Programs and Events

View our Calendar for up-to-the-minute program information.

Ornaments on a Christmas tree

Winter at WAM

Welcome winter and the holidays with new art, concerts, and events throughout the season. November 24–January 7.

Calling all LEGO builders!

Stop by Lancaster Lobby to help us build a LEGO candle creation. November 24–January 7.

A docent gestures towards a painting as he educates a tour group

Zip Tours

Our virtual docent-led art discussions focus on exhibitions and select works in the Collection. Both in-gallery and virtual tours available.

A boy tries out a knight's helmet and vambrace

Art Cart: Hands-on Armor

Knightly armor is nice and shiny, but how does it feel? Find out with our hands-on armor activities! Check our calendar for upcoming Art Carts.

Three WAM Members stand together enjoying a glass of champagne in the Renaissance Court

Members Event: Champagne, Chocolate & Shopping

A special evening for Members and their guests, with chocolate desserts, champagne, festive music, and more. Friday, December 1, 5:30–7:30 pm.

A young boy coloring in a picture of a menorah

Hanukkah at WAM

Join us for our annual Hanukkah celebration, a free, fun day for the whole family. Sunday, December 3. Free admission all day.

A guest studies intently a work in the 'Rembrant' exhibition

Rembrandt Exhibition Tours

Learn about the life and self-taught skill of the Dutch artist, Rembrandt van Rijn, through his etchings. Saturdays at 2 pm.

Faith Ringgold Exhibition Tours

Ringgold's work incorporates craft and storytelling to explore themes around identity and history. Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm.

Arms & Armor Programs: Secrets of Swordplay

Get an in-person look at the art of swordplay in action. Sundays at 2 pm – check our calendar for confirmed dates.

A young volunteer dressed in armor is handed a sword by a WAM educator during a live presentation

Arms and Armor Programs

Discover the world of arms and armor, ranging from the Romans to medieval knights and beyond. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.

Merrimack Valley Ringers performing in Renaissance Court at WAM

Musical performance: Merrimack Valley Ringers

Get in the Christmas spirit with a spectacular chorus of bells, ringing out carols across the Renaissance Court. Sunday, December 10, 2pm.

Detail of 'Landscape with Three Gabled Cottages Beside a Road' by Rembrandt van Rijn

After Hours Talk: Rembrandt in His Time and Our Own

What can Rembrandt’s art teach us about life in the Netherlands nearly 400 years ago? How does it reflect on our lives today? Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 pm.

'Woman Looking in a Mirror' by Faith Ringgold

After Hours Talk: Faith Ringgold’s Story

This landmark talk on the life and art of Faith Ringgold will offer a unique insight into the crucial impact and continued relevance of her work. Thursday, February 22, 6 pm.

A docent educates a tour group in one of WAM's galleries

Highlights Tours

Discover highlights of WAM's vast collection with a docent-led trip through our galleries. Sundays at 1 pm.

A student painting at an easel

Winter Art Classes

There's something for everyone and all artistic abilities. Browse and register online or call 508.793.4333.

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WAM Reading Group

Join our interactive reading group, organized by WAM Library.

A WAM docent educates a group of children

Private Group Tours

Schedule a tailored adult, youth, student or Scout group tour with a trained and dedicated volunteer docent.

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Kids and Families

Explore the museum galleries and make art with your family!

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Scavenger Hunts

Explore the Museum with your friends or family to find “Artful Faces”, animals in art, arms and armor, and more!

Visitors gather in the Renaissance Court for a performance


View our calendar for more about what's going on at Worcester Art Museum and up-to-the-minute program information.