Worcester Art Museum

John La Farge. Suonatore. 1887. Wax on pulp paper mounted on fabric. Image and data from Worcester Art Museum

The Worcester Art Museum has contributed approximately 2,000 images of its global permanent collection to the Artstor Digital Library. The selection in Artstor touches on virtually every curatorial department of the museum.

Founded in 1898 by Stephen Salisbury III, the Worcester Art Museum (WAM) is recognized for its encyclopedic collection of approximately 38,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs prints, drawings, arms and armor, and new media. The works span more than 5,000 years of art and culture. In addition to the Roman mosaic-laden Renaissance court and French chapter house, strengths of the permanent collection include European and North American painting, prints, photographs, and drawings; Asian art notably Japanese prints; Greek and Roman sculpture and mosaics; and contemporary art. With the acquisition of the collection from the Higgins Armory Museum, WAM continues to diversify and expand its curatorial and programmatic offerings.