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Worcester Art Museum

55Salisbury St, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Worcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Traveler Description: Worcester Art Museum's collection represents over five thousand years of art history and ranges from objects from Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome to... more »
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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went to the Worcester Art Museum for the first time this month. It was an unexpected pleasure to find the variety of art collections in this museum. It's like a smaller version of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston with samples of Eqyptian, Greek, Roman, East Asian, Central and South American art as well as European and American arts.... More

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Newton, New Jersey
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I grew up in Worcester County, but it took me 50+ years to make my first visit to the WAM. Wonderful museum; a little of everything to give one a fine overview of the history of art and culture. Best contemporary art collection I have ever seen---the variety of pieces really helped me understand contemporary art in a way I... More

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Tucson Arizona
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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 attraction reviews
1,074 helpful votes 1,074 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We've been going to Worcester every year since 2001, and every year at the top of our list, is a visit to this Museum of Art. We have loved it. Found solace, tranquility, peace and calmness there, especially since we come to Worcester to deal with a stressful situation. Being among the masterpieces in this museum, with the very nice... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the most significant 17th c. American portraits anywhere, to masterpieces by Greco and Monet (the first American museum to purchase a Monet) including one of his "Waterlilies", to the country's finest Roman mosaics to one of America's outstanding collections of Japanese prints, the Worcester Art Museum is an artistic and architectural wonder (check out the 12th c. French monastic... More

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We specifically came to see the Knights exhibit from the Higgins Museum that has since closed. Due to limited space they cannot show all of the acquisitions from the Higgins. However, it was interesting and informative. They had several staff members in the area that could answer any of your questions. They were well informed. The only objection that we... More

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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243 reviews 243 reviews
209 attraction reviews
454 helpful votes 454 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A few days ago,I visited this delightful art museum worthy of my accolades.Considering Worcester is a medium-sized city and it is overshadowed by Boston's Museum of Fine Arts,it is excellent.I saw its splendid collection of European paintings by famous masters like;Paolo Veneziano,Andrea Del Sarto,El Greco,Rembrandt(Saint Bartholomew"),Frans Hals,Thomas Gainesborough,Jean Corot,Claude Monet("Waterloo Bridge"),Pierre Renoir,and Paul Gauguin,among others.There also were excellent paintings by... More

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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This art museum rarely has stuffs to appreciate. Guides were useless for her knowledge and the cafe is definately a joke - not tasty, overpriced. Mediocre at best.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to the Art museum with my sisters. We grew up in Worcester, and we had not been there for many years. Besides the wonderful galleries, we enjoyed the gift shop, and we had a wonderful lunch at the cafe.

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Florence, Italy
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Worcester Art Museum is worthy the trip from Boston. The building in itself is really nice: a sort of reconstruction of an Italian Renaissance Palce. But when you enter the courtyard it turns in a Roman Villa, because of the mosaics. They are wonderful, expecially the amazing pagan god on the wall. Then you can visit the reconstruction of... More

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Nottingham
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A gem of a Museum in Worcester. Used as a set in American Hustle. Norman Church, Greek plaza, modern, impressionists, medieval art

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