Vincent van Gogh, “Portrait of Postman Roulin”, 1888, oil on canvas, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Buhl Ford II.Documents / Images Bridgeman

Art nourishes the mind and soul and provides solace in difficult times. Fortunately, the Worcester Art Museum reopens to members on October 1 and to the public on October 7 after a seven-month closure.

Take a stroll through “Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere,” on display until November 7, an exhibit that showcases the creative spirit of this early American craftsman, entrepreneur and patriot. And don’t miss Vincent van Gogh’s “Portrait of Postman Roulin”, on loan from the Detroit Institute of Arts, which stands alongside his post-Impressionist colleague Paul Gauguin’s masterpiece, “The Brooding Woman”.

Reserve or purchase tickets in advance for up to five people per group for defined time slots. Admission: $ 8 for 4-17 years old, $ 18 for adults; free for everyone on the first Sunday of each month.

Not yet ready to venture out? Attend several free virtual programs such as Zip Zoom Tours, Arms and Armor Presentations, and Fall Community Day, or participate in online art and art history studio classes (see website for details ). 508-799-4406,


Kari Bodnarchuk can be contacted at [email protected]