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Events November 03, 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.

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!

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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"Portraits: Who Am I?" examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection during this free, docent-led tour.


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From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: 10/26/14 - 04/17/16

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story Walk-In Tour

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, and their tastes, diverse art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore, in this installment of our weekly walk-in tours. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

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