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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, January 7, 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.

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016–Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–04:00 PM

The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Visitors can interact with conservators as they work on this collection in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Participants will have an opportunity to think creatively and express their personal voices while drawing in the galleries. This family-oriented workshop is designed for children 9–13 years old and their favorite adults to enjoy together.

Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling

Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016–Sunday, September 18, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Explore discoveries within the Walters’ collection that reveal the varieties of reuse and the techniques used to transform the old into the new. Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling includes more than 20 objects and examines medieval approaches to recycling through the media of gold, ivory, stone, glass and parchment.

Remix: Mosaics and Music

Remix: Mosaics and Music

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Throughout history artists have recycled materials to create new works. In this talk, audiences will hear from three speakers about the practice of recycling in art and music. Walters’ curator of manuscripts Lynley Herbert will examine the medieval art exhibition Making Odd Ends Meet, artist Loring Cornish will discuss his mosaic works, and DJ James Nasty will demonstrate how music is sampled and remixed.

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop where participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap, and recycled materials. This workshop will explore the ways material and content form a conversation about the conceptual potential in handmade books.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Amy Reid will use her music to explore the processes of destruction and preservation in the Museum’s galleries of Ancient Near Eastern art. Performer TRNSGNDR/VHS will examine the culture and aesthetics of seventeenth-century European art through an immersive, multi-sensory installation in the Baroque galleries.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Electronic artist Bonnie Jones will use the themes of migration, mobility, and impermanence to highlight the Renaissance and Medieval collections. Jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will use his compositions to examine the components of great civilizations in the Egyptian galleries.