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    Flora in Winter 2008, The Gale, Winslow Homer

    Thursday through Sunday, February 5-8

    The Museum comes alive for our 7th annual Flora in Winter celebration. Worcester Art Museum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden collaborate to host Flora in Winter, the premier floral design event of the year. It is a succulent feast for the eyes and spirit in the middle of winter. At the Museum, 23 works from the collection are interpreted in flowers. Public spaces are adorned by area florists. Please check back for the most up-to-date information, or call 508.799.4406 x3025.

    Interpretive floral designers in the galleries.

    Professional floral designers in the public spaces.

    Download the Flora in Winter events flyer highlighting programming at Worcester Art Museum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

    Flora in Winter 2008

    At the Worcester Art Museum

    Opening Celebration: Flora Euphoria
    Thursday, February 5, 5:30-8pm
    Renaissance Court/Galleries
    No RSVP required. $10 WAM or THBG Members; $20 for nonmembers.
    Join us Thursday night and enjoy the flowers at their freshest. Breathe in the aroma of spring, wander the galleries, visit with friends, or just be inspired! Live music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar add to the evening’s festivities.

    Demonstration: Interpretive Challenge Class
    Friday, February 6, 2-4pm
    Renaissance Court
    No RSVP required. Free with admission.
    Watch and learn as a select group of arrangers craft interesting floral designs inspired by the Wall at WAM: Actions Speak. The finished arrangements will be on view to enjoy for the duration of Flora.
    Arrangements will be raffled.

    Demonstration and Boxed Lunch: Turning Over a New Leaf
    Saturday, February 7, 12–2pm
    Conference Room, Higgins Education Wing
    $18 WAM and THBG Members; $28 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). For reservations call 508.799.4406 x3025. Instructor/Flower Designer Cathy Walsh reveals great ideas used by professionals and flower enthusiasts alike to create floral masterpieces with a “green” theme.
    Arrangements will be raffled.

    Artist Demonstration
    Saturday, February 7, 3-6pm
    Join a WAM faculty member as they create a work of art based on a floral display.

    Flor in Winter 2008

    A Capella Concert
    Sunday, February 8, 3pm
    Renaissance Court No RSVP required. Free with admission.
    The All Saints Choirs under the direction of Peter Stoltzfus-Berton will provide ambience for the final afternoon of Flora in Winter.

    Flora “Beyond the Seen”
    Sunday, February 8, 11am-4pm
    Discovery Gallery
    No RSVP required. Free with admission.
    Worcester Art Museum and Audio Journal join forces to make the popular Flora in Winter arrangements accessible to people with visual impairments. All are welcome!

    Museum and The Museum Shop Hours
    Thursday, February 5: 11am-5pm, The Museum reopens from 5:30-8pm for Flora Euphoria
    Friday, February 6: 11am-8pm
    Saturday, February 7: 10am-8pm*
    Sunday, February 8: 11am-5pm
    *There will be no free admission at the Worcester Art Museum Saturday morning, February 7, except for Worcester Art Museum Members. Free Saturday mornings from 10am–noon will resume following Flora in Winter.

    The Museum Café Hours
    Lunch: Thursday through Sunday: 11am-3pm.
    NEW: On Saturday, prepared plates, dessert, and specialty drinks will be available from 3-7pm.
    No RSVP Required. Check out the new Menu.
    For groups larger than 14, please contact Special Events at 508.799.4406 x3077.

    Public Tours
    Free with Museum admission.
    Friday, February 6: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Saturday, February 7: 11 & 11:30am, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Sunday, February 8: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2pm
    For private tours for groups of 10 or more, please call 508.799.4406, x3130.

    New for families—Worcester Art Museum Family Guide. Pick up the new Family Guide and explore the Galleries together!

    Directions & Parking
    The Worcester Art Museum is located at 55 Salisbury Street, just off Route 290 and is approximately 45 minutes from Boston, 4o minutes from Providence, and 1 hour from Hartford. The Museum sits on one block. The main entrance is located on Lancaster Street with an additional barrier free entrance located on Tuckerman Street. Free parking is available at the Salisbury Street lot, off Lancaster Street in the designated WAM Visitors lot, and at the Tuckerman Street lot for barrier free entrance. Please see our directions for specific route information.

    Worcester Art Museum’s presentation of Flora in Winter is generously sponsored by Unum and Flagship Bank and Trust. Additional generous support provided by Fallon Community Health Plan and WICN Public Radio 90.5 FM, New England’s Jazz and Folk Station.


    Tower Hill Botanic Garden Events and Information.

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