Wheaton College. She will discuss recent acquisitions of Ethiopian paintings of the Battle of Adwa to the FAM collection. Presented in conjunction with the Center for Italian Culture’s Confronting Italian Colonialism Series at Fitchburg State University. Free for FAM Members or with Museum admission.

Guest lecturers, artists, and our staff offer lectures and demonstrations on a variety of exhibition-related topics throughout the year. Explore our current programs >>

Family Events

Family Days — featuring hands-on art activities, performers, and family-friendly tours— happen periodically at the Museum throughout the year. Explore our programming for family activities, and our Art Classes and Workshops section for family-friendly studio art classes and workshops. If you would like suggestions for visiting the Museum with children, including some simple gallery games, you may download a free sheet, “Tips for FAMilies,” here.


Wednesday – Friday 12pm – 4pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 5pm
1st Thursday of the month 12pm – 7pm



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


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