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Events September 29, 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.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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