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Where Will You WOO? - Week of March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 08, 2018


Where will you WOO during the week of March 8? 

Thursday, March 8 

Robert Beauchamp: Four Decades of Works on Paper

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

College of the Holy Cross: Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery 
1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Robert Beauchamp (1923  1995) created a vast number of works on paper as well as paintings from the 1950s to early 1990s. A student of Hans Hoffman in Provincetown, Massachusetts in the early 1950s, the artist moved to New York in the mid 1950s where he soon began to show his work in both one-person and group exhibitions. Beauchamps style, although rooted in abstraction under the influence of Hoffman, soon veered toward figurative expressionism, which sustained his art practice for the next four decades. 

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Friday, March 9 

Art Cart: Classical Europe & Asia

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Worcester Art Museum 
The Renaissance Court
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Explore the Classical world through art and object. Discover the art of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Learn about and create Greco-Roman mosaics. Or color your own Mandala. One or more of these activities will be available. Ask our friendly docent what topic will be on tap today! (Programming subject to change)

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Saturday, March 10 

Zip Tour: Emmett at 10 Years

1:00 PM-1:20 PM

Worcester Art Museum 
Meets in Lancaster Lobby
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Zip tours are fast-paced views of one artist or work of art, and last only 20 minutes. Free with Museum admission. (Programming subject to change.)

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Sunday, March 11 

Dublin Irish Dance "Stepping Ourt"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Mechanics Hall 
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608

A dance troupe of world champion Irish step dancers together with a sensational eight member traditional Irish band and vocalist. Dublin Irish Dance is an exhilarating company whose members have performed throughout the world with Riverdance, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. Production/Direction by Eric Cunningham and original Choreography by Siobhán Manson. The all-star cast brings to life the epic tale of Celtic culture, carrying its traditional melodies and steps to the New World with a Gala celebration of Irish Music and Dance.

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Monday, March 12 

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Tuesday, March 13 

Fun with Fibonacci: Botanical Drawing

10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden 
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

Instructor: Helen Byers

What do a pinecone, a seashell, and a galaxy have in common? The Fibonacci spiral! Make detailed colored pencil or graphite studies of plant subject incorporating this pattern. 

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Wednesday, March 14 

AIA Lecture: The Castles of Ireland

6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Worcester Art Museum 
Conference Room
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Castles can be defined as the seriously-defended residences of people of lordly (and later gentry) rank. It is clear that Ireland was one of the most castellated parts of Europe by c.1600 and, even after this date, castles continued to built there, with the final ones being erected in the 1640s. This illustrated lecture will outline the main types of castle constructed and inhabited in Ireland from the 12th century down to the 17th century. The architecture, dating, and functions of these different types of castle will be outlined in the talk. The ethnicity of the inhabitants of these places will also be discussed in the lecture and the somewhat debated question of when native Irish (ie Gaelic Irish) lords adopted fortifications that contemporaries and modern scholars would regard as castles will be addressed too. Lastly, the lecturer will try to answer the question of why anything up to 8000 castles were built in Ireland throughout the later medieval period and up to the mid-17th century.

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