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Events Friday, December 19, 2014

Watch Conservators at Work

Date: Friday, October 24, 2014–Tuesday, October 20, 2015
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.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014–Sunday, April 17, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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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.

From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014–Sunday, April 12, 2015
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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This exhibition explores that moment of tension, beginning with the publication of Gutenberg’s Bible in 1455, when printing was a new, experimental medium. The result was a fascinating interplay of formats that led to hybrid works, failed experiments, and entirely new forms of books. This story is especially pertinent now, as we are experiencing our own technological revolution, moving from printed book to digital publishing.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014–Sunday, December 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

Lords and ladies, come hither! Wander through our medieval galleries in search of merchants, knights, and fantastical creatures. Imagine yourself as noble men and women living in the Middle Ages. Artisans, travel into our studio to design a game for the entertainment of the royal court. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

Lords and ladies, come hither! Wander through our medieval galleries in search of merchants, knights, and fantastical creatures. Imagine yourself as noble men and women living in the Middle Ages. Artisans, travel into our studio to design a game for the entertainment of the royal court. For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Seeing Pattern

Date: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Walters Art Museum.Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Walters Art Museum.


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Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Screening and Party

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM

The Walters Art Museum welcomes Maryland Public Television (MPT) as they host the Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey.

Make Night: Manuscript Illumination

Date: 01/15/15

Time: 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Practice hand-coloring manuscript pages, using paint and gold leaf, while learning about our current exhibition "From Pen to Press."

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