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    Flora in Winter 2007

    The Museum comes alive for our 6th Annual Flora in Winter celebration Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27. Worcester Art Museum and Tower Hill Botanic Garden collaborate to host Flora in Winter, 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.

    Interpretive Floral Designers in the galleries.
    Professional Floral Designers in the public spaces.
    Listen to our Flora in Winter radio spot on WICN Public Radio 90.5 FM, New England’s Jazz and Folk Station.

    Highlighted on the Worcester Telegram & Gazette web site, see video for a peak into Flora in Winter.

    At the Worcester Art Museum

    Thursday, January 24: 11AM-5PM. Museum reopens from 6-8:30PM for Flora Euphoria.
    Friday, January 25: 11AM-5PM
    Saturday, January 26: 10AM-5PM*
    Sunday, January 27: 11AM-5PM
    *There will be no free admission at the Worcester Art Museum Saturday morning, January 26, except for Museum Members. Free Saturday mornings from 10AM–noon will resume following Flora in Winter.

    Flora in Winter 2007

    Public drop in tours will be offered at the Museum and are free with general admission, no RSVP required.
    Please meet in Salisbury Hall. Tours are as follows:
    Friday, January 25: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2PM
    Saturday, January 26: 11, 11:30AM, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3PM
    Sunday, January 27: 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2PM
    For private tours of groups of 10 or more, please call 508.799.4406, x3130.

    The Museum Café Hours
    Thursday–Sunday, January 24-27: 11AM–3PM
    No reservations required. For groups larger than 14, please contact Special Events at x3077

    FREE parking is available in the three Museum lots: Salisbury St., Lancaster St. (across from Lancaster St. entrance at the corner of Lancaster St. and Institute Rd.), and Tuckerman St. If these lots are not available, please park in the Municipal lot at the corner of Highland and Lancaster Streets for a nominal fee. During the weekend of Flora, there will be limited parking available in the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot. Please help us be good neighbors and respect posted parking regulations in this lot!

    Flora in Winter 2007


    Flora Euphoria
    Thursday, January 24, 6-8:30PM
    Renaissance Court/Galleries
    No RSVP required. $10 WAM or THBG Members; $20 for nonmembers.
    Join us at the Museum 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! Music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar add to the evening’s festivities. Special thanks to Struck Catering.

    Demonstration: Interpretive Challenge Class
    Friday, January 25, 3-5PM
    Renaissance Court
    No RSVP required. Free with Museum admission.
    Watch and learn as a select group of arrangers craft beautiful floral designs inspired by the Wall at WAM: Alexander Ross. The finished arrangements will be on view to enjoy for the duration of Flora.

    Demonstration and Boxed Lunch: Current Trends in Flower Arranging
    Saturday, January 26, 12–2PM
    Conference Room, Higgins Education Wing
    $18 WAM or THBG Members; $28 nonmembers (includes Museum admission).
    RSVP required. For reservations call 508.799.4406 x3025.
    Instructor/Arranger Donna McDonald reveals great ideas used by professionals and flower enthusiasts alike to create contemporary floral masterpieces.

    Flora in Winter 2007

    Flora: “Beyond the Seen”
    Sunday, January 27, 11AM–4PM
    Discovery Gallery
    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. Braille and large print programs, a recorded audio tour, as well as a tactile table with live flowers, greens, and other floral materials will be available. All are welcome!

    Instrumental Music
    Sunday, January 27, 12-2PM
    Selected Public Spaces
    Enjoy the musical ambiance as you stroll through the Museum.

    Afternoon Tea and Tour of An American Vision: Treasures from the Winterthur Museum
    Sunday, January 27
    2:30PM seating, followed by a 3:15-4PM tour
    3:30PM seating, followed by a 4:15-5PM tour
    McDonough Court. $35 WAM or THBG Members;
    $50 nonmembers (includes Museum admission).
    RSVP required. For reservations call 508.799.4406 x3025.
    Enjoy a classic English afternoon tea featuring sweets and savories, teas graciously donated by the Upton Tea Company, followed by a guided 45 minute tour of the spectacular exhibition, An American Vision: Treasures from the Winterthur Museum. Come early to visit the Flora in Winter exhibition. Special thanks to Margaret Hunter for her generous support.

    Worcester Art Museum’s presentation of Flora in Winter is generously sponsored by Unum and Flagship Bank and Trust. Additional generous support provided by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, WICN Public Radio 90.5 FM, New England’s Jazz and Folk Station, Struck Catering, and Stop & Shop, West Boylston Street, Worcester.


    For information on Flora in Winter events at the Museum, please call 508.799.4406, x3025. Members of the Press, please call x3073.

    Press Release

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