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Events October 06, 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.

Watch Conservators at Work

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Drop-in Art Activities: Mummies & Myths

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013–Sunday, October 13, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Spend the entire month of October exploring ancient Egypt with us! Discover how the pyramids were built and create one of your own. Try the same artistic tools and techniques that people used thousands of years ago. Celebrate our special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, at our Free Egyptian Family Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 10am-4pm! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

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.

Opening Day Talk: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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Exhibition curator Dr. Marden Nichols will provide an overview of the exhibition Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, a papyrus containing a map-like representation of the Faiyum oasis, a region west of the Nile, renowned in antiquity for its worship of the crocodile god Sobek. This exhibition reunites sections of the Greco-Roman Egyptian book owned by the Walters Art Museum and the Morgan Library & Museum, which have been separated since the papyrus was divided and sold in the 19th century.

Walk-In Tour: Renaissance Art in Dan Brown's Inferno

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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This special Walk-In tour takes its inspiration from Dan Brown’s novel, Inferno. The Renaissance, Medieval, and Ancient Near Eastern galleries will be featured. Designed for those who have read or are currently reading the book, this tour will be spoiler-free! As one of our series of Sunday Walk-In tours, this event is free and open to the public. Meet in the Centre Street lobby at 1:00pm.


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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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