850 Hingham St.
Rockland, MA 02370
Phone: (781) 982-1000
Fax: (781) 982-9935
850 Hingham St., Rockland, MA, US, 02370
- Phone: (781) 982-1000
- Fax: (781) 982-9935
Arts & Museums
The Captain John Wilson House and Bates Ship Chandlery, situated adjacent to each other in Cohasset are magnificent testaments to Cohasset’s seafaring history. The buildings owned and managed by the Cohasset Historical Society are now museums that house artifacts from the town’s maritime past.
Fullers Craft Museum is home to the contemporary craft in US. Creations made by well known artists are exhibited. Past exhibitions include Pulp Function, where handmade paper was converted into sculptures, bowls, baskets and wall hangings. Every Saturday there is a tour of the museum led by docents. Activities and exhibitions for children are organized, where they can create, meet artists, and tour the museum. There are demonstrations and workshops to learn individual artists' style of creation too.
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House (or the R. B. Forbes House) was constructed in 1833 by Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes for their mother Margaret Perkins Forbes. Boston architect Isaiah Rogers designed this Greek Revival style mansion that is now a museum and a National Historic Landmark. The Forbes family heirlooms are preserved in the museum. Visitors can access the museum grounds free of charge and guided museum tours can be reserved in advance.
Commonwealth Museum exhibits some interesting documents and legal records belonging to the State. The museum's education department offers lectures encouraging the use of material from the archives. A special exhibit entitled 'Highway to the Past' is dedicated to the archeology of the Big Dig. Many of the artifacts uncovered during the digging are also on display.
President John F. Kennedy's memory is sacred in the minds of many Americans. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, a glass pavilion designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is dedicated to his memory. Visitors are transported back to the darkest days of the Cold War. A short film recounts JFK's deeds in his own words while the authentic photos and exhibits evoke the brief period in White House history that nostalgic Americans refer to as "the days of Camelot".
Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing the bookstore or taking in the various exhibits. Enjoy guided tours of the family home and discover a library with about 14,000 volumes carefully stored and preserved. The park also features both birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams.
Art Complex Museum is made up of the fantastic collection of the Carl A. Weyerhaeuser family. It houses prints that are as ancient as the 1800's—Shaker-era furniture, Asian art, and American paintings, including six oil paintings by George Bellows are all the treasures you will find here. The museum is also well known for its Japanese tea ceremonies held at the Wind in the Pines at the Japanese Garden. It hosts a number of concerts throughout the year. Combining art and other finer things in life, this place is a must-visit for those looking for a nice arty time.
In 1977, the artist Marilyn Arsem created Mobius, an organization that aims to foster and develop experimental art. By encouraging inter-disciplinary work (including performance, visual and multimedia art), Mobius has hosted some of the most innovative pieces in Boston.
Since 1982, the Kingston Gallery has showcased a variety of contemporary multi-media art and exhibitions. Run by the artists themselves through an invitational membership program, this gallery focuses on promoting each others work and encourages growth and creativity. Non-member artists can also have their work featured, which is the gallery's way of advocating new art in the Boston community. This venue is divided into three different sections, the main, center and membership areas where new exhibits can be seen every month.
Since 1990, this Newbury Street gallery has promoted contemporary art. Recognized local and national artists display their work at several exhibitions throughout the year. White walls, hardwood floors and a ceiling equipped with track lighting create a peaceful oasis for art lovers. Still life, abstract pieces, figure and realistic cityscapes are displayed, along with striking sculptures and photo-realist still life. Artist receptions are open to the public. Check website for exhibition schedule.
This gallery was created by sculptors for sculptors, in an effort to showcase contemporary and innovative art. With a calendar full of exhibitions and courses, this gallery will give you an excellent sense of what is happening now in the world of sculpture. The space is also available for rental.
Fort Point Channel has become something of a hot spot for budding New England artists and Fort Point Arts Community Gallery displays their work in its 1,093-square foot site. The gallery is located in the Artist Building on the mezzanine level. An example of the work shown here is the exhibit Our Pets-Our Selves, which highlights artists Paul Weiner, Anna Salmeron and Jim Head Clausnitzer. Admission to the museum is free.