Museum Gift Shop

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s popular gift shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 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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January 2018: Community Gallery
“Historic Origins” – Paintings by Sean Cassidy

Exhibition: January 9 – 30, 2018

 

 

Artist Statement
The connection to historic figure’s birthplaces is the primary aspect this body of work. Where we are all born makes one ponder what affect a place has on each one of us? Does place play a significant role in a person’s path in life? Does one’s place of origin connect them to others more deeply? These questions are simply to create a visual vocabulary between these historic figures, the aerial image of their birthplace and the oil paint.

 

Each historic figure has affected the world in some form or another. My exploration of historic origins is all about capturing a powerful likeness of each person and portraying them in a way that intrigues the viewer and makes them ponder the person and their place of origin.

 

Capturing a likeness of different historic figures from various walks of life is a fascinating endeavor. The portraits are painted on aerial maps that are printed on canvas. The map and the portrait are intertwined and create a metaphor about origins and how it connects us to the place. The use of the map and portrait are the means that create a visual dialogue to explore the origins concept. The oil paint is applied in transparent layer to reveal these associations between the portrait and the map. The portraits examine a characteristic or quality that each individual exemplifies through the use of specific application and style of brush marks.

 

The paintings are a visual means of portraying a conversation of how place may have impacted each historic figure and how the public views these individuals as whole. We all have connections with people and to places, so this series is a visual essay exploring the questions of place and connections we make through the use of historic figures.

– Sean Cassidy

 

 

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Artist Biography

Sean Cassidy (born in Connecticut 1968) graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He later received his Masters in Fine Arts degree in painting from Central Michigan University. While living in Michigan, he taught as an adjunct professor at Central Michigan University and at Mid-Michigan Community College. In 2007 he moved to Plymouth, Massachusetts. Currently, he teaches at Bridgewater State University, Quincy College, Cape Cod Art Association and teaches classes at his art studio.

 

Sean paintings are primarily done in oil. He has a series of figurative work using aerial maps and layers of thin glazes to create an ethereal quality that metaphorically explores the nature of the human psyche. His new series connects historic figures with the aerial map from each figures birthplace to create an interesting dichotomy. He also has a successful series of portrait paintings of famous musicians from the world of jazz and blues regularly on display at the Zion Union Heritage Museum.

 

His work has won various awards and has been exhibited in both national and international juried exhibitions. He is a juried member of the Copley of Society of Art in Boston. Sean Cassidy’s work can be found in both public and private collections.  For more artwork by Sean Cassidy, visit www.seanjcassidy.com.

 


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Images:

  • I Have A Dream (Dr. MLK Jr.), oil on canvas
  • Muhammed Ali, oil on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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