Open Door Gallery

One of the most important priorities at the Worcester Art Museum is to increase accessibility so community members of all abilities can discover the joy of connecting with art at the Museum. We have an exciting partnership with Open Door Arts, an affiliate of the Seven Hills Foundation, which creates a new gallery space for artists with disabilities. Called Open Door Gallery at the Worcester Art Museum, this bright area, overlooking the Stoddard Garden Courtyard from the Higgins Education Wing, provides a meaningful opportunity for these artists to show their works, while at the same time enhancing the Museum's offerings in the Higgins Wing.

Close-up view of ceramic sculptural works in an exhibition

As part of the Open Door Arts/WAM partnership, participants also frequently visit the Museum galleries, where they find inspiration and connect further with the ideas and images from over 50 centuries of creative expression. Increasing accessibility for people with disabilities increases accessibility and understanding for everyone. We invite you to discover amazing creative gifts in Open Door Gallery at WAM.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

For more exhibition details see Open Door Gallery @ WAM on the Open Door Arts website.


Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Creating opportunities: Open Door Gallery at Worcester Art Museum boosts artists with disabilities
By Stephanie Jarvis Campbell, March 19, 2020

An exhibition at the Open Door Gallery Close-up view of ceramic works by Open Door Arts students A view of student work in the Open Door Gallery A 2-dimensional work by an Open Door Arts student