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The New Art Center is a community art education space which offers everyone, at all levels of ability, exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art.

The New Art Center offers a supportive culture that takes art and artists seriously. We serve over 2,500 students annually in hundreds of classes and workshops. Our faculty includes some of the region’s most esteemed art educators. In a setting that is welcoming and conveniently located, we offer an inclusive, multi-generational approach to art education that has served children, teens and adults at all skill levels since 1977.

We have one of the few mid-sized nonprofit exhibition spaces in New England, and attracts over 4,500 visitors annually. The New Art Center’s Curatorial Opportunity Program is well respected in New England’s visual arts community. This program is a unique vehicle for curators and artists to collaborate and present thoughtful, innovative concepts. It is the foundation of our Connections Program for gallery education.


The New Art Center is based on the belief that the practice of looking at, thinking about and making art helps human beings solve problems, learn from their environment, build durable communities and live meaningful lives. We work towards a future in which all people can incorporate the experience of art into their daily lives.


The New Art Center will become a vibrant model of a community art center, lowering barriers to participation in the arts and integrating the experience of art into the life of the community.

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"The New Art Center has changed my life! I was first welcomed into the warm and supportive environment as a volunteer, which encouraged me to further my experiences with art and piqued my interest in the process of making art. I began painting for the first time at NAC and I've been continuing to make art for eleven years. I truly love this place." ~ Janine

"The NAC has blurred the lines between creating art and viewing art for my family. At the end of a studio class, we head up to the galleries to see a new exhibit, or revisit a work that captivated our attention. The NAC has made art approachable for my kids, whether it is at Madrid's Prado, the ICA, or Newton Open Studios." ~ Marianne

"The New Art Center has offered me a way to explore my creative side without fear and ignited a spark in me that, after multiple classes with many teachers, has helped me forge a career as a professional artist. The quality of the teachers, the staff, and the community make the NAC uniquely special in the Greater Boston area." ~ Adrienne

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