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Events November 16, 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.

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.

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: Egyptian Mysteries

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013–Saturday, November 30, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Get closer to cracking the code of the mysterious Book of the Faiyum by becoming artist archeologists! Mark an X on your handmade aerial map and steer your boat in the right direction up the Nile River. Meet Egyptian gods and goddesses in our gallery and paint papyrus paper in our art studio – it’s no mirage! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Embark on our second voyage of Egyptian art and life as we navigate the Faiyum oasis, just west of the Nile River. Looking closely at reliefs and ritual objects of this incredible ancient civilization, we’ll celebrate the crocodile god Sobek, and his significance within this mysterious culture. Travel south to our thriving studio to create puzzling messages of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Embark on our second voyage of Egyptian art and life as we navigate the Faiyum oasis, just west of the Nile River. Looking closely at reliefs and ritual objects of this incredible ancient civilization, we’ll celebrate the crocodile god Sobek, and his significance within this mysterious culture. Travel south to our thriving studio to create puzzling messages of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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The Walters Art Museum invites Girl Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Jr. and Brownie Girl Scouts, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.


Featured Events

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 06/28/14 - 10/12/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Parts 1-4

Date: 09/10/14 - 12/10/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In this series of four workshops, join Walters conservators, scientists, and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. Select this option to register for all four parts of the series.

Make Night: Paint Party

Date: 09/18/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Please join us for our first in a series of new “Make Night” programs, held on the third Thursday of every month. Make Nights encourage you to explore your own creativity while you mix and mingle. Led by a local artist, this Thursday’s Paint Party will let you take home a masterpiece of your own making.

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