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Events for Saturday, December 10, 2016

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Sunday, October 13, 2019
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.

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016–Sunday, January 8, 2017
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The art of medieval Europe—luminous stained glass windows, church bells with their mesmerizing sounds, and tapestries depicting fragrant gardens—stirred the senses. This international loan exhibition brings together more than 100 paintings, tapestries, metalwork, manuscripts, and prints from museums in the United States and abroad, including masterpieces from the Walters’ collection.

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Ferocious Beauty: Wrathful Deities from Tibet and Nepal

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016–Sunday, April 23, 2017
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Striking works of Himalayan art depict wrathful Buddhist deities with fearsome qualities. Although they may appear intimidating, these deities use their power to guard against antagonists and thwart obstacles to the spiritual goals of their devotees. Featuring twelve sculptures, paintings, and ritual objects drawn primarily from the Ford Collection, this exhibition deepens our understanding of these compelling images

Drop-In Art Activities: A Medieval Life

Drop-In Art Activities: A Medieval Life

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016–Saturday, December 31, 2016
Every Sat, Sun

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

Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you!

Art Kids Preschool: A Medieval Life

Art Kids Preschool: A Medieval Life

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:30 AM

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 hands-on experience that combines a story, a tour, and an art activity relating to the monthly theme.

Walk-In Tour: Fruit to Forest: A Plant Hike through Art

Walk-In Tour: Fruit to Forest: A Plant Hike through Art

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the midst of winter, the verdant landscapes of the Walters’ collection will bring back the thrill of spring. Join us as we look for cultivated gardens, native forests, and fruit in painting, sculpture, and textiles.

Community Holiday Celebration

Community Holiday Celebration

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM–04:00 PM

Celebrate the winter holidays with music and art-making. Wear your flashiest holiday gear and make personalized cards at the Museum using images from the collection.

Art Babies 11–23 months: A Medieval Life

Art Babies 11–23 months: A Medieval Life

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 11 to 23 months of age are invited to bond, play, and learn in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration in our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing, crying, wobbling, and waltzing are welcome!

Art Babies 11–23 months: A Medieval Life

Art Babies 11–23 months: A Medieval Life

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–11:30 AM

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 11 to 23 months of age are invited to bond, play, and learn in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration in our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing, crying, wobbling, and waltzing are welcome!

Member Tour: In Search of Egyptian Blue

Member Tour: In Search of Egyptian Blue

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Egyptian blue is the earliest synthetic pigment, dating back more than 4,000 years. Hear about the luminescent qualities that make Egyptian blue important today and its use in technologies such as bio-imaging and security inks

Make Night: Scented Candles

Make Night: Scented Candles

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Participants in this workshop will explore the diversity of scent while making two of their own scented candles. Local artist Letta Moore of Knits, Soy & Metal will teach attendees about an array of smells to fill your home with, ranging from floral, to earthy, to food inspired.

Homeschool Workshop Ages 5–6: A Feast for the Senses

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

Explore the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe and discover the medieval world through the sense of touch, sound, sight and smell.

Homeschool Workshop Ages 10–12: A Feast for the Senses

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

Explore the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe and discover the medieval world through the sense of touch, sound, sight and smell.

Homeschool Workshop Ages 7–9: A Feast for the Senses

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

Explore the special exhibition A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe and discover the medieval world through the sense of touch, sound, sight and smell.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop Ages 13–17

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

Develop your drawing skills through observation and practice in the Walters’ galleries in this monthly workshop. 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 Tours: A Medieval Life

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: A Medieval Life

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 6–8 years old and their favorite adults. Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: A Medieval Life

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tours: A Medieval Life

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 6–8 years old and their favorite adults. Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection with hands-on exploration.

Walk-In Tour: The Christmas Story in Art

Walk-In Tour: The Christmas Story in Art

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Seeing Pattern

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Seeing Pattern

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Use rhythm, texture, and shape to expand visual language and integrate pattern into your drawing. Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Led by a museum educator who is a practicing artist, each month will focus on a different skill and theme. Materials are provided.

Art Tots: A Medieval Life

Art Tots: A Medieval Life

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 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 stories, gallery play, and an art making activity.

Art Babies Newborn–10 months: A Medieval Life

Art Babies Newborn–10 months: A Medieval Life

Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children newborn to 10 months of age are invited to bond, play, and learn in the museum. Each program includes sensory exploration in our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing, crying, wobbling, and waltzing are welcome!

Art Tots: A Medieval Life

Art Tots: A Medieval Life

Date: Wednesday, December 21, 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 stories, gallery play, and an art making activity.

Winter Break Drop-In Art Activities

Winter Break Drop-In Art Activities

Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2016–Friday, December 30, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Warm up at the Walters with three extra days of Drop-In Art Activities.