Jeppson Idea Lab: Renoir’s The Jewish Wedding

On exhibit September 24, 2016 – March 26, 2017 at Jeppson Idea Lab in Worcester Art Museum. This Idea Lab presentation gives insight into the recent conservation of The Jewish Wedding by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). In 1875, Renoir was commissioned to paint a replica of Eugène Delacroix’s 1839 The Jewish Wedding in Morocco, today in the Musée du…

A French-Themed Menu for La Grande Fête

On Saturday, June 11th, the Corporator Council of the Worcester Art Museum will be hosting the second annual Corporators Ball, La Grande Fête, a gala fundraiser in celebration and support of the Museum’s mission to connect art and community. This year, event co-chairs Lisa H. McDonough and Susan M. Palatucci have prepared an elegant evening inspired by WAM’s superb…

Flora in Winter 2016

January 28-31, 2016 Come in from the winter cold to the warmth of WAM’s annual floral extravaganza, when the Museum blooms with flower arrangements inspired by works of art. This premier floral design event includes captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks created by skilled arrangers from across the region, displayed in virtually every Museum gallery….

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars

Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars presents a video installation by Moroccan-born, UK-based artist Hassan Hajjaj, along with a related series of photographs, in a salon installation designed expressly for the exhibition.

Contemporary Artists Explore Samurai in Popular Culture

Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.

Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi

Remembered as one of the greatest designers of the Japanese woodblock, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM). Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi surveys the artist’s prolific career and his innovation in print at a time when the medium was facing increasing competition from photography and lithography. On view from February 28 to May 24, 2015, Uncanny Japanfeatures an assortment of Yoshitoshi’s signature works-images of horror and cruelty, supernatural creatures, commanding acts of bravery by legendary figures from Japanese history, samurai images, and sensitive portraits of contemporary women.