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  • Explore Mysteries and Histories and Enjoy Beer-Tasting Social Event at Worcester Art Museum

    WORCESTER, MASS., MARCH 3, 2000 - If you are in your 20s or 30s, join your contemporaries for a night of fun at the Worcester Art Museum on Thursday, March 16, from 6-9 p.m. See some of the most fascinating pieces in the Museum's collection with Museum Director Jim Welu. Stay to socialize with current and potential members of Friends of Steve: A Young Members Group, while tasting some of Berkshire Brewery's favorite beers and enjoying light hors d'oeuvres. Please RSVP by March 10 by calling 508-799-4406, X-3122.

    Friends of Steve offers special, social programming for people in their 20s and 30s. Benefits include unlimited free admission to the Museum; invitations to all events and exhibitions; discounts in the Museum Shop and Café; special Friends of Steve-only events; and much more.

    Take advantage of the private tour and beer-tasting event on March 16 and learn more about the fun membership opportunities available to you and your friends as members of Friends of Steve: A Young Members Group. Please enter the Museum via the Lancaster Street entrance.

    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.