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Events July 12, 2013

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013–Sunday, August 11, 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 and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. Held in conjunction with Artscape (July 19–21), America’s largest free arts festival, the finalists and semifinalists exhibitions are presented in partnership with the Walters and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, September 8, 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 exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras.

Drop-in Art Activities: Contemporary Kids

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, July 28, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Marvel at Minimalism, get excited over Expressionism and delve into Dada! In celebration of hosting the special Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition this July, we will look toward the art stars of the 20th century for our inspiration. Add color, subtract graphite and stack paint to create your own gallery-worthy work!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: A Day in the Life (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Travel back to a moment in history! Each day, we will explore a different time and place, experiencing what life was like for children long ago and far away. Trek the globe while filling sketchbooks with drawings of special objects we find along the way. Create their clothing, make their music and read their stories to discover just how similar we all are. At the end of the week, join us as we act out scenes from the past!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: A Day in the Life (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Travel back to a moment in history! Each day, we will explore a different time and place, experiencing what life was like for children long ago and far away. Trek the globe while filling sketchbooks with drawings of special objects we find along the way. Create their clothing, make their music and read their stories to discover just how similar we all are. At the end of the week, join us as we act out scenes from the past!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Postcards from the Past (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Every day campers will open their mailboxes to discover secrets and stories from the past! Spend each day in a different gallery collecting clues from ancient Greece, Egypt, India and beyond! Using our imaginations, we will create artwork with exotic materials inspired by the people, stories, and cultures we find around the world. At the end of the week, families are invited to hop into our time machine to share our discoveries!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Postcards from the Past (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 8, 2013–Friday, July 12, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Every day campers will open their mailboxes to discover secrets and stories from the past! Spend each day in a different gallery collecting clues from ancient Greece, Egypt, India and beyond! Using our imaginations, we will create artwork with exotic materials inspired by the people, stories, and cultures we find around the world. At the end of the week, families are invited to hop into our time machine to share our discoveries!


Featured Events

Watch Conservators at Work

Date: 10/24/14 - 10/20/15

Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: 12/06/14 - 12/28/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

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