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Events for Friday, August 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.

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists

Date Saturday, June 21, 2014–Sunday, August 17, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Presented by the Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, this exhibition will show the work of the finalists for the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Artists will compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition.

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date Saturday, June 28, 2014–Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Blueprints & Buildings (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. First and second graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Blueprints & Buildings (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. First and second graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Amazing Architects (Full Day)

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. Third through fifth graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Amazing Architects (Morning Only)

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–12:15 PM

Delve into design and observe the built environment. Third through fifth graders will become architects and city planners as they draw their own blueprints and build their dream community. Families are invited to join us at the end of the week for a walking tour of the campers’ collaborative city!

Before Care: Buildings & Blueprints, Amazing Architects

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 08:00 AM–09:00 AM

Before Care, from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

Before and After Care: Buildings & Blueprints, Amazing Architects

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 08:00 AM–05:30 PM

Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 8 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects.

After Care: Buildings & Blueprints, Amazing Architects

Date Monday, July 28, 2014–Friday, August 1, 2014

Time 04:15 PM–05:30 PM

After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

Drop-In Art Activities: Treasures

Date Saturday, August 2, 2014–Sunday, August 31, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in our art studio! Come back each weekend to make a different treasure to wear, hold, or gift!

Art Kids Preschool Program: Zigby Hunts for Treasure

Date Saturday, August 2, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore treasure in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adult. 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.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date Sunday, August 3, 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!

Before Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Drawing People, Places and Things

Date Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–10:00 AM

Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

After Care: Puppets Sculpture, Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places and Things

Date Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time 04:15 PM–05:30 PM

After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

Before and After Care: Puppets Sculpture Stage & Screen, Painting People, Places &Things

Date Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–05:30 PM

Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 9 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects.

6th-8th Grade: The Artist's Studio Experience: Puppets: Sculpture, Stage & Screen

Date Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Spend a week creating a world with puppets! From finger puppets to shadow puppets, explore different types of puppetry and experiment with soft sculpture and mixed media. Participants will learn about character development and set design, while learning mechanics, lighting, and production methods such as stop-motion animation and videography.

9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Drawing: People, Places & Things

Date Monday, August 4, 2014–Friday, August 8, 2014

Time 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Participants will create observational drawings based on individually selected themes and objects in the museum.  Students will create sketchbooks to use in the galleries and studios, experiment with a variety of drawing materials and styles, and complete several large-scale drawings for their portfolios. The group will discuss historical and contemporary art, examine professional artists’ portfolios, explore a variety of drawing techniques, and exercise individual and group critiques.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Zigby Hunts for Treasure

Date Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore treasure in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. 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.

Teacher Preview Tours: Conservation Secrets

Teacher Preview Tours: Conservation Secrets

Date Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

During the teacher preview tour, you will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Zigby Hunts for Treasure

Date Thursday, August 7, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore treasure in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. 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.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Zigby Hunts for Treasure

Date Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore treasure in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. 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.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date Sunday, August 10, 2014

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 free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.

Before Care: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Date Monday, August 11, 2014–Friday, August 15, 2014

Time 09:00 AM–10:00 AM

Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.