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Events February 20, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Thursday, December 18, 2014
Every Thu

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Every Thu

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Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

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.

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.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 13-16

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Black History Month Lecture Series - Jacob Lawrence: Painter of the American Scene

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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Join Deputy Director for Audience Engagement Jacqueline Copeland as she explores the artwork of renowned American painter Jacob Lawrence. Held in conjunction with the Genesis Series, 1990, focus exhibition on view at the Walters until April 13, 2014, Copeland will explore how Lawrence's work both reflects and transcends African American culture to become universal statements of the human condition.


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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

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. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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.

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