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Events for May 17, 2014

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

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

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.

American Artists Abroad

American Artists Abroad

Date Saturday, April 19, 2014–Sunday, June 22, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others.

Drop-In Art Activities: Play the Part

Date Saturday, May 3, 2014–Sunday, June 1, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

All the Walters is a stage! What is your character’s story? Tell your tale through set design, props, and even masks! Move, dance, and give voice to all of the art that you make with us in May.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Morning Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Morning Session)

Date Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

The Walters’ galleries are your stage and the surrounding works of art are your props! Improvise and perform a production inspired by the museum's collection

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Afternoon Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Tours: Lights, Camera, Action! (Afternoon Session)

Date Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters collection, and then create artwork that relates to the theme of the tour. This month, "Lights, Camera, Action!" invites families to improvise and perform a production inspired by the museum's collection.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia

Date Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.