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Events for Friday, July 1, 2016

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Ongoing

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016–Monday, December 18, 2017

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

Open until 9 p.m. each Thursday, the Walters welcomes you to discover the collection, take in a gallery talk, make art, and spend time with friends.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Friday, January 29, 2016–Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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. Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016–Thursday, September 1, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri

Time: 01:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri

The Walters recently received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to perform the cleaning and treatment of several objects from the Doris Duke Collection of Southeast Asian Art. This collection, comprised of a variety of beautiful and unique pieces, has been in storage for some time, and many pieces require treatment. Visitors can interact with conservators as they work on this collection in the Special Exhibition Gallery.

Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling

Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016–Sunday, September 18, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Explore discoveries within the Walters’ collection that reveal the varieties of reuse and the techniques used to transform the old into the new. Waste Not: The Art of Medieval Recycling includes more than 20 objects and examines medieval approaches to recycling through the media of gold, ivory, stone, glass and parchment.

Drop-In Art Activities: Music and Movement

Drop-In Art Activities: Music and Movement

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016–Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

What do colors sounds like? Help us fill the studio with music and rhythm and move to the beat of the collection.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Date: Saturday, July 2, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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, July 3, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore painting, sculpture and decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century. Come experience a sampling of what the museum has to offer!

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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: Music and Movement

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

Remix: Mosaics and Music

Remix: Mosaics and Music

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Throughout history artists have recycled materials to create new works. In this talk, audiences will hear from three speakers about the practice of recycling in art and music. Walters’ curator of manuscripts Lynley Herbert will examine the medieval art exhibition Making Odd Ends Meet, artist Loring Cornish will discuss his mosaic works, and DJ James Nasty will demonstrate how music is sampled and remixed.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Art Kids Preschool Program: Music and Movement

Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Walk-In Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, July 10, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, in From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. We’ll explore the Walters’ tastes, varied art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore while seeing the paintings and sculptures they purchased.

Film Screening: WASTE LAND (2010)

Film Screening: WASTE LAND (2010)

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–09:00 PM

WASTE LAND follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. His artistic collaboration with these inspiring characters reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives outside the dump. A moderated Q&A session will follow the screening.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Music and Movement (Morning Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Music and Movement (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

It’s show time! Sing, tap, and glide through the galleries in search of pieces that move you. For children ages 6–8 years old and their favorite adults, this once-a-month, 60-minutes experience allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to our monthly theme.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Music and Movement (Afternoon Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Music and Movement (Afternoon Session)

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

It’s show time! Sing, tap, and glide through the galleries in search of pieces that move you. For children ages 6–8 years old and their favorite adults, this once-a-month, 60-minutes experience allows families to enjoy an interactive tour of the Walters’ collection, followed by an opportunity to create artwork related to our monthly theme.

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Learn about life and death in ancient civilizations as we examine art relating to war, mythology, politics, and day-to-day life. Tour may include objects from Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East.

Art Tots Program: Music and Movement

Art Tots Program: Music and Movement

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop where participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap, and recycled materials. This workshop will explore the ways material and content form a conversation about the conceptual potential in handmade books.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Animals and Beasts

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Animals and Beasts

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Participants will have an opportunity to think creatively and express their personal voices while drawing in the galleries. This family-oriented workshop is designed for children 9–13 years old and their favorite adults to enjoy together.

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date: Sunday, July 24, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Examine portraits in painting and sculpture from ancient times through the 19th century. Come meet a few of the personalities found in The Walters’ collection!

Art Tots Program: Music and Movement

Art Tots Program: Music and Movement

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Toddler workshops are 60-minutes in length and led by specially trained museum educators.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Amy Reid will use her music to explore the processes of destruction and preservation in the Museum’s galleries of Ancient Near Eastern art. Performer TRNSGNDR/VHS will examine the culture and aesthetics of seventeenth-century European art through an immersive, multi-sensory installation in the Baroque galleries.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, July 31, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore castles and cathedrals in medieval art and their importance to people's lives during this period.