Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative

The Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative (CMAI) expands the Worcester Art Museum’s ongoing commitment to the vibrant art community throughout the region. Launched in December 2017, CMAI showcases the extraordinary and multi-faceted talents of artists who live or work in the greater Worcester region with a solo installation in the Sidney and Rosalie Rose Gallery. Each year two artists, invited by one of the Museum’s curators, will display a small grouping of works alongside significant contemporary artists, including Willie Cole, Doris Salcedo and Alice Neel.

This project is supported by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund and John M. Nelson Fund.

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  • Featured CMAI artist

    John Vo, 'Mother Tongue', detail, 2021, mixed media on silk and chiffon applique

    John Vo

    Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative

    Through November 3, 2024

Past CMAI Artists

  • Claudio Eshun

    Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative

    November 8, 2023–May 5, 2024

  • Rachelle Beaudoin

    Central Massachusetts Artist Initiative

    May 10, 2023–November 5, 2023