The Arts of the Ancient Americas Gallery is closed until late October for improvements. The Chinese Gallery is closed for maintenance until late September. Thank you for your patience as we work on upgrading our galleries.

Programs and Events

View our Calendar for up-to-the-minute program information.

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Arms and Armor – Live!

Join us for these fun, informative programs, and learn all about different kinds of arms and armor. Free with Museum admission or via Facebook Live.

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Art Restitution and the Holocaust: A Symposium on Current Research and Educational Resources

Thursday, October 14, 12:30pm. Free virtual event, via Zoom.

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Zip Tours

Our virtual docent-led art discussions focus on exhibitions and select works in the Collection. Both in-gallery and virtual tours available.

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Master Series Third Thursdays

View our 2021/22 art talk schedule and explore past talks through videos. Upcoming talk: Creating an Icon: Edward Augustus Brackett's visit to John Brown's Prison Cell.

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Art Carts: Hands-on Armor

Knightly armor is nice and shiny, but how does it feel? Find out with our hands-on armor activities! Check our calendar for upcoming Art Carts.

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Highlights Tours

Discover highlights of WAM's vast collection with a docent-led trip through our galleries. Sundays at 1pm.

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Free First Sundays

Admission is free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month! Click to view our calendar.

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Fall Community Day: Diwali

Celebrate the traditional fall Hindu “Festival of Lights” with the India Society of Worcester. Sunday, November 7. Free admission (Free First Sunday).

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Fall Art Classes: Online, On-site, and Off-site Programs

There's something for everyone and all artistic abilities. Browse and register online or call 508.793.4333.

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Private Group Tours

Schedule a tailored adult, youth, student or Scout group tour with a trained and dedicated volunteer docent.

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Kids and Families

Explore the museum galleries and make art with your family!

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Scavenger Hunts

Explore the Museum with your friends or family to find “Artful Faces”, animals in art, arms and armor, and more!

“Deck the Halls” November 26 – January 9

“Deck the Halls” at WAM!

WAM gets merry and bright for the holidays with artfully-decorated trees, family programs, shopping, and more!

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Flora in Winter 2022

The region's premier floral design event includes captivating and imaginative interpretations of artworks on view in the Museum.

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View our calendar for more about what's going on at Worcester Art Museum and up-to-the-minute program information.