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    The Salisbury Singers

    Live Concerts, decorations, and tours!

    Through December 31, 2017

    Make WAM part of your holiday traditions! Enjoy musical performances in the festively decorated Renaissance Court, as well as special art tours and our new “Brick by Brick” castle display. Shop the season's most inspired gifts in the Museum Shop, open 7 days a week from December 1-24. Members receive a 20% discount through December 24.

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    Hours and Admission

    Gallery Hours
    Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
    3rd Thursday of every month: 10am-8pm
    (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, December 25, and New Years Day)

    The Museum Shop
    Open 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm, December 1-24.*
    Third Thursday: Dec 21, 10 am - 8pm
    *On Mondays and Tuesdays, please enter through the Salisbury Street front doors since access to the shop is limited on days that our WAM galleries are closed.

    The Museum Café
    Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:30am-2pm

    Shop WAM

    The Season's Most Inspired Gifts
    Members receive a 20% discount November 24-December 24.
    Open 7 days a week, December 1-24. *
    *On Mondays and Tuesdays please enter through the Salisbury Street front doors since access to the shop is limited on days that our WAM galleries are closed.
    Learn more about the Museum Shop

    Special Events

    Brick by Brick: A Community Castle Exhibition
    Saturday, December 9 – Sunday February 25
    Community exhibition in the Higgins Education Wing
    Artists, and LEGO® enthusiasts are encouraged to submit a plastic-brick castle they have created to “Brick by Brick.” This exhibition will display the broad artistic interpretations of this beloved material. Whether the work of art was from a kit or from your own imagination, all entries, from artists of all ages, are welcomed.

    Learn more about the Community Castle Exhibition.

    Champagne & Shopping in the Museum Shop
    Thursday, December 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
    Free gift wrapping
    The public is invited to enjoy shopping, live music, cash bar, and complimentary gift wrapping at this special holiday evening event. Museum Members receive a complimentary glass of champagne while shopping. No admission charged for those just visiting the Museum Shop. Free gift wrapping complements of the WAM Members Council. Valet parking is available. Members receive a 20 percent discount November 24 – December 24. The Museum Shop is open seven days a week from December 1-24. On Mondays and Tuesdays access to the Shop is via the front doors on Salisbury Street.

    December Workshops
    Worcester Art Museum has a unique array of workshops this December, with more than 25 adult and 40 youth/teen workshops to choose from, there is something sure to fit your interests and schedule. Such as Saturday or Sunday workshops for ages 3-17 years, along with many daytime family friendly workshops including Bookmaking and Block Printing. Adults can get creative in the studio too with Open Studio Printmaking, popular options like Street Photography, or a Guest Artist workshop. Join us in the studio to make one-of-a-kind creations as a gift or as a treat for yourself. Many of our workshops are open to all ages and abilities. Click here for more information.

    Programs -
    Free with Museum Admission

    Salisbury Singers, Holiday Concert
    Sunday, December 10, 2pm
    Renaissance Court
    Salisbury Singers is a mixed chorus of selected volunteers under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Michelle Graveline. Their special Holidays at WAM concert is always a popular event at the Museum. Free with Museum admission.

    Merrimack Valley Ringers, Holiday Concert
    Sunday, December 17, 2pm
    Renaissance Court
    The Merrimack Valley Ringers, an auditioned community hand bell ensemble, delight audiences with their infectious joy, and make it their goal to capture their audience from the first note with their gusto and warmth. Don't miss this favorite of the Holidays at WAM season. Free with Museum admission.


    Zip Tours
    Zip Tours – Saturdays at 1pm
    Celebrate the season with a holiday themed tour. These fast-paced, docent-led gallery talks are designed to offer a short but in-depth view of a single work or artist. Free with Museum admission.

    December Tour of the Month:
    December 2 and 16, 2pm – Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England
    Tour this exciting exhibition featuring the most comprehensive group of oils made during or emerging directly from Homer's time abroad. Shown alongside comparative paintings by English artists, these works complicate our understanding of Homer's art as purely American in subject and style. Tour begins in Lancaster Welcome Center. Free with Museum Admission.

    Saturday Family Tour
    Saturday, December 2, 10:30-11am
    These brief intergenerational tours take place on the first Saturday of each month; this tour will have a winter theme. Free with Museum admission.