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    Helmutt the Dog

    Who am I?

    I'm a German Boar Hound and the Worcester Art Museum's new mascot! You may have seen me before, because I spent the first years of my life living at Higgins Armory Museum. When the John Woodman Higgins Collection came to WAM, I came too!

    I'm here all the time, so come find me the next time you're at WAM—that's the Museum's nickname. Do you have a nickname too?

    Try to Find Me!

    Now that my home is here at WAM, I'll continue the tradition of greeting folks at the Museum. I will be popping up all over the Museum visiting different works of art, especially those with other animals. See if you can find me each time you visit WAM! Look for clues on our Facebook page.
     

    Q+A with Helmutt

    Do you have a question about the Museum? Ask me! Helmutt@worcesterart.org

    Q: What is the really big sword in the Medieval Galleries?
    A:The Bearing Sword was made in Passau, Germany around 1400-1500. This oversized, 7 foot, 14 3/4 pound sword is too big to be useful in battle. It is a ceremonial weapon, possibly carried by a royal bodyguard.

    Q: "What's your favorite artwork at the Museum?"
    A:The Remojadas animal head in the Pre-Columbian collection is my favorite because it looks like a ferocious dog.

    Q: What was it like to move to WAM?
    A: I LOVE it here! There's so much art to explore, and there are even things you can touch. Look for my Touch Cart in the welcome centers and my paw print in the galleries—Paws on! Paws off!

    Q: What kinds of things can kids do at WAM?
    A: There's TONS to do at WAM! Visit the newly reinstalled Medieval Galleries and enjoy interactive activities at touch stations. Pick up a drawing kit at the desk in the Lancaster Welcome Center and enjoy drawing in the galleries. Even I have taken up drawing since I came to WAM. It's fun! Email me your drawing, and I'll share it with my friends here!

    We also have Art Carts and Arms & Armor Demonstrations. Click here to learn all about them!

    Lots of fun things to do at WAM!

    Draw Helmutt!

    Have you drawn a picture of me or of the Worcester Art Museum?
    Send me your drawings at Helmutt@worcesterart.org

    Here are some great drawings from some of my friends. They are pretty cool!

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    Thanks for Visiting!

    Visit again soon for more great news and activities!

    - Helmutt