D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts (1934)

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Opened in 1934, the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts is one of the museums on the Springfield Museum Quadrangle. The Art Deco style building was built in response to the bequest of Dr. & Mrs. James Philip Gray, who left their estate for the “selection, purchase, preservation, and exhibition of the most valuable, meritorious, artistic, and high class oil paintings obtainable,” the construction of a building to house them. The museum collections include art by American and European artists. The museum was recently named after Michele & Donald D’Amour. Donald D’Amour, who has donated a significant sum to the museum, is chairman and CEO of Big Y supermarkets.

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2 Responses to D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts (1934)

  1. Rotem says:

    Do yow know maybe the name of the architect?

  2. Daniel E. Sachs, PhD says:

    I am an art historian working on an article that discussesHomer’s “The New Novel.” I would like to request permission to reproduce the image for scholarly purposes. Please tell me the procedure necessary for me to do this.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Daniel E. Sachs, PhD