Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Danforth and Natick arts center partner

The Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham and The Center for Arts in Natick this morning announced a new partnership in which the institutions will advise each other and could collaborate on exhibitions and performance offerings.

Danforth director Katherine French says details are still being worked out – and much depends on whether the institutions, which are about 4 miles apart, are able to scare up grant funding. At the very least, she says, she will recommend artists who could exhibit at the Natick center, and the Natick center’s director David Lavalley will recommend musicians who could perform in the Danforth’s galleries.

Or it might develop like the Danforth’s longtime partnership with Framingham State College, which is paying to bring artist Faith Ringgold in for a visiting artist talk there timed for the Danforth’s exhibit of her work this fall.

“That’s the kind of thing that could come out of it, and I expect will come out of it, but we’re not there yet,” French says.

And beginning Sept. 1, members of the institutions will receive free admission to the Danforth and discounts on concert and theater tickets at the Natick center.


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