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worcester art museum magazine fall 2012 | volume 1 issue 1

A work in progress… Art museums, like all other institutions, have to be considered works in progress. They must continue to evolve during their

lifetimes in order to remain vibrant and relevant. Each generation provides new perspectives and seeks adaptation to their

definitions of the fundamental needs of access, inclusion,

openness and connection. When these are recognized, embraced and provided, art museums can properly fulfill their role as cultural anchors in the communities in which they serve.

At the Worcester Art Museum, we are exploring the immense

potential of your future enjoyment of this cultural gem. Thinking afresh about the Museum is all the more enticing because we

have a phenomenal collection, a dedicated constituency, and we are located in a city that is reinventing itself. To serve you better, we also have to address challenges that we currently face and turn these into opportunities for positive growth: stay tuned! In

addition, we are working strategically to raise our profile regionally and to further stabilize our finances. Both are connected: It is by raising our visibility that we attract further income, and it is with diversified income streams that we can broaden our impact.

Some of the short-term activities have already had results: the “Open the Salisbury Doors” campaign allowed us to ignite

considerable momentum; and offering free admission for July and

August attracted more than twice as many visitors to our Museum during the same months in previous years. This fall, we are jumpstarting our exhibition activities with the haunting images of a

Worcester Art Museum Board of Trustees

We look forward to your visit, welcome to YOUR Museum.

Catherine M. Colinvaux, Board Vice President

generation—Kennedy to Kent State.

Clifford J. Schorer, Board President

Dr. Phyllis Pollack, Board Vice President Joseph J. Bafaro Jr., Board Treasurer Herbert S. Alexander

Matthias Waschek Director

Dr. Julia D. Andrieni Marie A. Angelini Lisa M. Bernat

Sara Buckingham

Suzanne R. Campbell-Lambert Henry J. Ciborowski John B. Dirlam

Susan M. Foley

Dr. Gabriele M. Goszcz Patricia S. Lotuff

Katharine M. Michie Charles H. Moser


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Moira Moynihan-Manoog Michael D. Sleeper

Matthias Waschek, Director of the Worcester Art Museum and Malcolm Rogers, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, open the Salisbury doors.

The front doors are open— Thank you! The membership-based campaign, “Open the Salisbury

Doors,” not only exceeded its original goal of $60,000 needed to re-open the Salisbury Doors, but it has gone well “over the top” by raising $100,600 to date in cash and pledges. In fact, gifts that range from $10 to thousands of dollars are still

coming in! A very special thank-you is extended to Barrett

Morgan, who provided the lead gift to open the doors. This special initiative has also succeeded in generating very

positive recognition and public relations for the Museum. In

gratitude for the generous support for this project, the Museum

has offered free admission to the public for the entire months of July and August 2012.

Photo: Norm Eggert

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Bernie Boston, American, 1933-2008, Flower Power (detail), October 22, 1967, Gelatin silver print, Gift of Howard G. Davis, III A.K.A. David Davis, 2011.135 4

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Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation September 29, 2012 - February 3, 2013

The Worcester Art Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most powerful American photographs of the 1960, the images through which the country shared that dynamic period and by which it is remembered. All from the museum’s permanent

collection, these photographs were collected by Howard G. Davis, III to recall and reflect upon his memories of the era that had

formed his personality. The images date from 1958 to 1975, and

include the presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, as well as the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, the

American space program and its mission to the moon, the antiwar movement and counterculture.

The exhibition is largely comprised of file photographs, vintage prints used in news media production and design. These were

printed by the publishers, and used in editing meetings, for layout, and even as ‘camera art’ in newspaper and magazine production.

In the 1990s, when news publishing corporations began to digitize imaging and reproduction functions and build electronic libraries,

these objects were discarded or released onto the market. Some of the photographs are pristine, while others carry photo lab

spotting and touch-ups, editor’s notes in grease pencil, or the

scars of newsroom haste. Other prints are second generation enlargements or wire photos printed along with publication

captions. Many of the prints were stamped or inscribed on the

back with a record of each use, and in this way they reveal their own history, and carry powerful qualities as artifacts.

Please note: Exhibition opening party / Saturday, September 29,

8-11pm / the galleries will not be open to the public until Sunday, September 30, 11am

Fully-illustrated exhibition catalog available in The Museum Shop.

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Art of a Generation Thursdays, September 27 thru October 18, 7-9pm Members $70 / nonmembers $95 (pre-registration required)

Kennedy to Kent State provides the context for the contrasting styles of American painting that developed in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. From the Abstract Expressionism of Jackson Pollock and Willem De Kooning to the Photorealism of Audrey Flack and Richard Estes, we will study thirty years of painting that are also illustrated by the Color Field painting of Mark Rothko, the Pop Art of Andy Warhol, and the Op Art of Bridget Riley. During the final class, we'll explore relevant works in the Museum. Symposium: Photography, Media, and Society: the 60s and Beyond Saturday, October 13, 8am-5:30pm WPI Campus (Olin 107) and the Worcester Art Museum Free

This major symposium will explore how photography has contributed to the collective memory of the country and has influenced American identity and thought. This day-long event will examine how consumption of visual images has changed – and how that change has influenced our collective consciousness. Topics of discussion include: why and how people remember images across time and cultures; how images have been transmitted to the public and what has evolved and changed to deliver messages differently (newspaper, television, and magazines, to websites and blogs); how “images,” even imagined, have a lasting resonance in our culture; and how media moments can affect our culture. Free and open to the public through generous sponsorship from MassHumanities and WPI.

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong Plants the Flag on the Moon, July 20, 1969, Chromogenic Print, E.25.12.00


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Chamber Music Series Sunday, October 14 American Century Music, Scott Parkman, Artistic Director Prelude: Casals: The Song of the Birds for Cello Program: Sessions Six Pieces for Cello Diamond String Quartet No. 7 Reich Violin Phase Kirchner Quartet No. 3 for Strings and Electronic Tape

This concert will include the opportunity to enjoy a tour of Kennedy to Kennedy to Kent State with curator David Acton. Program celebrates American classical music of the 1960’s. Post concert reception. Time and locations to be determined. Program subject to change. For reservations and more information, please visit the website after September 1. Sponsored by a gift from Nydia and Charles Moser.

Motown and the Civil Rights Movement Thursday, October 18, 5:30pm, Café Held in Conjunction with AFTER HOURS Free with Museum admission

Motown was the music that inspired a generation, a trendsetting sound whose artists broke down racial, gender and societal barriers. This engaging multimedia presentation traces the development of, and interconnections between, the escalating popularity of the Motown Sound; The Sound of Young America, and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. From his perspective as a pop music historian, and with the help of archival video and music clips, Tom Ingrassia will take you on a musical journey back to a turbulent time in American history, when we were younger, crazier, and in love—and when we were all swinging and swaying to the sound that reigned supreme!

Family Day: Everything 60s Sunday, October 21, 11am-2:30pm Free with Museum admission; children 17 and under FREE

Explore the Worcester Art Museum and the 1960s in this exciting day for kids and their families! Enjoy art-making activities, performances, a special gallery scavenger hunt, and more. Photography after Photography Wednesday, October 24, 6-7:30pm Members $15 / nonmembers $30 (pre-registration required)

This class will explore how we define a photograph when photographs no longer exist solely in relation to a celluloid negative. In today's digital world, how do we approach, or even trust, a photograph when it is so easy to manipulate without the viewer's knowledge? Looking primarily at photography from the 80s and 90s, we will survey the outer limits of what we can (and cannot) call photography. Then we can turn back to 'traditional photography' as seen in Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation and determine how these photographs may or may not be approached differently in light of the new media we engage with today. Feminist Art History Thursdays, November 8 to December 6, 7-9pm Members $70 / nonmembers $95 (pre-registration required)

Examine strategies used by feminist artists during the 60s and 70s. Learn how these approaches have been adopted and rejected by the dominant culture. We'll begin by defining feminism and its inclusiveness of difference, breaking boundaries of race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality and class. Then, we'll take a look at specific artists from the Feminist Art Movement and conclude with their influence on contemporary artists and visual culture. Weekly readings and dialogue will be included. Sponsored by MassHumanities. An Intergenerational Conversation with US Veterans Saturday, November 10, 2pm Free admission for Veterans today, 10am-5pm Join us for a conversation with veterans from Operation Vet 2 Vet and the Worcester’s Mission Direct Vet. Event will be followed by a walk-through of Kennedy to Kent State.

Artist Talk: David Hume Kennerly Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2pm Free admission for Veterans today, 11am-5pm WPI Campus (Olin 107) and Worcester Art Museum Free

David Hume Kennerly will speak about his Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph on display in Kennedy to Kent State, placing the show in direct personal and historical context. Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his portfolio of photographs taken of the Vietnam War and other subjects. Following Nixon's resignation, Kennerly was named Chief White House Photographer during the Ford administration. Sponsored by MassHumanities. Songs of the Protest Movement Thursday, December 20, 6pm, Café Held in conjunction with AFTER HOURS Free with Museum admission

Dr. Robert J.S. Ross (Clark University) will lead this discussion, as he plays music from the American Civil Rights Movement (1955-68). He will present comments about origins, historical context, and notes on the meaning of the songs. Dr. Ross’s presentation will be held in a 60s-style coffee house setting. Held in conjunction with WAM’s AFTER HOURS program. Sponsored by MassHumanities. Interior Design in the 1960s Sunday, January 6, 2pm, Conference Room Free

Dr. Kristina Wilson (Clark University) will examine the rise and popularity of modern design in American suburban homes from the 1950s through the 1960s. The landscape of suburbia, popularly known in these decades as the ultimate landscape of conformity, was a surprising epicenter of the blossoming acceptance of modern design: iconic chairs, tables, and bookcases by Charles & Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, and George Nelson filled the shelter magazines of the period and (to a slightly lesser extent) the homes of the American suburbs. Sponsored by MassHumanities. Chamber Music Series Sunday, January 13 Worcester Chamber Music Society The White House and Beyond.

Program includes works performed at the Kennedy White House Beethoven Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69 Ben Johnston String Quartet No. 4 “Amazing Grace” Copland Threnody I & II Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op. 29 Sponsored by a gift from Nydia and Charles Moser. W W W . W O R C E S T E R A R T. O R G


WAM snapshots from the 1960s


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20th Century American Drawings On view through December 2, 2012

Prints, Drawings & Photography (PDP) Gallery

View stunning drawings from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, featuring works highlighting the movements of Realism, Regionalist Art, Abstract Expressionism, and Post-Modernism.

Arshile Gorky, Untitled, about 1938, Pen and India ink, Eliza S. Paine Fund, 1999.15

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman – In Rome: The Pine Grove. And. Natura naturans; natura naturata. November 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 Contemporary Gallery

Jill Slosburg-Ackerman’s drawing project, In Rome, was initiated while she was a

visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2009. Roman pine cones inspired her initial observational drawings and led her to draw other forms, in particular, the patterned stone floors she encountered in medieval Roman churches. As she explored connections between these two representative forms of nature and

civilization, Slosburg-Ackerman’s project evolved in ways that expose the fluidity of

boundaries between two- and three-dimensional experience, organic and geometric structure, intimate and architectural scale, sculpture and furniture.

Occupying floor and wall, the installation is composed of hundreds of elements –

drawings, photographs, paintings, sculptures, video, furniture, hand-carved frames – grouped into visual “episodes.” The prominent roles of the pine frames are dual: emphasizing the exquisitely drawn details within their borders and acting as intermediaries between adjacent elements. With basic materials, Slosburg-

Ackerman has created an unusually immersive and participatory perceptual experience, one which invites both detailed and leisurely exploration.

Cambridge-based, Slosburg-Ackerman (b. 1948 in Omaha) trained as a jeweler and a sculptor, earning a BFA and MFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts

University. She is Professor of Art at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This exhibition is supported by the Don and Mary Melville Contemporary Art Fund. Exhibition Opening & Artist Reception: Jill Slosburg-Ackerman Thursday, November 1, 5:30-8pm Free

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Exporting China: Porcelains with a Story Through February 2013

Chinese Decorative Arts Gallery

Due to long history of association between

China and its ceramic production, the word “china” in English is a popular synonym for

“porcelain.” First developed around 600 A.D., Chinese porcelain came to have a major

impact on the daily life and artistic tastes in

many areas of the world. Produced at huge

porcelain factories at Longquan, Dehua and Jingdezhen as well as in coastal towns,

Chinese porcelains were first exported via the Silk Road in Central Asia and then several maritime trade routes. Over the following

centuries porcelains such as white-, quingbai,

celadon, benjarong, huashi and blue and white

porcelain wares, in the shape of vases, dishes, bowls, boxes, jars or entire tea- or dinner

services, found markets in Korea, Japan,

Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. The objects on display are a sampling of mostly utilitarian export porcelains, treasured from generation to

generation in various cultures, some valued for their glazes and others for their over- and/or underglaze decoration.


Dish with Foliated Rim and Molded and Incised Floral Designs, early 14th to late 15th century, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), South China, Longquan in Zhejiang province, Longquan ware (southern celadon), porcelaneous ware with lime glaze tinted with traces of iron and titanium. Gift of Nancy and Robert Charles, 2011.282

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Spotlight on Maki Haku Through January 2013 Asian Galleries

The Japanese artist Maki Haku became famous for his deeply embossed prints of abstracted and playfully arranged Chinese characters. In this print,

entitled 76-11 (Wind-D), the Chinese

pictographic character for “Wind” forms a striking design. It also evokes the

Buddhist symbolism of pure breezes of

virtue that restore the spirit by sweeping away clouds of delusion.

Maki printed his works on dampened,

multilayered sheets of Japanese paper using a plywood-block with carved-out

areas built up in relief with cement paste and textured with various tools. The

paper was then pressed onto the block

by hand using a steel roller or an etching

press. Using stencils and metal rollers

water-based and oil-based colors were then applied onto the block, or directly onto the embossed paper. Maki finally

added a red seal, and one or two handapplied “splashes” of color in what he called “special shapes.”

Maki Haku (Japanese, 1924-2000), 76-11 (Wind – D), 1976, ed. 40/151, wood and cement block relief print on paper; gift of The Wise Collection, Joanne and Douglas Wise, 2011.386

Looking at the Stars: Prints by Imamura Yoshio December 5, 2012 - May 2013 Japanese Gallery

Imamura Yoshio, Japanese, b. 1948, Arabesque Planet (detail), 2005, ed. 11/25, mixed media on paper, Sarah C. Garver Fund, 2011.363

Born “in a humble dwelling at the bottom of a valley,” the print artist Imamura Yoshio still lives in the Japanese Alps of Nagano Prefecture. Memories of wandering amidst fields, woods, streams and mountains and of gazing at the stars at night inspire him. Moved by the evocative beauty of wild flowers and vines, dilapidated village huts and heavenly constellations, Imamura records his insights into the transience of life as well as his reverence for the enduring spirit that merges both history and evolution. Imamura’s haunting works, which combine an exploration of subtle textures, colors, patterns and shifts in nature as well as geometric shapes and mysterious signs, are created using mixed media (etching, engraving, woodblock, aquatint, chine collé, collagraph, gold, silver, copper and black leaf).

Georges Rouault, Who doesn’t Put On a Face? (Qui ne se grime pas?), 1922, Plate 8 from the series Miserere, Aquatint, spit bite, roulette and drypoint, Museum Purchase, 1958.59

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December 22, 2012 - March 14, 2013

Prints, Drawings & Photography (PDP) Gallery

Roy Lichtenstein, Sweet Dreams Baby, Offset lithograph on cream wove paper, Gift of the Patrick and Aimee Butler Family Foundation in memory of Kate Butler Peterson, 2011.486

New Acquisition

The American painter and printmaker Roy Lichtenstein (1923–1997) was a leader in the Pop Art movement of the 1960s. These artists found their style and subjects in the

“popular” commercial art and design ubiquitous in modern life. While colleagues derived their imagery from billboards, typography, or printed advertising, Lichtenstein looked to the comic strips he had known as a boy. His paintings and prints look like excerpted

comic cells with their black outlines, primary colors, ben-day tonalities, and exaggerated action. By his implied selection and editing of visual and narrative fragments the artist achieved wry social parody.

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From the Conservation Department

A Closer Look at the Chapter House Chapter House, 1150-90

from the Priory of Saint John Le Bas-Nueil, Poitou-Charentes, France Limestone

Museum purchase, 1927.46

Like painting and sculpture, architecture can express ideas and emotions. This space reveals how medieval architects achieved a sense of serenity and spirituality in a monastic

meeting room. It was once part of the Benedictine Priory of

Saint John Le Bas-Nueil, which was located near the town of

Poitiers in west central France. A Chapter House is a meeting room for members of a religious community, or chapter. Here they assembled each morning after Mass to conduct daily

business. The monks sat on benches around the walls facing

each other. The Chapter House was a place for conversation, while the rest of the priory was governed by a rule of silence. Saint John Le Bas-Nueil continued as an active religious community until its deconsecration during the French

Revolution. Afterwards the Priory fell into disrepair, and this room was used as stables and for farm storage.


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From France to America

The remains of Saint John Le Bas-Nueil were privately owned in 1927, when the Museum purchased the Chapter House. It was disassembled stone by stone, each one marked to indicate its original placement in the structure. Thousands of blocks were packed into hundreds of cases and shipped to

Worcester. Here in the Museum’s new addition, adjacent to the Renaissance Court, the Chapter House was methodically reconstructed. Completed in

1933 it became the first medieval edifice rebuilt in an American museum. Materials and Construction

The Chapter House is entirely made of stone, held together with mortar.

Limestone was used for the structure, while the two central interior columns were made from sandstone. The interior side walls are not original to the building. Traces of black, red and yellow paint were found on the stone, suggesting that during the Middle Ages the inside walls were painted in different colors.

This room was originally part of a larger architectural complex. The entrance doorway once led in from the cloister, an open court at the heart of the

monastery. The thick heavy walls and semicircular arches of the Chapter House are characteristic of Romanesque style architecture. The interior

ceiling, however, with its ribbed vaulting, heralds the beginning of a new

style. In the Gothic architectural style, these ribs came to support pointed arches. Gothic arches were progressively stretched to support higher ceilings. Over centuries to come they became so attenuated that the structure seemed to defy the weight of the stone. Decoration

In the fifteenth century, the monks of Saint John Le Bas-Nueil replaced

the original central window of their Chapter House with a fireplace. In the Museum, a fifteenth-century French sculptural relief depicting the Virgin and Child was incorporated into the space over the fireplace. A modern

composite of English medieval glass, acquired from various sources, was

also added. However, in the twelfth century it is likely that the windows were

covered by simple wooden shutters. At that time the room was illuminated by candles. Today, modern lighting evokes a comparable atmosphere. The newest addition to the Chapter House are the benches and chairs, built

especially for the room by artist-designers Yvonne Fehling and Jennie Peiz in 2012.


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From 2010 to 2012 the Worcester Art Museum conservation laboratory evaluated, treated, and conserved the Chapter House, using the most advanced scientific methods. Conservators carefully studied the entire structure and diagnosed its problems, using such analytical techniques as x-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, and petrography. With detailed knowledge of the building’s condition they devised a methodical treatment plan. Decades of Museum visitors had touched the stone surfaces leaving oil and dirt from their skin. Conservators used a scientificallyformulated gel to dissolve the dirt and oil on the stone surfaces, and then removed both with moist cotton pads. With a laser they cleaned the lower walls where over the years floor coatings and waxes had gotten onto the stone. Orange iron stains, caused by a water leak, were removed with a special cleaning solution. Old plaster repairs covered some areas of the building’s surface. Conservators removed these using a chisel and mallet, and also filled-in graffiti scratched into the walls. They found that some stones had become decayed and weakened from high salt deposits in their structure. Using water-soaked poultices they were able to draw out these damaging salts. Conservators also stabilized brittle and deteriorating stone blocks by applying dilute adhesive with a brush, or injecting it into the stone with a syringe.


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For further reading:

Wolfgang Braunfels, Monasteries of Western Europe: The Architecture of the Orders, New York, Thames and Hudson, 1993

Christopher Brooke, The Age of the Cloister: The Story of Monastic Life in the Middle Ages, Mahwah, NJ, Hidden Spring, 2002 Julie Kerr, Life in the Medieval Cloister, London/ New York, Continuum, 2009

Virginia C. Raguin, “The Worcester Chapter House and Medieval Monasticism,” Worcester Art Museum Bulletin, New Series, Vol.5, February 1976, pp.1-16

Please Don’t Touch

We may think of stone as a strong material, but it is susceptible and impermanent. Touching its surface with your hands can leave body oil and dirt that accumulate over time, turning the stone dark and shiny. The conservators purposely left one stone block dirty—on the window ledge to your left— so you can see the results of touching the artwork.

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Free admission for Veterans, 10am-5pm Zip Tour: A Game of Tric-Trac with Docent Gyda Robinson, noon Discussion: An Intergenerational Conversation with US Veterans, 2pm































Public Tour, 1pm Adult Class: Photographing Beyond the Auto Mode, 1pm $ RR




Election Day—Don’t forget to VOTE

Veterans Day / Free admission for Veterans Artist Talk: David Hume Kennerly, 2pm, Free (WPI Campus, Olin 107) Adult Class: Photographing Beyond the Auto Mode, 1pm $ RR Public Tour, 1pm

Tour of the Month: The 12 Steps with Docent Ginny Powell-Brasier, 2pm Claude Monet’s Birthday (1840)

Museum open until 8pm AFTER HOURS, 5:30-8pm / Live Music: Big Eyed Rabbit with Duncan Arsenault and John Short WAM Literary Prize Ceremony, Conference Room A Piece of My Heart Tours, galleries Georgia O’Keeffe’s Birthday (1887) Zip Tour: Buddhas with Docent David Snell, noon Tour of the Month: The 12 Steps with Docent Ginny Powell-Brasier, 2pm Adult Class: The Digital Print, Technique and Critique, 1pm $ RR Public Tour, 1pm René Magritte’s Birthday (1898)

Thanksgiving Day, Museum closed 49th Anniversary of JFK assasination

Holidays at WAM begins thru December 31 WAM Holiday Photo-Op, 11am-4pm by appointment only, $ RR José Clemente’s Birthday (1883) Museum Shop open every day through Dec. 30

Public Tour, 1pm Holiday Concert: WPI Vocal Performance Lab, John Delorey, Director, 2pm, Renaissance Court


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Museum Shop open every day through Dec. 30 First Free Saturdays, 10am-noon, sponsored by TJX Companies Zip Tour: The Italians in Art with Docent Jane Pastore, noon Adult Class: Holiday Greeting Card Workshop, 1pm $ RR Last Chance: 20th Century American Drawings closes Adult Class: The Digital Print, Technique and Critique, 1pm $ RR Public Tour, 1pm Holiday Concert 2pm, Renaissance Court Gilbert Stuart’s Birthday (1755)

Wassily Kandinsky’s Birthday (1866)

Exhibition opens: Looking at the Stars: Prints by Imamura Yoshio, Japanese Gallery

Zip Tour: Frozen Moat in Winter with Docent Ginny Powell-Brasier, noon Family Workshop: Gingerbread Houses, 1pm, $ RR

Public Tour, 1pm Adult Class: The Digital Print, Technique and Critique, 1pm $ RR Holiday Concert: Salisbury Singers, Michelle Graveline, Director, 2pm, Renaissance Court Tour of the Month: Music & Art with Docent Jane Maguire, 2pm

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Public Tour, 1pm Holiday Concert: Merrimack Valley Ringers, Karen E. Leonard, Director, 2pm, Renaissance Court Museum open until 8pm AFTER HOURS, 5:30-8pm Coffee House & Lecture: Songs of the Protest Movement with Clark Professor Dr. Robert J.S. Ross, 6pm, Café Exhibition opens: George Rouault, Prints, Drawings & Photography gallery Zip Tour: Vanitas Symbols in Art with Docent Merle Brandzel, noon Public Tour, 1pm Holiday Concert, 2pm, Renaissance Court Christmas Day, Museum closed Louise Bourgeois’ Birthday (1911) December Youth Workshops Zip Tour: Depictions of the Virgin Mary with Docent Jane Pastore, noon

Happy New Year! First Night Worcester / Henri Matisse’ Birthday (1869)

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Holidays at WAM

November 23–December 31, 2012

Live Concerts, Family Activities, Tours & More!

The Worcester Art Museum evokes the spirit of the season during this special

time of year. Join us and enjoy festive live concerts in the Renaissance Court, special seasonal children's programming, decorations inside and outside the Museum, and expanded Shop and Café hours.

Generously sponsored by People’s United Bank. Holiday Scavenger Hunt During gallery hours, kids can pick up a fun Scavenger Hunt activity at Visitor Services Desks. Our younger guests will have the opportunity to find artworks in the galleries that include images of gift giving. When they are finished, kids can return to the desk for a prize! Gallery Hours Wednesday-Friday, 11am-5pm 3rd Thursday of every month, 11am-8pm Saturday, 10am-5pm, Sunday, 11am-5pm (Closed Mondays, Tuesdays)

The Museum Shop Open every day November 23–December 30

The Museum Café Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11:30am-2pm & Holiday Concert Sundays.

All Concerts will take place on Sundays at 2pm in the Renaissance Court and are free with Museum admission. No reservations required. Complimentary Gift Wrapping on purchases made in The Museum Shop, provided by the Members' Council, 34pm, after each of the concerts.

Zip Tours are fast-paced docent-led gallery talks designed to offer a short but in-depth view of a single work or artist. Celebrate the season with these holiday themed tours. Free with Museum admission. Visit for more holiday events, including Strolling Victorian Carolers and more!


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Schedule of events Friday, November 23

Sunday, November 25 Saturday, December 1

Sunday, December 2

Saturday, December 8

Sunday, December 9 Wednesday, December 12

Saturday, December 15

Sunday, December 16 Saturday, December 22 Sunday, December 23

Saturday, December 29 Monday, December 31

WAM Holiday Photo Op / 11am-4pm (pre-selected time slots), $50 Start a new family tradition by getting your family holiday photo taken alongside a work of art in our galleries. A professional photographer from WAM will work with you to get the perfect shot. Sign up soon as the photo appointments are limited. $50 includes sitting fee and electronic image emailed to your home. Sorry, no pets allowed. Photo packages are available through the photographer. Call Christine at 508.793.4334. Registration required. Holiday Concert: WPI Vocal Performance Lab, John Delorey, Director, 2pm Renaissance Court, Free with Museum admission.

Holiday Zip Tour: The Italians in Art with Docent Jane Pastore, 12-12:30pm, Free with Museum admission. Greeting Card Workshop for Adults, 1-4pm, $30 Members / $45 nonmembers, Space limited and preregistration required. Call Christine at 508.793.4334 to register. Make your own unique handmade cards for family and friends using a variety of different materials. Leave the workshop with so many ideas to continue to create greeting cards for all occasions. Holiday Concert: 2pm, Renaissance Court, Free with Museum admission.

Holiday Zip Tour: Frozen Moat in Winter, with Docent Ginny Powell-Brasier, 12-12:30pm. Free with Museum admission. Gingerbread House workshop for Families, 1-3pm, $25 (Maximum 3 people per house) Decorate your own gingerbread house using a variety of different candy and food materials. Space limited and preregistration required. Call Christine at 508.793.4334 to register. Holiday Concert: Salisbury Singers, Michelle Graveline, Director, 2pm, Renaissance Court, Free with Museum admission.

December Tour of the Month: Music & Art, 2pm Docent Jane Maguire continues to explore this popular topic, as she ties pieces of music to works in the WAM collection in historical, cultural, and emotional ways. This tour will also be offered on Saturday, December 15, 2pm. Free with Museum admission.

Holiday Zip Tour: Frozen Moat in Winter, with Docent Ginny Powell-Brasier, 12-12:30pm. Free with Museum admission. December Tour of the Month: Music & Art, 2pm Docent Jane Maguire continues to explore this popular topic, as she ties pieces of music to works in the WAM collection in historical, cultural, and emotional ways. This tour will also be offered on Saturday, December 15, 2pm. Free with Museum admission. Holiday Concert: Merrimack Valley Ringers, Karen E. Leonard, Director, 2pm, Renaissance Court, Free with Museum admission.

Holiday Zip Tour: Vanitas Symbols in the Dutch Gallery with Docent Merle Brandzel, 12-12:30pm, Free with Museum admission Holiday Concert: 2pm, Renaissance Court. Free with Museum admission.

Holiday Zip Tour: Depictions of the Virgin Mary with Docent Jane Pastore, 12-12:30pm, Free with Museum admission

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Participate in all of the great First Night Worcester events that are happening around the city and in the Museum. Visit for more information. Strolling Victorian Carolers Photo: Norm Eggert

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A Night of Celebration and Recognition

The Salisbury Society Gala Evening was held on Friday, June 1st. Salisbury Members

were treated to a talk by Katja Zigerlig, a leading art appraiser and insurance consultant. The highlight of the program at Tuckerman Hall, however, was the presentation of the

Salisbury Award to Warner and Mary Fletcher. Director Matthias Waschek recounted

the many ways the Fletchers have been financial and volunteer supporters of the

Museum—in particular Warner’s 5 years as Treasurer and 18 years on the Board of

Trustees and Mary’s 9 years as a skillful and talented arranger for Flora in Winter. In keeping with the humorous side of the Fletchers, the presentation ended with an

eclectic video montage of friends and family describing Mary’s and Warner’s love of the Worcester community and the Worcester Art Museum.

All then crossed the street to the Renaissance Court to celebrate the Fletchers’

Salisbury Award Winners 1992

Helen E. Stoddard


Barbara Allen Booth


C. Jean and Myles McDonough


Chapin Riley

well-deserved honor and enjoy the camaraderie of others who value and support art


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I. Robert and Aviva Freelander John M. Nelson

Nancy Murray Morgan

John and Marianne Jeppson

Warner and Mary Fletcher

Q & A with our Librarians What are your favorite books in the library? Debby: One of my favorite books is a beautiful little book called Riddle Poems by Emily Dickinson. Here is an example of one of the riddles: A Route of Evanescence With a revolving wheelA Resonance of EmeraldA Rush of CochinealAnd every Blossom on the Bush Adjusts its tumbled HeadThe Mail from Tunis, probably, An Easy Morning’s Ride.

Visit the library to find out the answer!

I also love all the Catalogs Raisonné about artists in the Museum’s collection. The typical catalogue raisonné is a book (often multi volume) giving a comprehensive catalogue of artworks by an artist. The essential elements of a catalogue raisonné are that it purports to be an exhaustive list of works for a specified artist. The catalogs are a wonderful way to acquaint yourself with the body of work of your favorite artist and are heavily used by our curators and art appraisers. Christine: Interaction of Color by Josef Albers. This is a three-part book; whose illustrations are studies composed of color-printed paper and mounted colored paper, some with cutouts. Do you have a favorite artwork in the Museum?

Debby: My favorite artwork is the abstraction by Wassily Kandinsky.

Christine: Lyre (1967) by Kenneth Noland, who happened to be a student of Josef Albers. This huge stripe painting hangs right behind the reference desk, and I enjoy looking at it every day!

What was the most exciting thing to happen in the Library?

Debby & Christine: Watching the curators, conservators, and preparators install the Kenneth Noland painting above the reference desk. It was amazing to watch the staff unroll, stretch, vacuum and hang this very large painting, which had been in storage for decades. They made it look so easy …and it fit perfectly! What is the oldest book in the library?

Debby: From my research, the oldest book we have was printed in 1698 in Amsterdam titled Iconologie ou la Science des Emblemes Devises, by Cesar Ripa. It is essentially a two volume set of commonly used images in artwork at the time to convey different meanings or symbolism. For example, a person holding a stick with an

entwined serpent generally represents medicine. The images are still referenced today by anyone who wants to understand the meanings represented in old European paintings. Since the book is still useful, we purchased a facsimile version that anyone can use. Can you tell us about any interesting visitors to the Library?

Christine: In May 2010, a group of librarians from Azerbaijan visited Worcester and I gave them a tour and introduction to the WAM library. Since I do not speak Azerbaijani, the group was accompanied by a professional interpreter from California. The stop at the WAM library was part of a trip organized by the ICW-International Center of Worcester. How do we acquire all of the exhibition catalogs that are available in the library?

Debby: Whenever the Museum publishes a catalog, the library sends a copy to all of our exchange partners all over the world. Exchange partners are other art museum libraries that also send us all of their catalogs so we provide each other with important catalogs without having to purchase anything. Once when we opened up a box from a Museum in Germany we found a giant set of heavy keys that must have been keys to the Museum! We immediately sent those back! Have you ever had any unusual requests at the reference desk?

Christine: One of the more unusual requests I received was from a young man, who asked me to print out an image of a painting of the Virgin Mary from the museum’s permanent collection. After looking carefully at the printout, he thanked me and said that he could definitely use this image in his tattooing business.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Debby: Working with students who are writing papers about objects in the Museum and don’t know where or how to start is very rewarding for a librarian. We assist students from all the Worcester colleges, and many of them have never been in the Museum before, let alone a specialized art library. Once a woman I was helping left a message saying she got an A on her paper thanks to us.

Thank you Volunteers!

We wouldn’t be able to run our library without the help of our volunteers, some of whom have been here for years. They are absolutely indispensable for the everyday operation of the library.


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Debby earned a BA in Sociology and Fine Art from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Certificate in Museum Studies from Tufts University in Medford, MA. Before becoming head of the Museum Library, Deborah was the Associate Librarian at the Museum in charge of reference, slide acquisitions and cataloging. Before she became the Art Museum Librarian, Deborah was the corporate librarian for a technology company, IDG in Framingham, MA, and later an account manager for the same company. Previous to acquiring her master’s degree in library science, Deborah was a social worker with court committed youth in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. When I first moved to Worcester in 1980 and visited the Worcester Art Museum and saw the library there, I knew that was where I wanted to work. Christine Clayton, Assistant Librarian

Christine worked in technical services at Harvard University libraries before she joined the WAM team. A native of Germany, she came to the United States on a DAAD scholarship to study English in the graduate school of Northwestern University, before receiving her MA in English literature and language from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster. She is multilingual (German, Dutch, French) and worked as a professional, accredited translator for international corporations and educational institutions.

Christine received a MLIS from Simmons College in 2003. At the WAM library, she is responsible for cataloging a wide variety of materials. She is also in charge of the rare books collection. Since she started working at the Worcester Art Museum, she has greatly reduced a decades-old cataloging backlog of books and hard-to-find pamphlets, increasing access to the library’s holdings. In addition to her cataloging duties she provides library instruction and reference services to staff, researchers, students, and museum visitors.

Salisbury Society

The Salisbury Society was founded in 1992 to honor Museum Members who


salisbury societ y

Herb and Maura Alexander

Dr. Julia D. Andrieni and Dr. Robert A. Phillips

are recognized as Salisbury Society Members. In the tradition of the Museum’s

founders, the generous commitment of Salisbury Members provides the

cornerstone of support for the Worcester Art Museum.

We are most grateful to the following 2012 Salisbury Members whose

demonstrated commitment provides the foundation to incorporate the best of the

Museum’s past – great works of art, art education, and access “for the benefit of

all” – with the future of new technology, community engagement, and

collaboration. Their gifts help create a vibrant present and a sound future for the

Museum and for the community. Thank you! George and Tammy Butler

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Caforio

Thomas W. Caldwell

Marie and Mike Angelini

William R. Carrick

Mr. and Mrs. James H. Barnhill

Henry J. and Elaine* M. Ciborowski

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Bafaro, Jr. Jack and Susan Bassick

Dr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Bayon Elaine W. Beals

Ellen Berezin and Lewis Shepard

Robert and Nancy Charles

Alexandra Cleworth and Gary Staab

Christo and Mary T. Cocaine

Catherine M. Colinvaux and Phillip D. Zamore

Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Collins

Edward Berman and Kathleen M. McDonough

Paula H. Connolly

Eleanor C. Bernat

Jeanne Y. Curtis*

Allen and Sarah Berry

Mary Cotter-Lemoine and David Lemoine

Randolph and Edla Ann Bloom

Dix and Sarah Davis

Karin Branscombe

Phil and Laurel Davis

Barbara and George Bernardin

Lisa M. Bernat and Abram Rosenfeld Richard and Sande Bishop Bollus Lynch, LLP Karl L. Briel

Frederick C. Brose and Janice E. Seymour Ann Brown and Dominic Nompleggi

Mr. and Mrs. H. Paul Buckingham III Dawn and John Budd Douglas P. Butler


provide support at the highest levels. Those who contribute $1,250 and greater

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Tracy A. Craig and Dr. James J. Convery Mary S. Cushman

Mr. and Mrs. David F. Dalton Howard G. Davis III

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. N. de Végvár Richard and Margery Dearborn Marjorie M. Deitz*

Henry B. and Jane K. Dewey

Paul A. DiGeronimo and Katharine A. Marino

David DiPasquale and Candace Okuno

Maria and John Dirlam

Tom and Joan Dolan

Mr. and Mrs. James C. Donnelly, Jr.

Antonella and Roger Doucette

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Duggan

Michael E. Eramo and Helen S. Carey

Cathleen Esleeck

Birgit Faber-Morse

Paul and Judith Falcigno

Barbara E. Fargo

Andrew and Robin Feldman

Marianne E. Felice, M.D. and John M. Giles III Yda and Allen Filiberti

Mrs. John E. Flagg

Allen W. Fletcher

Mary and Warner Fletcher

Patricia A. Fletcher

Mr. and Mrs. Richard I. Freedman

Kathleen H. Gadbois

Lisa Kirby Gibbs and Peter Gibbs

Dr. Wayne and Laura Glazier

Maureen L. Glowik

Roberta Goldman

Dr. Gabriele Goszcz and Douglas Crawford John and Geri Graham

Maureen and Bob Gray

Drs. Ivan and Noreen Green

Joel P. Greene and Ann T. Lisi

David R. and Rosalie A. Grenon

Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Patricia Halpin Barry and Chris Hanshaw

Patricia J. Harmon and David Tongel

Dr. N. Alan Harris and Dr. Diane Lebel Drs. Lynn and Lura Harrison

Mr. and Mrs. James N. Heald 2nd George Hecker

Frank Herron and Sandy Urie

Jock Herron and Julia Moore

Prentiss and Polly Higgins

Dr. and Mrs. James E. Hogan James E. Hogan III Margaret Hunter

Mrs. Louis C. Iandoli

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Lotuff

David Lucht and Susannah Baker

Ingrid Jeppson Mach and Dany Pelletier

Robert and Minh Mailloux

Tom and Nadine Manning

Moira and Charlie Manoog

Mr. and Mrs. Christian McCarthy

C. Jean and Myles* McDonough

Neil and Lisa McDonough

J. William Mees

Dr. and Mrs. Glenn A. Meltzer

Don and Mary Melville

Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Michie

Thomas S. Michie

Mrs. David J. Milliken

Dr. Satya and Mrs. Supriya Mitra

Mr. and Mrs. Andres Jaime Molina

A. Mitra Morgan and Phillip Moremen

Barrett and Mahroo Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Paul S. Morgan

Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Morgan

Prof. Louis J. Iandoli

Philip and Gale Morgan

Mrs. Tay Ann Jay

James and Patricia Moynihan

Frances and Howard Jacobson

John and Marianne Jeppson

Jesuit Community at Holy Cross and Thomas Worcester John F. and Rayna Keenan

Margaret Keith

Maureen and William Kelleher Mr. and Mrs. B. Anthony King

Nydia and Charles Moser

Frederic and Victoria Mulligan

Linda and John Nelson

Robert and Charlene Nemeth Mary and Joseph Oakley

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard G. Palitz

Martha R. and Arthur M. Pappas, M.D.

Joan Peterson Klimann

Dr. James S. Pease and Dr. Janice C. Hitzhusen

Tracy and Morey Kraus

Marlene and David Persky

David and Barbara Krashes Agnes E. Kull*

Saundra B. Lane

Deborah Penta

John and Patricia Peterson

Clifford J. Schorer

Kim and Eric Schultz

Richard Sergel and Susan Baggett

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore E. Shasta

Jeanice Sherman and Dwight Johnson

Robert M. and Shirley S. Siff

Vivian B. Sigel

Dr. Jang and Carol Singh

Michael and Carol Sleeper

John J. and Kristina M. Spillane

Mark Spuria and Joseph Murphy *

Peter and Katy Sullivan

Mr. and Mrs.* William F. Sullivan

Anne C. Tardanico

George and Sheila Tetler

Sumner B. and Martha S. Tilton

George and Lynne Tonna

Herb and Jean Varnum

Matthias Waschek and Steve Taviner

Kristin Waters

Roger and Elise Wellington

James A. Welu

Mark and Barb Wetzel

Barbara Wheaton

Peter and Shirley Williams

Joanne and Douglas Wise

Emily and Kenneth* Wolf

Susan and David Woodbury

John Worcester

Stephen and Cynthia Pitcher


Rafael Lazo

The Plourde Family Charitable Trust

Stephen and Valerie Loring

Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Rose

Peter and Anne Schneider

Dr. Edward C. Yasuna

Mr. and Mrs. N. William Pioppi

Claude M. Lee, III

Arthur and Debra Remillard

Martin S. Richman and Joanne R. DeMoura

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Pettit, Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Warren C. Lane, Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lazarus

George C. Rand, Jr.

Drs. Phyllis Pollack and Peter Metz Candace and Richard Race

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Business Partners Together we make a difference for Worcester The museum reflects the strength of Worcester’s past and the possibility for its future. If you are interested in investing in community, WAM will never disappoint. —J. Christopher Collins, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Unum US


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Bank of America Cutler Associates Cutler Capital Management Fallon Community Health Plan FLEXcon Company, Inc. Imperial Distributors, Inc. Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. People's United Bank The TJX Foundation, Inc. Unum Worcester Business Journal Worcester Mag

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Bartholomew & Company, Inc. BenefitsLab - Health Insurance Solutions Herbert E. Berg Florist, Inc. Berry Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Central One Federal Credit Union Columbia Tech Commcreative Davis Publications, Inc. Fidelity Bank Fiduciary Investment Advisors Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C. Kelleher & Sadowsky Associates, Inc. Legacy Financial Advisors, Inc. Mercier Electric Company, Inc. Russell Morin Fine Catering J.S. Mortimer, Inc. MSW Financial Partners Pepper's Fine Foods Catering Perfect Focus Eyecare Target Corporation UniBank Webster Five Thomas J. Woods Insurance Agency, Inc. Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP


Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. American Alarm The Bean Counter Coffee Bar & Bakery Bowditch and Dewey, LLP Burr Insurance Central Massachusetts Podiatry Checkerboard Ltd. Coghlin Electrical Contractors Crown Hill Restoration Inc. Curry Printing Percy's of Worcester, Inc. Skinner, Inc. Sotheby's Struck Catering Sullivan, Garrity & Donnelly Insurance Agency, Inc. The Protector Group As of August 2012

For more information on becoming a Business Partner, please contact Karmen Bogdesic at 508.793.4326 or at

In Memoriam

In 2012 we were saddened to lose a number of friends who left their mark on the Worcester Art Museum and the community through their philanthropy and commitment.

Giving back to her community was always a high priority for Elaine Ciborowski, who,

like her husband Henry, a Museum Trustee, did so through generous financial support and volunteer service. Elaine and Henry contributed to many of the community’s

social, cultural and educational organizations. Their commitment to the Worcester Art Museum has resulted in numerous gifts over the years, setting a wonderful example

for future generations.

Elaine Ciborowski

A patron devoted to education, Jeanne Curtis was a long-standing docent at the

Worcester Art Museum where she witnessed firsthand the impact of the Museum’s

extensive education program. She enjoyed the opportunity both to learn about the

Museum’s world-renowned collection and to share it with others, especially youngsters from throughout the community. Over the years Jeanne supported many Museum

initiatives including the effort to establish an active program of contemporary art.

Myles McDonough shared his business success with the communities in which

he lived and worked. Like many of the area’s major industrialists, Myles’s personal

Jeanne Curtis (second from left)

achievements enabled him to contribute significantly to the Museum’s success.

He and his wife, Jean, became associated with the Worcester Art Museum in the

1960s. Myles served on the Members’ Council while Jean became a docent and

eventually one of the Museum’s board members. In 1987 the McDonoughs

endowed the Mayan Court, which was named in their honor. More recently they

were the major donors behind the new Conference Room. In 1995 Myles and Jean

were given the Museum’s highest honor, the Salisbury Award. The Museum is

fortunate that the McDonough’s involvement with the Museum has been a family

affair, continuing into the next generation.

The Museum’s oldest Trustee Emeritus, Richard Prouty, recently passed away at age 99. Dick and his wife, Ann, were long-time supporters of the Worcester Art

Myles McDonough

Museum and many other non-profit organizations. A Trustee for 22 years, Dick served on several board committees, including many years on the Facilities and Technology Committee. He and his wife gave regularly and generously to the Museum’s annual fund and contributed to the success of several capital campaigns. In 1989, Dick

donated three family portrait miniatures to the Museum, including one of his mother, the noted author and poet Olive Higgins Prouty.

We are grateful to these very thoughtful and generous individuals whose altruistic

spirit helped chart the course of the Worcester Art Museum. Their legacy will live on, and impact generations to come.

Richard Prouty


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As the world celebrates Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, has set off on a world tour retracing the historic steps that Charles Dickens made during his famous American tours. The birthday celebration began with the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace, comes to Worcester’s Mechanics Hall and Vaillancourt Folk Art in Sutton in September, and concludes back at Vaillancourt Folk Art in November to kick off the 2012 holiday season!

A Christmas Carol Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 (8pm) at historic Mechanics Hall as Charles Dickens did in 1868!

The Republic of My Imagination & Oliver Twist

A Child’s Journey with Dickens & The Life of Nicholas Nickleby

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As with tradition, Vaillancourt Folk Art will be hosting Gerald Charles Dickens this Thanksgiving Weekend as he takes the stage with four intimate one-man performances of A Christmas Carol. Start your 2012 Christmas season with a trip to the beautifully decorated Vaillancourt gallery, studio, and Christmas Museum! Start your Christmas shopping, see the memorable performance and meet Gerald Charles Dickens after the show!

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