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Events April 17, 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.

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.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 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 Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

Spring Break Family Art Activities

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Take a break and explore the new season with some spring-inspired art! Stop by an ArtCart or make your own work of art in the studio. These activities are free, with no registration required.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 5-6)

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 7-9)

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 10-12)

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop: Explorers and the Age of Discovery (Ages 13-16)

Date: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.


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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Contour and Continuous Drawing

Date: 11/22/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: 12/05/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

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