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    Flora in Winter 2010
    4 Days ONLY!
    Thursday, January 28 - Sunday, January 31

    Worcester Art Museum comes alive for our 8th annual Flora in Winter celebration, the premier floral design event of the year. Skilled artisans from across New England create clever, provocative interpretations of works from the Museum's collection. Public spaces are adorned with arrangements by area florists. It's a succulent feast for the eyes and spirit in the middle of winter! Flora in Winter is proudly held in collaboration with Tower Hill Botanic Garden (THGB). For events and programming at Tower Hill, please visit www.towerhillbg.org or call 508.869.6111.

    Learn about the interpretive floral designs in the galleries and the professional floral designers.

    Special Programming Download the flyer

    Garden Club Day at WAM
    Thursday, January 28, 12-3pm (Snow date: Friday, January 29, 12-3pm)
    Enjoy a special day of Flora just for Garden Club members. Begin with a lunch at noon in our Conference Room followed by a Flora in Winter Chairman's Tour of the Galleries from 1-2pm; from 2-3pm learn design secrets and flower arranging techniques during a Demonstration by legendary arranger Julie Lapham. Come early at 11am and stay late until 5pm to wander through the galleries and breathe in the fresh aromas of spring! Price for Garden Club Day: $25 WAM Members, $40 nonmembers (includes Museum admission.) Reservations required; space is limited. Call 508.799.4406 x3025.

    Opening Celebration: Flora Euphoria!
    Thursday, January 28, 5:30-8pm
    Renaissance Court/Galleries
    $10 WAM/THBG Members; $20 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, light hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar add to the festivities.

    Floral Demonstration: Interpretive Challenge
    Friday, January 29, 3-4:30pm
    Renaissance Court
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Watch and learn as a select group of arrangers, Betty Call-Stow Garden Club; Beverly McClure-Floral Elegance, North Grafton; Thelma Shoneman-Acton Garden Club; Cathy Walsh-Sprout, Worcester craft interesting floral designs inspired by the Chapter House and 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 31.

    NEW! Family Fun: Music with Mr. Kim
    Saturday, January 30, 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!

    Floral Demonstration: Ikebana: Revisited & Updated
    Saturday, January 30, 2-3pm (Snow Date: Sunday, January 31, 2-3pm)
    Conference Room
    $10 WAM Members, $25 nonmembers (includes Museum admission).
    Reservations required, space is limited. Call 508.799.4406 x3025.
    Join Instructor and Flower Designer Kaye Vosburgh as she reveals fresh ideas about Ikebana design. Don't miss this world-class design experience!

    Artist Demonstration with Sue Swinand
    Saturday, January 30, 3- 6pm
    Lancaster Lobby
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Join artist and WAM faculty member Sue Swinand as she paints an original work of art, inspired by an installation from Flora. Ask her questions about the creative process and inspiration.

    Concert: Choral Music
    Saturday, January 30, 4pm
    Renaissance Court
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    The Blackstone Valley Community Chorus and The St. Peter-Marian High School Chorus will fill the Renaissance Court with enchanting choral music. Both groups are under the direction of Diane Pollard.

    NEW! For Kids of All Ages: Origami Flowers
    Sunday, January 31, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Discovery Gallery
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    Join expert Dennis Brannon and learn the fine art of Origami. Create your own flowers and take a piece of Flora in Winter home with you!

    Concert: Choir and Violin Ensemble
    Sunday, January 31, 2pm
    Renaissance Court
    Free with Museum admission, no RSVP required.
    The Shrewsbury High School Women's Choir under the direction of Michael Lapomardo and Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester's Unison of Strings under the direction of Dr. Maxim Korn will provide delightful ambiance for the final afternoon of Flora.


    Public Tours (Free with Museum admission)
    Friday, January 29: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Saturday, January 30: 11 & 11:30am, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 5:30, 6:30pm
    Sunday, January 31: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2pm

    Arrange a private tour for groups of 10 or more, by calling 508.799.4406 x3130.

    Hours & Admission

    Museum & The Museum Shop Hours
    Thursday, January 28: 11am-5pm; The Museum and Shop reopen from 5:30-8pm for Flora Euphoria!
    Friday, January 29: 11am-8pm
    Saturday, January 30: 10am-8pm *
    Sunday, January 31: 11am-5pm

    The Museum Café Hours
    Thursday, Friday, Sunday: Lunch 11am-3pm
    Saturday: Lunch 11am-3pm; 3-7pm Prepared Plates, Desserts, and Specialty Drinks.

    For groups larger than 14, please contact Café Manager at 508.799.4406 x3068.

    General Admission: Free to Members, $15 nonmembers
    Some special programming requires an additional fee.
    * There will be no free admission at the Worcester Art Museum Saturday morning, January 30, except for Museum Members.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Worcester Art Museum's presentation of Flora in Winter is generously sponsored by Unum and Flagship Bank A division of People's United Bank. Additional support provided by WSRS/WTAG radio.



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

    Selected Interpretive Floral Designs from 2009 can be found below. To see more click Flora in Winter 2009.

    Untitled, Ilya Bolotowsky, American, born Russian, Deborah Coleman/Ruth Gorman/Jackie Potenzone, Hopkinton Garden Club Nude, Marguerite Zorach, American, Cathy Walsh, Independent
    Arrangement in Black and Brown: The Fur Jacket, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Kim Cutler, Worcester Garden Club The Conflagration, Albert Bierstadt, Robin Whitney, Worcester Garden Club