Attleboro Arts Museum Permanent Collection Art Inspires Contemporary Interpretations

Exhibition: February 11th – 25th, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 11th, 2pm – 4pm. Free and open to all.

Featuring live music from Andy Solberg. Funded by The Ray Conniff Foundation.

Reservations are not required, but are appreciated, by February 10th: 508-222-2644 x10 or

Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St, Attleboro, MA

  • Standard Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
  • Exhibition is open during Attleboro’s Winter Night Festival: Saturday, February 18th, 4pm – 8pm

Influencer is presented in memory of Gary J. Oliveira.

Creating art inspired by a masterpiece is an approach that artists, for centuries, have incorporated into their training.  When a student closely examines an existing piece and uses it as a guide for composition, technique, and form they have a valuable opportunity to learn the intricacies of extraordinary workmanship. Blending this practice with their own approach to art making can yield powerful contemporary results.

Influencer spotlights selections from the Attleboro Arts Museum’s permanent collection and demonstrates how these works have informed the developing talent of its W. Charles Thompson Museum School students. The students range in age from 5 -17 years and are creating works in acrylic paint, chalk pastel, graphite, ink, charcoal, and clay.

W. Charles Thompson Museum School art educators Lisa Granata, Tracy Korneffel and Meredith Passey have instructed the exhibiting student artists.


In Memory of Gary J. Oliveira

Influencer is presented in memory of Gary J. Oliveira, an Attleboro native that worked locally as a toolmaker and later pursued his calling as an artist working a range of mediums. An example of Oliveira’s fine sculpture will be on display during the exhibition alongside a series of student illustrations inspired by his art. 


Special Evening Hours During Attleboro’s Winter Night Festival

On Saturday, February 18th, the City of Attleboro welcomes back its Winter Night Festival.  The event, paused due to the pandemic, returns to the city’s downtown with attractions for all ages.  The Attleboro Arts Museum is a Winter Night Festival partner, and its gallery will be open for festival attendees to view Influencer from 4-8pm. Free and open to all.

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