Worcester Art Museum Community Day this Saturday, Nov. 14
In our November/December 2015 issue, J. Fatima Martins previews the recently-opened “Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars” exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum, for which artscope is proud to be a media partner.
“This Saturday, November 14, Hajjaj will be at the museum to make portrait-photographs of visitors while they are engaged in dance and movement within staged areas decorated with his uniquely designed Afro-Arabic textile patterns and furniture during WAM’s Community Day: Global Art and Music,” Martins writes. “To help guide children, families and playful adults along the metamodern path, Helmut, WAM’s canine mascot, has temporarily changed his identity to Helmut Hajjaj, adopting the artist’s colorful fashion sensibility.”
Urban violinist and singer Marques Toliver, who is featured in the exhibit, will be performing, visitors will be invited to create a drum in the WAM studios and The Revolving Museum will be creating a temporary art installation with the help of attendees.
The museum will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
“Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars” is only one of the many participatory exhibitions at WAM. This exhibition represents a shift in method and attitude which has taken years for the museum to implement successfully. After a period of foggy focus, programming has started to make its ‘unique narrative’ clear to visitors,” Martins noted.
(“Hassan Hajjaj: My Rock Stars” continues through March 6 at the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., Worcester, Mass. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday and on Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; on the the third Thursday of each month, WAM is open till 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.worcesterart.org.)