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Events April 07, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.

New Eyes on America: Student Response

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 9, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.

Guided Tour of Art Blooms

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013–Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–03:00 PM

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As part of the weekend-long Art Blooms event, docents will be available to explain the floral interpretations throughout the Nineteenth-Century Art Galleries.

Art Blooms 2013: Beaux-Arts Bouquets

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013–Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Each spring, Art Blooms enhances the Walters collection with interpretive floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs. In addition, we will feature a speaker who will demonstrate how to interpret art with flowers, and our pop-up store, The Garden Shed. Art Blooms is presented by the Walters Women's Committee which supports and promotes the museum's mission.

Drop-in Art Activities: Paint me a Story

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013–Sunday, April 28, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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In April, roll up your sleeves and put on your smocks as we explore paint together! We’ll take a close look at paintings from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, and learn how to use paint in brand new ways to tell our own stories. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required—drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

In this one of our free, weekly walk-in tours, explore the paintings showing life and politics in mid-19th century America by Baltimore-born artist Richard Caton Woodville. No reservations are required. Just walk in.


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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.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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