In the new movie "American Hustle," Christian Bale is in a scene with Bradley Cooper at the Worcester Art Museum. I recall the day they filmed in the gallery where this painting, Saint Bartholomew, is located on the second floor. Unlike other filming projects that had been done, this was quite secretive and the galleries were closed to the public. I forget if that was before the rearrangement of the artwork when it became the Remastered Galleries. I have yet to see the film.
(This image is from http://www.worcesterart.org/Exhibitions/remastered/saint-bartholomew-rembrandt-van-rijn/)
The Worcester Art Museum will not be open on New Year's Eve during First Night Worcester this year due to the fact that it falls on a Tuesday when the museum is normally closed. There will be events for people outside the museum, but the galleries will be closed. Besides, there are three other museums that will be open in the area for people to visit.
There is a new piece of artwork on display in the Jeppson Gallery. I will discuss that when I have a picture.
Happy Holidays everyone!