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Wednesday December 1

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12:30 PM  –  1:00 PM

This program will be held virtually. To register, please pick the date of the Zoom Tour you wish to attend above and fill out the number of attendees below. The next page will prompt you for your contact information. You will then receive the Zoom link to the event in the confirmation email after registration.


December 1: Albert Bierstadt, Yosemite Falls, 1865–1870, oil on canvas, Gift from the Estate of Mrs. William H. Sawyer, Jr. 1954.66

By the early 1860s, Bierstadt achieved international fame for his series of monumental landscapes celebrating the American frontier. During his second trip West in 1863, the German-American artist created sketches of Yosemite Falls, or ‘Cho-looke’ as termed by the region’s Miwok people, Ahwahneechee. Though modest in scale compared to his other expansive views, Yosemite Falls conveys the natural beauty and grandeur of the region through an interplay of atmospheric effects. Join docent Anne Hunter for a discussion about Bierstadt's work in the American West.


December 15: Sculpted by Carl Milles, Foundry, cast by Roman Bronze Works, Fountain, 1940–1941, silvered pewter, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George N. Jeppson, 1941.8

Maybe you remember when there was a working fountain in the galleries of the Worcester Art Museum. Join docent Susan Gately as she discusses Carl Milles' "Fountain." Commissioned for the Worcester Art Museum by the donors, this fountain employs symbolism to evoke Milles' childhood memory of stargazing in a boat with his father. Learn more about this work and its history with this Zip Zoom discussion!


December 29: Joan Barry - WAM's Artful Deck the Halls Trees

WAM is merry and bright for the holidays with artfully decorated trees inspired by the Museum's current special exhibition, "Love Stories from the National Portrait Gallery, London" and the 1965 classic movie, "Doctor Zhivago." Join this Zoom with Docent Joan Barry and hear more about the decorations created by Sally Jablonski of Herbert E. Berg Florist, Inc.


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