Worcester Art Museum

Come explore Worcester Art Museum's encyclopedic collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, and the newly integrated Higgins Armory collection of arms and armor!

55 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609

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The Worcester Art Museum, which opened to the public in 1898, invites you to view the more than 37,000+ piece encyclopedic collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings, arms, armor and new media. Accessible to all, the works span over 5,000 years of art and culture ranging from ancient Roman mosaics to colonial silver, Impressionist paintings, and contemporary art. World-renowned for its collections which span more than fifty one centuries, the Museum features must-see masterpieces spanning the globe from ancient mosaics to contemporary art. Experience a diverse world of art and ideas through antiquities, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures and decorative arts. Dedicated to the promotion of art and art education, the Museum also offers a year round studio art and appreciation program that enrolls over 6000 adult and youth students each year. The Museum Shop offers a wide variety of merchandise inspired by art in the permanent collection and in museums worldwide. The Museum Cafe is sure to pleasantly surprise. Choose from a delectable selection of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees and desserts. Dine indoors or experience one of Worcester's few outdoor courtyard cafes. Reservations for parties of eight or more may be made by calling 508.799.4406 x3068. See the separate listing for Wedding Receptions, Ceremonies, Holiday Parties, Cocktail Receptions, Corporate and Team Building Events. The Museum makes available, on a rental basis, the use of its unique architectural spaces and galleries. What better site in which to host your special event! The Museum Cafe is also available for rental.

Available Deal:

  • Reduced admission for MA EBT card holders

    This discount is for all Massachusetts residents with Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards. EBT card holders can present their card...

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    Fri, Oct 18, 2013 - Sat, Jan 31, 2015

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  • Free Admission First Saturdays of the month

    Enjoy viewing works of art spanning 5,100 years of art and culture ranignd from ancient roman mosaics to colonial silver, impressionist...

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    Fri, Nov 1, 2013 - Sun, Mar 1, 2015

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  • Families @ WAM Tour

    Saturdays at 10:30am Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and...

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    Sat, May 18, 2013 - Sat, Jun 28, 2014

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  • Families @ WAM: Make Art!

    Stay after you family tour, or drop-in for this fun intergenerational time in galleries. Get inspired by our art and...

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    Sat, May 25, 2013 - Sat, Jun 14, 2014

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  • Saturday Zip Tours

    Zip tours are fast paced views of one artist or work of art, and only lasts 20 minutes. Free with Museum...

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    Sat, May 25, 2013 - Sat, Jun 14, 2014

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  • Sunday Public Tours

    Join one of our talented Museum docents for an overview of the Museum collection. Free with Museum admission.

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    Sun, May 26, 2013 - Sun, Jun 22, 2014

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  • Drawing Club

    Want an opportunity to draw in the WAM galleries? Need help getting started? Drop-in every Wednesday from 1-3pm and...

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    Wed, May 29, 2013 - Wed, Jun 11, 2014

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  • Nude Drawing in the Galleries

    Join us every Thursday. The nude takes center stage among our old masters. Try your hand at drawing a live...

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    Fri, Oct 18, 2013 - Thu, May 29, 2014

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  • Book Club

    The Museum Library hosts a book club on selected Third Thursdays to discuss a book with an art-related theme or...

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    Thu, Oct 24, 2013 - Thu, May 15, 2014

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