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About the Somerville Museum


Programs in 2015

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As the only membership supported, community-based cultural institution of its kind in Somerville, the Somerville Museum plays a central role in preserving the past, reflecting the present, and helping to shape the future of this diverse urban community. The Museum seeks to engage our audience in an on-going dialogue with local artists, scholars, and educators with the larger aim of fostering cultural education and understanding.

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During special exhibitions, gallery hours are:
   Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m.
   Fridays 2 - 5 p.m.
   Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m. and by appointment


Funding provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and members of the Somerville Museum.

What's Going On


Somerville Open Studios

Thursday, April 23, 2015, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Somerville Open Studios Artists' Choice Exhibit Open Reception

The exhibit continues from April 24 through mid-May, 2015.

The Artists' Choice Exhibit offers the best opportunity to preview the studios and artists' work: a group show that is unparalleled in diversity and excitement. Come to the Artists' Choice Exhibit first to plan your weekend. More about Somerville Open Studios


Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.

Ballet des Dieux: Musical Delights from Renaissance France

El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & Renaissance guitar) perform fantasies, dances and character pieces from the French ballet de court, with works by Le Roy, du Caurroy, Le Jeune, Ballard & Moulinié.

Admission is $19 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

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Recently released: The Story of Somerville Lumber by Verissima Productions. Research and images contributed by the Somerville Museum.
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