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Wednesday December 1

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12:30 PM  –  1:00 PM

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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.

January 12: Jacob van Ruisdael’s  “View on the IJ on a Stormy Day”

The most celebrated of the Dutch landscape painters, Jacob van Ruisdael also painted a number of impressive seascapes, all of which appear to date after 1656, when he had left his hometown of Haarlem and settled in Amsterdam, Holland's largest city. In this example he focused on the IJ, the arm of the Zuider Zee that forms the harbor of Amsterdam. Join in a discussion with docent Mike Hoke about van Ruisdael and this work.  

January 26: The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks

A skilled decorative painter, Edward Hicks preached his Quaker ideology through his iconic “Peaceable Kingdom,” which he executed over sixty times. The theme of this work, drawn from verse by the biblical prophet Isaiah, uses a charming menagerie of beasts and children to connect Isaiah’s message of harmony with William Penn’s 1681 treaty with the Delaware Valley’s Lenni Lenape. Learn more about the Hicks and this work in an interactive discussion with docent Ginny Powell-Brasier. 

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