Opening reception at Worcester Art Museum

Posted on Sep 6, 2013

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A reinstallation of the Worcester Art Museum’s paintings from the 16th-18th centuries provides a new look at Old Masters. This exhibition celebrates a major acquisition by Paolo Veronese. Join us as we celebrate the Baroque with live performances by the Boston Typewriter OrchestraRadius Ensemble, Brown University’s The Higher Keys, Clark University’s The Clark Bars, the Music Worcester Chorus, the Whitinsville Strings, and Baroque violinists Nelva Lagerwey and Bonnie Aher. Cash bar. Food trucks will line Lancaster Street while local favorite Big Jon Short plays guitar on the Lancaster steps.

Opening September 20, 2013

In celebration of the recent gift of Paolo Veronese’s Venus Disarming Cupid, the Museum is reinstalling a suite of old master galleries featuring Renaissance and Baroque masterworks. Paintings will be displayed in medallion-style hangings—reminiscent of the 17th-18th century—that encourage the viewer to make personal connections with and between the works. This project is one of many where the Museum is focused on reshaping the visitor experience.

Gallery as Concept

The Museum is working on alternative design approaches that encourage new ways for visitors to interact with and participate in daily uses of the gallery as: a classroom, inviting formal (collegiate) and informal (drop-in visitor) learning; as a laboratory, with interpretative and interactive iPod applications; as asanctuary, reintroducing spirituality practices with interfaith clergy; and as a community space, activating the galleries as a welcoming place for family audiences. The goal is to balance opportunities for quiet contemplation—the “traditional” museum experience—with new interactive and experimental programs.

Opening Party

Friday, September 20
Members only, 7-8pm
Open to Public 8-11pm
Members FREE/ nonmembers $14
Reserve online or pay at the door

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Join us as we celebrate the Baroque with live performances by the Boston Typewriter OrchestraRadius Ensemble, Brown University’s The Higher Keys, Clark University’s The Clark Bars, the Music Worcester Chorus, the Whitinsville Strings, and Baroque violinists Nelva Lagerwey and Bonnie Aher. Cash bar. Food trucks will line Lancaster Street while local favorite Big Jon Short plays guitar on the Lancaster steps.

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