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  • Just for Kids! Sign up Now for Worcester Art Museum Winter Workshops December 26-29, 2000

    WORCESTER, MASS., December 1, 2000 - Looking for creative activities your children can do during their December school vacation? Register now for one or more fun-filled two-hour workshops for young artists at the Worcester Art Museum. Workshops meet on the following dates from 10am-12pm for youth ages five to seven, and from 12:30-2:30pm for youth ages seven to nine:

    Tuesday, December 26, "Clay Villas"
    Visit the landmark exhibition, Antioch: The Lost Ancient City, and then create your own Roman villa in clay.

    Wednesday, December 27, "Ancient Costumes"
    Pretend you're a citizen of ancient Rome. Design a modern-day toga and laurel wreath, fit to size.

    Thursday, December 28, "Personal Portraits"
    Paint yourself as someone you've dreamed of being. Use tempera paints and your imagination to create this life-size self-portrait.

    Friday, December 29, "Last Hurrah! Hats"
    Get ready for New Year's Eve with a personalized party-hat! Use paper, feathers, streamers and more.

    Pre-registration is required and space is limited for these fun workshops. Tuition for each workshop is $15 for members and $17 for non-members. These workshops fill up quickly, so reserve your space now by calling 508-799-4406, X-3007.

    Museum Background

    Opened to the public in 1898, the Worcester Art Museum is the second largest art museum in New England. Its exceptional 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints and drawings is displayed in 36 galleries and spans 5,000 years of art and culture, ranging from Egyptian antiquities and Roman mosaics to Impressionist paintings and contemporary art. Throughout its first century, the Worcester Art Museum proved itself a pioneer: the first American museum to purchase work by Claude Monet (1910) and Paul Gauguin (1921); the first museum to bring a medieval building to America (1927); a sponsor of the first major excavation at Antioch, one of the four great cities of ancient Rome (1932); the first museum to create an Art All-State program for high school artists (1987); the originator of the first exhibition of Dutch master Judith Leyster (1993); and the first museum to focus its contemporary art programs on art of the last 10 years (1998). The Museum's hours are: Wednesday through Sunday, 11am-5pm, and Saturday 10am-5pm. Admission: FREE for members; Non-members: $8 Adults; $6 Seniors and full-time college students with current ID; FREE for youth 17 and under; FREE for everyone Saturday mornings 10am-noon sponsored by The TJX Companies and Massachusetts Electric Company. For more information, call (508) 799-4406 or visit the Museum at 55 Salisbury Street in Worcester.