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    free summer 2013

    Free Summer is made possible by a grant from The Kirby Foundation, with additional support from Fallon Community Health Plan, National Grid and United Bank.

    Kirby Foundation

    Fallon Community Health Plan   National Grid   United Bank

    Help Keep Summers Free!

    Give to the WAM fund today!

    We are pleased to announce our second annual FREE Summer!
    Fun programs are happening every day that the Museum is open.

    Did you know?
    WAM was included in blouinartinfo.com’s
    20 Art Destinations Within Driving Distance of NYC!

    Free Summer Hours

    Galleries
    Wed-Sun 11am-5pm
    Sat 10am-5pm
    Third Thurs 11am-8pm
    Closed Monday, Tuesday and July 4

    Café Wed-Saturday 11:30-2pm, featuring outdoor dining and the new summer menu
    Sip (café cart in Lancaster Lobby), Wednesday-Sunday 10:30-3pm, featuring summer treats
    Shop open gallery hours
    Library (Central MA's Largest Art Library), Wed-Friday, 11am-5pm

    Always Free parking
    Always Free wifi

    WAM WOO's, do you? Bring your WOOcard and swipe for points! www.woocard.org

    Free Summer Celebrations

    Saturday, July 6
    Three words sum up this fun summer celebration: EcoTarium visits WAM.
    Check back soon for more info!

    Saturday, August 3
    What we said about Saturday, July 6, but add: Bubble Man.
    More information coming soon!

    FREE and FUN Activities

    Every Day WAM is Open During FREE Summer

    Downloadable pdf flyer of events:

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    Full schedule of events:

    Wednesdays

    Drawing Club, 1-3pm
    Want an opportunity to draw in the WAM galleries? Need help getting started? Drop-in and draw in a different gallery each week. Supplies will be provided, or bring your own. All ages welcome.
    (Gallery location rotates: check with the visitor services desk upon arrival).

    July + August Tour of the Month
    The Salisbury Connection: Tour of WAM and the Salisbury Mansion
    July 17, 2pm
    August 21, 2pm
    Through intellectual leadership, philanthropy, and industrial investment, Stephen Salisbury II (1798-1886) and III (1835-1905) profoundly shaped the community in which they lived. The dynasty began with Stephen I (1746-1829), a Boston transplant who arrived in Worcester in 1767 to open a branch of the family's mercantile business. In 1797, he married Boston native Elizabeth Tuckerman (1768-1851), who in her own right helped shape her adoptive town. In this special partnership, tour both the galleries of Worcester Art Museum and Salisbury Mansion, owned and operated by Worcester Historical Museum, for an in-depth look at the art, style, and lives of one of Worcester's influential families. The tour is free at both institutions. Tour begins in the Lancaster Street Lobby of the Worcester Art Museum. Tour size is limited to 20; portions of Salisbury Mansion are not handicap-accessible.

    Thursdays

    Thursday Summer book club: TATTERED AMERICAN CLASSICS   

    We have selected books that are easy to read, relatively short, and easily accessible, and in some way connect back to the art collection at WAM. Please come prepared with your own copy of the book and read the story before the meetings. Club meetings will be followed by a trip into the galleries to view related works. Come to all or one!

    Meet in the library (book club meetings will be approx. 1 hour long)

    July 18, 6pm The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    July 25, noon Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    August 1, noon The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories by Ernest Hemingway 
    August 8, noon The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty
    August 15, 6pm, One Good Egg by Suzy Becker (led by Suzy Becker)
    August 22, noon The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
    August 29, noon A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor

    Don't have a copy of the book? Visit the Worcester Public Library and
    borrow it! www.worcpublib.org

    Fridays

    Children's Friday Story Time (July 19 through August 30)
    11-11:30am
    Nothing sparks a child's imagination more than listening to a good story!
    Held in select galleries.

    Saturdays

    Saturday Families @ WAM: Tour 10:30am
    Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

    Saturday Families @ WAM: Make Art! 11-11:30am
    Stay after your family tour (starting time 10:30 am), or drop-in for this fun intergenerational time in the galleries. Get inspired by our art and try making something uniquely yours. Materials will be provided. Rediscover your childlike sense of free spirited play!

    Saturday Zip Tours @ noon
    Join one of our talented Museum docents. Zip tours are fast-paced views of one artist or work of art, and last only 20 minutes.

    July 6 The Georgia O'Keeffe Legacy
    July 13 Yosemite Falls
    July 20 Magritte's The Voice of Silence
    July 27 Pentimentos in Art
    August 3 Transitions: Paul Signac and Beyond
    August 10 Paul Gauguin
    August 17 Sol LeWitt
    August 24 The Worcester Hunt Mosaic
    August 31 Nancy Spero and Emily Dickinson

    Saturday July + August Tour of the Month
    The Salisbury Connection: Tour of WAM and the Salisbury Mansion
    July 20, 2pm
    August 24, 2pm
    Through intellectual leadership, philanthropy, and industrial investment, Stephen Salisbury II (1798-1886) and III (1835-1905) profoundly shaped the community in which they lived. The dynasty began with Stephen I (1746-1829), a Boston transplant who arrived in Worcester in 1767 to open a branch of the family's mercantile business. In 1797, he married Boston native Elizabeth Tuckerman (1768-1851), who in her own right helped shape her adoptive town. In this special partnership, tour both the galleries of Worcester Art Museum and Salisbury Mansion, owned and operated by Worcester Historical Museum, for an in-depth look at the art, style, and lives of one of Worcester's influential families. The tour is free at both institutions. Tour begins in the Lancaster Street Lobby of the Worcester Art Museum. Tour size is limited to 20; portions of Salisbury Mansion are not handicap-accessible.

    Saturday, July 6
    Three words sum up this fun summer celebration: EcoTarium visits WAM.
    Check back soon for more info!

    Saturday, August 3
    What we said about Saturday, July 6, but add: Bubble Man.
    More information coming soon!

    Sundays

    Sunday Public Tours, 1pm-2pm
    Join one of our talented Museum docents for an overview (1 hour) of the Museum collection.

    Sunday Sermons 2-2:45pm in the Chapter House
    Join us for the first season of this exciting program featuring provocative conversations with prominent directors of our area's leading cultural institutions. These inspiring speakers will highlight diverse and engaging topics that will leave you feeling challenged and creatively fed.

    July 14, Matthias Waschek, Director, Worcester Art Museum on Spiritual Perspectives on Art Museums
    July 21, Dan Yaeger, Executive Director, New England Museum Association on Road Archeology

    Every Day!

    Audio Tours
    Available at the Visitor Services Representative Desks at the Lancaster and Salisbury Street Entrances. Now offered in English and Spanish! A self-guided audio tour of some of the Museum's greatest treasures is available for rent (free for Members).

    1-Day Artist Residencies
    Create a work of art in the Museum's galleries! Inspired by the Worcester Art Museum collection, we invite you to create a work-of-art-in-a-day in the Museum's galleries and studio. This work will be shared by the Museum on our work-of-art-in-a-day Flickr and Facebook sites. We encourage all visitors to become one day residents. While visiting, take a picture, draw, write, respond to the works on display with art. Send your photograph to katrinastacy@worcesterart.org. Click here for more info.

    WHAT'S on VIEW?
    Check out our full line-up of exhibitions.

    MEMBERSHIP IS THE KEY TO FREE ALL YEAR!

    The Dogfather (www.thedogfathertruck.com) will be at WAM on Friday, July 19, from 11:30-2pm. All current WAM members will receive a buy one, get one discount and anyone who joins or renews on that day will get a FREE LUNCH!

    Wooberry Frozen Yogurt (www.wooberryyogurt.com) will be at WAM on Wednesday, August 14, 12-4pm. All members (including those who join or renew that day) will get a buy one topping, get one topping free discount.

    Click here to become a Member today!

    Photos from Free Summer 2012


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