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  • Worcester Art Museum Paths to Impressionism Related Events

    Paths to Impressionism: An Enchanted Evening
    Saturday, Oct. 4 (8-11 p.m.)
    This party features a preview of Paths to Impressionism, live piano music, sweets and savories, coffee and a cash bar. Tickets: $15 Museum members/$25 nonmembers. RSVP by calling 508.799.4406, x3105. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester.

    Day Trip: Ticket to Impressionism
    The Railroad and 19th-Century European and American Art and Literature
    Saturday, Oct. 11 (10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.)
    Get your ticket to Impressionism-and a real train ride! This daylong adventure includes a tour of Paths to Impressionism at the Worcester Art Museum before boarding a train to Boston to experience the type of speed and motion that influenced many 19th-century artists and writers. In Boston, explore the urban environment in the parks around the Museum of Fine Arts and, time permitting, view major Impressionist works in the MFA collection. Bring a journal and sketching materials. Cost (includes train trip and Museum admission): $60 Museum members, $80 nonmembers. To register, call 508.799.4406, x3007. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester.

    Lecture: Paths to Impressionism-A New England Journey
    Sunday, Oct. 19 (2 p.m.)
    Professor Elizabeth Johns, guest curator
    Experience the exhibition through the eyes of the curator, with behind-the-scenes stories of surprises, rediscoveries, and new insights. Cost: $6 Museum members/$8 nonmembers. Register by calling 508.799.4406, x3007. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester.

    Lecture: Terrae Cognitae- Landscape Painting and Environmental Attitudes
    Thursday, Oct. 30 (6:30 p.m.)
    Mark Lynch, docent and instructor
    Explore landscapes paintings from around the globe and consider how different cultures have thought about their land at a particular time and in a particular place. Cost: $6 Museum members/$8 nonmembers. Register by calling 508.799.4406, x3007. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester.

    Family Day: The Grand Art Tour
    Sunday, Nov. 2 (1-4:30 p.m.)
    Circle the globe, explore the land, and discover the many art wonders that await you in the Museum. This grand art tour features art-making activities, performances, storytelling and adventures for all ages. Free with Museum admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors ages 65+ and college students with valid ID, and always free for youth ages 17 and under and for Museum members. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. (508) 799-4406.

    Lecture: “Alone in His Forest”-The Landscape Painters around Barbizon
    Thursday, Nov. 13 (6:30 p.m.)
    Fronia E. Wissman, freelance editor and art historian
    Put an artistic and political perspective on the French landscape painters from the mid-19th century, who paved the way for Impressionism, including Corot, Daubigny, Rousseau, Troyon, and others. Cost: $6 Museum members/$8 nonmembers. Register by calling 508.799.4406, x3007. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester.

    Concert: Discover Landscapes in Music
    Sunday, Nov. 16 (3 p.m.)
    Just as painters of the late 19th century turned to nature for inspiration and subject matter, so too did period composers. Discover an astonishing array of French and American musical depictions of the natural world in a concert inspired by Paths to Impressionism, featuring outstanding singers and instrumentalists. Free with Museum admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors ages 65+ and college students with valid ID, and always free for youth ages 17 and under and for Museum members. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. (508) 799-4406.

    Gallery Talk: Framing the Landscape
    Thursday, Dec. 4 (6:30 p.m.)
    Susan Jackson, Conservator in Private Practice, Frames and Gilded Surfaces
    Explore the exquisite frames that surround the landscapes in Paths to Impressionism. Discover the importance of frames in completing a painting for viewing, as well as specific aesthetic choices made in choosing a frame. Free with Museum admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors ages 65+ and college students with valid ID, and always free for youth ages 17 and under and for Museum members. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. (508) 799-4406.

    Tour of the Month
    Brought to Light: American Landscape Painting and Its Precursors
    Wednesday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 13 (2 p.m.)
    Join Museum Docent Emily Wolf for an insightful tour of the landscape paintings in Paths to Impressionism. Discover the roots of Impressionism and American landscape painting, as well as many seldom-seen paintings from the Museum's collection. Free with Museum admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors ages 65+ and college students with valid ID, and always free for youth ages 17 and under and for Museum members. Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester. (508) 799-4406.

    About the Worcester Art Museum

    The Worcester Art Museum, which opened to the public in 1898, is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture, ranging from ancient Roman mosaics to Japanese prints, Colonial silver, Impressionist paintings and contemporary art. Dedicated to the promotion of art and art education, the Museum offers a year-round studio art and art appreciation program that enrolls over 6,000 adult and youth students each year.

    Museum hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and full-time college students with current ID, and FREE for Members and all youth 17 and under. Admission is also FREE for everyone on Saturday mornings, 10 a.m.-noon. The Museum is located at 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, Mass., easily accessible from the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90), Route 290 and Route 9. Free parking is available near entrances on Salisbury, Lancaster and Tuckerman streets. For more information, call (508) 799-4406.

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