Museum Gift Shop

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s popular gift shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  (summer hours are 10am – 4pm) and offers a unique selection of accessories, jewelry, ceramics, toys, and distinctive home goods.

All major credit cards, cash and checks are accepted. 

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Check out of supply of Quotable Noteables die-cut greeting cards.

Each card comes with its own unique sticker sheet filled with both funny sayings, quotes and traditional messages like “Happy Birthday” and “Happy Anniversary.” Comes with envelope.

Manufactured by The Unemployed Philosophers Guild.

 

 

Hand-made Logo

Look for this logo to find Attleboro Arts Museum Gift Shop handcrafted items.

Proceeds from the sale of these original works support both the artist/crafter and arts programming at the museum.

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About the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Gift Shop

The Gift Shop features an innovative mix of handcrafted items by local/regional/national artists and artful, cutting-edge manufactured items. Partial proceeds from the purchase of a handcrafted item supports the artist that created the piece as well as the Museum – while sales from mass produced items benefit the Museum. In all cases, your purchases are supporting and endorsing the arts.

The Shop maintains a popular selection of unique house wares, jewelry, accessories, greeting cards, innovative toys, ceramics, original art, books and more. It is famous for annual expansion “extravaganzas” during December and March/April.  These special shop days feature additional creative products and are linked to major Museum events.

The Museum thanks Trustee Marion Volterra and volunteer and Eileen Struminski for serving as our Gift Shop angels. 

 

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Supporting the Community

The Attleboro Arts Museum has established many collaborations with local agencies and non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. We believe that our community will strengthen when groups of concerned citizens work together and support one another. One way the Museum supports community agencies is by selling products (books, cards, holiday gifts, etc.) created by a local organization in the Museum Gift Shop.  If you are interested in learning more, please download our Museum Gift Shop/Community Partner Guidelines.

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We accept all credit cards, checks and cash.  Stop in for the perfect gift. 

 

 

 

Hours & Admission

 

From Tuesday, May 29th – Friday, August 31st our gallery hours are 10am – 4pm. 

NOTE: The Ottmar Gallery is currently closed as we prepare for our next exhibition – 8 Visions.  Our Community Gallery and gift shop will be open during this period.

 

8 Visions is on view Aug. 1st – 30th and features the work of Brian McClear, Stephen Fisher, Allison Elia, Tatiana Flis, Lorraine Sullivan, Deborah Baldizar, Joan Hausrath, and Fehmida Chipty.

On Wed., Aug. 1st: Artist Talk: 6:30-8pm; Opening Reception: 8-9pm.  Free and open to all.  Reservations are not required but are appreciated: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org.

 

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Admission is free. Donations are always appreciated.

(Our main gallery may not be open between exhibits, please call for information: 508-222-2644)

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Location: We are located in Downtown Attleboro, MA – across from Attleboro City Hall at 86 Park Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts, 02703

CLICK HERE to contact us

Parking: Please park in our free lot on the Emory Street side of the Museum and enter the Museum through the Emory Street doors.  You can access this parking lot by turning right off of Park Street onto Morey Street (just past the Museum).  Make a left turn into our lot at the corner of Morey and Emory Streets.

Groups Tours: We welcome groups of visitors.  Please call to learn more about special group tours for schools and community organizations.  (508) 222-2644 x15.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

 

Directions

From 95 North:
Exit 3 to Rt. 123
Turn right onto Rt. 123 to downtown Attleboro. Turn right onto Park Street at the main intersection downtown. Go under the stone railroad bridge and through next traffic light. The Museum is on left at 86 Park Street, across from City Hall. Parking and our entrance are located around the back of the building.

From 95 South:
Exit 5 to Rt. 152 South.
Turn left at end of exit ramp to intersection of Rt. 152. Turn right onto Rt. 152, Traveling into Attleboro.  Follow directions below.

From Rt. 152 South:
Traveling into Attleboro, go to Attleboro Center.  At the intersection of Routes 123 and 152 turn left at the lights onto Park Street. (123 East). Go under the stone railroad bridge and straight through the next traffic light. Museum is on the left. Parking and our entrance are located around the back of the building.

MBTA Commuter Line: Take the Providence/Stoughton Commuter Line train to Attleboro Station.  The Attleboro Arts Museum is conveniently located a few blocks away from the Station (just a 10 minute stroll to the Museum).

 

Community Gallery

The Community Gallery is located in the reception area of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA. The Attleboro Arts Museum is pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as a solo exhibition opportunity for both our promising and professional artist members. 

To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact office@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15.

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July 2018 – Community Gallery

Artwork by Linda DiFrenna

Exhibition: July 5th – 31st, 2018

 

Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am‐4pm 

Museum Closed on Wed, July 4th

 

Biography:

Linda DiFrenna is an interdisciplinary artist working with mixed-media including painting, photography and 3D constructions.  Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout New England, including the 2018 Biennial, Fuller Craft Museum, MA; New England Collective VI, Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA; 2017 Photo Exhibition, Mystic Museum of Art, Mystic, CT; 2015 Biennial, Fuller Craft Museum, MA; International Biennial, Brad Cooper Gallery, FL; 17th International, Louisiana State University; Grief and Healing, Chandler Gallery, Boston, MA; Holodomor, Community College of Rhode Island; See the Light, Attleboro Arts Museum, MA; Sanctuaries, Trichet Art Gallery, CT; Watercolor Exhibition, Visual Arts Center, FL; New England Photographers, Danforth Museum of Art, MA; Art in a Box, Museum of Art, RISD, RI; Merz, Ward Nasse Gallery, NY; Small, Smaller, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA; Small Works, CoSo Gallery, Boston, MA; Bert Gallery, Providence, RI; Photography, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA and Convergence X,   Downtown Providence, Providence, RI.

 

After studying art at the University of Maryland European Division in Germany, Ms. DiFrenna received a BA from Roger Williams University and a MAE from Rhode Island School of Design. She went on to teach art classes for 15 years at the Museum of Art, RISD and six years at the Community College of RI. In 2003 she was a co-founding member of Imago Gallery located in Warren, RI. Her work is represented at Gallery Z, Atwells Ave; Providence, RI.

 

Her work is included in numerous private and corporate collections including Louisiana State University, Prince George’s College (Md), Mariam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

 

 

 

Artist Statement:

Out of the Corner of My Eye

 

A quick scan

of place, thing,

time and circumstance;

sometimes

veiled in black.

Deep contemplation.

Close observation.

 

The very act of photographing,

for me,

becomes a meditative state

of mind and being.

An interaction between

the subject and the

photographer.

A wedge of space and time

captured in

one split second

inside a camera.

 

My subjects are the odds and

ends of a spiritual

and mysterious world…

Skulls, bones, stones,

butterflies, birds, feathers,

broken dolls,

statuary fragments, dead roses

and decaying interiors.

Glimpses investigating incomplete

and inconclusive evidence.

Shapes emerge and recess

in light and darkness.

 

Some prints are straight photography. Others incorporate inks, paint or charcoal. Some are altered by tearing, burning or scraping the surface. My work includes soft-edged and sharp-edged photographs.  Alternative and imaginative approaches to making art produce sensations and emotions I remember experiencing as a child.  To play freely with paper, paint, scissor, ink and charcoal without thought of right or wrong.  I grant myself the freedom to move between the traditional image, processes and materials without apology. 

– Linda DiFrenna

 

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Images:

  • (Top) Laughing Skull, photography
  • Skull #3, ink & paint on photography

 

 

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