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    Flora in Winter
    Thursday, January 27 - Sunday, January 30
    Worcester Art Museum is pleased to present our 9th annual Flora in Winter four-day celebration. Flora is one of the most highly anticipated events at the Museum, and this year promises to be even more spectacular with 23 floral designers and 18 professional florists interpreting works from the collection as well as adorning public spaces throughout the Museum. Around every corner visitors will discover beautiful and imaginative floral designs—it's a succulent feast for the eyes and spirit in the middle of winter!


    Flora in Winter 2011 Event Flyer.
    Flora Map


    EVENTS
    Opening Celebration: Flora Euphoria!

    Thursday, January 27, 5:30-8pm
    Renaissance Court/Galleries
    $12 WAM/THBG Members; $25 nonmembers. No RSVP required.
    Celebrate Flora in Winter at its freshest during this evening soirée. Visit with friends, wander the galleries, and be inspired! Live music, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar add to the festivities.


    Special Programming: Garden Club Day at WAM returns

    Thursday, January 27, noon-3pm (Snow Date: Friday, January 28, 12-3pm)
    Conference Room/Galleries
    Lunch, Demonstration & Tour
    $30 WAM Members; $50 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations required; space is limited. Call 508.799.4406 x3025.
    An event exclusively for Garden Club members! This fun afternoon starts with a boxed lunch, followed by a floral demonstration with Susan Detjens and MaryEllen O'Brien. These award winning designers will demonstrate how they prepare and execute design entries for flower shows. Next, take a docent-led tour to visit the Flora arrangements in the galleries. Come early, stay late, and enjoy the collection, the interpretations and the wonder of Flora.


    Demonstration: Interpretive Challenge Class

    Friday, January 28, 3-4:30pm
    Renaissance Court
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Watch and learn as a select group of arrangers craft interesting floral designs inspired by Charline von Heyl's Wall at WAM in the Renaissance Court. The finished arrangements will be on view to enjoy for the duration of Flora and will be raffled off on Sunday, January 30th.


    Family Fun: Music with Mr. Kim

    Saturday, January 29, 11:30am-12:30pm
    Discovery Gallery
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Bring your kids with you and be thoroughly entertained by Mr. Kim Webster, a consummate musician and puppeteer. Mr. Kim's music is sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family!


    Flora Demonstration: A Peek inside the Secrets of Flower Show Designing

    Saturday, January 29, 12-3pm (Snow Date: Sunday, January 30, 12-3pm)
    Conference Room/Galleries
    Lunch, Demonstration & Tour
    $30 WAM Members; $50 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations required; space is limited. Call 508.799.4406 x3025.
    This fun afternoon starts with a boxed lunch, followed by a floral demonstration with Susan Detjens and MaryEllen O'Brien. These award winning designers will demonstrate how they prepare and execute design entries for flower shows. Next, take a docent-led tour to visit the Flora arrangements in the galleries. Come early, stay late, and enjoy the collection, the interpretations and the wonder of Flora.


    Artist Demonstration

    Saturday, January 29, 3-6pm
    Lancaster Lobby
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Join artist and WAM faculty member Nan Hass Feldman as she creates an original painting before your eyes inspired by an installation from Flora. Ask questions about the creative process and inspiration.


    Flora in Winter Concert

    Saturday, January 29, 4pm
    Renaissance Court
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.

    The Auburn High School Select Choir under the direction of Charles Pietrello and Women of Note, an a capella harmony group in the barbershop style under the direction of Liane Iannuzzo, will fill the Renaissance Court with enchanting choral music.


    For Kids of All Ages: Origami Flowers

    Sunday, January 30, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Discovery Gallery
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.

    Join Origami experts (and brothers) Dennis and Dave Brannon and learn the fine art of Origami. Create your own flowers and take a piece of Flora in Winter home with you!


    Flora in Winter Concert

    Sunday, January 30, 2pm
    Renaissance Court
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    The Shrewsbury High School Women's Choir under the direction of Michael Lapomardo and The Tantasqua Regional High School Choraleers under the direction of Christine Costello, Director of Fine Arts, will provide delightful ambiance for the final afternoon of Flora.


    Public Tours

    Free with Museum admission. Arrange a private tour for groups of 10 or more, by calling 508.799.4406, x3130 (A discount may apply).
    Friday, January 28: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Saturday, January 29: 11 & 11:30am, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Sunday, January 30: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2pm


    Museum & The Museum Shop Hours

    Thursday, January 27: 11am-5pm; Museum and Shop reopen from 5:30-8pm for Flora Euphoria!
    Friday, January 28: 11am-8pm
    Saturday, January 29: 10am-8pm
    There will be no free admission Saturday morning, January 29, except for Museum Members.
    Sunday, January 30: 11am-5pm


    The Museum Café Hours

    For groups larger than 14, please contact the Café Manager at 508.799.4406 x3068.
    Thursday, January 27: 11am-3pm
    Friday, January 28: 11am-3pm
    Saturday, January 29: 11am-7pm
    Sunday, January 30: 11am-3pm

    Admission during Flora in Winter
    Free for Members for general admission/$12 for Flora Euphoria!
    $20 nonmembers for general admission/$25 for Flora Euphoria!
    Some special programming requires an additional fee. Check event listing for details.

    Parking
    Valet parking will be available throughout Flora in Winter at the Salisbury Street entrance at a fee of $5 per car.

    Flora in Winter is proudly held in collaboration with Tower Hill Botanic Garden (THBG).

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
    Worcester Art Museum's presentation of Flora in Winter is generously sponsored by People's United Bank and Unum.

      

    Take a peek at past years Flora in Winter celebrations!
    Flora in Winter 2010
    Flora in Winter 2009
    Flora in Winter 2008
    Flora in Winter 2007
    Flora in Winter 2006
    Flora in Winter 2005

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