Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

We’ve had a long stretch of bad weekend weather, but yesterday Yen finally reached his limit of puttering around the house. We took ourselves to the Worcester Art Museum. It turned out to be the absolute wrong day to go, as it was the opening of the new gallery that contains pieces moved over when Higgins Armory closed. A giant Ren Fair was in progress, and very loud musicians were stationed near the crown jewel of the museum, a mosaic you’ll see in a moment. But we’d made the drive, so we decided to check out the exhibits anyway. I think Yen’s done a nice job in these photos of protecting you from the crazy.

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There’s a big section on printmaking techniques, including etchings. We really loved the detail on this one.

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That face is not, “I’m not impressed,” but rather, “How the heck did he do that?”

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Here’s what I’m looking at. It’s printed using just five different plates.

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Small collection of Egyptian pieces. Which got me thinking: every art or history museum seems have at least one mummy. When you think about many mummies that must be in total, it’s rather staggering, don’t you think?

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Chinese pottery and jade.

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This is a small section of a church that came over from France and was rebuilt inside the museum.

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I did an awful lot of resting on couches. That’s what they’re there for, right? I tried mainly to look as if I was pondering the art.

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This was one of my favorites. Isn’t she pretty?

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Yen’s camera really didn’t like taking a photo so close up, but I forced it.

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Scale!

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This photo can’t really capture how beautiful this particular painting was.

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Lounging.

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Here’s the mosaic I was talking about. It was originally in Antioch, and – like the church – brought over and placed here.

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Pure awesomeness. This painting is called “Woman Enraged.”

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