Open Door Gallery

An exhibition in the Open Door Gallery at WAM
Admission to the Open Door Gallery is always free.

The Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum (ODG@WAM) is a gallery space for artists with disabilities, created in partnership with Open Door Arts, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation. This bright area, overlooking the Stoddard Garden Courtyard from the Higgins Education Wing, provides a platform for artists with disabilities to share their artistry, stories, and cultures, while creating a space for the community to come together through a common artistic experience that inspires reflection and dialogue. One exhibit at a time, ODG@WAM seeks to expand our collective understanding of disability and to create a model for equitable and accessible cultural spaces.

As part of this partnership, aspiring artists with disabilities also visit the Museum galleries, where they find inspiration and connect further with the ideas and images from over 50 centuries of creative expression and take classes with WAM faculty to continue to build their artistic skills. One of the most important priorities at the Worcester Art Museum, increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility and understanding for everyone.

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Past exhibitions


Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Creating opportunities: Open Door Gallery at Worcester Art Museum boosts artists with disabilities
By Stephanie Jarvis Campbell, March 19, 2020

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