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Events for July 20, 2013

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

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

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

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

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

Drop-in Art Activities: Contemporary Kids

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

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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

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

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.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Collect & Curate 11AM

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Collect & Curate 11AM

Date Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

What is your favorite kind of art? Find your critical eye this month as we become curators of a show of our very own! Work together with friends to fill your gallery walls with art that makes you happy. Go behind the scenes of our museum to hear about how an art show goes from start to finish! Organize and care for your objects and make important decisions about how to share your collection with others. You’ll be an artist too as we create contemporary drawings ready to hang on the wall.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Collect & Curate 1PM

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Collect & Curate 1PM

Date Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

What is your favorite kind of art? Find your critical eye this month as we become curators of a show of our very own! Work together with friends to fill your gallery walls with art that makes you happy. Go behind the scenes of our museum to hear about how an art show goes from start to finish! Organize and care for your objects and make important decisions about how to share your collection with others. You’ll be an artist too as we create contemporary drawings ready to hang on the wall.