What a singular sensation it is to walk into a museum gallery, thoughtfully painted in just the right hues, with just the right lighting, to confront art on its own terms. The great outdoors has served us well as the ultimate catch-all venue for most of 2020, but with the weather turning less hospitable, art lovers may yearn for something more traditional … like, walls.
If you are seeking a museum to visit with safety precautions in place, at a scale perhaps not so large as to overwhelm pandemic and politics-jangled nerves, the Danforth at Framingham State University checks all of the boxes.
Since opening in August, the staff has had ample time to fine-tune safety protocols. Advance reservations are required, and the number of visitors is limited so as to ensure adequate physical distance.
Three exhibits on view this Fall/Winter “speak to each other and how we commune to the natural world,” explained Jessica Roscio, curator and director of the Danforth…