Past Press Releases

December 2022:

Worcester Art Museum’s Frontiers of Impressionism to Debut in Worcester April 1 Before Beginning International Tour – December 1, 2022

November 2022:

Worcester Art Museum holds Annual Meeting and elects five new Board members – November 14, 2022

All is Merry and Bright at the Worcester Art Museum this Holiday Season! – November 4, 2022

October 2022:

The Worcester Art Museum Announces Free Admission and Programming in Celebration of Diwali, November 6, 10am-4pm – October 25, 2022

September 2022:

Worcester Art Museum Continues Partnerships with 9 Colleges and Universities, Serving Over 35,000 Students Annually as City-Wide Hub for Interdisciplinary Learning – September 1, 2022

August 2022:

Worcester Art Museum to Debut Works from America’s First Japanese Print Collection of Its Kind, Opening November 26 – August 2, 2022

June 2022:

New WAM exhibition highlights local artist Kat O’Connor, winner of the Sally R. Bishop Prize for Best in Show at the 2021 ArtsWorcester Biennial – June 27, 2022

April 2022:

Worcester Art Museum announces new Associate Curator of Contemporary Art: Samantha Cataldo – April 27, 2022

Worcester Art Museum welcomes new Associate Curator of American Art: Natalia Ángeles Vieyra – April 27, 2022

March 2022:

Construction begins for new library at Worcester Art Museum – March 9, 2022

December 2021:

Us Them We | Race Ethnicity Identity at the Worcester Art Museum, examines American identity through contemporary art, opening February 19, 2022 – December 7, 2021

October 2021:

The Worcester Art Museum lights up for Diwali Fall Community Day! – October 19, 2021

September 2021:

Love Stories from the National Portrait Gallery, London, Opens at the Worcester Art Museum November 13 – September 29, 2021

June 2021:

Worcester Art Museum Examines Design Evolution of Baseball Jerseys, And Their Significant Influence on Streetwear and High Fashion – June 2, 2021

March 2021:

Old Master paintings—and issues of art restitution is focus in upcoming exhibition at Worcester Art Museum – March 9, 2021

December 2020:

The Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design to open at Worcester Art Museum in February 2021 – December 1, 2020

November 2020:

Worcester Art Museum elects five new trustees at 124th annual meeting – November 13, 2020

September 2020:

Worcester Art Museum receives $290,000 to support new arms and armor gallery, teen programming, and operations relief – September 30, 2020

July 2020:

Worcester Art Museum announces reopening date – July 6, 2020

March 2020:

Rachel Parikh Appointed Asian Art Curator at Worcester Art Museum – March 2, 2020

February 2020:

“Festa Roma” Spring Community Day at the Worcester Art Museum Brings Ancient Rome to Life – February 24, 2020

Kimono Couture: The Beauty of Chiso and Kimono in Print: 300 Years of Japanese Design – February 20, 2020

January 2020:

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere reveals the creative force of a great American patriot – January 14, 2020

December 2019:

Worcester Art Museum Blooms with Flora in Winter—January 23 through January 26, 2020 – December 19, 2019

November 2019:

Worcester Art Museum gets merry and bright for the holidays! – November 22, 2019

Four new board members expand breadth of experience and perspective at the Worcester Art Museum – November 15, 2019

September 2019:

Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman Will Reframe Our View of Photography, Underscoring the Importance of This Medium to Modern and Contemporary Art – September 30, 2019

July 2019:

Worcester Art Museum receives $10 million donation – July 22, 2019

With Child: Otto Dix / Carmen Winant at the Worcester Art Museum examines the art of pregnancy and birth – July 12, 2019

Worcester Art Museum to hold outdoor summer film series – July 1, 2019

May 2019:

The Worcester Art Museum Announces a Full Slate of Summer Public Programming – May 22, 2019

March 2019:

Worcester Arts Council Grant Supports 2nd Southeast Asia Artist-in-Residency at WAM – March 25, 2019

January 2019:

Tour 19th-Century Japan Through the Prints of Hiroshige at Worcester Art Museum – January 30, 2019

Worcester Art Museum library to close for two months for upgrades – January 28, 2019

December 2018:

New exhibition explores subtleties of seriality in Monet’s Waterloo Bridge Paintings – December 17, 2018

Worcester Art Museum appoints three new board members – December 13, 2018

October 2018:

WAM launches holiday season with lumina, a new animated and immersive art and light installation – October 30, 2018

Worcester Art Museum selected for the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative – October 25, 2018

September 2018:

Worcester Art Museum to explore Indian and Iranian art through manuscript pages in fall 2018 exhibition – September 10, 2018

August 2018:

New Southeast Asia Artist-in-Residency at WAM to forge greater understanding – August 9, 2018

July 2018:

The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society – July 26, 2018

June 2018:

Upcoming exhibition at Worcester Art Museum brings stained glass windows by Tiffany and La Farge on view after more than 40 years – June 7, 2018

May 2018:

Worcester Art Museum to exhibit photographs by the late Tony King – May 2, 2018

April 2018:

Worcester Art Museum receives exhibition planning grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop permanent arms and armor galleries – April 24, 2018

Worcester Arts Council Grant Supports New Southeast Asia Artist-in-Residency at WAM – April 23, 2018

January 2018:

Dr. Erin R. Corrales-Diaz Appointed Assistant Curator of American Art at Worcester Art Museum – January 31, 2018

Exploring another Leonardo mystery, Worcester Art Museum presents exhibition and new research on Italian panel paintings – January 9, 2018

November 2017:

Worcester Art Museum appoints new board members, adds four new trustees with regional expertise – November 29, 2017

Tragic love story, inspiring art and music for over 1,000 years, is focus of new Worcester Art Museum exhibition – November 16, 2017

October 2017:

Worcester Art Museum Announces a New Season of Master Series Lectures – October 5, 2017

August 2017

New exhibition Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England, to open at WAM in November – August 30, 2017

Worcester Art Museum announces new hours and admission – August 29, 2017

Rediscovered Images Bring New Insights into early 20th-Century Communities of Color in New England – August 1, 2017

May 2017

Technology and art fuse in “Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang,” a new exhibition opening at the Worcester Art Museum on June 24 – May 22, 2017

April 2017

“John O’Reilly: A Studio Odyssey” presents a striking visual journey; fuses literature, art history and autobiography – April 11, 2017

March 2017

Shedding new light on ancient Greek vase painting – March 24, 2017

February 2017

Winslow Homer, Shih Chieh Huang, John O’Reilly, and William Bullard Featured In New Exhibitions at the Worcester Art Museum in 2017 – February 23, 2017

January 2017

Exhibition Explores Expansion Of Faith And Culture In South America During Spanish And Portuguese Rule – January 31, 2017
Worcester Art Museum Receives Major Grant From Henry Luce Foundation For Three Year Program Of Exhibitions And Curatorial Apprenticeships In Pre-contemporary Art – January 12, 2017

November 2016

WAM “KAHBAHBLOOOMS” with “Flora in Winter” event – November 28, 2016

October 2016

“Medieval Holidays: A month-long celebration of the season” offers festive holiday enjoyment for all ages – October 28, 2016
Worcester Art Museum Announces a New Season of Master Series Lectures – October 6, 2016

September 2016

Worcester Art Museum Will Reinstall Its Medieval Galleries Drawing On Its Exceptional Collection of Arms and Armor – September 28, 2016
WAM announces appointment of Heather L. Davis as Deputy Executive Director – September 19, 2016

August 2016

WAM adds to election year dialogue with exploration of American citizenship – August 25, 2016
Trio of Acquisitions Enhances 19th- and 20th-Century Paintings Collections At Worcester Art Museum – August 18, 2016

June 2016

Blood And Honey, Ron Haviv’s Photojournal Of The Yugoslav Conflict,to Be Presented At The Worcester Art Museum – June 8, 2016
KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art And Storytelling Of Ed Emberley, First Career-spanning Exhibition For One Of The Country’s Foremost Picture Book Artists, At The Worcester Art Museum – June 1, 2016

April 2016

Worcester Art Museum to Unveil Newly Restored Last Judgment Tapestry In Special Exhibition, Highlighting the Complex Artistic Detail of the Monumental Work – April 1, 2016

March 2016

Worcester Art Museum Explores The Cat as Artist’s Muse and Cultural Icon In New Multi-Disciplinary Initiative, Opening May – March 8, 2016
Dutch Masterpiece by Cornelis van Haarlem Donated To Worcester Art Museum by Collector Hester Diamond – March 2, 2016

December 2015

Flora in Winter takes place January 28 – 31 – December 29, 2015

November 2015

New President of the Board and Four New Trustees Bring Diversity of Experiences & Perspective To Worcester Art Museum 14 – November 17, 2015
Worcester Art Museum Access Bridge to Open November 14 – November 11, 2015

October 2015

Unprecedented $4 Million Gift Names Directorship of the Worcester Art Museum – October 2, 2015

September 2015

Veiled Aleppo Examines Effects of Syrian Civil War in one of the Nation’s Largest Cities – September 21, 2015
Worcester Art Museum to Present First Major U.S. Exhibition Examining Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of the Cyanotype – September 3, 2015

June 2015

Hassan Hajjaj Celebrates His Personal Heroes with Immersive, Site-Specific Installation at Worcester Art Museum – June 29, 2015

May 2015

Worcester Art Museum to host full day of down-home, toe-tapping fun – June 19, 2015
Salisbury Cultural District receives state approval – May 20, 2015

March 2015

Vivian Li Appointed Asian Art Curator – March 20, 2015
“American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected” Showcases Massachusetts-Based Private Collection – March 19, 2015

February 2015

Worcester Art Museum honored for accessibility – February 24, 2015

January 2015

Opening of Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi – February 23, 2015
Contemporary Artists Explore Samurai with New Exhibition and Mural Installations – January 21, 2015
Raphael Comes to Worcester – January 15, 2015

December 2014

Flora in Winter 2015 opens Thursday, January 29, 2015 with Flora Euphoria! – December 29, 2014
Winter Studio Art Classes begin week of January 12, 2015. – December 26, 2014
Elizabeth Athens Appointed Assistant Curator of American Art – December 9, 2014

November 2014

Annual Holidays at WAM festivities begin Friday, November 28 – November 11, 2014

October 2014

Susan Stoops Steps Down as Curator of Contemporary Art – October 31, 2014
2014-2015 Programming Series Provides New Lens for Examining Masterpieces Drawn from Collection and Major Loans from Institutions Worldwide – October 29, 2014

September 2014

(Polly Apfelbaum) Exhibition of iconic “fallen paintings” to go on view – September 26, 2014
Images of Former Child Soldiers in Central Africa Document Life after Combat – September 17, 2014
Worcester Art Museum Begins Construction on New Access Bridge – September 15, 2014
Worcester Art Museum Announces Fall Studio Art Classes – September 8, 2014

August 2014

(Perfectly Strange) Depictions of the Unusual Opening September 2014 – August 28, 2014

July 2014

Worcester Art Museum Announces Free Admission During August – July 28, 2014
Batman Day @ Worcester Art Museum – July 21, 2014
Dr. Louise Virgin Departs after 12 Years as Curator of Asian Art – July 18, 2014
Intimate Exhibition Presents Major Hogarth Paintings Following Conservation – July 7, 2014
Worcester farmers markets offer a fresh shopping experience – July 3, 2014

June 2014

Worcester Art Museum’s knight in shining armor rides the WRTA BUS – June 17, 2014
Exhibition of Contemporary Japanese Art Blends Elements of East and West – June 6, 2014

May 2014

Association Of Art Museum Directors’ Fifth Annual Celebration Of Art Museum Day – May 12, 2014

January 2014

Knights!: New Approach to Examining Arms and Armor Throughout History – January 9, 2014

December 2013

Worcester Art Museum’s Flora in Winter 2014 – December 30, 2013
Worcester Art Museum appoints new Director of Philanthropy – Nora Maroulis – December 13, 2013
You are Here at WAM Media Alert – December 9, 2013
Idea Lab Michael Benson at WAM Media Alert – December 9, 2013

October 2013

Worcester Art Museum appoints new Director of Curatorial Affairs – October 29, 2013

September 2013

New Perspectives on Old Masters in [remastered] – September 4, 2013

August 2013

Winogrand’s Women Are Beautiful – August 13, 2013

March 2013

Wall at WAM: These Days of Maiuma by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

February 2013

An Artful Way to Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Worcester Art Museum – April 11, 2013
Adam Reed Rozan named Director Of Audience Engagement – February 23, 2013

February 2012

Susan L. Stoops Named Interim Chief Curator – February 8, 2012

May 2010

Summer School for Teachers at the Worcester Art Museum – May 28, 2010
Art Institutes Begin June 21 at the Worcester Art Museum – May 28, 2010
Worcester Art Museum Grants Free Admission to Active Duty Military and Families – May 12, 2010
Kids Get Creative this Summer at the Worcester Art Museum – May 10, 2010

April 2010

Worcester Art Museum’s Concert Features Chet Williamson on April 30 – April 27, 2010
New Summer Art Programs Offered at Worcester Art Museum – April 21, 2010
Local Jazz Vocalist to Perform at Worcester Art Museum on April 23 – April 20, 2010
Worcester Art Museum Hosts Big Band Concert on April 16 – April 13, 2010

March 2010

Spring 2010 Exhibitions & Events – April, May, June – March 31, 2010

February 2010

Get Ready to Rock at the Worcester Art Museum – February 12, 2010
February and March 2010 Schedule of Exhibitions & Events – February 1, 2010

January 2010

See and Smell Monet at Worcester Art Museum – January 14, 2010