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Celebrate Spring at WAM – Free Admission!

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Celebrate Spring & First Free Sunday at WAM!

Celebrate Spring Special Events:

On the week of the Museum’s 125th anniversary, celebrate spring with music, dance, and art. Meet a living statue, explore springtime artworks, and create art of your own during this full-day festival.


Living sculpture, performed by A Silent Soapbox
12–3 pm
Watch as art comes to life and meet a moving statue in the Museum galleries.

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Holy Cross Spring Concert
1 pm; Renaissance Court
Students and faculty from Holy Cross perform their annual spring concert, a wide-ranging program of musical pieces developed in a performance seminar taught by Professor Shirish Korde.

Secrets of swordplay
2 pm; Education wing conference room
Get a close-up look at the art of swordplay in action. Hold a broadsword or rapier and get a feel for what these elegant weapons were really like.

The Lion Dance, performed by the Southeast Asia Coalition’s Worcester Youth Nian Dancers
3 pm; Renaissance Court
Colors swirl and drums pound in an exuberant finale to the day, with spectacularly costumed dancers and an energetic band of musicians.

Special Kid’s Activities

Story time
12 pm, 2 pm; Education wing family nook
Become inspired at story time with Katie and the Impressionists by James Mayhew at 12 pm, followed by a special, family-friendly tour of Frontiers of Impressionism. Then enjoy a reading of Anna at the Art Museum by Hazel Hutchins, Gail Herbert, and Lil Crump at 2 pm.

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Face painting
11:30 am–2:30 pm; Lancaster Lobby
Choose a fun look for the day and make yourself a work of art with face painting in Lancaster Lobby.

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Art making in the studios
11 am–3 pm; Studios 101 and 102
Bring spring to life as you create dancing birds, chomping caterpillars, and beautiful butterflies!

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Grub Guru Food Truck
11:30 am–2:30 pm; Lancaster Plaza
Step outside for a springtime lunch with a food truck on Lancaster Plaza.


About the Worcester Art Museum

Founded in 1896, the Worcester Art Museum’s encyclopedic 38,000-piece collection covers 51 centuries of art. Highlights include the Medieval Chapter House, Renaissance Court, and Worcester Hunt Mosaic, as well as the recently integrated John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection of arms and armor. The Museum is internationally known for its collection of European and American art. It was the first in America to acquire paintings by Monet and Gauguin and one of the first to collect photography. As the first U.S. museum to focus on collaborating with local schools, it has been at the forefront of engaging audiences and giving them a meaningful and personal experience for over a century.


May 7
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609 United States
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