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Past Exhibitions

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Featured above: Alphonse Mucha, JOB, 1896, lithograph, Gift of Dr. Lawrence M. Epstein and Ms. Jeanne Griffin, 2007.174 from Leisure, Pleasure, and the Debut of the Modern French Woman May – September 2011

2019

Photo Revolution: Andy Warhol to Cindy Sherman November 16, 2019 – February 16, 2020
With Child: Otto Dix / Carmen Winant September 21 – December 15, 2019
Travels with Hiroshige February 23 – May 26, 2019
Monet's Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process January 25 – April 28, 2019

2018

Preserved Pages: Book as Art in Persia and India, 1300–1800 October 13, 2018 – January 6, 2019
The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society September 8 – November 25, 2018
Radiance Rediscovered: Stained Glass by Tiffany and La Farge June 30, 2018 – December 1, 2019
Exploring the Myths of James Dye April 7 – September 2, 2018
The Mystery of Worcester's Leonardo March 10 – June 3, 2018
Dangerous Liaisons Revisited January 20 – April 22, 2018

2017

Last Defense: The Genius of Japanese Meiji Metalwork September 13, 2017 – September 2, 2018
Rediscovering an American Community of Color: The Photographs of William Bullard October 14, 2017 – February 25, 2018
Coming Away: Winslow Homer and England November 11, 2017 – February 4, 2018
Reusable Universes: Shih Chieh Huang June 24 – November 12, 2017
John O'Reilly: A Studio Odyssey May 13 – August 13, 2017
Jeppson Idea Lab: Master Vases from Ancient Greece April 5, 2017 – August 11, 2019
Highest Heaven:
Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art from the Collection of Roberta and Richard Huber
March 11 – July 9, 2017

2016

KAHBAHBLOOOM:
The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley
November 2016 – April 2017
Picket Fence to Picket Line:
Visions of American Citizenship
October 2016 – February 2017
THE BEAUTY OF TYRANNY October – December 2016
Facing the World:
Modernization and Splendor in Meiji Japan
September 2016 – April 2017
Blood and Honey June – November 2016
Meow: A Cat-Inspired Exhibition May – September 2016
Jeppson Idea Lab: The Art of Combat May – September 2016
The Last Judgment Tapestry April – September 2016
Cyanotypes: Photography's Blue Period January – April 2016

2015

Nature Unfolded: Korean Art from the Collection December 2015 – April 2016
Jeppson Idea Lab: Olmec Incised Standing Figure November 2015 – April 2016
Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars November 2015 – March 2016
Pierre Bonnard, Dining Room in the Country October 2015 – June 2016
Static Variations: Blue x 2 by Terri Priest October 2015 – January 2016
Veiled Aleppo September 2015 – June 2016
The Baskets of Hayakawa Shokosai III August – December 2015
American Folk Art, Lovingly Collected July – November 2015
Nagasawa Rosetsu, Bamboo May – August 2015
Samurai! April – September 2015
Jeppson Idea Lab:
Portrait of a Man by Anthony van Dyck
March – October 2015
Uncanny Japan: The Art of Yoshitoshi February – May 2015
Raphael: The Cowper Madonna January – September 2015
A Screen for the New Year: Pines and Plum Blossoms January – May 2015

2014

Africa's Children of Arms November 2014 – September 2015
Norman Rockwell November 2014 – February 2015
Polly Apfelbaum – Nevermind: Works from the 90s October 2014 – March 2015
KNIGHTS! September 2014 – November 2016
Perfectly Strange September 2014 – January 2015
Rembrandt and Steen: Loans from the Leiden Gallery August 2014 – August 2015
Jeppson Idea Lab: Portraits by William Hogarth July 2014 – February 2015
Abstractions in Blue: Works from the Wise Collection June 2014 – January 2015
KNIGHTS! March 2014 – November 2016
Guns without Borders in Mexico and Central America March – November 2014
New acquisitions (photos by LaToya Ruby Frazier) through July 2014
“Majicolor” Prints by Majima Ryoichi February 2014 – November 2014
Jeppson Idea Lab: Michael Benson January – June 2014

2013

You Are Here December 2013 – August 2014
Works in Process: from Proof to Print December 2013 – April 2014
Chinese Personal Adornments September 2013 – February 2014
Five Works by Three Generations
of Yoshida Family Artist
August 2013 – January 2014
Winogrand's Women Are Beautiful August – November 2013
Orantes: Ancient Statues from South Italy June – December 2013
Looking West and Looking East
Landscape Prints by Yoshida Tōshi (1911-95)
June – November 2013
Nancy Spero: Cri du Coeur May – October 2013
Portrait Photographs of Artists May – July 2013
The Allure of Blanc de Chine February – August 2013
Silent Gardens The "White-line" Print Series
by Yoshida Tōshi (1911-95)
January – July 2013
Charline von Heyl November 2010 – March 2013

2012

Bostonians in Miniature
Portraits and Lives, 1810-1835
December 2012 – September 1, 2013
Looking at the Stars
Prints by Imamura Yoshio (Japanese, b. 1948)
December 2012 – May 2013
Prints by Georges Rouault December 2012 – March 2013
Jill Slosburg-Ackerman – In Rome: The Pine Grove. And. Natura naturans; natura naturata. November 2012 – March 2013
20th Century American Drawings October – December 2012
Kennedy to Kent State: Images of a Generation September 2012 —June 2013
Spotlight on Maki Haku (1924-2000) July 2012 – January 2013
Pilgrimage to Hokusai's Waterfalls May – November 2012
Small Porcelain Luxuries from China March – August 2012
Carrie Moyer: Interstellar February – August 2012
Eight Views of the Ryūkyū Islands February – July 2012

2011

Ladies of the House
Portrait Miniatures of Women from the Permanent Collection
December 2011 – May 2012
In Search of Julien Hudson:
Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans
December 2011 – May 2012
Hymn to the Earth: Photographs by Ron Rosenstock December 2011 – July 2012
Rest Elsewhere: Netherlandish Mannerist Prints October – December 2011
More Than Face Value
Non-Traditional Subjects in American Miniature Painting
June – November 2011
The Strange Life of Objects: The Art of Annette Lemieux April – October 2011
Leisure, Pleasure, and the Debut of the Modern French Woman May – September 2011

2010

Dandies November 2010 – May 2011
Goya and the Bullfight December 18, 2010 – April 17, 2011
Édouard Manet's The Dead Toreador September 25, 2010 – March 20, 2011
Place as Idea October 9, 2010 – February 20, 2011
Portrait Photographs August 21 – November 28, 2010
Minimalism: Logic Structure in the Graphic Arts April 10 – July 11, 2010
Selections from Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present March 7 – May 30, 2010

2009

What Matters December 19, 2009 – August 22, 2010
Twelve Zodiacal Animals July 11, 2009 – May 30, 2010
A Miniature Milestone: The Marianne E. Gibson Portrait Miniature Gallery at 20 December 2, 2009 – April 8, 2010
Intaglio: Italian Etchings and Engravings November 21, 2009 – March 7, 2010
Bound by Fashion: The Corset in European Art September 16, 2009 – January 10, 2010
Printmaking Methods | Relief June 27 – October 18, 2009
Rona Pondick: The Metamorphosis of an Object April 18 – October 11, 2009
Spies Like Us! Nathan Hale and Major André June 5 – September 20, 2009
Beyond: Visions of Planetary Landscapes March 28 – May 24, 2009

2008

Wall at WAM: “Actions Speak,” THINK AGAIN (David John Attyah and S.A. Bachman) October 30, 2008 – October 17, 2010
Heavenly and Earthly Delights: An exhibition in two parts May 10, 2008 – June 7, 2009
Watercolor—Bodycolor December 20, 2008 – March 1, 2009
Human Nature(s) November 15, 2008 – February 15, 2009
Sepia Memories: Nineteenth-Century Photographs August 30 – November 30, 2008
Wall at WAM: Alexander Ross March 22, 2007 – September 2008
Two Chinas: Chen Qiulin and Yun-Fei Ji March 8 – September 21, 2008
Inky Tributaries: Contemporary Chinese Prints May 10 Through August 3, 2008

2007

Textile Heirlooms of the Indus Valley September 14, 2007 – May 11, 2008
An American Vision: Treasures from the Winterthur Museum November 4, 2007 – April 6, 2008
Abstract Expressionist Prints December 22, 2007 – March 30, 2008
Paragons of Fashion: Early Nineteenth Century Japanese Woodblock Prints of Beauties September 15, 2007 – March 2, 2008
Martha Rosler: Bringing the War Home September 22, 2007 – January 13, 2008
Printmaking Methods/Stencil September 8 – November 25, 2007
Random Sketches from Here and There: Gouache Drawings by Gustave Baumann April 28 – July 29, 2007
Ed Ruscha/Raymond Pettibon: The Holy Bible and THE END April 7 — May 27, 2007

2006

Mountain Harvests: Chinese Jades and Other Treasured Stones March 4, 2006 – June 17, 2007
La Belle Epoque: Works on Paper, 1885-1915 December 16, 2006 – March 18, 2007
Wall at WAM: Jim Hodges “Don't Be Afraid” April 16, 2004 – Spring 2007
Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child (in context) October 21, 2006 – February 25, 2007
Mi Puerto Rico: Master Painters of the Island, 1780-1952 October 8, 2006 – January 14, 2007
Horrors of War September 9, 2006 – November 26, 2006
Surrealist Works on Paper May 6 – August 19, 2006
David Thorpe: A Meeting of Friends April 7 – August 13, 2006
Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1968—1993 March 26 – June 25, 2006

2005

New to View: Recent Acquisitions in Photography December 17, 2005 – April 15, 2006
Frontiers: Collecting the Art of Our Time November 13, 2005 – February 12, 2006
Pillar-Print Masterpieces: Narrow Glimpses into Japanese Life, Legends, and Literature August 27, 2005 – January 21, 2006
AFTERBURN—Willie Cole: Selected Works, 1997-2004 November 13, 2005 – January 7, 2006
Egyptomania: Modern Fascination for and Ancient Civilization September 17 – November 27, 2005
Hope and Healing:Painting in Italy in a Time of Plague April 3 – September 25, 2005
Jodie Manasevit: Just Painting May 13 – August 21, 2005
Printmaking Methods/Lithography April 30 – July 31, 2005
Evoking Rasa in Luminous Visions: Indian Art from the Herwitz Collection February 26 – July 17, 2005

2004

Lily van der Stokker November 18, 2004 – April 3, 2005
Rococo: French 18th-Century Prints December 19, 2004 – March 20, 2005
Modern Japanese Prints from the Permanent Collection August 6, 2004 – January 23, 2005
Photography at the Worcester Art Museum: Keeping Shadows October 10, 2004 – January 2, 2005
Japanese Masters of Mezzotint: Yozo Hamaguchi and Katsunori Hamanishi September 6 – November 28, 2004
How Sculptors See April 8 – October 10, 2004
An American Impressionist: Joseph H. Greenwood March 6 – August 8, 2004
Birds in Japanese Art and Poetry February 21 – July 16, 2004
Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings October 4 – June 27, 2004
Wall at WAM: Julian Opie April 2002 – March 2004
Glexis Novoa October 18, 2003 – February 22, 2004

2003

Printmaking Methods: Etching December 20, 2003 – February 8, 2004
A Gift of Light: Photographs in the Janos Scholz Collection September 6 – November 30, 2003
Richard Yarde: Ringshout June 7 – September 21, 2003
English Color Prints May 17 – August 10, 2003
Samurai Spirit April 4 – June 22, 2003
Ambreen Butt March 1 – May 11, 2003
Flora in Winter February 6-9, 2003

2002

The Harlem Renaissance and It's LegacyJanuary 18, 2002 – April 13, 2003
Mask or Mirror? A Play of PortraitsOctober 6, 2002 – January 26, 2003
Norman Bluhm DrawingsOctober 19 – December 22, 2002
Printmaking Methods/EngravingJune 8 – September 15, 2002
Tony Feher: Maybe/EnjoyApril 26 – August 11, 2002
Weegee's World: Life, Death, and the Human DramaApril 5 – June 2, 2002
Collective Images: The Sketchbooks of John Steuart CurryFebruary 23 – May 5, 2002
Staged! Contemporary Photography by Gregory Crewdson, Rosemary Laing, and Sharon LockhartDecember 15, 2001 – March 24, 2002

2001

Dressing Up: Photographs of Style and FashionNovember 10, 2001 – January 20, 2002
Modernism and Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art MuseumOctober 7, 2001 – January 6, 2002
Lewis deSotoSeptember 1 – November 18, 2001
In Color: Recent Acquisitions of American PrintsJuly 28 – October 7, 2001
Jennifer ReevesApril 28 – August 5, 2001
The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist PrintsApril 22 – June 17, 2001
Lewis Wickes Hine: The Final YearsApril 1 – June 10, 2001
Denise Marika: UnearthedApril 5 – June 3, 2001
Paul Revere: Artisan and PatriotApril 17, 2000 – April 22, 2001
Chuck CloseDecember 9, 2000 – March 25, 2001
Wall at WAM – Annette Lemieux “Two Vistas” January 19, 2000 – March 1, 2001
Fresh Woods and Pastures New:
17th-Century Dutch Landscape Drawings from the Peck Collection
December 16, 2000 – February 25, 2001
Antioch: The Lost Ancient CityOctober 8, 2000 – February 4, 2001

2000

Insight: Photographs from the George Eastman HouseSeptember 16 – November 16, 2000
Painting Pushed to ExtremesJuly 15, 2000 – November 12, 2000
Face to Face: Artists and Their WorkJuly 15, 2000 – September 3, 2000
Linda McCartney's Sixties: Portrait of an EraMay 6, 2000 – July 2, 2000
Blowup: Recent Sculpture and Drawings by Heide FasnachtApril 2, 2000 – June 11, 2000
Robert Capa: PhotographsApril 2, 2000 – June 5, 2000
Pissarro and Other Masters:
The Stoddard Legacy
February 19, 2000 – April 17, 2000
Outlook: Collecting the ContemporarySeptember 25, 1999 – February 20, 2000
Hiroshige: 53 Stations on the TokaidoOctober 30, 1999 – January 16, 2000
Alphonse Mucha: The Spirit of Art NouveauOctober 16, 1999 – January 2, 2000
Worcester's Community MosaicSeptember 16, 2000 – Ongoing

Pre-2000

Terrific Tokyo: A Panorama of PrintsApril 17 – July 4, 1999
All that is Glorious Around Us: Paintings from the Hudson River SchoolMarch 13 – June 27, 1999
Urban VisionsFebruary 27 – May 2, 1999
A New England Home: Prints by Currier & IvesNovember 1, 1998 – January 3, 1999
My Favorite Work of Art ExhibitionNovember 22, 1997 – December 31, 1998
Previous Wall ProjectJuly 1, 1998 – December 31, 1998
Building and Form: Ansel Adams & ArchitectureAugust 15 – October 18, 1998
Master & Remarkable DrawingsApril 18 – June 21, 1998
European Color Prints: 1500-1900April 11 – June 14, 1998
Tape Art MuralApril 15 – May 10, 1998
Winslow Homer: By Land and By SeaJanuary 25 – March 22, 1998
American ImpressionismOctober 5, 1997 – January 4, 1998