C.cada Museum Trip

C.cada , our church’s artist group, has been meeting monthly since last June. We have more than thirty artists across the various disciplines who have committed to come together to encourage, improve and train.

 

This month twenty-two of us took a field trip to the Worcester Art Museum for a guided tour.The weather was unseasonably warm. The sun was high in the sky when we arrived. So our artists didn’t mind standing out for a photo-op. Once inside though we were all business.

 

 

 

 

 

Our docent, Joe, explained that WAM has the largest display of ancient mosaics in America. This one comes from 6th century Antioch, the city where men and women first took the name “Christian”.

 

 

 

 

The museum also sports a fully reconstructed monastic chapter house from the 12th century. I could have just sat under the vaulted arches all day. Something about them is very soothing.

El Greco’s, ┬áThe Weeping Magdalene hangs in one of the center galleries. What I didn’t know was that my daughter was his model for the piece!After the tour and some private time milling through the various galleries we all finished off with a traditional Irish meal at O’Connor’s Pub in West Boylston.

Tell me about groups you belong to. What do you do for fun?