Sometimes people wonder exactly what goes on in the darling yellow house in Arlington Center. Maybe, they suspect, it is some kind of Visitor Center? It seems like something civic, or touristy for the Revolutionary types?
I think the answer to all of those would be “yes”. And more.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce sits upstairs working diligently on the vibrant business life of the Town of Arlington.
Downstairs, friendly museum hosts help you wonder among the rooms of the landmark Jason Cutter House (1830) and see some examples of the sculptures of Cyrus Dallin.
Cyrus Dallin Art Museum During Covid-19
Since the Museum is not currently open, they are very excited to share their virtual tour with us!
From the Museum page:
Welcome to the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum
At the Dallin Museum, you will find an intimate setting where you can experience the art of a great American sculptor. It’s also a place where you can embrace history through the vision of an artist whose work celebrates America’s diverse cultures. Cyrus Dallin found inspiration for his art in classical forms, the heroes of European-American history, his family, and the Native American people he knew and admired. Today, his art brings beauty and meaning to public spaces in many of our nation’s greatest cities.
The mission of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is to promote new insights into our shared history by exploring the life, work, and values of this celebrated sculptor of Arlington, Massachusetts.
The Museum’s mission is deeply informed by Cyrus Dallin’s commitment to artistic expression, education, and social justice. In furthering its mission, the Dallin Museum meets an important community need by making fine art accessible to all. General admission is a small suggested donation (no one is ever turned away) and program fees are free or kept to a minimum.
Local examples of larger works by Cyrus Dallin