Established as a grassroots organization in 1975 by a committed group of community activists, business owners, educators, and artists, Danforth Art (formerly Danforth Museum of Art) is a museum and school that invites you to see, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. Danforth Art educates the public through its Permanent Collection of American art from the 19th century to the present day, changing exhibitions of contemporary artists, studio art classes and workshops, and a variety of community outreach programs. Under the leadership of Executive Director Debra Petke (hired in May 2015), Danforth Art plans to better showcase its exceptional Permanent Collection, to further refine its quality studio art classes with a focus on foundational skills, and increase programming in the museum and in the community.
In the fall of 2016, Danforth Art Museum\School relocated to the Jonathan Maynard Building on Framingham Centre Common, where our new facility will house classrooms for studio art instruction, storage for the Museum’s Permanent Collection, and a workroom for its stewardship. [source]