The Walters Art Museum


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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Events Saturday, March 1, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

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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'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.

Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum.

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

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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.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

Drop-In Art Activities: Read & Grow

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014–Monday, March 31, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Open a book and spread your leaves! Discover new ways of folding paper and writing poetry! Create artwork that celebrates literary growth! Take inspiration from our special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as we create floral arrangements that help us tell our own stories!

Scout Museum Days: Greetings from Japan!

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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The Walters Art Museum invites Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program designed for Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, and Cubs, discover the land of the rising sun and create a work of art inspired by Japanese museum treasures.

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West: Asian and Western Art

Date: Sunday, March 2, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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In this free, walk-in tour, we will examine the contrasts between Asian and Western art and the impact that each culture had on the artwork of the other. The tour will visit the Asian art collection in Hackerman House, with objects to be chosen by the docent.


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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

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.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members). Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Held in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.

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