Museum Gift Shop


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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. 

Proceeds from the sale of 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, volunteers Eileen Struminski, Jessie Murphy, Barbara Ottmar and our great team of gift shop helpers! 

 

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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


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Attleboro Arts Museum

86 Park Street

Attleboro, MA 02703

Located in Downtown Attleboro across from Attleboro City Hall

508-222-2644

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View our health and safety guidelines for visitors.

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Museum Hours

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

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NOTE: Our main gallery is currently closed until October 18th as we install our next exhibition, the 2022 Benefit Art Auction Preview. Please visit our Community Gallery and gift shop during this interim period.

Closed Sunday & Monday (except for select art classes and events).

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Standard Admission: Always free of charge; donations are welcome.

Parking: Always free as well.  Please park in our lot on the Emory Street side of the Museum and enter through the Emory Street doors.

Groups Tours: Please call to learn more about special group tours (virtual or small in-person groups).  (508) 222-2644 x10.

The Attleboro Arts Museum is accessible.

*** Our main gallery may not be open between exhibits, call for information. ***

Directions

From 95 North:
Exit 4A to Rt. 123 East
Turn right onto Rt. 123 East and follow to downtown Attleboro. At the main intersection downtown, continue straight onto Park Street. 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 7 to Rt. 152 South.
Turn left at end of exit ramp to intersection of Rt. 152 South. Turn right onto Rt. 152 South. 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. (Rt. 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


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The Community Gallery is in the lobby of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Emory Street entrance.  For over a decade the Museum has been pleased to offer this prominent gallery space as an exhibition opportunity for both promising and professional artist members. By showcasing our member artists, the Community Gallery maximizes the exposure of unique art and contact with Museum viewers.

See below to learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery.

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Community Gallery

“Curios: Objects of Curiosity” – Collages by Marnie Jain

Exhibition: September 2nd – 30th, 2022

Summer Gallery Hours through Sept 2nd:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-4pm; Closed, Saturday, Sept 3rd

Gallery Hours as of Sept 6th:

Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm

Marnie Jain has been working in the medium of collage for over ten years. She enjoys how the limitations of the medium require her to adapt, let go, and be more creative. This fits well with her love of storytelling and tendency to anthropomorphize animals. In this series of work, she takes it a step farther by introducing inanimate objects as characters interacting with living creatures. 

Most of her collages depict the natural world. Here, the environments of the animals are changed by the presence of objects. As the characters in this series interact, the viewer is offered an opportunity to observe common themes like curiosity and trust. That seemingly opposite beings would have a meaningful encounter is consistent with the artist’s vision and experience of how everything is connected and how we seek connection. 

Ultimately, every character in this series and every interaction might be considered a manifestation of the artist’s muse, playful, strange, and often steeped in ambiguity, but always curious.  Marnie explains, “Imagination is the greatest tool. Scissors and glue are mere accomplices.” 

Marnie is a self-taught artist who has complemented her artistic development with classes and courses in colleges and adult education programs throughout the years. She received a Bachelor of Education from Antioch College (Yellow Springs, OH) in 1992 and a Masters in Critical and Creative Thinking from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2010. These educational experiences and her life experiences have influenced her subject matter and process.

She began exhibiting her work through the Jamaica Plain Open Studios in 2007. When the Uforge Gallery opened in Jamaica Plain in 2011, she began participating in. monthly group exhibits that were prompted by themes. These two exhibition venues helped to establish her as part of the Jamaica Plain art community. She has since broadened her exhibit opportunities including participation in several exhibits at the Attleboro Arts Museum. She is an Artist Member at the AAM and continues her membership in the Jamaica Plain Artist Association. Being part of an art community is important to Marnie as opportunities for growth as well as a chance to encourage and support other artists as they have done with her. 

Marnie looks to further develop her collage work as well as her work in other mediums. Now in a new home in Lancaster, MA, she also looks forward to connecting with additional art communities and exhibit opportunities.

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Images

  • (Top) What are you?, collage
  • I Want to Play, collage

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The Community Gallery

COMMUNITY GALLERY ARTIST REQUIREMENTS

• All Community Gallery artists must be current members of the Attleboro Arts Museum through the run of their exhibition. 

• All artist members must complete at least 5 hours of volunteer service at the Attleboro Arts Museum prior to their anticipated exhibition. We appreciate this valued support. An AAM Volunteer Application and CORI form must be completed.

• All Community Gallery artists must place an ad in the Museum’s Benefit Art Auction full-color catalog. Minimum size ad required is a business card (horizontal format – 3.5” wide x 2” high) ad costing $40.

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GUIDELINES TO CONSIDER BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION

• A series of artwork is strongly recommended for exhibition in this gallery.

• The number of exhibiting pieces will vary and be determined by the Museum Programs Coordinator. Community Gallery Exhibitions have ranged in size from 3 large-scale pieces to a maximum of 12-15 smaller works.

• All artwork must be consistently framed or gallery wrapped and ready to hang at delivery. All 2-D pieces must have a wire hanging system that is compatible with the Community Gallery rail hanging system provided.  Artists are asked to consider neutral frames (black metal or natural wood) and white or off-white mats for the exhibited artwork.  All framed work must be uniform, please do not submit works that are in several different framing options. These guidelines are designed to yield united and successful presentation solutions that spotlight the art.

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To learn more about exhibition opportunities in the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Community Gallery contact Abby Rovaldi, Museum Programs Coordinator at either arovaldi@attleboroartsmuseum.org or 508-222-2644 x15

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