Worcester Art Museum - Worcester, MA

Worcester Art Museum, the second largest art museum in New England, is a gorgeous facility which displays over 35,000 impressive works of art. This large 4 floor museum, which opened in 1898, features a wonderful and diverse collection which includes mosaics, European and American paintings, Roman & Greek art, an interesting Egyptian and Asian collection, my favorite, modern art, and much more!

Worcester Art Museum - Massachusetts
Worcester Art Museum - Massachusetts

The Renaissance Court

The architecture inside the building itself is very impressive. The Renaissance Court is stunning; take a look at those beautiful arches! It also houses the largest floor mosaic in the US.

Renaissance Court at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts

This hunting mosaic is the largest in the US, spanning 20×30 feet and weighing over 25,000 pounds!

Largest floor mosaic in the US at the Worcester Art Museum

A few of my favorite paintings

Worcester Art Museum - MA
Worcester Art Museum - Massachusetts - beautiful art

The Contemporary Art Collection

This was my favorite area to browse through in the museum. Take a look at a few of my favorite pieces!

Contemporary art at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts
Contemporary Art Collection at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts

The historical collection

Ornates: Ancient Statues from South Italy exhibit features 2 statues which date back to the 3rd Century BCE! Less than 100 of these unique statues exist.

Ancient statues from Italy at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts

A stone slab(from a tomb) which dates back to the 2nd century A.D.

Ancient stone slab at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts

 Beautiful Medieval Stained Glass

Beautiful stained glass at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts
Beautiful stained glass at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts
stain glass
Gorgeous stained glass at Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts

Beautiful Medieval architecture – The Chapter House

The Chapel House - Worcester Art Museum - Massachusetts

Worcester Art Museum contains a surprisingly large collection of impressive art for a city of its’ size. Not only is the artwork beautiful, but also the museum itself. A seasonal outdoor cafe in a beautiful courtyard would round out a nice summer afternoon. In addition, you will find many great restaurants outside of the museum in Worcester for dining before or after your visit. I recommend Nu Cafe, just a short drive away; read my full review.

Tip: Take advantage of free admission on the first Sunday of each month. This is a huge discount, so definitely take advantage of this deal if you are on a budget! With the money, you save you can visit a nice restaurant in town.

Additional Details

Worcester Art Museum Address: 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609
Museum Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: 10am-4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)
Museum Cafe Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30am-2:00pm
Admission Prices: $18 per adults, $14 for seniors & college students, Kids 17 and under are free.