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Events August 08, 2014

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014–Sunday, August 17, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Presented by the Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, this exhibition will show the work of the finalists for the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Artists will compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition.

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014–Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Before Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Drawing People, Places and Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–10:00 AM

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Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

After Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places and Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 04:15 PM–05:30 PM

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After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

Before and After Care: Puppets Sculpture Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places &Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–05:30 PM

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Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 9 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects.

6th-8th Grade: The Artist's Studio Experience: Puppets: Sculpture, Stage & Screen

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Spend a week creating a world with puppets! From finger puppets to shadow puppets, explore different types of puppetry and experiment with soft sculpture and mixed media. Participants will learn about character development and set design, while learning mechanics, lighting, and production methods such as stop-motion animation and videography.

9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Drawing: People, Places & Things

Date: Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Participants will create observational drawings based on individually selected themes and objects in the museum.  Students will create sketchbooks to use in the galleries and studios, experiment with a variety of drawing materials and styles, and complete several large-scale drawings for their portfolios. The group will discuss historical and contemporary art, examine professional artists’ portfolios, explore a variety of drawing techniques, and exercise individual and group critiques.


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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Contour and Continuous Drawing

Date: 11/22/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: 12/05/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

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