Museum Gift Shop

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s popular gift shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  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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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

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

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Our standard gallery 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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September Artist of the Month

Sophia Yee 

Across the Lonely Hours, Part I 

September 5th – 29th, 2017

 

 

Artist Statement
Nature is the source of my artwork.  I appeal to the natural world for its beauty and inspiration.  That is, nature somehow provides a visual framework around which I build a reflection of something internal, a mood, a state of mind, a philosophical disposition and so on.  The subjects of my work, flowers and landscapes, are simply subjects from which to depart and delve into the more psychological aspects of memory.  In this way, my work is not merely a visual record of things, but a memoir in paint of experience, an aesthetic and emotional response.

In this group of artwork, Across the Lonely Hours, Part I, I express memories of my childhood and young adult life both in China and here in America. I am trying to capture how memories travel through time and space and how they inform my vision of life and influence and inspire me as an artist.

I’ve taken further steps in terms of technique and color usage in relation to my previous work.  My earlier work made imagery more important; my recent work, however, is more lively and more expressive in brushwork, color and surface materials.  In this group of my work I use x-ray film as a painting surface, which gives me a different way of using paint, brushwork and color.  The images, though referring to nature, are a way to express my thoughts, an inner vision and an emotional response that is explained in the language of painting. 

 

Biography
Sophia Yee was born in China and spent most of her childhood in the city of Hangzhou; a charming and culturally rich town on China’s east coast.  There she learned to draw from her grandfather who introduced her to traditional Chinese brush painting and influenced her to write poetry at a very young age. 

In the 70’s, during the Cultural Revolution in China, her dream of becoming an artist was completely shattered as any sense of the freedom of expression was sharply curtailed during this period.  In late 70’s she left China and in 1981 she immigrated to America and decided to pursue art once again. 

In America, she encountered Surrealism and Expressionism but in the end her painting; while informed by these traditions, is individualistic and personal.  Her work both in painting and in poetry is about feelings made aesthetic by intention.  The subject matter in her painting; whether landscape or still-life, provides both a focus for contemplation of a life that has encountered the most abrupt and unexpected of changes and a point of departure for an excursion into the psychological aspects of memory. Writing poetry is another way she expresses herself and to compensate for something that sometimes she can’t achieve from her visual art. 

 

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Images:

  • Memory #5 
  • Last Seen 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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