Staff of Danforth Art

Established as a grassroots organization in 1975 by a committed group of community activists, business owners, educators, artists and art-enthusiasts, Danforth Art is a museum and studio art school that invites you to see, learn about, create, and be inspired by art. Danforth Art educates the public through its Permanent Collection of American art from the 19th century to the present day, changing exhibitions of contemporary artists, studio art classes and workshops, and a variety of community outreach programs. 


Debra Petke, Executive Director, Danforth Museum of Art
dpetke (at) framingham.edu

Debra Petke was appointed Executive Director of Danforth Art Museum\School in May of 2015. Prior to this appointment, Petke served as President and CEO of the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT for five years. She spent fourteen years at The Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT where she served as Executive Director after a significant time as Deputy Director and Chief Curator. Petke started her museum career at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT. An art historian specializing in American art, she has taught art history and museum studies at various colleges and universities. She holds an MA in art history from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a BA in art history from Providence College.

Jessica Roscio, Curator
jlroscio (at) framingham.edu

Kristina Wilson, Collections Manager
kwilson (at) framingham.edu

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Noelle Fournier, Art School Administrator
nfournier1 (at) framingham.edu

Chandra Taylor, Art School Coordinator
Ctaylor11 (at) framingham.edu

General Inquiries

School Office and staff: school (at) danforthart.org



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