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Events for Saturday, February 6, 2016

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Ongoing

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East

Gérôme and His Circle: Travel, Art, and Business in the Middle East

Date: Saturday, November 14, 2015–Sunday, February 7, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Jean-Léon Gérôme was the leading French academic artist during the second half of the 19th century, specializing in scenes depicting present-day Egypt and Turkey. He was extraordinarily influential in his time, training many artists from both Europe and the Middle East. In a new exhibition opening at the Walters in November, Gérôme forms the fascinating focal point of an international network of mid-19th-century painters who were his friends, travel companions, and business associates and who also took the Middle East as their subject matter.

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016–Sunday, December 18, 2016

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

RESCHEDULED: Peabody Academy Strings Orchestra

RESCHEDULED: Peabody Academy Strings Orchestra

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Musicians from the Peabody Preparatory Performance Academy for Strings and Pre-Conservatory Violin Program will present an hour-long String Orchestra concert. The Renaissance-style Sculpture Court provides an idyllic background in which to marvel at the talent of these young musicians.

Drop-In Art Activities: The Four Seasons

Drop-In Art Activities: The Four Seasons

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016–Sunday, February 28, 2016
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

Stay warm inside the Walters and explore winter, spring, summer, and fall through paintings, sculptures, and collage.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM–03:00 PM

Celebrate the Lunar Year of the Monkey, participate in family art activities, and see traditional Chinese performances. The festival is free for all ages, and no registration is required.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore castles and cathedrals in medieval art and their importance to people's lives during this period.

Art Babies Program: The Four Seasons

Art Babies Program: The Four Seasons

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Art Babies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children newborn to 12 months of age to bond, play, and learn in the museum galleries during this 60-minute class. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:00 PM

Explore some of the ways that objects in the Walters’ outstanding collection of Chinese art—from hanging scrolls to mounted porcelains—have been modified over time for display in European and American homes. This informative talk will be led by Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art.

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons

Art Kids Preschool Program: The Four Seasons

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: Love in Painting and Sculpture

Walk-In Tour: Love in Painting and Sculpture

Date: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with a special tour that finds flirtation and love depicted in works of art throughout the galleries. From the ancient world to the 19th century, from painting to sculpture, love is in the air!

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: The Four Seasons

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: The Four Seasons

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Art Cubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 13–23 months of age to sing and sway in the museum galleries during this 60-minute class. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Wobbling and waltzing are welcome!

Art Tots Program: The Four Seasons

Art Tots Program: The Four Seasons

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

Member Tour: Fifty Years of Shopping at World

Member Tour: Fifty Years of Shopping at World's Fairs

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

World’s Fairs on both sides of the Atlantic profoundly shaped the tastes and buying habits of William and Henry Walters during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jo Briggs, associate curator of 18th- and 19th-century art, discusses the cultural and artistic significance of these international exhibitions.

Make Night: Latin Dance

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Dance the evening away with Henry Alperovich and Liz Frantz as they guide you step-by-step through some basic moves in salsa, bachata, and merengue. After a brief tour of the galleries to view works of art celebrating dance, participants will continue to the Sculpture Court for guided lessons followed by an open dance session.

Conservation Secrets Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

Conservation Secrets Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

How do museum conservators preserve paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts created centuries ago? How can conservation science help determine the authenticity of a work of art? Explore techniques that conservators use to preserve, repair, and study museum objects.

Conservation Secrets Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Conservation Secrets Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

How do museum conservators preserve paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts created centuries ago? How can conservation science help determine the authenticity of a work of art? Explore techniques that conservators use to preserve, repair, and study museum objects.

Conservation Secrets Homeschool Workshop Ages 10-12

Conservation Secrets Homeschool Workshop Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

How do museum conservators preserve paintings, sculptures, and manuscripts created centuries ago? How can conservation science help determine the authenticity of a work of art? Explore techniques that conservators use to preserve, repair, and study museum objects.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

In this monthly workshop taught by artists, students develop their drawing skills through observation and practice in the Walters’ galleries. Students may work with instructors during a single session to learn basic drawing skills or attend multiple sessions to build a cohesive portfolio.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Four Seasons (Morning Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Four Seasons (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Zip up your winter coat and don’t forget the sunscreen! We’re experiencing all four seasons on our tour of changing landscapes. For children ages 6–8 years old and their favorite adults, this once-a-month, 60-minutes experience allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to our monthly theme.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Four Seasons (Afternoon Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: The Four Seasons (Afternoon Session)

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Zip up your winter coat and don’t forget the sunscreen! We’re experiencing all four seasons on our tour of changing landscapes. For children ages 6–8 years old and their favorite adults, this once-a-month, 60-minutes experience allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to our monthly theme.

Sensory Morning

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. We welcome participants an hour before the museum opens to the public, allowing families to enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours.