The Worcester Art Museum is deeply saddened by the traumatic violence in Atlanta that took the lives of eight individuals, six of whom were Asian and Asian American women. Our hearts are with all who were impacted, and especially the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Atlanta, across the country, and here at home in Worcester. These events occur for the AAPI community against the painful backdrop of frequent racist and sexist attacks, especially toward women, and increased incidents of discrimination and violence throughout the pandemic. As an organization, we believe it is our responsibility to condemn acts of hate, and to continue to affirm our work to become more diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive--for this work is not the burden of few, but must be carried by us all.
As part of our conversations over the past few days, we connected with a member of our community, Anh Vu Sawyer, Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts and WAM Corporator, who shared these healing words: “We will continue to love and move forward.”
President, Board of Trustees
Jean and Myles McDonough Director
March 21, 2021
John Singleton Copley, Lucretia Chandler, Mrs. John Murray, 1763, oil on canvas. Bequest of H. Daland Chandler, 1969.37.
On view in Gallery 331
Southern German or Austrian, Breastplate of “Gothic” Form, about 1490, steel. The John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection, 2014.1153.2.
On view in Gallery 111
Events and Programs
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Our virtual docent-led art discussions, held every other Wednesday, focus on select works in the Collection. Next tour: Works by German printmaker Käthe Kollwitz, with Ginny Powell-Braiser.
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