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Events for Friday, May 27, 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.

Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker

Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016–Sunday, May 29, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

New this winter is an exquisite exhibition that explores the story of Madame de Pompadour, the influential mistress of King Louis XV of France, best remembered as an enthusiastic patron of the arts. Less well known are the works of art she made and collected. On view here for the first time are selections from the Suite of Prints, an extremely rare first-edition set of etchings created by the royal mistress in the 1750s and purchased by Museum founder Henry Walters from a Parisian book dealer in 1895.

Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art

Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016–Sunday, May 29, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Calling all artists! Explore a variety of media and fill your toolkit with the elements of art!

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Creative City Public Charter School Student Art Exhibition & Reception

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016–Sunday, June 5, 2016
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Walters Art Museum is excited to host exhibitions on the museum’s Sculpture Court that highlight artworks by Maryland students, this exhibition celebrates the artistic achievements of Creative City Public Charter School students. A reception for students, teachers, and families will take place on May 26, 2016 from 5–8 p.m.

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.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Creating Dimension: Illusionism

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Creating Dimension: Illusionism

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

This program has been canceled but there are other Gallery Drawing Family Workshops available at http://thewalters.org/events/?tag=gallery-drawing

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, May 29, 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.

Art Tots Program: Elements of Art

Art Tots Program: Elements of Art

Date: Tuesday, May 31, 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.