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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.

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.

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.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, July 31, 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.

Behind the Scenes: Lighting and Art Handling

Behind the Scenes: Lighting and Art Handling

Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Have you ever wondered how the Walters crates and ships its fragile works all over the world? Want to know the science behind how we light our paintings and sculptures? This talk features staff who work “behind the scenes” at the Walters to keep the collection safe and make our galleries look beautiful. Audiences will see demonstrations of the equipment and learn about the practices these experts use in their everyday work at the Museum.

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.

Drinking Our Way Through History

Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:30 PM

Humans have been drinking alcohol for thousands of years and different cultures have created unique vessels for imbibing these special beverages. Join Walters curators and conservators in a conversation about drinking vessels from the collection. After the talk, Union Craft Brewing will offer a cash bar with flights of beer inspired by the works discussed during the tour.

Gala 2016

Gala 2016

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–12:00 AM

Enjoy cocktails on the sculpture court, dinner in the galleries, and dancing into the night at this not-to-be-missed black-tie gala supporting the Walters.

Party at the Walters 2016: Medieval Revelry

Party at the Walters 2016: Medieval Revelry

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016

Time: 09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Don’t miss this dessert-and-dancing party, featuring festive cocktails and open bar, DJ, and delectable desserts—presented by the Walters Enthusiasts, a young members group that supports the museum.

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
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The 125 objects in this exhibition were chosen because they are the keys to understanding the rich sensory world of the Middle Ages, and the senses are integral to our comprehension of these magnificent works of art. All of the objects were created to engage, excite, and appeal to and through the five senses. Included in the exhibition are stellar works of art in a range of diverse media.