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Events October 20, 2013

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.

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.

Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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For the first time in over 150 years, major sections from The Walters and The Morgan Library and Museum papyrus will be united, along with statues, reliefs, jewelry, and other papyri. The book celebrates the crocodile god, Sobek, and his special relationship to the Faiyum, an oasis west of the Nile. This tour is free with purchase of admission to the exhibition, or museum membership.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Navigate the Nile 11AM

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Attention sailors! Climb onto our ship and travel up Egypt’s revered Nile with your museum captain. Travel the longest river in the world as you learn about the ancient civilizations that thrived due in large part to the water and fertile soil. From the routines of daily life to stories of gods and goddesses, you won’t want to miss the first of a two-month Egyptian exploration! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Navigate the Nile 1PM

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Attention sailors! Climb onto our ship and travel up Egypt’s revered Nile with your museum captain. Travel the longest river in the world as you learn about the ancient civilizations that thrived due in large part to the water and fertile soil. From the routines of daily life to stories of gods and goddesses, you won’t want to miss the first of a two-month Egyptian exploration! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.


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Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing

Date: 10/25/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Let go of preconceived notions of drawing and find freedom in line, expression, and mark-making. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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