The Worcester Art Museum is proud to partner with many of Worcester’s higher education institutions, providing free admission, joint collaborations for faculty and students, and many more opportunities to learn together.
Open Door Gallery
The Worcester Art Museum is committed to increasing accessibility so community members of all abilities can discover the joy of connecting with art. We partner with Open Door Arts, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation, to create gallery space for artists with disabilities which is free and open to the public.
As part of the partnership between Open Door Arts and WAM, participants are welcome to frequently visit the Museum galleries, where they find inspiration and connect further with the ideas and images from over 50 centuries of creative expression. Increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility and understanding for everyone. We invite you to discover amazing creative works in the Open Door Gallery at WAM.
Worcester Public Schools
The Worcester Art Museum partners with Genesis Club, Inc., a local community center that provides support, training, education, and friendship to people living with mental illness. Genesis Club is an Accredited Clubhouse, a charter member of Clubhouse International, and an international training center for clubhouses worldwide.
Youth Art Month
Worcester Art Museum proudly hosts the regional Youth Art Month exhibition each spring. Organized by teachers from area school districts in conjunction with the Museum, this multi-media exhibition features student artwork from communities across central Massachusetts.
Established in 1961, Youth Art Month (YAM) is an annual observance in March designed to emphasize the value of art education for all youth and to encourage support for quality school art programs. The Council for Art Education (CFAE) administers the program at the national level. Thousands of schools from across the United States participate each year.