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FRAMINGHAM – Classes at Danforth Art School and frequent visits to the Danforth Museum helped fuel Joan Bayon Pinsky’s lifelong passion for art.

On Saturday, April 23, members of her family will gather at the Danforth Art Museum in the Jonathan Maynard Building to rededicate the lobby of the museum in her honor.

“Regional museums such as the Danforth rely heavily on the passion and dedication of local art lovers such as Joan Pinksy,” said Framingham State Univeristy President F. Javier Cevallos. “We are so grateful to her family for their generosity in supporting this beautiful effort to honor their mother.”

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After Pinsky passed away in August 2020, her children – David, Jeff, Karen and Gregg – reached out to the Danforth about finding a way to honor their mother. Collectively they donated $20,000 to the museum to support renaming the entrance the Joan Bayon Pinsky Lobby.

The dedication ceremony will include remarks from President Cevallos, David Pinsky, a ribbon-cutting, a tour of the Art School led by Director Noelle Fournier, followed by a reception in the Museum. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

The Historic Entry of the Museum is named for the late State Representative Chris Walsh of Framingham, who died in May of 2018 from cancer.

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