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Events for Monday, April 1, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue

Date Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.

New Eyes on America: Student Response

New Eyes on America: Student Response

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 9, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

ArtKids Preschool Program: Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

Date Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore painted stories in art! Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson. 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.

Mini Camp: Paint the Town!

Mini Camp: Paint the Town!

Date Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Time 09:00 AM–04:30 PM

No school today? Mini Camps at the Walters offers creative kids a unique and fun-filled way to spend the day! We will travel back in time to Baltimore during the 19th century as we explore our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Work together to discover new inventions and create visual tricks! We'll spend the day in the studios creating artwork, playing parlor games, and visiting the special exhibition to learn, observe & imagine.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

ArtKids Preschool Program: Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

Date Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore painted stories in art! Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson. 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.

Spring Break Family Art Activities

Spring Break Family Art Activities

Date Wednesday, April 3, 2013–Friday, April 5, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Take a break to make spring-inspired art with us! Explore the new season with special art activities that will help to cure your spring fever! Join us for a different project each day.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–04:00 PM

Want to have interesting conversations about art, learn new techniques, and build your portfolio? During each 2 week session, students will explore the galleries and experiment in the studio, making personal connections to the collection and sharpening art-making skills.

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard C. Woodville Teacher Workshop Parts 1 and 2

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard C. Woodville Teacher Workshop Parts 1 and 2

Date Wednesday, April 3, 2013–Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

Woodville was known for his use of narrative detail and his humorous characterizations of 19th-century America. On April 3, 2013, join curators and museum educators for a guided tour of this special exhibition while enjoying 19th-century inspired refreshments. The second part of this workshop will take place on April 10th and will feature a professional teaching artist who will lead you through performing arts, social studies, language arts, and visual arts integrated activities.

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard C. Woodville Teacher Workshop Part 1

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard C. Woodville Teacher Workshop Part 1

Date Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time 04:30 PM–06:30 PM

Woodville was known for his use of narrative detail and his humorous characterizations of 19th-century America. On April 3, 2013, join curators and museum educators for a guided tour of this special exhibition while enjoying 19th-century inspired refreshments.

Lunch and Learn: A Closer Look at Woodville

Lunch and Learn: A Closer Look at Woodville

Date Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Bring your light lunch and listen as Walters' Paintings Conservator Eric Gordon shares his insight into Baltimore artist Richard Caton Woodville from a technical perspective. Eric spent many hours completing a technical research study on the Walters’ Woodville paintings in preparation for the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.

Courtly Splendor: A Close Look at a 15th Century Rock Crystal Casket

Courtly Splendor: A Close Look at a 15th Century Rock Crystal Casket

Date Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time 06:15 PM–07:30 PM

Please join us for an evening gallery conversation with Dr. Eva Helfenstein, Mellon Fellow in Renaissance and Baroque Art at the Walters Art Museum, as she explores one of the most unusual pieces in the Cabinet of Wonders. The splendid rock crystal casket is a very rare example of late medieval court art still in existence today. The absence of directly comparable objects emphasizes the necessity of a close examination of the piece itself, with special attention to the materials and workmanship.

Art Blooms 2013: Beaux-Arts Bouquets

Art Blooms 2013: Beaux-Arts Bouquets

Date Friday, April 5, 2013–Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Each spring, Art Blooms enhances the Walters collection with interpretive floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs. In addition, we will feature a speaker who will demonstrate how to interpret art with flowers, and our pop-up store, The Garden Shed. Art Blooms is presented by the Walters Women's Committee which supports and promotes the museum's mission.

Guided Tour of Art Blooms

Guided Tour of Art Blooms

Date Friday, April 5, 2013–Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–03:00 PM

As part of the weekend-long Art Blooms event, docents will be available to explain the floral interpretations throughout the Nineteenth-Century Art Galleries.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, April 5, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This Peabody on the Court Music Series concert of chamber music will feature cellists from the studio of Alison Wells. This free concert is presented through a partnership with the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.

Art Blossoms - The Art of Interpreting Art with Flower Arrangements

Art Blossoms - The Art of Interpreting Art with Flower Arrangements

Date Friday, April 5, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:15 PM

Speaker Susan Detjens is an award-winning flower arranger whose work is pictured in The Fine Art of Flower Arranging. She has served as a Flower Show and Judging Representative for the Garden Clubs of America.

Drop-in Art Activities: Paint me a Story

Drop-in Art Activities: Paint me a Story

Date Saturday, April 6, 2013–Sunday, April 28, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

In April, roll up your sleeves and put on your smocks as we explore paint together! We’ll take a close look at paintings from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, and learn how to use paint in brand new ways to tell our own stories. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required—drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

ArtKids Preschool Program: Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog

Date Saturday, April 6, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore painted stories in art! Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson. 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 of New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Walk-In Tour of New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date Sunday, April 7, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this one of our free, weekly walk-in tours, explore the paintings showing life and politics in mid-19th century America by Baltimore-born artist Richard Caton Woodville. No reservations are required. Just walk in.

Waltee's Cubs Baby Program: Story Time

Date Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

NEW! Waltee's Cubs is our newest program for families with infants and pre-toddlers. Waltee's Cubs invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 18 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 art activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

FREE Victorian Family Festival

FREE Victorian Family Festival

Date Saturday, April 13, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–04:00 PM

Stroll through Baltimore's cobblestone streets as we experience life in the 19th century. Share your stories using a printing press and send a secret message using Morse Code, play in our 5th annual early childhood area, and enjoy captivating performances all day long! Strap on your suspenders as we create Victorian art together! Visit the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, for FREE today!

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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

John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture: Collaboration and Creativity in Islamic Art

John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture: Collaboration and Creativity in Islamic Art

Date Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Join us for an enlightening afternoon as Walter B. Denny, Islamic Scholar and Art History Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, explores the differing cultural expectations of "greatness" in art, and the various collaborative practices existing in the art of the Islamic world, especially after the establishment of the first royal design ateliers in the fifteenth century CE.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Long Ago...

Date Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Time 09:45 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 stories in art! Teacher: Miss Emily