The Arts of the Ancient Americas Gallery is closed until late October for improvements. The Chinese Gallery is closed for maintenance until late September. Thank you for your patience as we work on upgrading our galleries.

Fall Community Day 2021: Diwali

Sunday, November 7, 2021
10am–4pm
Free

Celebrate the traditional fall Hindu “Festival of Lights” with the India Society of Worcester on WAM’s Free First Sunday! Diwali gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Join us for a full day of Indian dance, music, food, and art-making. Check back soon for schedule and details…

A girl dancing in colorful Hindu costume to celebrate Diwali at WAM A trio of dancers in traditional Hindu costume perform in the Renaisance Court at WAM