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“Lots of Bang for the Buck”

Worcester Art Museum
Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Worcester
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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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46 reviews
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“Lots of Bang for the Buck”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Worcester Art Museum is a relatively small museum that packs a lot in a small space. The collection of works is extraordinary for a small city. Of course it does not compete with the MFA in Boston, but it does a great job for its size. To my mind, the best thing about the museum is its ability to attract and/or assemble unusual special exhibits.Some will appeal more than others,but my experience with them has been nothing short of awesome.

The Art Museum has a terrific lunch cafe if you plan to be there at that time. The food is casual, elegant is its preparation and tastes terrific.

Aside from displaying fine art, the Museum is also home to a rich art education program that includes instruction in photography and Photoshop, painting in its various media, sculpture, cartooning, animation, and more.

Visited December 2012
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Uk
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A little gem”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

A lovely little museum containing many hidden treasures which are beautifully displayed,helpful staff make this a visitor friendly experience,the huge roman mosaic floor is a must see

Visited July 2012
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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“Great Museum”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wonderful exhibits- you don't have to travel to New York or Boston to absorb some culture. Especially good for kids, it's not too big for a day trip.

Visited December 2012
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Boston
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“A great find”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

About an hour away from Boston, this is a hidden gem. It's small enough to see msot of what is on display in one visit. And it's free beween 10 and noon on the first Saturday of the month. Some lovely pieces - the highlight were mosaics from Antioch, dating to the 3rd century AD. The museum helped fund their excavation in the 1930s. Great Roman sculptures, and a lovely collection of Chinese vases. The small cafe is a little pricey but the food was really good.

Visited January 2013
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“Great date idea!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Went with my boyfriend and we had such a great time looking at all the exhibits! The Kennedy exhibit was a good place to learn about recent American history!

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