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Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: Friday, December 5, 2014

Time: 07:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library since 1977, will present A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500, a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries. You won’t want to miss this special holiday program performed on the beautiful Sculpture Court.

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

FREE! MLK Jr Family Festival

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–04:00 PM

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Celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through theatrical and musical performances.

Establishing Authenticity in Traditional Chinese Painting: John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture

Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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How does one distinguish an authentic Chinese painting from a copy or forgery? This lecture examines some of the key issues involved in the appreciation of Chinese painting.


Featured Events

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Contour and Continuous Drawing

Date: 11/22/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: 12/05/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

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