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Events November 09, 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!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Crocky Dilly

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore Egyptian art! Crocky Dilly by Philemon Sturges. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.


Featured Events

Rye Rocks at the Walters: A Drinks Party

Date: 01/31/15

Time: 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Celebrate William and Henry Walters, and their gift to the city of Baltimore, at a rye whiskey tasting sponsored by the Women's Committee.

Gallery Talk: Images of the African Diaspora in the Walters' Collection

Date: 02/05/15

Time: 06:30 PM - 07:00 PM

Jackie Copeland, Special Advisor on Strategic Partnerships, leads a half-hour-long tour and discussion exploring African American identity.

ArtBytes 3 Hackathon

Date: 02/06/15 - 02/08/15

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum will host its third annual hackathon, ArtBytes 3, during which technology and creative communities work together to build programs and applications that enhance the museum experience for visitors.

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