Every first Sunday of the month, WAM welcomes families for FREE. Take part in a tour, demonstrations, art activities and more! Here’s what you can expect this month:
Arms and Armor: Medieval Armor
11:30pm-12:30pm: The knight in shining armor conjures a thousand images and captures the imagination. While the Middle Ages was roughly a thousand years (500-1500 AD/CE), the steel plate armor associated with the knight was in use only from 1350 AD/CE onwards. What were the strengths of armor? What were its weaknesses? Learn about the arms and armor that were used by knights and soldiers of the past in this interactive program.
1:00pm-2:00pm: Explore the museum galleries with your family on a docent-guided discovery tour. Hear fun facts, stories and enjoy sharing observations and time together. Tours last approximately 30 minutes. Free. Tour begins in the Lancaster Welcome Center.
Arms and Armor: Secrets of Swordplay
2:00pm-3:00pm: Have you ever wondered how real swordsmen (and women!) actually fought? Come by WAM for an in-person look at the art of swordplay in action, and try hefting a reproduction broadsword or rapier to get a feel for what these elegant weapons were really like.
To see current and future exhibits.
About the Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum is world-renowned for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media. The works span 5,000 years of art and culture. View paintings by Cassatt, Gauguin, Goya, Monet, Sargent and Whistler; admire floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch; see cutting-edge contemporary art; and discover the Museum’s many other treasures. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan.
Free First Sunday at the Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA (508) 799-4406
Sunday, March 1, 2020; 10:00am-4:00pm