The Museum, founded “for the benefit of all the people,” is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span more than 50 centuries of the creative spirit. Enjoy an eclectic Café and Shop while visiting.
Opening September 20, 2013
The reinstallation of the Worcester Art Museum’s Italian and Spanish Baroque paintings provides a new look at our Old Masters. With a strong focus on visitor experience, the museum is creating the gallery as a space for public interaction with the art, helping viewers to see, experience, and engage with these paintings in new ways. Spanish and Italian Baroque paintings will be featured in a medallion-style hanging that encourages the viewer to make personal connections with and between the art works.
For this exhibition and future gallery installations, WAM is working on alternative design approaches that encourage new ways for visitors to interact with and participate in daily uses of the gallery as: a classroom, inviting formal (collegiate) and informal (drop-in visitor) learning; a laboratory, with interpretative and interactive iPad applications; a sanctuary, reintroducing spirituality practices with interfaith clergy; and a community space, activating the galleries as a welcoming space for family audiences.
This venue will accept your Museum Day Live! ticket on the screen of your smartphone.
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