Staff and Board 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
dpetke (at) danforthart.org

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.

Curatorial & Museum Education

Jessica Roscio, Curator, Ext 112
jlroscio (at) danforthart.org

Kristina Wilson, Collections Manager, Ext 118
kwilson (at) danforthart.org

Art School

Noelle Fournier, Art School Administrator, Ext 135
nfournier (at) danforthart.org

General Inquiries

Museum and Administrative Offices: info (at) danforthart.org
School Office and staff: school (at) danforthart.org

Board of Trustees

Mimi Macksoud, Co-Chair
Richard Perse, Co-Chair
Roger Jeanty, Vice Chair

Adam Adelson
Richard Baiano
Gary Christelis
Michele DiVito
Peter Drotch
Dennis Giombetti
Susan Litowitz
Judy Riegelhaupt
Colleen Rolph
Marcia Rosenberg
Paul Rosenberg
Betsy Swartz
Kurt Steinberg
John Thompson

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14 Vernon Street
Framingham, MA 01701
Main Phone: 508 620 0050
School Office Phone: 508 620 0937
Fax Machine: 508 820 0258

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Supported in part by:

Masschusetts Office of Travel and Tourism Masschusetts Cultural Council Institute of Museum and Life Sciences

Please Note: There are no museum galleries or exhibitions currently in this building; please see our exhibitions page for offsite offerings.

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