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Events September 15, 2013

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Books! Libros! Livre!

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

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Don’t judge a book by its cover…design the cover instead! In September, join us to celebrate National Literacy Month and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Open up a story and discover the many languages and cultures throughout the museum. Read, write, paint and sculpt in our studio with other authors and artists. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, September 15, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in Medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.


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Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 06/28/14 - 10/12/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

This exhibition, composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, will explore music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages. Musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Member Tour - The Doris Duke Collection: Treasures and Treatments

Date: 09/03/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

We invite members to join Meg Craft, Head of Objects Conservation, and Stephanie Hulman, Assistant Conservator of Objects, for a look at the Doris Duke collection and its necessary treatment.

In the Galleries: Words and Jazz

Date: 09/04/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Join us in our Renaissance and Baroque galleries as we explore musical interpretations of some of our most dramatic works of art. Visitors will engage in dialogue about the art in the galleries with John Shields, the Walters’ Manager of Docent Programs, and jazz violinist David Schulman, who will provide musical interpretations. You won't want to miss this unique gallery experience.

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