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Events July 17, 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!

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Lotus Petals & Bamboo Shoots (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Take a deep breath in the midst of our amazing Asian art collection this week. We will create calm and beautiful pieces of art inspired by nature. Together, we will move our bodies like bamboo in the breeze and dragons in the air. Learn about a variety of Asian traditions through stories and spark your imagination during a special camp tea ceremony. End the week by practicing yoga surrounded by original art created by our campers!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Lotus Petals & Bamboo Shoots (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Take a deep breath in the midst of our amazing Asian art collection this week. We will create calm and beautiful pieces of art inspired by nature. Together, we will move our bodies like bamboo in the breeze and dragons in the air. Learn about a variety of Asian traditions through stories and spark your imagination during a special camp tea ceremony. End the week by practicing yoga surrounded by original art created by our campers!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Water, Fire, Wind & Sky (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Create artwork inspired by natural elements found in our Asian art collection. Squish mud, splash water and touch the sky as we create original work of art in the studio. Discover the plants, animals, environments and legends depicted in Asian art – just watch out for the fire-breathing dragon!Campers will use sumi-e ink, clay and other art materials to depict the many fables and traditions that Asian art has to tell. We will end the week with a nature filled exhibition!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Water, Fire, Wind & Sky (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013–Friday, July 19, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Create artwork inspired by natural elements found in our Asian art collection. Squish mud, splash water and touch the sky as we create original work of art in the studio. Discover the plants, animals, environments and legends depicted in Asian art – just watch out for the fire-breathing dragon!Campers will use sumi-e ink, clay and other art materials to depict the many fables and traditions that Asian art has to tell. We will end the week with a nature filled exhibition!


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