J.O.J. Frost Folk Art Gallery

170 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA 01945



The J.O.J. Frost Folk Art Gallery is part of the Marblehead Museum’s collection. It is a permanent installation of paintings and sculpture left to the Museum by Marblehead native John Orne Johnson Frost. J.O.J. Frost began painting at age 70, untrained but driven by a sense of history that he expressed visually. Frost’s post-Civil War boyhood memories of Marblehead and experiences aboard fishing schooners on the Grand Banks are the focus of his work.  His art is more than charming and quaint as it details the daily life of Marbleheaders at home and at sea. Frost’s work is recognized as a significant part of American folk art, and is represented in major folk art collections. The Gallery is located with the Museum offices, shop and archives at 170 Washington Street in Marblehead.  Hours are Tue. –  Sat. 10 am til 4pm, June through October and Tue. – Fri. 10 am til 4pm November through May. Free.

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