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Events May 02, 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.

Lost to Time: Ancient Greek Bronzes, a Gallery Conversation

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time: 06:15 PM–07:30 PM

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Although today we think of gleaming white marble and red-and-black pottery when we picture ancient Greek art, bronze was a favored material for everything from sculpture to armor, weapons, vases, mirrors, jewelry, athletic equipment, weights, musical instruments and containers of all kinds. Join us for a gallery talk that explores the wide variety of ancient uses for bronze with Dr. Amy Sowder Koch and explore the Walters’ Greek collections from a new perspective.

Lunch and Learn: The Sensual Middle Ages

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

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Did you know that the incorporation of the five senses was an important aspect of medieval art? Touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight were important in gaining knowledge of the sensible world and interpreting it according to Christian doctrine. Bring your light lunch and join the Walters’ Martina Bagnoli, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Medieval Art, as she explores the sensory dimension of medieval art and ritual.


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Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

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!

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