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  • Discover Holiday Gems at the Worcester Art Museum Shop

    (WORCESTER, Mass., October 15, 2003) - The holidays are here! Join family and friends for a day of fine art and shopping at the Worcester Art Museum.

    The Museum Shop carries gifts for all ages and all price ranges for the holiday season. There is something for everyone, from craft books, toys, and games, to jewelry, sculpture, and dinnerware. The Museum Shop, at 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, is open all Museum hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition, there are special hours for holiday shoppers from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in December and on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Ample free parking is available.

    Join as a Worcester Art Museum member, and receive a 10 percent discount in the Museum Shop throughout the year, and a special 20 percent off in December. For an easy gift that lasts throughout the year, membership certificates are available in decorative boxes. Gift memberships can be wrapped and shipped to make your holiday even brighter.

    Once your holiday shopping is done, reward yourself with lunch and dessert in the Museum Café, open Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Museum admission is waived for those visiting only the Shop or Café. For those with a bit more leisure time, a trip to the Worcester Art Museum wouldn't be complete without visiting the masterpieces in the special exhibition, Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings.

    A sampling of items in the Museum Shop follows.

    Featured Items in the Museum Shop (organized by price).

    Gifts $10 and under
    For Children:
    Craft and story books for all ages, $5 and up
    Wooden puzzle, $5
    Snow globes, $5.50
    Paint by numbers, $5.95
    For Adults:
    Wire ball ornaments, $4.50
    Address book, $6.95 and up
    6" Angel stand, $8.50
    Holiday season card set, $10

    Gifts $25 and under
    For Children:
    Dancing Deedle Dudes toys -- soft, smiling pets for kids that dance and sing when they are given a tap, $15
    My collector box kit - personalize a box with paint and style, $18
    Wire Art - ages 5-95 can make all sorts of crafts at home, $23
    Board games - kids have fun while learning about fine art, $22
    For Adults:
    Small beaded handbags, $18
    Impressionist cards and envelopes inspired by Monet and Pissarro, $13.50-16.95
    Art inspired 500-piece puzzle, $13.95
    Fancy rings $23, watches $24, and necklaces $25

    Gifts $50 and under
    For Children:
    Matching frog or ladybug raincoat $28, and backpack $25
    For Adults:
    Large canvas bags with print, $33
    Ceramic tray and spoon set, $43
    Slate Zen garden, $45
    Wooden jewelry box, $46

    Gifts over $50
    Scarves, $18 - $65
    Wood sushi set, $57
    Replica sculptures: Rodin Thinker $150, Degas Seated $103

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