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In case of inclement weather this winter season, please call ahead before visiting the museum.

In general, The Whistler House Museum of Art follows the Lowell Public School System for closings.

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Youth Summer Art Program 2018

Whistler House Museum of ArtThe Youth Summer Art Program is open to children, grades 5 to 8, ages 10 to 14 years.  Each week-long session focuses on a different art form and combines exciting hands-on art creation with museum tours, art history discussions and connecting real works of art with the day's activity. Professional artists and educators will direct creative and age-appropriate activities using a variety of media in the museum's historic house, Parker Gallery and in the adjacent Whistler Park.  Local visiting artists will come to speak about their works in the week's featured medium.

YSAP2015 class

Week 1:  July 9-13:  DRAWING

Week 2:  July 16-20:  PAINTING

Week 3:  July 23-27:  SCULPTURE

Week 4:  July 30 - August 3: PRINTMAKING & COLLAGE

Classes will take place Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon. Class fee is $175 per student per week. Scholarships are available for talented students in the community who are interested in art. Please inquire by phone: 978-452-7641.


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Community Outreach- Low-Income Students and Families

All residents of the Acre (especially children) and low-income and middle-income families can tour the Whistler House Museum of Art FREE OF CHARGE.

These residents have always received FREE ADMISSION to all of our exhibition openings, tours, lectures and concerts.

FREE SCHOLARSHIPS will be awarded to talented art students from low-income and middle-income families from Lowell.


Youth Summer Art Program Team

Michael S. Vieira, Artist & Instructor. Michael studied at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, as well as The Ingbretson Studio of Drawing & Painting.  He has taught classes at the Whistler House Museum of Art, Chelmsford Center for the Arts and other galleries. His paintings have been exhibited in MA, NH, TX, RI, and Portugal.

Emily Sevigny, Artist & Educator. Emily has a BFA from Mass College of Art, and a Masters in Education in Art from Framingham State College.  She is currently working in collage and mixed media and has exhibited in a number of galleries in the Lowell area. She has been teaching Middle School Art in Wakefield, MA since 2007.

Lisa Kovvuri, Artist. Lisa has a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She also studied at Studio Incamminati in Philadelphia, Ingbretson Studio and with Boston School painter Sam Vokey. Her paintings have been shown in exhibits around the country including the Salmagundi Club in NY. Lisa is one of the Whistler House Studio Artists.

Mary Rose O'Connell, Artist. Mary Rose has studied for many years with Mary Minifie, a current master of the Boston School.  An active member of the Oil Painters of America, Mary Rose has won awards at exhibits at a number of locations including The North Shore Art Association, The Rockport Art Association, and the Whistler House Museum of Art. Mary Rose is one of the Whistler House Studio Artists.

First Thursday

Come join us for the first Thursday of each month for an evening of music and arts. Admission is free and the event runs from 5-9pm. For more information about Downtown Lowell's First Thursdays check out their facebook page.

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