Benefit Concert

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A concert to benefit Attleboro Arts Museum arts programs & exhibitions.

Friday, March 29th, 2019. 

Doors open at 6:15pm, concert begins at 7pm.


A special event at the Attleboro Arts Museum!

School of Rock-Attleboro’s Show Team will be performing in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery on Friday, March 29th, 2019.  All proceeds from this concert will benefit the Museum’s arts programs and exhibitions.  

Tickets (open seating):

  • In advance: Museum members – $15; Non-members – $17
  • At the door: Museum members – $17; Non-members – $20

Call: 508-222-2644 x10 or email to reserve your tickets today.  Space is limited.  


Generously funded by the Ray Conniff Foundation.  



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2019 Attleboro Arts Museum’s National Juried Exhibition Theme





Open to all mediums, sizes and interpretations.
The Attleboro Arts Museum asks, “What’s the difference?” 
A call to explore opposition in personalities, nature, qualities, direction, result, or significance.
OPPOSITES Call for Artists: 



Image: Brian McClear

A Backstage Tour

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Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories


Exhibition: February 15th – 22nd, 2019

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 2pm-4pm. Free & open to all.

Reception includes performances from the students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by Thursday, February 14th: 508-222-2644 x10 or


Ray and Vera Conniff in their Hollywood home.


From February 15th – 22nd, 2019 the Attleboro Arts Museum will exhibit objects and artifacts representing the prolific career of musician, composer and conductor Ray Conniff. Born and raised in Attleboro, MA, Conniff’s artistic and commercial achievements spanned over sixty years and touched listening audiences throughout the U.S. and abroad.    

The exhibition, A Backstage Tour – Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories, is presented in partnership with the Ray Conniff Foundation. Highlights include Conniff’s 1966 Grammy Award for his version of “Somewhere My Love,” the theme from the movie “Doctor Zhivago;” ten gold albums; letters to Conniff from Walt Disney and Neil Armstrong; and his beloved trombone. Assorted clips of Conniff’s American Top 40 hits will be available at listening stations.   

A Backstage Tour offers a never-before-seen look at Conniff’s personal collection and launches a year of live music at the Attleboro Arts Museum.  The Foundation is sponsoring live music from Attleboro-area musicians of all ages performing a range of genres at the Museum’s upcoming programs and events.



About Ray Conniff

From his beginnings as a trombonist/arranger during the heyday of swing working with Bunny Berigan, Bob Crosby and Artie Shaw, to his acclaim as the leader of his own band, Ray Conniff was among the few musicians to have had a successful career that spanned 65 years. He recorded over 100 albums and sold over 70 million albums. He was the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of “Somewhere My Love,” two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, multiple platinum albums (“Somewhere My Love” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas”), and countless international awards. His catalog sales surpassed those of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Best known for his work as The Ray Conniff Orchestra and Singers, Conniff was one of the few commercially successful musical icons.



About the Ray Conniff Foundation

The Ray Conniff Foundation was founded by Ray and Vera Conniff to support music and the arts, as well as lend a helping hand to those in need including veterans, children, seniors and animals globally.



A Backstage Tour – Ray Conniff Memorabilia and Memories is presented in partnership with the Ray Conniff Foundation with valued support and from Tamara Conniff and Tony Viveiros.


Animal Magnetism

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Animal Magnetism – Selections from the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Permanent Collection presents the Museum’s own menagerie to the public from February 13th – March 2nd, 2019.  Featuring paintings, prints, and sculptural forms, the exhibition explores the animal kingdom, beloved pets and the profound relationship between humans and working animals.  


Exhibition: February 13th – March 2nd, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 16th from 2pm – 4pm

  • Reception is free and open to all
  • Live music performed by students of the Attleboro High School choral and instrumental programs
  • Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, by Thursday, February 14th. Call 508-222-2644 x10 or email



Special Exhibition Feature:

Name That Breed! Test Your Animal Know-how

Gallery-goers during Animal Magnetism are encouraged to test their knowledge of animal breeds depicted in the exhibition. Select works will be accompanied by a plaque bearing a QR code that uncovers the breed on display. Name That Breed is presented in partnership with the MSPCA-Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston.  MSPCA-Angell veterinarians and have volunteered their time and expertise by authenticating the breeds on view.




Image: Detail from Barnyard Scene with Chickens by W.T. Robinson (American, 1852 – 1934), oil.


Flower Show

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Save the Date

  • Benefit Preview
    • Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm – 8pm. Tickets are now on sale.  Call 508-222-2644 x10.
  • Event
    • Thursday. March 21st from 9:30am – 4pm
    • Friday, March 22nd from 9:30am – 4pm
    • Saturday, March 23rd from 9:30am – 4pm
    • Sunday, March 24th from 12pm – 4pm
  • Admission each day is $3.00, Children 9 years and under are free


Flower Show 2019 Theme:

Enchanted Forest – Magical Gardens Spring to Life


The Flower Show, now celebrating its 23rd year, features major garden displays, horticulture and artistic floral arranging, gardening presentations and demonstrations, special events for all ages, and a nature-themed exhibition of original artwork throughout the Museum. 

The following eight exhibitors will display creative gardens that come together in a magical celebration of spring:

  • Attleboro Farms, North Attleborough, MA
  • Briggs Nursery, North Attleborough, MA
  • Bristol County Agricultural High School, Dighton, MA
  • Flowers by the Station, Attleboro, MA
  • Helping Hands Florist, Plainville, MA
  • Nolan’s Flowers and Gifts, North Attleborough, MA
  • Oracle Landscape & Lindsey Epstein Pottery, Tiverton, RI
  • Rosebud Florist,Inc., Pawtucket, RI



2019 Benefit Preview: “Into the Woods”

Wednesday, March 20th from 6pm – 8pm

  • See the gardens before the Flower Show opens to the public
  • Featuring live music from pianist Mark Taber. Sponsored by the Ray Conniff Foundation.

To order Benefit Preview tickets call 508-222-2644 x10.  Space is limited for this special event. $15 for Museum members; $17 for non-members. Includes wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres.  A current photo ID is required for bar service. 

Tickets are now on sale.  Call 508-222-2644 x10.  



There are two exhibition opportunities during the Flower Show. 

Artists:  Please head to our Calls for Artists page and scroll to the Flower Show prospectus.


Image: Rosanne Cerbo.


The Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship

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The Attleboro Arts Museum is honored to commemorate the life, work, and exceptional talent of artist Edmonia Lewis by launching the Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship. The scholarship is funded by The Reynolds Family and the Museum and is open to African American children, teens, adults, and adult/child pairs. It is administered by The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro. 


The Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship is designed to assist students in obtaining visual art instruction and exposure to the wonders and challenges of art and art-making. No previous experience in an art studio is required to apply. 


The Review Committee typically selects 1-4 full tuition scholarships per year.  Art classes will range in size from a one-day workshop to a multiple-week, hands-on art studio experience.  


The first Reynolds Family & Attleboro Arts Museum Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship was awarded on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 to Ms. Jayden Boyd.  



About Edmonia Lewis

Edmonia Lewis was the first sculptor of African American and Native American descent to achieve international recognition. Her father was African American, and her mother was Chippewa (Ojibwa) Indian. Orphaned at an early age, Lewis grew up in her mother’s tribe.

In 1859, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, one of the first schools to accept female and black students. She developed an interest in the fine arts, but an accusation of poisoning, believed to be racially motivated, forced Lewis to leave the school before graduating. She traveled to Boston and established herself as a professional artist, studying with a local sculptor and creating portraits of famous antislavery heroes.

Moving to Rome in 1865, she became involved with a group of American women sculptors and began to work in marble.

In addition to creating busts, Lewis sculpted biblical scenes and figurative works dealing with her Native American heritage and the oppression of African American people.


Download an Edmonia Lewis Art Education Scholarship Application


Please deliver the completed application and all required supplementary material to:

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Committee of Greater Attleboro, P.O. Box 461, Norton, MA 02766, or e-mail to

All applicants will be notified of scholarship award results 6-8 weeks after receipt of a complete application.





High Art 2018

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Theme – SHAPE

Exhibition Dates:  May 16th – 31st, 2018

Opening Reception:  Thursday, May 17th from 6:30-8:00pm


Participating High Schools:

  • Attleboro High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bishop Feehan High School – Attleboro, MA
  • Bridgewater-Raynham Reg. High School – Bridgewater, MA
  • Franklin High School – Franklin, MA
  • Joseph Case High School – Swansea, MA
  • King Philip Reg. High School – Wrentham, MA
  • The League School of Greater Boston – Walpole, MA
  • Mansfield High School – Mansfield, MA
  • The Network Program – Attleboro, MA
  • Norwood High School – Norwood, MA
  • Seekonk High School – Seekonk, MA
  • Taunton High School – Taunton, MA

Learn more.

8 Visions

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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s “8 Visions” Exhibition

A prestigious, annual group show spotlighting 8 member artists.

  • To apply to be considered for “8 Visions,” artists must exhibit work in the Museum’s Members’ Show and complete an “8 Visions” application. (Typically mid-November is the time for submitting artwork and applying for “8 Visions” consideration.)
  • Our Members’ Show guest juror then reviews the artist’s Members’ Exhibition submission(s) and invites up to 20 applicants to submit a digital portfolio of 12 works for further review. New guest jurors will then choose the 8 artists for the “8 Visions” exhibit held each summer.
  • If selected, “8 Visions” artists will have the opportunity to exhibit approximately 8 works in the Museum’s Ottmar Gallery for a month-long group show.  Exhibited work must never have been shown at the AAM.  


Top: “8 Visions” 2015 title wall with the work of Lindsey Epstein.



Artist Jeanne Sturim at the “8 Visions” 2015 Gallery Talk.


“8 Visions” 2017 exhibition. Pictured: Work from Wilson Hunt, Betty Harrington and Elizabeth Lind.



 “8 Visions” Exhibiting Artists*



  • Elizabeth Arseneau
  • Anna Comella
  • Nancy Cusack
  • Ian Gaudreau
  • Richard Harrington
  • Stephen Metcalf
  • James Moran
  • Betsy Ritz



  • Christina Beecher
  • David Lee Black
  • Marcey Buchakjian
  • Beverly Ferguson Deevy
  • Paula De Simone
  • Catherine Jaggi
  • Richard Kattman
  • Abby Rovaldi



  • Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo
  • Peter Cambell
  • Linda Perlman Karlesberg
  • Jim McManus
  • Ashley Occhino
  • Andrew Sloan
  • Carol Wontkowski
  • Richard Whitten



  • Clare Asch
  • Laura Harvey
  • Jenny Jope
  • William Martin
  • Sarah Mott
  • Barbara Ottmar
  • Claudia Waters
  • Cynthia Whalen Nelson



  • Robert Bendt
  • Dianne Dolan
  • Shelly Eager
  • Betsy Cameron Fine
  • Farnaz Mobayyen
  • Tom Musante
  • Lenny Rumpler
  • Jay Wu



  • Mary N. Hurwitz
  • Jean Sbarra Jones
  • Mary Kosowski
  • Greg O’Brien
  • Beverly Rippel
  • Cole Swavely
  • Don Swavely
  • Charter Weeks



  • Patricia Berube
  • Brenda Cirioni
  • Susan Denniston
  • Virginia Fitzgerald
  • Sand T Kalloch
  • Niva Shrestha
  • Mary L. Taylor
  • Felicia Touhey



  • Judith Bertozzi
  • Arlene Chaplin
  • Susan Clark
  • Elizabeth Beaudoin Gouin
  • Linda Pearlman Karlsberg
  • Alan Strassman
  • Aaron Usher
  • Richard Whitten



  • Sarah Alexander
  • Cristina Hajosy
  • Debby Krim
  • Valerie Maser-Flanagan
  • Jim McManus
  • Michele Poirier-Mozzone
  • Rebecca Skinner
  • Emily Sorlien



  • Peter Campbell
  • Lindsey Epstein
  • Alice Benvie Gebhart
  • Dave Kendrick
  • Steve Mason
  • Jeanne Sturim
  • Valerie Albert Weingard
  • Sue Yang



  • Marjorie Ball
  • Laura White Carpenter
  • Bill Clark
  • Marnie Jain
  • Daniel Koterbay
  • Robin Wessman
  • Qiong Xia (Jade)
  • Philip Young



  • Pamela Benham
  • Cathy Chin
  • Betty Harrington
  • Wilson Hunt
  • Elizabeth Lind
  • Tracey J. Maroni
  • Kenneth Salome
  • Mandy Rusk-Shamrell



  • Deborah Baldizar 
  • Fehmida Chipty 
  • Allison Elia 
  • Stephen Fisher 
  • Tatiana Flis 
  • Joan Hausrath 
  • Brian McClear 
  • Lorraine Sullivan 




The Auctioneer

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The Attleboro Arts Museum’s Art Lovers Book Club launched in January 2010. A dynamic Museum member proposed this artful Book Club idea and the program was launched on a trial basis. After the success of the first meeting it was clear that the Book Club should live on.

Next Meeting of the Art Lovers Book Club:

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, from 2-4pm

The Auctioneer: Adventures in the Art Trade by Simon de Pury



In “The Auctioneer,” Simon de Pury, a  distinguished auctioneer and art dealer, provides an account of his flashy career and today’s soaring art market, revealing a jet-setting, powerful, and private club of elites who buy, sell, and collect the world’s most expensive art.

Speaker: Chris Barber, Deputy Director of American Furniture & Decorative Arts at Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers.  

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated.  Please call 508-222-2644 x10 or email by October 19th.  

This event is free and open to readers of the book – as well as those that are interested in the featured topic. 


About Chris Barber

Chris Barber is a specialist in Skinner’s American Furniture & Decorative Arts Department. His special areas of interest are American furniture and 19th century folk art. Chris has also had experience working with 18th and 19th century American clocks, nautical and maritime art and antiques, and cataloged an extensive collection of early microscopes.

Chris joined Skinner 2004, and since that time has expanded his role to include auctioneering. An avid supporter of the arts, Chris is a member of the Museum Council at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and often lends his talents to supporting art and antique appraisal events for non-profit and corporate institutions. Prior to joining Skinner, Chris was a member of the American Paintings and Sculpture Department at Christie’s auction house in New York.  He has served as the auctioneer at the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Benefit Art Auction for the past several years and, by popular demand, will be leading the Museum’s 2017 Auction on November 4th.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University. He currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.



Learn more about The Art Lovers Book Club



On view in the Ottmar Gallery during this event:

The Attleboro Arts Museum’s 26th Benefit Art Auction Spotlight Exhibition.




Three – A National Juried Exhibition

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THREE: Juror’s Decision


Image: Mandy Rusk-Shamrell

Teen Docent Program

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Attleboro Arts Museum Teen Docents lead museum tours and educational experiences for children and families.

Teen Docents are volunteers that come from all backgrounds and interests, but they all share a common passion for art and engaging with children and families.

All docents will receive free training from Museum staff. No prior museum experience is required.

This program is open to students in grades 9 – 12.

The Teen Docent Program is a community service opportunity. Participants gain service credit during the summer and school year.

Interested? Email: using the subject ”TEEN DOCENT.”

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A teen docent, Liz, discusses the work of “8 Visions” exhibition artists with young art campers.



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