July in the galleries: ‘Women in the World’

CAMBRIDGE — “Women in the World: The Impact of the 19th Amendment,” is the July exhibition in the galleries at DCA. This exhibit was organized by local artist Lori Dever, to reflect the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was signed into law in August 2020 – recognizing women’s right […]

July exhibition at DCA: ‘Women in the World’

CAMBRIDGE — On July 3, Dorchester Center for the Arts will open “Women in the World: The Impact of the 19th Amendment.” Organized by local artist Lori Dever, the exhibit is being presented in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was signed into law in August 1920 […]

Spectrum: DCA will open with John Barth exhibition

On June 6, 2020 Dorchester Center for the Arts will be reopening the downstairs galleries and gift shop from noon-6 p.m. To mark the opening, a new exhibition curated by John Lewis will be on view entitled, “Art from the Southbank: Works inspired by John Barth’s vision of the Eastern Shore.” Acclaimed author and Cambridge […]

DCA is seeking new artists for its gift shop

CAMBRIDGE – Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce they will soon be reopening with limited hours. This means Studioworks, the onsite artisans’ gift shop, will be opening as well. Studioworks is a hidden jewel in downtown Cambridge. Once inside, visitors will find an intriguing selection of handmade items created by talented artists […]

Preserving Nathan’s local heritage at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts is located at 321 High St., in the historic Nathan’s Furniture Store. This is just one building in the former Nathan complex on High Street. Meyer Nathan, who founded the family business, established his first store in Cambridge in 1880. The original building was a two-and-a-half story Georgian structure that […]

Spectrum: Events are canceled at DCA

The Dorchester Center for the Arts (DCA) is closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The safety and security of our visitors, staff and volunteers is our highest priority. We are following recommended guidelines from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our state and local health agencies, and will continue […]

DCA to celebrate 50 years in 2020

In 2020, DCA celebrates 50 years of art for all! The tradition continues with a full lineup of instructional arts opportunities. Winter classes are just beginning, and offerings include drawing, painting, fiber, ceramics, carving, glass, and more. Find the full catalog online at www. dorchesterarts.org. Highlights include: Picture Perfect Pets Students will learn the techniques […]

Artful pursuits abound at DCA

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester Center for the Arts community inspires creativity and empowers artists at all levels. From art classes and music programs to interest groups and gallery exhibits, there is a broad array of programs and services to nourish the mind, body and spirit. A varied selection of artful interest groups allow individuals to […]

Holiday happenings at DCA

The season of thanks and giving is upon us. Everyone here at DCA extends a heartfelt thanks to the community for your support. Donors and sponsors, visitors and volunteers, stage performers, program participants and presenters – the entire creative circle we call family. We extend to you our gratitude – we are not a community […]

Gallery of gifts opens at DCA

Dorchester Center for the Arts welcomes the traditional holiday show and sale “Wednesday Morning Artists and Friends Gallery of Gifts” in the galleries for November and December, inspired by the theme “Water Moves Us.” This seasonal favorite features an extensive selection of handcrafted items from local and regional artists, perfect for thoughtful gift-giving. A variety […]