Holidays at WAM 2013
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Live Concerts, Family Activities, Tours & More!
Beginning November 29, 2013
The holiday season and new year are a time for resolutions.
We recommend putting the Worcester Art Museum at the top of your list.
-Al Southwick, Telegram & Gazette 11/24/13
The Worcester Art Museum evokes the spirit of the season during this special time of year. Join us and enjoy festive live concerts in the Renaissance Court, special seasonal children's programming, decorations inside and outside the Museum, and expanded Shop and Café hours.
The Museum Shop
Open 7 days a week
The Museum Café
on purchases made in the Museum Shop, provided by the Members’ Council, 12-3:30pm, after each of the concerts, December 1, 8, 15, and 22.
20% off in the Museum Shop from Nov 29 – December 29
WAM will offer a 20% members discount (one time only) in the gift shop to Higgins Armory members. Must show Higgins membership card at checkout.
Buy one Membership, get one half off – during December
Buy one Membership, get one free – Black Friday (Nov. 29) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) ONLY.
Free Gift Wrapping
December 1, 8, 15, and 22
Members Receive free gift wrapping with a purchase in the Museum Shop.
Sponsored by WAM Members Council.
Not a member?
The Season's Most Inspired Gifts
Connect to the world of art and the museum experience by shopping in the “BEST GALLERY SHOP” as voted by Worcester Living Fall 2013. Members receive a 20% discount December 1-24. Spend $100.00 or more after discount and receive a FREE WAM Cookbook II!
Open 7 days a week, December 1st-December 24th. Bonus: Your purchase-helps support the Museum and its programs!
Saturdays at Noon
Every Sunday from December 1st-December 22nd, public tours will be offered after each live holiday performance.
Wednesday, December 18
A self-guided audio tour of some of the Museum's greatest treasures is available at the Visitor Service Representative Desks at the Lancaster and Salisbury Street Entrances. Now offered in English and Spanish! Free for members.
Several new self-guided thematic tours are available at the Visitor Service Representative Desks at the Lancaster and Salisbury Street Entrances. Just in time for Holidays at WAM: a Salisbury Family tour, developed in partnership with Worcester Historical Museum. Free with Museum Admission and also available online.
Saturday Family Tours
are offered every Saturday from 10:30-11am. These brief intergenerational tours will have a winter theme during the month of December. Free with Museum admission.
Saturday Family Make Art!
activities are offered every Saturday at 11 am. During the month of December, these special hands-on artmaking projects will have a holiday flair. Materials provided. Free with Museum admission..
Friday Children's Story Time
December 6, 13, and 20, 11am
Our popular preschool story time continues with a wonderful series of readings in WAM's galleries. Listen to an age-appropriate story read by a faculty member, and view a related work of art. The Holidays at WAM sessions will focus on winter and Holiday themes. Meet in the Lancaster Street Lobby. Free with museum admission.
Sunday, December 1, 1:30pm
Alloy Orchestra is a three man musical ensemble, writing and performing live accompaniment to classic silent films. Working with an outrageous assemblage of peculiar objects, they thrash and grind soulful music from unlikely sources. An unusual combination of found percussion and state-of-the-art electronics gives the Orchestra the ability to create any sound imaginable. Utilizing their famous "rack of junk" and electronic synthesizers, the group generates beautiful music in a spectacular variety of styles.
Alloy Orchestra will collaborate with the Worcester Art Museum to create two musical labels for artworks in the [remastered] exhibition, a reinstallation of the Baroque galleries. The original musical score they create to highlight The Vision of St. Jerome and Veronese’s Venus Disarming Cupid will be performed live at the museum. They will also perform improvisational music in the museum's spectacular [remastered] gallery creating a unique piece of musical art in response to this magical space and its art.
Join us for this exciting first at the museum.
The Youth Ballet of Worcester Company of Ballet Arts Worcester
Sunday, December 8, 2:30 -3:15pm
Enjoy the spirit of the holiday season as The Youth Ballet of Worcester presents classical repertory from The Nutcracker and preview their contemporary works for the 2014 season.
Sunday, December 15, 2pm
Salisbury Singers, a mixed chorus of selected volunteers under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Michelle Graveline, is now in its 40th season. The chorus is dedicated to the enhancement of cultural life in Worcester and Central Massachusetts as well as to the musical growth of its individual members. This special Holiday concert is always a popular event at WAM.
Ghanaian Choir of Wesley United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 22, 1:30-2:30pm
The Ghanaian Choir will perform a wide variety of uplifting hymns and anthems in both Twi and English.
Continual Enlightenment: The Vision of Saint Jerome & Age
Sunday, December 8, 1:30pm
Michelle Putnam, Professor, Simmons College
A Screen for the New Year: Pines and Plum Blossoms
Thursday, December 5, Noon
Louise Virgin, Curator of Asian Art, WAM
Misconceptions about Islam
Wednesday, December 11, noon
Ihab Dabbagh, Islamic Society of Greater Worcester
A Bahá'í Perspective of the Arts
Thursday, December 12, noon
Leader Eugenio Marcano, Bahá'í Faith of Worcester
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tuesday, December 31
Participate in all of the great First Night Worcester events that are happening around the city.
Visit firstnightworcester.org for more information