A new exhibit venue for rotating installations.
The Friend Smithsonian Museum is a Tiny Museum (the second one in Somerville) partially funded by the Somerville Arts Council. Curated by Martha Friend, it is an exciting new exhibit venue for local artists!
Located in the front yard of 135 Highland Avenue, it's easily viewed by passersby. It is designed to exhibit small work or installation and will feature a new artist each month. If interested in showing your work contact Martha.
The museum is impervious to weather and well lit. Its dimensions are approximately 24" high, 36" wide, and 30" deep.
135 Highland Avenue Somerville
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SPECIAL EXTRA FEATURE
A public viewing of The Emerald City located just a few feet away behind the museum!
The Friend Smithsonian Museum
Julie Friend Gray
A sculptural forest made in the Steampunk tradition from old metal objects.
------------ ALL PAST ARTISTS BELOW ------------
September through December 2017
Visit the Tiny Museum to see all three sculptures.
July through August 2017
"Tiny Mini-City" will be jjust that, made up of crumpled cityscapes on metallic paper, drawn from his series "Soft Cities."
May through June 2017
Suzanne Lubeck, painter, jewelry maker, and assemblage artist,
has installed an homage to the sea and to tiny boats.
Marcella, an assemblage artist who works 'small',
has created a colorful environment using modeling compound, paint,
and organic detritus to house her whimsical hand made animals.
"The Basket"... a post election piece of art."
Sheep in Repose
V Van Sant
INSTALLATION titled BLANK SLATE
"Be kind. " - " Pay it forward."
"Knowledge is power... seek it out, and use it wisely."
"Don't judge... until you know both sides of the story... and maybe not even then."
Some ideals to start the new year. It's never too late to start... now more than ever.
"sculptor, lover of animals, fastener of things"