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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

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Events Thursday, October 2, 2014

Art Kids Preschool Program: Sky Color

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore the Elements of Art! 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 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Member Tour - Move Over Botticelli! Themes of Romance for an Italian Palace

Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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We invite members to join Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, for an exclusive tour. Together you will explore a recently installed 15th-century Italian painting on the "Romance of Paris and Helen."

Make Night: Photography and Composition

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

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Learn the essentials of good composition, go into the galleries to explore and discuss what makes a compelling visual story, and then go on a scavenger hunt to find masterpieces to photograph for yourself. Bring your favorite camera; smart phones as cameras are welcome.

Portraits and People Ages 5-6 Homeschool Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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What does your portrait say about you? Students uncover stories about people from the past by examining sculpted and painted portraits. In the studio, participants view examples of portraits throughout history and practice drawing techniques to create their own self-portrait.

Portraits and People Ages 7-9 Homeschool Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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What does your portrait say about you? Students uncover stories about people from the past by examining sculpted and painted portraits. In the studio, participants view examples of portraits throughout history and practice drawing techniques to create their own self-portrait.

Portraits and People Ages 10-12 Homeschool Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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What does your portrait say about you? Students uncover stories about people from the past by examining sculpted and painted portraits. In the studio, participants view examples of portraits throughout history and practice drawing techniques to create their own self-portrait.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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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. This workshop, designed exclusively for 13-17 year-olds, is offered simultaneously with our monthly workshops for 5-12 year-olds on the third Thursday of the month, September–May; 1:15-3:30 p.m.

Gala 2014: Carnevale di Venezia Gala

Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–12:00 AM

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Join us for a spectacular evening in Venice. Enjoy aperitifs on the Palazzo, dinner in the Galleries, and dancing into the night. Be sure to follow your meal with a cocktail at Harry's Bar.


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The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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