Its origins date back to the 1920s when the building housed the Somerville Historical Society's art collections, but…More this location officially became the Somerville Museum in 1988 after generous donations allowed for renovations.
The Somerville Museum is the only community-based and member-supported institution of it's kind in Somerville. Not unlike the Somerville Open Studios (SOS) project, which the museum participates in every year, the space is designed to be a reflection of this community's diversity. Exhibits range from work by local visual artists to historical presentations in a community context and coolaborative efforts with the Somerville Public Schools.
Additionally, the museum serves as a meeting place for cultural organizations and has hosted musical performances.
Somerville Museum encourages people to bring their creative/research ideas to the table for possible exhibit, even if they have no prior experience curating for museums. Please visit the Community Curatorial Program page of the museum's website for more information.
Red House 24 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 Red House stays open unusually late and offers a fusion of regional Chinese styles that's kept the business open for 33…More years. The restaurant is designed for take-out and was awarded Best of Boston's Best Chinese Restaurant in 1998. It has also received a few honorable mentions in the Somerville Journal's Reader's Choice Awards.
Central Street Studios 57 Central St, Somerville, MA02143 Central Street Studios is a cooperative community of artists' studios available for rent. Central Street Studios…More participates annually in the Somerville Open Studios event and also houses the Boston-area office for the New England Art Therapy Association. Call the office for more information about availability, wait list, etc.
Davis Square 37 Davis Sq, Somerville, MA02144 Davis Square is a commercial district located between Tufts University and the Somerville-Cambridge border. It is home…More to cafes, restaurants, theaters, clothing and sundry shops. Office space and high-end housing also is available. The Square also hosts festivals each year, such as the Art Beat, Honk! and Open Studios.