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Art museum to open wings in honor of mid-20th century works

on Thursday,February 17,2011 20:02

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New England residents with a taste for mid-20th century art will not have to look far to view some of the most notable works of the period.

Recently, the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts, announced that it will be reopening two wings that had previously been closed for about a decade. Many of the pieces are a part of the museum's permanent collection, featuring works collected from the past 70 years, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Museum officials told the news source that approximately 50 pieces will be on display. Many of the works that are a part of the museum's permanent display date back to more than 5,000 years ago. However, the two wings that will be reopening are focused on the mid-20th century.

"There's way more art than you see here from this timeframe in the collection," Susan Stoops, curator of contemporary art, told the news source. "But we've got the crème de la crème on the walls and floors right now."

The display at the Worcester Art Museum may not only educate the public on art, but encourage individuals to pursue a career in the industry.

Approximately 60 percent of people in the art industry are self-employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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