Worcester Art Museum, Worcester

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The collection at Worcester Art Museum covers 5,000 years, from ancient Egypt to the present, and includes paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and arms and armor from all over the world. Highlights include European paintings, Freake portraits, an outstanding collection of Paul Revere silver, and Near East art. Take a self-guided tour with audio or written materials provided by the museum, or try a public guided tour; check the schedule to make sure one's available during your visit. Guided tours and the pamphlet for self-guiding are free with the price of admission, and the audio tour is free for museum members. For Worcester Art Museum and beyond, use our Worcester road trip site to get the most from your Worcester vacation.
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  • We live in nyc but when we go Massachusetts we try to visit WAM. The Roman mosaics are exceptionally beautiful, the armor is great and the art collection, while not enormous is excellent. We’re big fa...  more »
  • We went to see the Winslow Homer exhibit before it closed. It was wonderful! But the wonder did not end there. WAM is truly a treasure. The exhibit halls are properly lighted and seating is available ...  more »
  • I visited this museum for the Winslow Homer special exhibit. I planned the trip in the middle of the week so that parking would be plentiful and a lovely lunch in the cafe could be eaten. Surprise.......  more »
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  • Came here to see the Homer exhibit for a art class and stayed for nearly 3 hours longer than what should've taken me 30 minutes. A wide variety of collections ranging from ancient central American pottery to modern art will keep any art enthusiast entertained for hours. Plus with a constant rotating exhibit there's something new to see nearly every month. Plus, college students in the Worcester area get in free so I always frequent the museum whenever I can :). Only gripe is that on slow days it does feel as if some of the security will follow/watch you as if you're going to steal one of the paintings.
  • It was nice. I only went for an assignment because I'm not really into museums but they had some pretty cool pieces of art. I loved the murals created by the Worcester Pow Wow.
  • Went with my family after Christmas. Good variety of art throughout time. Kids corners and art spots were a nice touch. Great for people of all ages. Lots of stairs and while there are elevators in different spots it was easier to manover the museum with out them. Well organized exhibits, my favorite being the one with the American furnishing. The armored dog was placed awkwardly placed so you could only see the one side of the dog and hid some of the details. Was also expecting to see more of the Higgins Collection. Only real negative was that the gift shop didn't sell local artist work or highlight some local artisans.
  • I had always dreamed of a rustic barn wedding, but when it came to actually planning our wedding, we realized that a wedding like that wasn't in the budget or what I really wanted. Which is when the Worcester Art Museum came up in my searches for local venues. This is the ONE and only venue we toured because we knew it was the only place for our wedding. We knew it would be stunning, but we had no idea how much of a fairytale wedding it would end up being. Janice Potter and her staff are superb - seriously Marisa is AMAZING. She was always there exactly when I needed her, she even took over bustling my dress when my bridesmaid was having trouble. Both my now husband and I loved her and all the work she did during our wedding (she even made sure all of our gifts and everything we brought stayed safe and got in our car at the end of the night). You are in good hands with her. Our ceremony was in the Chapter House - it was like getting married in a castle! And our reception was in the Renaissance Court. You save on decorations since you're surrounded by art work. It was a magical evening we will never forget. Our guests couldn't stop talking about it either and said it was one of the best weddings they've gone to and how they loved being able to tour the galleries. Having professional photos of your wedding day are great... but having them with priceless works of art and history? Priceless. You will not regret having your wedding at the Worcester Art Museum. Plus you can go back on your anniversary to the place you joined your lives together... which meant something to us.
  • I went to my bestfriends wedding at this venue. It was gorgeous and amazing. But be forewarned if hosting an event here, know that the acoustics are terrible. So, if you are speaking into a sound system. You will not be able to be understood.
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