Sunday, May 7
10 am–4 pm
On the week of the Museum's 125th anniversary, celebrate spring with music, dance, and art. Meet a living statue, explore springtime artworks, and create art of your own during this full-day festival.
Living sculpture, performed by A Silent Soapbox
Meet a moving statue and watch as art comes to life.
Holy Cross Spring Concert
1 pm; Renaissance Court
Students and faculty from Holy Cross perform their annual spring concert, a wide-ranging program of musical pieces developed in a performance seminar taught by Professor Shirish Korde.
Secrets of swordplay
2 pm; Education wing conference room
Get a close-up look at the art of swordplay in action. Hold a broadsword or rapier and get a feel for what these elegant weapons were really like.
The Lion Dance, performed by the Eternals Lion Dance Team
3 pm; Renaissance Court
Colors swirl and drums pound in an exuberant finale to the day, with spectacularly costumed dancers and an energetic band of musicians.
Museum architecture tour
12 pm, 2 pm; Meet in Lancaster Lobby
Explore the architectural history of the Museum and its fascinating evolution over 125 years.
Art of spring tour
Experience the colors of spring and celebrate the season through highlights from the Museum’s collection.
12 pm, 2 pm; Education wing family nook
Become inspired at story time with Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew at 12 pm, followed by a special, family-friendly tour of Frontiers of Impressionism. Then enjoy a reading of Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins, Gail Herbert, and Lil Crump at 2 pm.
11 am–3 pm; Lancaster Lobby
Choose a fun look for the day and make yourself a work of art with face painting in Lancaster Lobby.
Art making in the studios
11 am–3 pm; Studios 101 and 102
Bring spring to life as you create dancing birds, chomping caterpillars, and beautiful butterflies!
Become inspired along the way at World of Provocation: Making Learning Visible, an exhibition by Worcester's Head Start students in the Museum's education wing.
Grub Guru Food Truck
11:30 am–2:30 pm; Lancaster Plaza
Step outside for a springtime lunch with a food truck on Lancaster Plaza.