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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, located in Amherst, MA, is the first sizable institution dedicated to picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world. Its collection encompasses more than 11,000 objects—7,300 of which are illustrations—including art by Eric Carle, Maurice Sendak, and Leo Lionni. On the 40,000 sq. ft. premises are three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and a gift shop.
Categories: Art, Children, Family
Pass provides free admission for two adults and up to four children.
Fitchburg Art Museum
185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
The Fitchburg Art Museum is located in the downtown area of Fitchburg, MA. It was founded in 1925 through a bequest of the artist, collector, and educator Eleanor Norcross. Exhibitions are drawn from both its own collections (paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts from the Colonial Period to the present, photography, African art, and ancient Egyptian art) and special loans which primarily focus on regional contemporary art. Important artists represented in the collection include John James Audubon, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, and William Zorach.
In 2013, FAM embarked upon an initiative to become New England's first fully bilingual (English/Spanish) art museum.
Categories: Art, Children, Family, History
Admits 2 adults or Household Family Members. Children under 12 are free.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.
Categories: Art, Family, Music
General admission only. Pass admits: 4 visitors.
DATED PASS REQUIRED ALONG WITH LIBRARY PASS
A CODE is required to purchase tickets online. This code is available on your coupon pass.
Please visit the website: gardnermuseum.org/visit to purchase tickets
PLEASE CALL THE GARDNER AT 617-278-515
USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.
Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean
Pass admits groups of up to 9 people FREE.
Please Check the Museum website for specific hours.
The museum and the ship are operated by two different groups.
For information specific to the ship:
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
The Worcester Art Museum is recognized for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media created over the last 5 millennia. Works include those by El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Paul Revere, and Nam June Paik. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan—including some contemporary art. Of note are the floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (Syria) in the entrance, the Japanese print collection, and the “Arms and Armor” collection. There is a café, museum shop, and library on the premises.
Categories: Art, Family, History, Military
Admits 2 adults and/or 2 children at half price.
Children 17 and Under Free
PLEASE VISIT THE WORCESTER ART MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON TIMED TICKETS.