The MFA, Boston, offers free admission year-round to military personnel, veterans and their families.
The MFA, Boston, offers free admission year-round to military personnel, veterans and their families. (courtesy mfa)

OOPS: An incorrect date was printed in last week's Eye on Art column for the Fitchburg Cultural Council's upcoming Creatives Meet and Greet at the Fitchburg Art Museum. The correct date is Thursday, May 30, 5-7 p.m., at the museum, 185 Elm St. All artists and creative people living in the Fitchburg area are invited to meet, mingle and share their thoughts on how the FCC can enhance their creative lives. For info, contact Joe Bowen at CulturalCouncil FitchburgGo@gmail.com.

Worcester Art Museum is family-friendly.
Worcester Art Museum is family-friendly. (courtesy worcester art museum)

MINI-MANIA IN CHELMSFORD: The Chelmsford Art Society is preparing for its 4th of July Art Festival with a "Pizza and Paint a Mini Party" on Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m., at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road. Participants will create mini-paintings for the show, and help assemble raffle gift baskets. The society will supply paper and watercolors, or you can bring your own materials. Sign-up sheets to volunteer at the festival will also be on hand. All are welcome. For more info, email chelmsfordart society@gmail.com.


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FAMILY FUN AT WAM: Kids are always welcome at the Worcester Art Museum — a safe, comfortable environment for all to explore inspiring programs and events. Families are invited to learn how to look at art, talk, play, learn and draw together. Every weekend is Family Weekend, with art and touch carts, arms and armor demonstrations, tours and hands-on activities. The first Sunday of each month is Free First Sunday, 10 a.m-4 p.m. For more info, visit www.worcesterart.org/information/family.

MFA WELCOMES MILITARY: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, expands access to military families, offering year-round free admission to active-duty personnel, veterans and up to five family members beginning on Memorial Day, May 27. Accessed by showing a military or veteran ID at any admission desk, the benefit includes free monthly drop-in tours and a $30 discount on membership. The benefit launches at the MFA's annual Memorial Day Open House, which offers free admission, performances, art-making activities and tours. Visit www.mfa.org for info.


"Bluebird Miniature" by Helen Moriarty of the Chelmsford Art Society
"Bluebird Miniature" by Helen Moriarty of the Chelmsford Art Society