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    The Worcester Art Museum provides an ideal environment for your students to connect cultures, civilizations and continents throughout time. Over fifty centuries of art in our collection and exciting special exhibits throughout the year will inspire creativity in your students and encourage understanding in a variety of disciplines. Contact us to plan a gallery tour or studio workshop and to take advantage of the many other services available including a Resource Center, Outreach programs and kits, lectures and classes. We look forward to your visit!

    Please call 508.799.4406, x3007 or x3129 for further information about any of these programs or services.

    About the Permanent Collection

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    A fully intact 12th-century Chapter House, the largest collection of Roman mosaics in America, Colonial American portraiture, and Paul Revere silver are among the treasures you will find at the Worcester Art Museum. Art from the Western world - ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome; Medieval and Renaissance Italy; 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century Great Britain, France, Holland, and Belgium; 18th- through 20th-century America, Contemporary, as well as art from Precolumbian Central and South America, Japan, India, and China are a part of the permanent collections on view in the Museum's galleries.

    In addition to our word renowned Permanent Collection, special exhibitions showcase masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan.

    School Tours

    Explore, connect and inspire inquiry!

    Tour Guidelines

    Tour Fees

    You may be able to fund your Museum experience with a Massachusetts Cultural Council PASS or Local Cultural Council grant. For more information, contact the MCC at 1-800-232-0960 or www.massculturalcouncil.org.

    Gallery/Studio Workshops

    Build on observations made in the galleries with art-making in the studio. Follow your guided tour with a hands-on studio experience designed by our workshop coordinator, with your specific interests and framework objectives in mind.

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    Teacher Services

    In-service programs for staff or individual consultations are available to exchange ideas, explore ways to integrate the arts into other curriculum areas, or provide expertise in techniques for teaching art, art history, criticism, or art appreciation. Other programs and services available to teachers include:


    The Worcester Art Museum has been approved by the Massachusetts State Department of Education as an official provider of professional development points (PDPís).

    Education Programs at the Worcester Art Museum are generously supported by the George I. Alden Trust of Worcester, The Booth Family Fund for Education and Outreach at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Frances L. Hiatt Fund for the Advancement of Museum Education, The Nathan and Barbara Greenberg Fund for Education, The Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, and the Norman and Dorothy Sharfman Education Fund, among other endowment funds. Additional generous support provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, The Patrick & Aimee Butler Family Foundation and our members.