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Events July 25, 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: Buildings Big & Small (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Balance beams to create structures that are taller than you! Form and Function will be our inspiration this week as we build the places and spaces that are important to us. Together with our fellow architects, we will explore the columns and arches of the museum, taking notes on our very own handmade blueprints. Families are invited to take a tour with us through our architectural designs at the end of the week.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Buildings Big & Small (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Balance beams to create structures that are taller than you! Form and Function will be our inspiration this week as we build the places and spaces that are important to us. Together with our fellow architects, we will explore the columns and arches of the museum, taking notes on our very own handmade blueprints. Families are invited to take a tour with us through our architectural designs at the end of the week.

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Construct a City (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Put on your hard hats and lace up your boots as we build a city together! Stretch your imagination to new heights to envision the kind of place that you would like to live. As architects and sculptors, campers will create skyline silhouettes and miniature town squares. Walk through the world that we’ve designed together at the end of the week!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Construct a City (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Put on your hard hats and lace up your boots as we build a city together! Stretch your imagination to new heights to envision the kind of place that you would like to live. As architects and sculptors, campers will create skyline silhouettes and miniature town squares. Walk through the world that we’ve designed together at the end of the week!


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From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: 10/26/14 - 04/17/16

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

Museum Hours

Date: 10/30/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:45 PM

Jem Cohen’s elegant drama Museum Hours is the story of an unexpected friendship between Johan, a museum guard, and Anna, a enigmatic visitor, set against the backdrop of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the city of Vienna. The museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. 107 min. NR.

The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

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