Dallin Art Museum at Jefferson Cutter HouseDallin Museum is in the Jefferson Cutter House.

UPDATED May 24: The annual Arlington Center Walking Tours, sponsored by the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum, continue for the 2024 season on Thursday, June 27. They are to run through September, as in the past.

At 6 p.m., residents may gather at the Dallin Museum at 611 Mass. Ave. for the one-hour tour. Attendees can expect to explore artistic and historical landmarks in the center of the town of Arlington.

Tickets are required and can be viewed here >>

This is a free event, but donations are encouraged to this nonprofit organization. Metered parking is available in the municipal lot behind the museum building, off Mystic Street.

The tours also are scheduled to take place the following Thursdays; July 25, Aug. 22 and Sept. 26.

Dallin Art Museum, 611 Mass. Ave.

The museum celebrates and educates about famed artist and former Arlington resident Cyrus Dallin. During the tour, visitors will learn about two of Dallin’s most masterful public sculptures -- “Menotomy Hunter” and “Robbins Memorial Flagstaff.”

Geri Tremblay, museum cofounder and board of directors' president, notes these additional highlights:

  • “Uncle Sam Memorial Statue” (1976) commemorates Samuel Wilson, the original Uncle Sam, near his Arlington birthplace.
  • “Soldiers and Sailors Monument” (1887) is dedicated to those who served in the Civil War.
  • Arlington Co-operative Bank (1934) is a special example of Art Deco architecture.
  • Robbins Library (1892) is a vital community resource and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
  • Town Hall (1913) is an elegant edifice and the seat of town government.

Suggested donation is $10 for the general public, $5 for musuem members and students; and free for children 13 and under. 

What the museum contains, when it's open

The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum contains nearly 100 works, including approximately 50 sculptures, 10 paintings, and several coins and medals. The museum’s mission is to promote new insights into history by exploring the life, work and values of this celebrated sculptor, educator and Indigenous rights advocate. The museum has a newly redesigned front entryway and Indigenous People’s Gallery.

It’s open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

For more information about Dallin’s work and other museum events, visit the museum website.

This news announcement was published Friday, May 17, 2024, based on information from Susan Gilbert, who provides publicity for the Dallin Art Museum and is one of its trustees. It was updated May 24.