Welcome to Dallin Art Museum co-founder James McGough.

The Dallin Museum reopened in August and visitors can once again have captivating experiences with our wonderful guides. The museum recently hired its first part-time paid guide director – and can now expand its guide program and promote the museum more widely as a community resource and tourist destination.

In response to the pandemic, the museum has developed a strong list of programs to extend its reach beyond the walls of the museum:

  • The Arlington Art and Architecture Walking Tour, held each May through September, attracted around 30 participants per tour, many of whom are new to the museum. About half frequented local restaurants after the visit, demonstrating the museum’s positive economic impact on the community.
  • Virtual conferences on the Paul Revere monument, Storrow Memorial, Sculpture for Justice and Feminine strength and sculpture, and two new paintings by Dallin drew more than 650 spectators across the country. The museum’s online presence has also grown with a redesign of its website, Dallin.org, as well as a new online gift shop and Wikipedia entries for Dallin’s public works. The museum’s active and strategic engagement with social media has dramatically increased the number of our subscribers across all platforms.
  • Given the central role of indigenous peoples in Dallin’s life, the museum has intensified its efforts to elevate their experiences and perspectives. The museum supported the Arlington Human Rights Commission Indigenous Peoples Day campaign and, in honor of the newly adopted holiday, hosted a virtual conversation with Ute Elder Forrest Cuch on trauma and The healing. The museum is also breaking new ground in a new program to provide art materials to children in indigenous communities in Utah who have been disproportionately affected by Covid.

Not to love this gracious man is not to know him.
– One of Cyrus Dallin’s many adored students.

As we all continue to adjust to these difficult times, one bright spot is a renewed sense of gratitude for those like Cyrus Dallin, whose work was aimed at making the world more beautiful, kinder and fairer. Dallin’s legacy lives on and the museum is more than ever committed to promoting itself as a place of dialogue, learning and growth.

Remember the Dallin Art Museum in your charitable donations

Contributions support the essential daily operations of the museum and provide experiences that enrich, inspire and connect our community through art. The museum hopes you will continue to make a positive difference in the lives of others by donating to the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum‘s annual appeal.

To make a contribution and help the museum reach its goal of $ 25,000, tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted at www.dallin.org (on the main page of the website, click “Donate” and follow the directions. instructions), or by check payable to the Dallin Museum and mailed to PO Box 266., Arlington, MA 02474.

Thank you for your generosity! The museum is grateful for your partnership as we share the inspiring art and legacy of this “gracious” man for the benefit of all.

Dallin Museum

The museum is open for visits on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Group tours can be arranged by contacting Nancy Blanton, group tours coordinator, This e-mail address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 781-641-0747.

Become a volunteer. They are essential to the daily operations of the museum and can help on a weekly, monthly or as needed basis. The museum is also looking for a new treasurer for the board of trustees, as well as docents and associate trustees with experience in development, event planning, marketing, education, graphic / web design, social media or making exhibits. For more information, visit www.dallin.org/volunteer.

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