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Many visitors go straight to Edward Hicks' famous "Peaceable Kingdom," but the museum has lots more, including paintings by Mary Cassatt, Gaugin and Rembrandt.




The renowned Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, just off Interstate 290 (map), will surprise you.

The collection ranges from ancient Chinese, Egyptian, and Sumerian objects through Roman statuary and mosaics, pre-Columbian artifacts, Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Korean art, Islamic art, and European paintings by the great masters, to American primitives and works by the great American painters including George Bellows, Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Cole, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Ralph Earl, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Charles Wilson Peale, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sheeler, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin West, James Abbitt McNeill Whistler.

The photography collection boasts images by Matthew B Brady, Eadweard Muybridge, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston and others.

It's one of those smaller museums with a comprehensive collection studded with masterpieces.

Besides Edward Hicks's famous Peaceable Kingdom, you'll see Gauguin's Brooding Woman, Rembrandt's Saint Bartholomew, and Mary Cassatt's Woman Bathing.

The museum also holds the former Higgins Armory Museum's outstanding collection of arms and armor. With the closing of the Higgins' own building in 2013, the collection is on view through exhibits here at the art museum.

The Worcester Art Museum has a pleasant café serving soups, salads and sandwiches, wine and beer.

The way to the museum is marked with signs from the city center.

Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street (off Park Avenue & Main Street) (map),
Worcester MA 01609
Tel: 508-799-4406

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Worcester Art Museum, Worcester MA

Worcester Art Museum:
a surprising collection.





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