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    Thursday, February 1 - Sunday, February 4
    The Museum comes alive this February for our 5th Annual Flora in Winter celebration. Worcester Art Museum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden collaborate to host Flora in Winter 2007, the premier floral design event of the year. Skilled artisans from across New England create clever, provocative interpretations at both venues. It is a succulent feast for the eyes and spirit in the middle of winter.

    In mid-January, Worcester Art Museum members will receive a Flora in Winter program book, containing everything from special events to the Museum map with arrangement locations. Be sure to bring it with you when you visit. Additional program books will be sold at the Museum for $10 during the Flora in Winter weekend.

    Interpretive Floral Designs in the Galleries.
    Professional Floral Designs in the public Spaces.

    Schedule of Events

    Flora Euphoria
    at the Worcester Art Museum
    Thursday, February 1, 6-8:30PM
    Renaissance Court/Galleries
    No RSVP required. Free for WAM Members;
    7 THBG Members; $15 for Nonmembers.
    Join us at the Museum Thursday night and enjoy the flowers at their freshest. Breathe in the fresh smell 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 and Luncheon: Creating Theme Based Arrangements
    at Tower Hill Botanic Garden
    Friday, February 2, 12-2PM
    $18 THBG or WAM Members; $22 Nonmembers.
    For reservations call 508.869.6111 x36.
    Special luncheon and flower arranging demonstration with popular instructor Donna McDonald. Space is limited.

    Demonstration: Interpretive Challenge Class
    at the Worcester Art Museum
    Friday, February 2, 3-5PM
    Discovery Gallery
    No RSVP required. $5 Fee in addition to Museum Admission. Watch and learn as a select group of arrangers craft beautiful floral designs inspired by an ancient mosaic. The finished arrangements will be on view to enjoy for the duration of Flora.

    Candlelight Concert: Cole Porter Songbook
    at Tower Hill Botanic Garden - SOLD OUT
    Friday, February 2, 7:30PM (snow date, Saturday, February 3) $20 THBG or WAM Members; $25 Nonmembers.
    For tickets call 508.869.6111 x36.
    Students of the Boston Conservatory, as well as Jan Seymour perform. Doors open at 6:30PM for browsing and complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Twigs Café and a cash bar.

    Demonstration: Arranging Flowers with Treasures at Home
    at the Worcester Art Museum
    Saturday, February 3, 3PM
    Conference Room, Higgins Education Wing
    No RSVP required. $5 Fee in addition to Museum Admission.
    Arranger Ginna Thoma reveals great ideas used by professionals (and flower enthusiasts alike!) to create floral masterpieces at home.

    Flora: “Beyond the Seen”
    at the Worcester Art Museum
    Sunday, February 4, 11AM - 4PM
    Museum Library
    Free with Museum Admission.
    Worcester Art Museum and Audio Journal are joining forces to make the popular Flora in Winter arrangements accessible to people with visual impairments. A tactile table with live flowers, greens, and other floral materials will be available in the Library.

    A Cappella Concert
    at the Worcester Art Museum
    Sunday, February 4, 3PM
    Renaissance Court
    No RSVP required. Free with Museum admission. The Master Singers To Go will provide ambience for the final afternoon of Flora in Winter.

    Flora in Winter Hours

    Worcester Art Museum
    Thursday, 11AM - 5PM
    Museum reopens from 6-8:30PM for Flora Euphoria.
    Friday, 11AM - 5PM, Saturday, 10AM - 5PM*
    Sunday, 11AM - 5PM
    *There will be no free admission at the Worcester Art Museum Saturday morning, February 3 (except for Museum Members). Free Saturday mornings from 10AM - noon will resume following Flora in Winter 2007.

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden
    Thursday through Sunday, 10AM - 5PM

    Flora in Winter Tours
    Public Tours will be offered at the Museum and Tower Hill and are free with general admission, no RSVP required. For private tours for groups of 10 or more, please call for more information: Worcester Art Museum 508.799.4406 x3130; Tower Hill Botanic Garden 508.869.6111 x25. Tours are as follows:

    Worcester Art Museum
    Friday, February 2 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2PM
    Saturday, February 3 11, 11:30AM, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3PM
    Sunday, February 4 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2PM

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden
    Friday, February 2 1PM
    Saturday, February 3 1, 3PM
    Sunday, February 4 1, 3PM

    Flora in Winter Admission
    Regular admission fees apply at each institution. Admission is free to members of that institution. For others, Worcester Art Museum admission is $10 adults, $8 senior citizens and full-time students with ID, and free for youth 17 and under. Tower Hill admission is $8 adults, $5 seniors ages 65 and older and youth ages 6-18. Admission is free for children under 6.

    Café Hours
    The Museum Café at the Worcester Art Museum and Twigs Café at Tower Hill offer a delectable menu. At the Worcester Art Museum, enjoy lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11:30AM to 3PM. Twigs Café welcomes diners Thursday through Sunday from 11AM to 3PM.

    The Museum Shop and the Shop at Tower Hill will be open all Flora in Winter hours and feature special items related to Flora.

    Worcester Art Museum's presentation of Flora in Winter 2007 is generously sponsored by UnumProvident Corporation and Flagship Bank and Trust. Additional generous support provided by The Sole Proprietor and One Eleven Chop House. Further generous support provided by WICN Public Radio 90.5 FM, New England's Jazz and Folk Station, and Worcester Business Journal. Special thanks to Stop & Shop on West Boylston Street, Worcester.


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