Exhibitions + Programs

Somerville Open Studios: Last Look Show

June 5th – 27th, 2021

Due to the pandemic the Somerville Museum wasn’t able to host the annual “First Look Show” during April/May of this year. Instead, we’re collaborating with Somerville Open Studios (SOS) to offer a “Last Look Show” that showcases the local artists currently registered with SOS. This is a non-juried show and gives artists another opportunity to interact with the community.

Admission: Since this exhibition is sponsored by Somerville Open Studios, entrance is free and open to all. Donations to the Museum are always welcome!


The Art of Observation

A Retrospective of David Campbell’s work

Community Curator: Debra Olin | Opening November 2020


Penny Chronicles and the Stories They Tell

David Guss (Curator) | Opening September 2021

Vintage postcard

El Dorado Chocolataria

José Falconi and Santiago Montoya (Community Curators) | Opening Winter 2022

Santiago Montoya and José Falconi

Previous Exhibitions + Programs

Race, Fragility, and Anti-Racism: A Summer Discussion Series

Wednesday, July 1-September 23, 2020 | 6:30-7:30 pm

Are you looking for practical steps to help heal the nation’s racial divide? Are you interested in understanding how we got to where we are and where we need to go from here?

See the curriculum, readings, and learn more about hosts Keidrick and Holly Roy here.


Virtual Exhibit: Masks of Boston

During the month of June, July and August, we will be featuring work by Katherine Taylor, a Boston based photographer who covers news and human interest stories.  Her most recent project, “Masks of Boston,” features many Somerville residents and is incredibly relevant to the current social climate.

Photo by Katherine Taylor

Basement Project: Not Your Usual Basement Junk

A collaboration of the Somerville High School Local History Club and the Somerville Museum.

February 27-March 28, 2020


Faith in a City: Exploring Religion in Somerville, MA

Charan Devereaux (Curator) | November 17th, 2019 – January 26th, 2020


Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville Exhibition

Community Curator, Bess Paupeck, presented the exhibit, titled Our Stories, Our Stuff, Our Somerville. See link for additional programming and admission costs. See press links here. The show ran from February 14–March 31, 2019.


Triple Decker Ecology

Community Curator, Pennie Taylor, presented the exhibit, titled Triple Decker Ecology. See link for additional programming. The show ran from October 11 through December 9, 2018. See press here.


Previous years’ programs

Don’t miss programs organized by Historic Somerville. The programs are held both in the museum and in the community, and include historic reenactments, talks, and celebrations. Keep up with their schedule at http://historicsomerville.org/.

New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) exhibition | February 22nd, 2018 – April 7th, 2018

Juried exhibition of contemporary mosaic works featuring the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) artists.

The exhibition will feature the work of 60 artists from the six New England states. In addition, Cynthia Fisher, Isabel Margolin, and Lisa Houck, three internationally known mosaic artists from New England, will show their work in an Invitational Exhibit. The show will also include a Salon, where NEMS members can exhibit and sell their small mosaics.

The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of workshops on a variety of mosaic techniques – for adults and children. More about the New England Mosaic Society