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Events January 18, 2014

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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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.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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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.

Drop-In Art Activities: Heroes and Legends

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014–Sunday, January 26, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

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In January, lace up your gladiator boots and polish your javelins to celebrate the upcoming Olympic season. Honor your own heroes through painting and portraiture. Join us in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., as well as heroes from the past and present, at our Family Festival on Monday, January 20th from 10am-4pm! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Climb Mt. Olympus 11AM

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Adorn yourself in laurel wreathes and medals as we trek up the mountains of Greece. Prepare to meet the heroes and legends of this ancient civilization, as seen throughout a variety of sculptural art and artifacts. Join the ranks of the men and women of this influential culture as you become an allegorical figure of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Climb Mt. Olympus 1PM

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Adorn yourself in laurel wreathes and medals as we trek up the mountains of Greece. Prepare to meet the heroes and legends of this ancient civilization, as seen throughout a variety of sculptural art and artifacts. Join the ranks of the men and women of this influential culture as you become an allegorical figure of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Peabody Strings Orchestra

Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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The Peabody Performance Academy for Strings Orchestra returns to the Walters for an afternoon of beautiful live music on the Sculpture Court. This program, which includes Samuel Barber's Adagio, will be conducted by Maestro Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore.


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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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