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Highlights of Events at WAM

opening party for kennedy to kent state

Ongoing

After Hours / Third Thursday of every month (Sponsored by the Members’ Council)
Free First Saturdays (Sponsored by TJX Foundation)
Wall at WAM (Sponsored by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund with additional generous support provided by David and Marlene Persky and an anonymous donor)

September

WAM 101 (buses sponsored by the Libraries of the College of the Holy Cross)
Fall Adult Classes Open House
After Hours:
Salisbury Society Preview: Kennedy to Kent State
Exhibition Opening Party: Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation (Generously sponsored by Imperial Distributors, Inc. and Interstate Specialty Products, Inc.)
Gallery Talk: Kennedy To Kent State

October

Chamber Music Series— American Century Music with pre-concert talk by Ben Roe, Director at WGBH and Curator, David Acton (Sponsored by a gift from Nydia and Charles Moser.)
Symposium: Photography, Media, and Society: the 60s and Beyond (Sponsored by MassHumanities, WPI the Amelia Hutchinson Haley Lecture Fund.)
After Hours: Motown and the Civil Rights Movement with Tom Igrassia
Fall Family Day: Everything 60s
24-hour Comic Challenge

November

Exhibition Opening & Artist Talk: Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Prof’s Night
Artist Talk: David Hume Kennerly
An Intergenerational Conversation with U.S. Veterans with Operation Vet 2 Vet and the Worcester’s Mission Direct Vet; free Museum admission for Veterans.
After Hours: Big Eyed Rabbit with Duncan Arsenault and John Short
Holiday Concert: WPI Vocal Performance Lab, John Delorey, Director (Sponsored by People’s United Bank)

December

Exhibition opens: Looking at the Stars: Prints by Imamura Yoshio, Japanese Gallery
Holiday Concerts: Salisbury Singers, Michelle Graveline, Director; Merrimack Valley Ringers, Karen E. Leonard, Director;  (Sponsored by People's United Bank.)
AFTER HOURS: Coffee House & Lecture: Songs of the Protest Movement with Clark Professor Dr. Robert J.S. Ross
Exhibition opens: George Rouault, Prints, Drawings & Photography gallery
First Night Worcester

January

Lecture: Interior Design in the 1960s (Sponsored by MassHumanities and the Amelia Hutchinson Haley Lecture Fund)
Chamber Music Series: Worcester Chamber Music Society, The White House and Beyond (Sponsored by a gift from Nydia and Charles Moser.)
Friends of the Library Lunch Program: Tortured Excellence: The Life of Scofield Thayer presented by Jim Dempsey, WPI
Friends of the Library Book Club Discussion: Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal—Building St. Peter’s by R.A. Scotti
Winter/Spring Adult Classes Open House
Flora in Winter 2012 (Generously sponsored by Unum and by Fallon Community Health Plan and People's United Bank.)

February

Artist Talk: Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
Career Night
Black History Month Celebration (Sponsored by MassHumanities)
Drawing Marathon with Jill Slosburg-Ackerman
February Fun Vacation Week Workshops
Exhibition opens: The Allure of Blanc de Chine
Exhibition Opening and Artist Reception: Wall at WAM / Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison (Supported by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund.  Additional generous support provided by David and Marlene Persky and an anonymous donor.)

March

Artist Talk: Chapter House
HEW Exhibition Opening and Teen Night: Youth Art Month (Sponsored by Massachusetts Art Education Association)
Family Day: Castles and Dragons(Generously sponsored by Unum.)
Artist Residencies: Geoff Hargadon and Paige Dansinger

April

April Art Break Vacation Week Workshops
Salisbury Society Lecture Series:
HEW Exhibition Reception: Adult Students
Artist Residencies: Randy LeSage, Barbara Roberts, Bayda Asbridge, and Elaine Smolin
Corporator Mid-Year Event

May

Drawing Club
REdesign: Libraries
Exhibition Opens:Nancy Spero: Cri du Coeur (Cry of the Heart), Contemporary Gallery
Baroque Violin Performance
Chamber Music Series and Gallery Talk— Mother’s Day concert by Michelle Graveline, harpsichord and Monica Hatch, voice; intermission gallery talk by Nancy Burns, PDP Curatorial Assistant (Sponsored by a gift from Nydia and Charles Moser.)
Curator Talk: From Drip Paintings to Brillo Boxes
Artist Talk: Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Art All-State (Sponsored by the David Jay Freelander Education Fund, and its co-sponsor the Massachusetts Art Education Association.  Further support was received from the Ostrowski Family in memory of Christopher Ostrowski AAS’96 and from Fallon Community Health Plan.  Additional assistance in the form of in-kind donations was received from AA Transportation, Artist & Craftsman, Blick Art Materials, Cocoon Graphix, Corner Grill, Curry Printing & Copy Center, Davis Publications, Educational Sketchbook Program, Extras for Creative Learning, Fallon Community Health Plan, Golden Paints, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maines Paper & Food Service, Papa Gino’s, Polar Beverages, Price Chopper, Royal Brush, Sargent Art, School Specialty, Sysco Corp., and Utrecht Art Supply)

June

Drawing Club
Lecture: Bostonians in Miniature with David Hummon
Curator Talk: Nancy Spero: Cri du Coeur
Salisbury Society Gala
Chamber Music Concert: Worcester Chamber Music Society
Sunday Sermons: Joe Cox, William Wallace, Ellen S. Dunlap, Katherine F. Abbot
Curator Talk: Yoshida Tōshi—Surmounting the Odds for the Good of Many
Exhibition Opens: Orantes, Jeppson Idea Lab
Free Fun Friday Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation

July

FREE SUMMER admission (Made possible by a grant from The Kirby Foundation with additional support from Fallon Community Health Plan, National Grid and United Bank.)
Drawing Club
Sunday Sermons: Matthias Waschek, Dan Yaeger
Ecotarium Day
Tattered American Classics Book Club
Summer Story Times

August

FREE SUMMER admission (Made possible by a grant from The Kirby Foundation with additional support from Fallon Community Health Plan, National Grid and United Bank.)
Mid Summer Community Day
Membership Ice Cream Social
Drawing Club
Tattered American Classics Book Club
Summer Story Times