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Events September 28, 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.

Baltimore Book Festival Weekend

Date: Friday, September 27, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–05:00 PM

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Join us for a variety of book-themed activities for the Baltimore Book Festival, in the Mount Vernon Park right outside the museum. See an exhibition of medieval manuscripts. Watch how paper conservators do their work. Browse the museum store for art books and museum catalogues.


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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!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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