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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

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Planning to visit the Walters Art Museum? Check the holiday hours and events.

Events Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

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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, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Watch Conservators at Work

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

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM

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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.

Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014–Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Meet the Walters family this month! William, Ellen, and Henry loved to collect art; what do you enjoy doing with your family? Honor the important people in your life and the city of Baltimore through assemblage, sculpture, and collage!

Association of Independent Maryland and D.C. Schools Student Art Show

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014–Saturday, December 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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The Walters partners with Maryland school systems to host student art shows at the museum, culminating in a reception for the students.

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.

Special Thanksgiving Break Art Activities

Date: Friday, November 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Join us for a BONUS day of Drop-in Art activities— just because we love our Walters' friends and families! Happy Holidays! No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. Check out our monthly themes and regular activities every Saturday & Sunday! Recommended for ages 3 and up and their families.

Bon Appétit!: Cuisine in Art Walk-in Tour

Date: Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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In this tour we will examine cuisine in diverse works of art through the ages. From Roman and Medieval feasts to 18th and 19th century still life, savor how artists have created imaginative works of art using food as a theme. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.


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Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: 12/05/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book, "Stand Up Straight and Sing!" Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500

Date: 12/14/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries.

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