Worcester Art Museum presents remastered exhibition

Worcester Art Museum presents [remastered] a reinstallation of the Worcester Art Museum’s paintings from the 16th-18th centuries provides a new look at Old Masters.

Paolo Veronese, Italian, 1528–1588, Venus Disarming Cupid, about 1560, oil on canvas, Gift of Hester Diamond, 2013.50.

Paolo Veronese, Italian, 1528–1588, Venus Disarming Cupid, about 1560, oil on canvas, Gift of Hester Diamond, 2013.50.


In celebration of the recent gift of Paolo Veronese’s Venus Disarming Cupid, the Museum is reinstalling a suite of old master galleries featuring Renaissance and Baroque masterworks. Paintings will be displayed in medallion-style hangings—reminiscent of the 17th-18th century—that encourage the viewer to make personal connections with and between the works. This project is one of many where the Museum is focused on reshaping the visitor experience.

The Museum is working on alternative design approaches that encourage new ways for visitors to interact with and participate in daily uses of the gallery as: a classroom, inviting formal (collegiate) and informal (drop-in visitor) learning; as a laboratory, with interpretative and interactive iPod applications; as a sanctuary, reintroducing spirituality practices with interfaith clergy; and as a community space, activating the galleries as a welcoming place for family audiences. The goal is to balance opportunities for quiet contemplation—the “traditional” museum experience—with new interactive and experimental programs. More information www.worcesterart.org

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