The Walters Art Museum is open Thursdays until 9 p.m., Sponsored by BGE.
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 1996–Sunday, January 31, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM
Explore the Walters’ collection through writing and words. Write stories and speak with your hands through art!
Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM
Explore Japanese art! Aiko's Flowers by Rui Umezawa. 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.
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Art, fashion, flowers, libations, and music come together in the beautiful Sculpture Court and galleries of the Walters Art Museum. Enjoy a fashion show, floral arrangements and the special exhibition "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics". The event is free and open to the public. Register to receive a complimentary drink.
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM–02:00 PM
Margot Shaw, founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine "flower" will give a lecture and demonstration in the Graham Auditorium followed by a luncheon on the Sculpture Court. Arrangements will be auctioned following the lecture.
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014–Sunday, April 6, 2014
A popular tradition of our Art Blooms celebration, the Garden Shed is a pop-up store in the Museum Cafe area features flower-related items, garden ornaments and furniture.
Since 1989, the Women's Committee has hosted this signature event which not only enhances the Walters' collection with interpretive floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs, but also raises funds in support of the Committee's Education Endowment Fund and special museum projects. This year, the display will be located in the museum's Palazzo Building that houses 15th- to 18th-century paintings, sculptures, and jewelry.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Time: 06:30 PM–10:30 PM
To toast the milestone 25th anniversary of Art Blooms, a sit-down dinner will be held on the beautiful Sculpture Court in the Palazzo Building. A special surprise will be in store for guests during the cocktail hour.
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014–Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Travel to Japan with us and explore the colors and smells of Japanese flowers! Squish clay into a vase, create new species of flowers with a needle and thread, and design a garden using printmaking! Take inspiration from our special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as we explore the simple beauty of Asian art!
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM
Generously sponsored by the Women’s Committee during Art Blooms, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM
ArtBabies 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. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Part of our series of Members Tours. One of the central roles of a museum is to conserve the treasures it holds. Each material offers its own challenges and requires different techniques for care and conservation. We invite members to join Meg Craft, Head of Object Conservation, to discuss the challenges presented by Southeast Asian lacquers. This tour will also give you the unique opportunity to interact with an object that has never before been displayed at the Walters!
Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM
Join John Shields, Manager of Docent Programs, on a historical survey of women in sculpture and painting from across the Walters’ permanent collection.
Date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM
This Peabody on the Court Music Series concert will feature The Occasional Symphony, with conductor Stephen Mulligan. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
Date: Saturday, April 12, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
Discover 2,000 years of Japanese culture through art, theater, and a special tea ceremony performance. Listen to traditional Japanese music and channel the plants, animals, and environments of Asia through yoga poses. Create a haiku, make a mask, paint a vase, and build a pagoda. Take a deep breath in the midst of our amazing Asian art collection and visit the special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, for FREE today!
Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014
In the last two decades, there has been an increased interest in Asian contemporary art in the West. Artists from millennial civilizations, such as China and India, often make use of traditional sources and attitudes that are culturally specific and historically rooted. This illustrated lecture by Dr. Vishakha N. Desai, President Emerita of Asia Society, will explore and highlight the pre-modern traditions that permeate art practices in India and China today.
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
ArtCubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 13-23 months of age to sing and sway during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries as well as age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Wobbling and waltzing are welcome!
Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
ArtTots is our early childhood museum program specially designed just for 2-3 year olds and their favorite adult! Each ArtTots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Explore Japanese art!
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM–03:00 PM
Take a break and explore the new season with some spring-inspired art! Stop by an ArtCart or make your own work of art in the studio. These activities are free, with no registration required.