United States

51 Sandy Pond Road
Phone: 781/259-8355
Fax: 781/259-3650

DeCordova Museum And Sculpture Park

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park is a museum of art established to educate as broad and diverse a public as possible about modern and contemporary American art. The Museum accomplishes this mission by focusing primarily, though not exclusively, on the art of the New England region. DeCordova has the only year-round permanent public sculpture park in New England DeCordova educates through exhibitions, collections, classes, outreach programs, and a full schedule of activities designed to enhance our public's engagement with art and artists. DeCordova is a member-supported, 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which receives funding support from federal and state cultural agencies, private and corporate foundations, and individuals. DeCordova is located at 51 Sandy Pond Road in Lincoln, MA 01773 USA. For more information, visit or call 781/259-3628

Permanent Collection

During the past fiscal year (FY06), DeCordova Museum’s Permanent Collection of modern and contemporary works of American art was enriched by 112 new artworks, with 53 purchases and 59 gifts. Almost exclusively works by artists from the New England region, these additions included 33 photographs, 29 prints, 21 paintings, 18 drawings, 6 sculptures, 2 digital images, 2 collages, and 1 ceramic vessel. The total number of works in the Permanent Collection as of June 30, 2006 was 3,342.


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Previous Exhibitions

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Forthcoming exhibitions

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Museum Galleries and Sculpture Park: $9 for adults, $6 for seniors, students, and youth 6–12. Free for children age 5 and under, Lincoln residents, and Active Duty Military Personnel and their dependents.
Museum School Gallery: Free of charge.

Opening hours

Museum Galleries: Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm and on selected Monday holidays.
Sculpture Park: Open year-round during daylight hours.
School Gallery: Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
The Store @ DeCordova: Monday through Thursday from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
The Café @ DeCordova: Tuesday from noon to 3 pm; Wednesday through Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Getting there

There is no public transportation to bring visitors directly to DeCordova; however, you can take the Fitchburg/South Acton Commuter train from North Station in Boston.


The Store @ DeCordova
More than attractive, the newly expanded The Store @ DeCordova has been cited by The Boston Globe as “the best museum store in Greater Boston.” The Store carries a selection of artist materials, jewelry, wearable art, children’s learning toys, books, and unique pottery, glassware and other fine accessories.
The Café @ DeCordova
Overlooking beautiful Flint’s Pond, DeCordova’s stunning Café is the perfect setting in which to savor an enriching Museum experience and satisfy a healthy appetite. The Café @ DeCordova is open Tuesday from noon to 3 pm, and Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm.

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News and events

Sculpture Park
DeCordova offers the largest permanent public sculpture park in New England. The 35-acre park displays 80 modern and contemporary works, ranging from selections from its Permanent Collection to site-specific works and large scale works on loan. The Museum also features Alice’s Garden, a meditative space, and a special outdoor terrace dedicated to one-person shows by nationally prominent sculptors.


Museum School of Art
DeCordova’s Museum School is the largest and most comprehensive studio arts program of its kind in Massachusetts. Seventy studio art instructors teach approximately 4,000 students annually in the largest non-degree granting program in the region. Each term (fall, spring, summer), children and adults can choose from over 400 courses dedicated to the value of lifelong learning and art appreciation.

Educational Outreach
DeCordova’s innovative outreach programming introduces contemporary art to thousands of area children every year. Museum educators collaborate with teachers from over 80 public and private schools in Massachusetts, and DeCordova is the only museum in the Boston area to bring works from its permanent collection to inner city classrooms. Educational programs include curriculum development projects, artist residencies, slide presentations, gallery talks and art making. DeCordova also offers a full schedule of lectures, symposia, artist talks, tours, and publications.