Worcester Art Museum: An Impressive Massachusetts Gem
Worcester Art Museum, the second largest in New England, is a gorgeous museum which displays over 35,000 impressive works of art. This large 4 floor museum, which opened in 1898, features a wonderful collection including mosaics, European and American paintings, Roman & Greek art, and interesting Egyptian and Asian collection, my favorite, modern art, and much more!
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.
This hunting mosaic is the largest in the US, spanning 20×30 feet and weighing over 25,000 pounds!
A few of my favorite paintings
The Contemporary Art Collection was my favorite area to browse through in the museum. Take a look at a few of my favorites!
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.
A stone slab(from a tomb) which dates back to the 2nd century A.D.
Beautiful Medieval Stained Glass
Beautiful Medieval architecture – The Chapter House
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: Visit during July or August for free admission!
Worcester Art Museum Address: 55 Salisbury Street Worcester, MA 01609
Museum Gallery & Gift Shop Hours: Wednesday-Friday & Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm(open until 8:00pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month) Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm.
Museum Cafe Hours: Wednesday-Saturday: 11:30am-2:00pm
Admission Prices: $14 per adults, $12 for seniors & college students, Kids 17 and under are free.