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Events Sunday, June 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.

Watch Conservators at Work

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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Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

American Artists Abroad

Date: Saturday, April 19, 2014–Sunday, June 22, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others.

Drop-In Art Activities: Play the Part

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014–Sunday, June 1, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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All the Walters is a stage! What is your character’s story? Tell your tale through set design, props, and even masks! Move, dance, and give voice to all of the art that you make with us in May.

Last Chance to See Hackerman House

Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Join Curator Robert Mintz for an exclusive last look at Hackerman House. Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more.

ArtKids PreSchool: In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore three-dimensional art! In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder. You and your child will use all of 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: In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore three-dimensional art! In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage by Alan Schroeder. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Drop-In Art Activities: Sculptural Forms

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014–Sunday, June 29, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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We will be stacking our art-making skills high this June as we explore just what it takes to sculpt! Visit our Drop-in Art Activities each week to construct sculptures with different three dimensional materials. Mold and manipulate with a variety of tools to create stunning sculptures!


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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

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