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  • Meet Helmutt!

    Helmutt the Dog

    Who am I?

    I'm a German Boar Hound and the Worcester Art Museum's new mascot! You may have seen me before, because I spent the first years of my life living at Higgins Armory Museum. When the John Woodman Higgins Collection came to WAM, I came too!

    I'm here all the time, so come find me the next time you're at WAM—that's the Museum's nickname. Do you have a nickname too?

    Where to Find Me

    I have a special room inside the KNIGHTS! exhibition called Helmutt's House, where there are books, try-on armor and costumes, and other fun games and activities. You can even find my dog bed there!

    Have you used Helmutt's Guide to Arms & Armor? Pick one up at the front desk. I'll guide you through the whole Museum.

    Just for fun, when you visit WAM, try to find me in all of the galleries I've visited.

    Q+A with Helmutt

    Do you have a question about the Museum? Ask me! Helmutt@worcesterart.org

    Q: "What is the shiniest sword in Knights! " -Lincoln, age 8
    A: The Smallsword, designed by Josiah Wedgwood, is super sparkly.

    Q: "What's your favorite artwork at the Museum?"
    A: The Remojadas dog head in the Pre Columbian collection is my favorite.

    Q: What was it like to move to WAM?
    A: I LOVE it here! There's so much art to explore, and there are even things you can touch. Look for my Touch Cart in the lobbies and my paw print in the galleries—Paws on! Paws off!

    Q: What kinds of things can kids do at WAM?
    A: There's TONS to do at WAM! Learn all about it, and then come see me!

    Lots of fun things to do at WAM!

    Draw Helmutt!

    Have you drawn a picture of me or of the Worcester Art Museum?
    Send me your drawings at Helmutt@worcesterart.org

    Here are some great drawings from some of my friends. They are pretty cool!

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    Thanks for Visiting!

    Visit again soon for more great news and activities!

    - Helmutt

    Helmutt illustrations by Veronica Fish.