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About the Somerville Museum


Programs in 2014

Museum News Fall 2013


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

What's Going On


Somerville Open Studios

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Somerville Open Studios Artists' Choice

For the following two weeks, the exhibition will be open Thursdays, 2:00-7:00 pm, Fridays, 2:00-5:00, Saturdays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. On Open Studios weekend, the gallery will be open Thursday, May 1st, 2:00-7:00, Friday, May 2nd, 2:00 to 9:00pm, Saturday, and Sunday, May 3rd and May 4th, 11:00 to 6:00 pm. Exhibition extends through May 15. More about Somerville Open Studios


Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

The Masque of Beauty: Italian Musical Dynasties at the English Court

Mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal joins El Dorado Ensemble in a Mother's Day concert of songs and instrumental music by Ferrabosco, Lupo, Bassano, and others. For further information, call 617-666-8910. Admission is $19.00 for the general public, $14 for students, seniors and Museum members.

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 (time to be announced)

Opening reception: Our American Dream:  Immigration versus Reality in Somerville

Exhibition:  June 5th through June 28th during normal gallery hours.
Join us for a celebration with Laura Hoguet's 7th and 8th grade students from Somerville's Healy School.  Building on the Museum's Project Local, a hands-on history learning program, Ms Hoguet's students are examining the dreams versus the reality for recent immigrant communities in Somerville.  Original research, oral histories from families and friends, and visual art will enliven this important conversation about the contemporary immigrant experience, led by Somerville's next generation.

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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


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