Whistler House Museum of Art

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The Whistler House Museum of Art, birthplace of James McNeill Whistler.

The Whistler House Museum of Art is the birthplace of painter and etcher James McNeill Whistler. It is located at 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA, and is open as a museum displaying works from the Museum collection and shows by artist members.

History of the house[edit]

  • The house was built in 1823.
  • George Washington Whistler Jr. bought the house when he moved to Lowell with his wife. Their son James Whistler was born in 1834, the year they moved in.
  • James B. Francis bought the house from Whistler in 1837 when G.W. Whistler moved to Russia. James Francis married Sarah, and they raise their six children here. James died in 1892.
  • The house has been the home of the Lowell Art Association since 1908.

Permanent Exhibit[edit]

The first floor and second floor hall and bedrooms now house the WHMA's Permanent collection, including one room dedicated to the etchings of James McNeil Whistler. The top floor is a working artist studio. In the rear of the home is the Parker Gallery, where new exhibits are shown.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Welcome to the Frontpage". Whistlerhouse.org. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°38′40.13″N 71°18′52.97″W / 42.6444806°N 71.3147139°W / 42.6444806; -71.3147139