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Events for Sunday, December 1, 2013

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, 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.

Walk-In Tour: The Christmas Story in Art

Walk-In Tour: The Christmas Story in Art

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas! This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. No reservations are required; simply walk in and enjoy!

Drop-In Art Activities: Marvelous Music

Drop-In Art Activities: Marvelous Music

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

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

Bring the beat back as we build instruments together in our art and music studio all December long. Discover your inner rhythm and share it through each tap of your drum. Tune your strings to play sitar scales and ring in the winter season by shaking your jingle bells! Become a little luthier this month and discover painted and sculpted instruments throughout the museum. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: M is for Music

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of music! M is for Music by Kathleen Krull. 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: M is for Music

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of music! M is for Music by Kathleen Krull. 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.

FREE Monument Lighting Festival

FREE Monument Lighting Festival

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time: 05:00 PM–08:30 PM

Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at The Walters during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, holiday films and special winter-inspired kids’ art activities! Visit the special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, for FREE tonight. See the Washington Monument be set aglow, followed by fireworks for all to admire. Warm up at The Walters!

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, December 6, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

The final concert of the fall Peabody on the Court Music Series will feature the ensemble Divisio, comprised of musicians from Peabody Conservatory’s Early Music Department. The performance, East meets West, will feature early music from many world traditions, including Spanish, Italian, Greek, Armenian, Bulgarian, Arabic and Sephardic. This free concert is presented through a partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

Al Momia: The Night of Counting the Years

Al Momia: The Night of Counting the Years

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–04:00 PM

The first film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Al Momia is considered one of the greatest Egyptian films ever made. Based on a true story, the film follows the difficult decision of two brothers to either follow the tradition of illegally looting to sustain their tribe, or to alert authorities to their tribal elders’ secret. Please join us for this special screening and post-film discussion.

ArtKids Preschool Program: M is for Music

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of music! M is for Music by Kathleen Krull. 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, December 8, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Join us for this free tour of one of the most unique galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates an actual 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, December 8, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders, and their entire family! Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports and interpretive materials. Create a work of art in the comfort of a private studio.

ArtBabies Baby Program: La La Lullaby

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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!

Part 4: stem to steAm: The Science of Art: Italian Paintings - Is it "Real?"

Part 4: stem to steAm: The Science of Art: Italian Paintings - Is it "Real?"

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time: 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

In the final 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 the Italian Renaissance.

Bubba Ho-Tep

Bubba Ho-Tep

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–07:45 PM

The second film in our three-part Egyptomania Film Series, Bubba Ho-Tep is a cult classic that tells the “true” story of what really became of Elvis Presley. Starring Bruce Campbell as Elvis, and Ossie Davis as John F. Kennedy Jr., the story begins at the Shady Rest Retirement Home in Texas where both are now spending their days. When mysterious deaths start occurring in the home, it’s up to these two old legends to show they have what it takes to defeat a 3,000 year old soul-sucking mummy!

ArtKids Preschool Program: M is for Music

Date: Saturday, December 14, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the art of music! M is for Music by Kathleen Krull. 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.

Carolers on the Court

Carolers on the Court

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–04:00 PM

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and join us for a festive afternoon filled with holiday goodies and all-around merriment! This year we welcome back Joyous Voices, an a capella caroling ensemble, dressed in Dickens-era costumes, who sing an impressive repertoire of traditional Christmas melodies ranging from Medieval and Victorian to popular favorites.

Walk-In Tour: The Christmas Story in Art

Walk-In Tour: The Christmas Story in Art

Date: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas! Tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. No reservations are required; simply walk in and enjoy!

ArtTots Toddler Program: Shake, Rattle & Roll

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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 music in art!

ArtCubs Pre-Toddler Program: Music & Movement

Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtCubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children 13 to 23 months of age to sing and sway in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities that strengthen rhythm and movement within our galleries, and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Wobbling and waltzing are welcome!

ArtTots Toddler Program: Shake, Rattle & Roll

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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 music in art!

Members-Only Tour: Egypt

Members-Only Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Members have the opportunity to join a Walters' expert for an intimate tour. This month join Assistant Curator of Ancient Art, Marden Nichols, for an insightful tour of our special exhibition, Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum. Learn about the history and mythology behind this ancient manuscript.