Many long-time visitors to the WAM will remember this magnificent tapestry, which hung for more than fifty years in the Museum's Renaissance Court. Originally woven in Flanders, which today refers to the Dutch-speaking northern part of Belgium, the tapestry was part of an illustrious set representing the allegorical history of Christianity. There are few complete surviving tapestries depicting The Last Judgment, and the Worcester panel is among the best.
By 1990, the tapestry was soiled and tired looking. It was taken down and put in storage while efforts to raise funds for restoration took place. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Brussels-based King Baudouin Foundation, René and Karin Jonckheere Fund, this masterpiece has been conserved to the highest standards of preservation and can once again be shown in its full splendor.
Image: "The Last Judgment Tapestry," Flemish, about 1505
When: Apr 23, 2016 12am to Sep 18, 2016 12am in Worcester, MA Cost: Free with Museum admission
"Play on the Plaza," a place for active, creative play, returns to the Sundial Plaza each summer. The plaza, located at the museum's main entrance, offers some of our visitors favorite warm weather activities.
Play some tunes on the Tube-A-Phone, a kid-sized sculpture that blends music, science, and art. At the Invention Space, make your own moving inventions on a giant gear board. Build a structure using giant Timber Stackers and challenge a friend to a game on our Giant Checkers set!
When: May 10, 2016 12am to Oct 2, 2016 12am in Worcester, MA Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($15 adults, $10 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Monrovia African Market is located in Central Mass offering a great selection of African movie rentals & DVDs for sale. find African cooking supplies, jewelry, cell phones & health care products. Experience their African knowledge & warm friendly atmosphere.
Worcester Massachusetts is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth" and is New England's second largest city with a population of over 170 thousand people of many diverse backgrounds and heritages. Worcester was incorporated first as a township in 1722 and then as a city in 1848. Worcester covers a land area of 37.5 square miles.
Worcester is a city steeped in history-General Washington rode through here, Abraham Lincoln slept here and John Adams taught school here. The valentine card got its beginnings here as did the first experiments in rockets by the famed Robert H. Goddard. The birth control pill was invented here!
The city is well noted for its fine educational and cultural facilities which include Worcester State College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Assumption College, Clark University, Holy Cross and the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It hosts the acclaimed Worcester Music Festival which is the nation's oldest annual festival and has been ongoing since 1858. Since the late 1980's biotechnology has been vital to Worcester's economy.
With all of its institutes of higher learning and biotechnology Worcester is none the less a predominantly residential city. Within its boundaries are more than 1200 acres of city owned park land and fifty public schools to educate its more than 20 thousand children. Worcester is a city that is extremely proud of its past and secure with its future.
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