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Around the World in a Handful of Objects

Mining the Depth of Human Experience in the Collections of the Worcester Art Museum
August 19, 2022 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ET
Curt DiCamillo

Presented by Matthias Waschek

Birth and death, justice and injustice, wounding and healing, blindness and clarity—these are just a few of the grand themes that speak to the depth, richness, pain, and passion of the human experience and our imaginations. Join Matthias Waschek, Jean and Myles McDonough Director of the Worcester Art Museum to see how just a few works from the museum's wonderful, 5,000-year collection tell these stories—and more!


Matthias Waschek


Matthias Waschek is the Jean and Myles McDonough Director of the Worcester Art Museum. He was appointed in 2011. German born, he received his Ph.D. from Bonn University, specializing in French art at the end of the XIX century. He has published extensively in that area as well as on subjects of the history of taste. His curatorial experience spans from old masters to contemporary art. Before moving to Worcester in 2011, he was the Executive Director of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in Saint Louis, MO. Prior that, he served for 11 years as the Head of Academic Programs at the Louvre Museum in Paris.


Photo credit: Worcester Art Museum by Kenneth C. Zirkel