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Events for Friday, September 4, 2015

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, and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

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.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015–Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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.

Gold of the Ancient Americas

Gold of the Ancient Americas

Date: Saturday, May 9, 2015–Sunday, October 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

Gold of the Ancient Americas showcases more than 50 artifacts, including cast animal pendants, a hammered gold disc, beaded necklaces and nose ornaments made by the indigenous peoples of the ancient Americas from Peru to Panama.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Silver & Gold

Art Kids Preschool Program: Silver & Gold

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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

Drop-In Art Activities: Silver and Gold

Drop-In Art Activities: Silver and Gold

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015–Sunday, September 27, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Find glistening treasures as we search for silver and gold. Use metallic materials to build statues, adorn books, and design your own gold medal!

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, September 6, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Explore painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Silver & Gold

Art Kids Preschool Program: Silver & Gold

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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

The Science of Art, Part 1: Using Science to Shed New Light on Art

The Science of Art, Part 1: Using Science to Shed New Light on Art

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time: 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

In this series of four workshops, Walters conservators, scientists, and educators explore the many connections between science and art. This session will introduce the distinguishing properties of materials, including minerals, metals, ceramics, glass, and biomaterials.

Member Tour: Conserving the Doris Duke Southeast Asian Art Collection

Member Tour: Conserving the Doris Duke Southeast Asian Art Collection

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Time: 12:30 PM–01:30 PM

Terry Drayman-Weisser Head of Objects Conservation Meg Craft and Assistant Conservator Stephanie Hulman will discuss the analysis and conservation of numerous lacquered and gilded Southeast Asian works of art, which have required the development of special techniques to reveal the beautiful gilded surfaces.

Make Night: A Moment to Breathe

Make Night: A Moment to Breathe

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

This Make Night begins with a discussion of Asian art from the Walters’ collection, followed by a kundalini yoga workshop for all skill levels in the serene Renaissance Sculpture Court. Simple breathing techniques paired with physical motions will strengthen your body; the art will open your mind.

Ancient Engineers to Modern Designs Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

Ancient Engineers to Modern Designs Homeschool Workshop Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

How is ancient engineering reflected in modern-day design? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Science Center.

Ancient Engineers to Modern Designs Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Ancient Engineers to Modern Designs Homeschool Workshop Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

How is ancient engineering reflected in modern-day design? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Science Center.

Ancient Engineers to Modern Designs Homeschool Workshop Ages 10-12

Ancient Engineers to Modern Designs Homeschool Workshop Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

How is ancient engineering reflected in modern-day design? Join us for an exciting day of learning at the Walters Art Museum and the Maryland Science Center.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

In this monthly workshop taught by artists, students develop their drawing skills through observation and practice in the Walters’ galleries. Students may work with instructors during a single session to learn basic drawing skills or attend multiple sessions to build a cohesive portfolio.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Silver and Gold (Morning Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Silver and Gold (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Spy something silver and gander at something gold. We're searching for lustrous metals around the Walters. Find precious pieces and make a gold medal! For children 6–8 years old and their favorite adults.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Silver and Gold (Afternoon Session)

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Silver and Gold (Afternoon Session)

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Spy something silver and gander at something gold. We're searching for lustrous metals around the Walters. Find precious pieces and make a gold medal! For children 6–8 years old and their favorite adults.

Telling Global Stories

Telling Global Stories

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

How does globalization inform the way museums present art and history? This panel discussion features professionals from museums that have undertaken innovative displays in response to new ideas on “globalized” art history. The program concludes with a public dialogue about how the Walters might use its displays to reflect a broader cultural context.

Art Tots Program: Silver & Gold

Art Tots Program: Silver & Gold

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore precious metals in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM–12:30 PM

Understand the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify complex forms. For children 9–13 years old and their favorite adults.

The Science of Art, Part 2: How Old Is It?

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Time: 04:30 PM–07:00 PM

In this series of four teacher workshops, Walters conservators, scientists, and educators explore the many connections between science and art. In this session we will use case studies to illustrate how science and technology can be used to answer questions concerning the age and authenticity of an artwork.

Art Tots Program: Silver & Gold

Art Tots Program: Silver & Gold

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore precious metals in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old and their favorite adults.