Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Free admission at Fitchburg Art Museum/Cool Family Snapshot Exhibit

A great chance to check out art in Fitchburg as well as a cool exhibit...

Fitchburg Art Museum will have free admission on Thursday October 1 from 4pm
to 8pm as part of Mayor Wong¹s First Thursday celebrations. This will be the
first opportunity to see the Point Click Shoot ­ Snapshots Celebrating Life
Every family has its snapshots: Holidays, vacations,
weddings, senior proms and back yard barbecues. Come and view a collection
of 200 snapshots and individual albums along with vintage snapshot cameras.

Docent tour at 5:30 p.m. and children activity sheets for gallery
exploration, and paper and pencils for sketching. Please call on 978 345
4207 or visit The Museum is wheelchair
accessible and is located at 25 Merriam Parkway, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

About the Fitchburg Art Museum
The Fitchburg Art Museum is North Central Massachusetts¹s oldest and most
treasured cultural institution, founded in 1925 through a bequest of artist
and educator Eleanor Norcross. Fourteen galleries house a diverse
collection of over 3,000 objects spanning more than fifty centuries. These
include American and European paintings, prints, drawings and decorative
arts as well as Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Asian and pre-Columbian antiquities,
and changing exhibitions.
Highlights from the permanent painting collections include masterworks from
John Singleton Copley, Rockwell Kent, Georgia O¹Keeffe, Joseph Stella, Raoul
Dufy and Joseph Wright of Derby.

Hours: Wednesday ­ Friday, Noon ­ 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am ­ 5 pm.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Admission: Free for members; $7 for adults. $5 for seniors and students
(13+). Fitchburg Art Museum supports Fitchburg¹s First Thursday program and
is free from 4.30 p.m. ­ 8 p.m. every first Thursday of the month. The
Museum is wheelchair accessible.
Info: Call 978 345 4207 or visit
Contacts: Peter Timms ­ Director. Email -
. Phone ­ 978 342 4207 ext 301 -
Fiona Casey ­Director of Marketing.
Email ­
or phone ­ 978-342-4207 ext 31

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