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Events for Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015

Time 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Jacob Lawrence

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

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.

Egypt

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date Sunday, October 6, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Winter Break Art Activities

Winter Break Art Activities

Date Wednesday, January 1, 2014–Friday, January 3, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Come in out of the cold and make some art with us! Join us for special ArtCart appearances and winter inspired art activities all week long. No registration is required for these free activities. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you.

Drop-In Art Activities: Heroes and Legends

Date Saturday, January 4, 2014–Sunday, January 26, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

In January, lace up your gladiator boots and polish your javelins to celebrate the upcoming Olympic season. Honor your own heroes through painting and portraiture. Join us in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., as well as heroes from the past and present, at our Family Festival on Monday, January 20th from 10am-4pm! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Herakles and His Labors

Date Saturday, January 4, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Grecian art! Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors by John Harris. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date Sunday, January 5, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Herakles and His Labors

Date Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Grecian art! Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors by John Harris. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Herakles and His Labors

Date Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Grecian art! Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors by John Harris. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Herakles and His Labors

Date Saturday, January 11, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Grecian art! Strong Stuff: Herakles and His Labors by John Harris. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Date Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

ArtBabies Baby Program: Red & Black

Date Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtBabies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 12 months of age to bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6

Date Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 7-9

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 7-9

Date Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12

Date Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16

Date Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Members Tour: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the Chamber of Wonders

Members Tour: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the Chamber of Wonders

Date Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Part of our series of Members Tours. The Chamber of Wonders displays treasures of natural history alongside marvels of human ingenuity from all corners of the world. Join Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, as she leads members on a tour of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, all found in the Chamber of Wonders

Peabody Strings Orchestra

Peabody Strings Orchestra

Date Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Peabody Performance Academy for Strings Orchestra returns to the Walters for an afternoon of beautiful live music on the Sculpture Court. This program, which includes Samuel Barber's Adagio, will be conducted by Maestro Edward Polochick, artistic director of Concert Artists of Baltimore.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Climb Mt. Olympus 11AM

Date Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Adorn yourself in laurel wreathes and medals as we trek up the mountains of Greece. Prepare to meet the heroes and legends of this ancient civilization, as seen throughout a variety of sculptural art and artifacts. Join the ranks of the men and women of this influential culture as you become an allegorical figure of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Climb Mt. Olympus 1PM

Date Saturday, January 18, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Adorn yourself in laurel wreathes and medals as we trek up the mountains of Greece. Prepare to meet the heroes and legends of this ancient civilization, as seen throughout a variety of sculptural art and artifacts. Join the ranks of the men and women of this influential culture as you become an allegorical figure of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date Sunday, January 19, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

The celebrated African American artist, Jacob Lawrence, illustrated the biblical creation in his Genesis Series. This 1989 commission resulted in a set of eight silkscreened images, on loan from a private collection, in bold colors that move in an active, cinematic style, recalling the passionate sermons heard during the artist's youth. Explore these striking works of art during this free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street lobby.

FREE MLK Jr. Day Family Festival

FREE MLK Jr. Day Family Festival

Date Monday, January 20, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–04:00 PM

Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through theatrical and musical performances, our special guests will help us to reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, congratulate your personal heroes, and tell your stories through art projects and collaborative activities!

ArtTots Toddler Program: Creature Feature

Date Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

ArtTots is our early childhood museum program specially designed just for 2-3 year olds and their favorite adult! Each ArtTots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Explore mythological creatures in art!