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Events for Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015

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, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date Sunday, October 26, 2014–Sunday, April 17, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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.

Rinehart

Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble

Date Sunday, March 29, 2015–Sunday, August 30, 2015
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

This spring, the Walters story continues with an exhibition exploring the workshop of 19th-century sculptor William Henry Rinehart.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date Sunday, May 3, 2015–Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time 12:30 PM–04:00 PM

Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture

Drop-in Art Activities: Sculpture

Date Sunday, May 3, 2015–Sunday, May 31, 2015

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

It’s time to put on your 3-D thinking cap and build, carve, and assemble. Visit us each weekend in May as we use foil, clay, paper, and everyday objects to make sculptures big and small.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes by Jeanette Winter

Date Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of sculpture! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old. 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.

Gallery Talk: Love Reconciled with Death

Gallery Talk: Love Reconciled with Death

Date Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time 06:30 PM–07:00 PM

Curator Jenny Carson leads a half-hour-long tour and discussion in the special exhibition "Rinehart's Studio: From Rough Stone to Living Marble," with an emphasis on the process of creating marble sculpture.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes by Jeanette Winter

Date Saturday, May 9, 2015

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of sculpture! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old. 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.

Gold of the Ancient Americas

Gold of the Ancient Americas

Date Saturday, May 9, 2015–Sunday, October 11, 2015

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Gold of the Ancient Americas showcases more than 50 artifacts, including cast animal pendants, a hammered gold disc, beaded necklaces and nose ornaments made by the indigenous peoples of the ancient Americas from Peru to Panama.

Walk-in Tour: Celebrating Women in Art

Walk-in Tour: Celebrating Women in Art

Date Sunday, May 10, 2015

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In honor of Mother's Day, “Celebrating Women in Art” highlights the depiction of women in painting and sculpture from antiquity to the 19th century.

Art Babies Program: Marble, Bronze, and Clay

Date Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Art Babies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 12 months of age to bond, play, and learn in the museum galleries during this 60-minute class. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Search for Sculptures (Morning Session)

Date Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

We’re on a hunt for sculptures! Step foot on the sculpture court, explore the galleries, and search the hallways for metal, marble, and more. We’ll end our search in the studio, where you’ll find the materials you need to build your own sculpture!

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Search for Sculptures (Afternoon Session)

Date Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

We’re on a hunt for sculptures! Step foot on the sculpture court, explore the galleries, and search the hallways for metal, marble, and more. We’ll end our search in the studio, where you’ll find the materials you need to build your own sculpture!

Walk-in Tour: Art of the Ancient World

Walk-in Tour: Art of the Ancient World

Date Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

“Art of the Ancient World” highlights works of art related to life in Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome.

Jewelry & Costumes: A Yemeni Story

Jewelry & Costumes: A Yemeni Story

Date Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Jewelry scholar Marjorie Ransom traces the efflorescence of Yemeni jewelry production from 1900 to 1970 through slides and examples of these objects. This lecture will be free and open to the public in conjunction with the Association of Art Museum Directors’ Museum Day on Monday, May 18.

Arts Every Day Student Art Show

Arts Every Day Student Art Show

Date Monday, May 18, 2015–Saturday, May 30, 2015
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Walters Art Museum and Arts Every Day celebrate students' artistic achievements with an exhibition of artwork inspired by the Walters' collection.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Little Sculptors

Date Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Time 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore the art of sculpture! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.

Art Cubs Pre-Toddler Program: Marble, Bronze, and Clay

Date Tuesday, May 19, 2015

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. Wobbling and waltzing are welcome!

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

Date Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

Who were William and Henry Walters? What was life like in Baltimore during the 1800s? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. In this joint workshop, students will spend the morning exploring the MD Historical Society to learn about 19th century life in Baltimore. In the afternoon, students will discover the rich history of the Walters family and the collection that developed into the museum we know today.

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Date Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

Who were William and Henry Walters? What was life like in Baltimore during the 1800s? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. In this joint workshop, students will spend the morning exploring the MD Historical Society to learn about 19th century life in Baltimore. In the afternoon, students will discover the rich history of the Walters family and the collection that developed into the museum we know today.

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 10-12

"From Rye to Raphael" Homeschool Workshop Ages 10-12

Date Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

Who were William and Henry Walters? What was life like in Baltimore during the 1800s? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Historical Society. In this joint workshop, students will spend the morning exploring the MD Historical Society to learn about 19th century life in Baltimore. In the afternoon, students will discover the rich history of the Walters family and the collection that developed into the museum we know today.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time 01:15 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.

Make Night: Sculpting the Human Form

Make Night: Sculpting the Human Form

Date Thursday, May 21, 2015

Time 06:30 PM–08:00 PM

This two-part workshop, offered in partnership with Baltimore Clayworks, is inspired by the exhibition Rinehart’s Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble, and will provide a contemporary look at sculpting the human figure in clay.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Creating Dimension: Illusionism

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Creating Dimension: Illusionism

Date Saturday, May 23, 2015

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Add dimension and realism to your drawing by creating visual illusion with perspective, scale, and shading. Recommended for ages 9–13.