290 Jackson Street
Lowell, MA 01852
Monday - Friday10 AM - 6 PM
Please call to make an appointment before visiting
Museum Type(s)
Mauricio Cordero, Executive Director
phone: 978-937-2787


Through public art, exhibitions, and educational programs, Revolving Museum promotes artistic exploration and appreciation. We encourage community participation and growth, and provide opportunities for individual empowerment and collective change.


The Revolving Museum builds community by using the power of art to inspire creative expression and social change.


The Revolving Museum is a collaborative educational organization that offers teaching, art, and public outreach as its primary goals. These projects foster a civic dialogue about art, the urban and natural environment, site history, social concerns, and create a sense of community between artists and the public.

The museum was founded in 1984 in Boston, subsequently establishing a permanent site in downtown Lowell, MA and has continued to evolve over its 25-year history.

The enthusiastic support of the Lowell community has fostered the rapid growth of the Revolving Museum's programming.

In 2003, The Revolving Museum received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for "LocalMotive," an innovative series of interactive public artworks, exhibitions, and events responding to and reclaiming the inactive railroad tracks and alleyways in historic downtown Lowell.

The Revolving Museum has helped build exciting destinations and public spaces that celebrate the community as a whole. Our vision creates bridges and strategies that help civic leaders understand how culture can have an impact on urban revitalization. The Revolving Museum upholds the premise that, given the opportunity, everyone can utilize his or her own creative talents to contribute to the well being of the community. In partnership with the City of Lowell, The Revolving Museum is leading the way to a more unified, revitalized, and resourceful city.

The Revolving Museum received the prestigious Massachusetts Cultural Council Commonwealth Award in the category of "Community." This recognition furthers our goal of making the city of Lowell an important regional center of a new creative revolution! Finally, the Revolving Museum stands behind the belief that art and art-making can nourish and sustain us intellectually, culturally, socially, politically and economically.