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Events for Friday, June 24, 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.

Drop-In Art Activities: Travel and Explore

Drop-In Art Activities: Travel and Explore

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016–Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM–04:00 PM

Trek the globe with us and visit Italy, Ethiopia, India, and France. Paint, sculpt, and more as you become inspired by your world travels.

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.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Human Form

Date: Saturday, June 25, 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: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Journey back to the 17th century, as you marvel at one of the most unique and popular galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world. You will be fascinated as you examine the paintings, sculptures, animals, insects, and shells that fill this amazing space!

Art Tots Program: Travel and Explore

Art Tots Program: Travel and Explore

Date: Wednesday, June 29, 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.