Highest Heaven: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber

March 11 – July 9, 2017 Now on view at the Worcester Art Museum. Highest Heaven explores the cultural and religious world of the Spanish Colonial possessions of the Altiplano (high plains) of South America. Through approximately 100 paintings, sculptures, ivories, objects in silver, and furniture, the exhibition traces the development and spread of the Catholic…


Jeppson Idea Lab: Renoir’s The Jewish Wedding

On exhibit September 24, 2016 – March 26, 2017 at Jeppson Idea Lab in Worcester Art Museum. This Idea Lab presentation gives insight into the recent conservation of The Jewish Wedding by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919). In 1875, Renoir was commissioned to paint a replica of Eugène Delacroix’s 1839 The Jewish Wedding in Morocco, today in the Musée du…

Exhibits Social Affairs

A French-Themed Menu for La Grande Fête

On Saturday, June 11th, the Corporator Council of the Worcester Art Museum will be hosting the second annual Corporators Ball, La Grande Fête, a gala fundraiser in celebration and support of the Museum’s mission to connect art and community. This year, event co-chairs Lisa H. McDonough and Susan M. Palatucci have prepared an elegant evening inspired by WAM’s superb…


Contemporary Artists Explore Samurai in Popular Culture

Discover the samurai, in history and popular culture! Guest curator Eric Nakamura, editor and founder of Giant Robot Magazine, combines historical Japanese arms and armor from the Worcester Art Museum and John Woodman Higgins collections with work by contemporary artists inspired by samurai and their enduring myth.

Exhibits Worcester Events

Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi

Remembered as one of the greatest designers of the Japanese woodblock, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum (WAM). Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi surveys the artist’s prolific career and his innovation in print at a time when the medium was facing increasing competition from photography and lithography. On view from February 28 to May 24, 2015, Uncanny Japanfeatures an assortment of Yoshitoshi’s signature works-images of horror and cruelty, supernatural creatures, commanding acts of bravery by legendary figures from Japanese history, samurai images, and sensitive portraits of contemporary women.