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Events May 17, 2014

Watch Conservators at Work

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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.


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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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