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Worcester Art Museum

Address: 55Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone Number: 508-799-4406
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This central Massachusetts museum houses a collection that includes works by European and American...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This central Massachusetts museum houses a collection that includes works by European and American artists as well as Asian, Greek and Roman art.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

W.A.M has truly great exhibits from all types of artists. I can spend all day here and still be interested by all the wonderful works, all bases are covered here! You can come here with any art perspective and still appreciate are the varied works.

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Pawtucket Ri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Spent two+ hours and was exhausted by the end. The African Child Soldiers, the Strange Art exhibit, and the permanent collection took most of the time, although the Knights thing was pretty intense in its own way. Strangely morbid themes provide an undercurrent to this entire museum, and why not. Wow.

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Queens Ny
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108 reviews 108 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

excellent display of art from various different types of artists.....enjoyed viewing the gingerbread house display for the holidays

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Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Worcester Art Museum is terrific. There are wonderful exhibits, concerts, educational programs, classes at the school, and a wonderful photography collection. Make sure you visit the Worcester Art Museum when you come to Worcester!

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

this place sucked so many balls and it was so dam boring i fell asleep in the bathroom.my wife was so happy to show up and so was i, but after i got inside i knew i was in for a surprise. they don't even have much modern art in there, the most modern thing they have is knights

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Milford, Massachusetts
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682 helpful votes 682 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Really enjoyed the Knights exhibit....one of the staff indicated that a small portion (about 5% of the collection) is being shown. There is a section for kids, including Helmutt, a dog suited in armor. Helmutt engages kids through illustrated signage.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went with no expectations and was pleasantly entertained by the unique and varied collections of this museum. This museum has a fine exhibit of the classics - Renaissance art, ancient artifacts, and modern icons (Warhol, Rockwell). There some impressive pieces like the mosaic floor in the main entry and the ancient stone room. There is a sense of humor present... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Absolutely amazing variety in this small museum. Surprised to find some very well known artists on display here. Interesting experiment in exhibiting art without labels. Not sure I liked this approach however overall was very pleased with my visit.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

With the addition of the Higgins collection this is a nice place to spend a few hours. DOnt like the feeling that your being follwed by the volunteers though.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

From the grand entrance hall where the floor is coverd with an amazing mosaic from Antioch, to the numerous galleries with art from ancient times to the present, the Worcester Art Museum is a real treasure. The museum recently acquired the armor from the now closed Higgins Armory Museum and has a temporary display. A new permanent display area for... More 

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