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.  The shop 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.

Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, February 14th.

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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 Marion Volterra for all of her time and gift shop support, along with Eileen Struminski, Jessie Murphy, Barbara Ottmar — and all 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

**** PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM BEFORE VISITING.  OUR GALLERY CLOSES TO THE PUBLIC DURING EXHIBITION INSTALLATIONS. 

508-222-2644

Email: office@attleboroartsmuseum.org

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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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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. 508-222-2644 x10 ***

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 located 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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Paint the Town! 

The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award Art Student Group Exhibition

Exhibition: January 5th – March 9th, 2024

Reception: Saturday, March 2nd; 4:30-5:30pm. Free and open to all.

Twelve Attleboro Arts Museum Fill the Page! Drawing Realism and Beyond students are showcasing cityscape drawings in Paint the Town! The Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award Art Student Group Exhibition from January 5th – March 9th, 2024.  Students range in age from 9-13 years and created these urban drawings over the Museum’s 2023 fall session of art classes under the knowledge and guidance of AAM Art Educator, Lisa Granata.

Since 2009, the Attleboro Arts Museum has presented the Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award, an annual recognition granted to an outstanding AAM art student. Viktor’s legacy continues by saluting the arts achievement, commitment, and visual creativity within our Museum School. Student recipients have ranged in age since the launch, the youngest only 8 years old at the time of their exhibition. In 2019, the award program was expanded to honor teams of exhibiting students. Each group exhibit spotlights one of Viktor’s areas of interest or an art media that he enjoyed.

This year’s invitational art student exhibition is inspired by Viktor’s cityscapes created mostly in the 1960s and 1970s (see Cleveland, pictured above, a work in watercolor). Vivid colors and small geometric blocks characterize these paintings. These cityscapes resemble blueprints or technical drawings, and some viewers might compare them to digital images. The style can be interpreted as Viktor’s reference to the role of technology in urban life and development. Viktor focuses on color to evoke different moods in each piece. 

This prompt was a unique art challenge for our budding artists. By using expressive mark making with thick and thin lines and courageous color choices, students created recognizable and/or abstracted versions of their chosen city horizon, ultimately boosting their development in observational and imaginative drawing. 

Exhibiting Students

  • Lucy Canina 
  • Carson Connolly 
  • Olivia Cummins 
  • Samantha Dubofsky 
  • Mia Gifford 
  • Sophia Greene 
  • Reese Hueston 
  • Riss Jutras 
  • Kiley Kingsley 
  • Kaylee Majeran 
  • Rovannio Tawadros 
  • Morgan Taylor 

As a result of a generous gift from Mrs. Gene Schreckengost, The Attleboro Arts Museum was the fortunate recipient of Viktor Schreckengost’s 1933 original Mangbetu Child; Bronze Casting #2 (pictured above). Museum visitors and friends will treasure this exceptional gift for years to come. It serves as a strong symbol of Vik’s talent and the great impact of the Viktor Schreckengost Legacy Exhibition (March 21st – May 16th, 2008) at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Mangbetu Child lead to the creation of the Viktor Schreckengost Mangbetu Award. 

A special reception and student recognition ceremony will be held in-person at the Attleboro Arts Museum on Saturday, March 2nd from 4:30pm -5:30pm.  This event is free and open to all. 

Images:

  • Top: The Brooklyn Bridge by Samantha Dubofsky; Sharpie and ink wash on paper
  • Bottom: Sunset City by Olivia Cummins; Sharpie and ink wash on paper

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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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