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Events July 09, 2013

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!

Revive, Contemplate, and Integrate

Date: Monday, July 8, 2013–Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM–03:30 PM

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Use the Walters' collection, work with teaching artist, Amanda Pellerin and create arts integrated lessons in this three-day workshop led by the Walters and Young Audiences/Arts for Learning. Participants earn 1 MSDE CPD.


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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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