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  • Free August 2016

    free august 2016 at worcester art museum

    Enjoy a whole month of art for FREE!


    Courtyard (weather permitting)
    Giant Chess and Bean Bag Toss

    - Helmutt's on vacation; see if you can find him in a different gallery every week!
    - Drawing Club Tote Bags: stop at the admission desk in the Lancaster Welcome Center and check out a bag so you can sketch during your visit to the galleries.
    - Visit Salisbury Hall and have your friends take your picture in one of our famous works of art cut-outs.

    Lancaster Welcome Center
    Return of WAM's Book Swap (leave a book, take a book)
    Medieval Games and Try on Armor

    Art Carts
    FREE activities offered at the Art Carts may include: mosaics, scavenger hunts, drawing, coloring activities, fun games, try-on armor, and much more!


    Saturday, August 20, 10am-5pm

    Part of Meow: a cat-inspired exhibition. Visit The Captivating Cat: Felines and the Artist's Gaze, take our Cat Walk through the galleries, and view The Cats-in-Residence Program in the Higgins Education Wing. Enjoy cat-themed programming, including artmaking and performers.

    Family Tour / Zip Tour / Tour of the Month / Make Art / Arms & Armor / Storytime with Pete the Cat / Pete the Cat "Meet and Greet" / Worcester Wares--Live Silk Screening / Art Carts / Worcester Animal Rescue League / Imperial Lion Dance / Tape Art Mural.

    Media partner:  worcester magazine


    Arms & Armor Demonstrations
    Saturdays and Sundays, see our events calendar for dates.
    Join us for this fun interactive program, and learn all about different kinds of arms and armor used by knights and soldiers, including Roman soldiers, Norse warriors, Medieval knights, samurai, and beyond!

    Conservation-Based Tour: The Last Judgment Tapestry
    August 10 and August 17, 11:30am
    Join WAM's Chief Conservator Rita Albertson to find out more about the restoration of The Last Judgment Tapestry.

    Family Tour
    Saturdays, 10:30-11am
    Explore the Museum galleries with your family in a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories, and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30 minutes.

    Nude Drawing in the Galleries
    Thursdays, 2-5pm
    Visitors are invited to set-up their drawing boards in the galleries for the rare opportunity to draw from life. Models pose among masterworks by such artists as Veronese, El Greco and Rembrandt. Beginners and seasoned artists alike are welcome to join a studio class faculty member as they teach new skills and techniques, all within the inspirational setting of the Museum. Participants should bring their own supplies. Graphite or colored pencils, erasers, drawing boards (23" x 26" or smaller). Stools will be provided.

    Family Yoga
    Wednesdays, 1-2pm
    This free five week, drop-in, family yoga class meets in the Stoddard Garden Courtyard. We will explore a variety of yoga poses and relate them to pieces in the Museum's collection.
    1. The Samurai Murals
    2. MEOW exhibition: The Captivating Cat
    3. Worcester Community Mosaic
    4. Rotante dal Foro Centrale, A. Pomodoro
    5. Aksobhya Buddha, Buddha Summoning the Earth as Witness Nalanda School, Bihar
    In the event of inclement weather, the class will be relocated inside the Museum. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants will be required to sign a liability waiver. No yoga experience is required. Please bring your own yoga mat.

    Stroller Tours
    Wednesdays, 10:30-11:15am
    It is never too early to visit the Art Museum to start learning about Art. This tour is designed for children 0-3 years old, their siblings and their parents/guardians. Each week a museum docent will guide families around to look at art, followed by an age appropriate story.
    Come back each week to explore a new theme:
    August 3: Animals in Art
    August 10: Colors in Art
    August 17: Shapes in Art
    August 24: Faces in Art
    August 31: Children in Art

    Sunday Public Tour
    Sundays, 1pm
    Join one of our talented docents for an overview of the Museum's collection.

    Tour of the Month: The Last Judgment Tapestry and other Museum treasures
    Saturday, August 6 and 20, 2-3pm
    This tour focuses on the tapestry and other Hapsburg-
    related artwork as lenses to view Western European
    culture and history in the 15th and 16th centuries.
    Tour begins in the Lancaster Welcome Center.

    Zip Tours
    Saturdays, 12pm / 20 minute, fast-paced views of one artist or work of art.
    August 6: Winslow Homer: The Gale
    August 13: Mesoamerican: The Ball Game
    August 20: Judith Leyster: A Game of Tric-Trac
    August 27: Procaccini: The Betrayal of Christ

    Free August is sponsored by The Kirby Foundation

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