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Gliding On Ice

11.29.2012 -03.23.2013

A history of ice skating in Worcester from the Victorian era to today.

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Water Street

November, 1983 - March, 1984 | Rice Gallery

This exhibition focused on the Eastern European Jewish immigrant in Worcester, Massachusetts, between 1880 and 1945, and illuminated the centrality of Water Street to local Jewish life during that period. Because much of the Jewish experience is typical of all immigrant groups, Water Street spoke to everyone. In essence, this

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Worcester in 1950: Through the Lens of George P. Cocaine

October, 1988 - February, 1989 | Rice Gallery

Images were selected from the thousands of pictures George P. Cocaine (1915-1979) took during the year 1950. Cocaine, who worked for the Worcester Evening Gazette from 1935 until his death in 1979, once estimated he shot 10,000 photographs per year. His work was omnivorous, including the most newsworthy events of

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Smiley Face

March, 1996 - June, 1996 | Rockwell Gallery

Harvey Ball (1921-2001) was born and raised in Worcester. His father operated a cigar shop at Lincoln Square near the court house, and later worked as a watchman at the Melville Shoe company warehouse on Hammond Street. Ball attended South High School where he was especially interested in art. In

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Highway of Commerce: The Blackstone Canal

October, 2003 - February, 2004 | Industrial Gallery

Highway of Commerce: The Blackstone Canal was presented as part of the Blackstone Valley cooridor-wide celebration of the 175th anniversary of the opening of the Blackstone Canal, the 45-mile waterway that linked Worcester to Providence RI. It was the first step in the transportation revolution that led to Worcester’s transformation from

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Off the Shelves: Worcester from A to Z

January, 2005 - March, 2007 | Booth Gallery

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LIFT OFF: Reaching for the Stars

March, 2006 - July, 2006 | Booth Gallery

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The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden

April, 2006 - July, 2006 | Rockwell Gallery

At my touch the wild braid of creation trembles. “The Snakes of September” In 2005 Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006), Worcester native, turned 100 years old. He was a poet, editor, essayist and translator. At the age of 95 he became America’s 10th poet laureate. He last book of poetry, The Wild Braid:

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Best Laid Plans

August, 2006 - November, 2006 | Rockwell Gallery

On exhibit are architectural plans that date from 1869 to 1923. Known as “revival” style, these plans all borrow elements from earlier eras and incorporate them into modern structures, for their day, with new amenities such as indoor plumbing, refrigeration, and furnace heat. In this exhibit you’ll find tips for

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An American Icon

October, 2006 - February, 2007 | Booth Gallery

Do you know who created the yellow Smiley Face? No, it wasn’t Forrest Gump. The exhibit, An American Icon, explored the origins of the iconic yellow Smile Face and its progression in American pop culture. In 1963, Worcester Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a subsidiary of State Mutual Life Assurance Company of

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