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Events for Wednesday, August 5, 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.

Rinehart

Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015–Sunday, August 30, 2015
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

This spring, the Walters story continues with an exhibition exploring the workshop of 19th-century sculptor William Henry Rinehart.

Watch a Conservator at Work

Watch a Conservator at Work

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2015–Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Fashion

Drop-in Art Activities: Fashion

Date: Saturday, August 1, 2015–Sunday, August 30, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Join us in the studio to design your own fabric, create a hat, and construct the latest trends in jewelry.

Summer Camp: The Artist's Studio Experience I 6-8 Grade

Date: Monday, August 3, 2015–Friday, August 7, 2015

Time: 08:30 AM–05:30 PM

Artist’s Studio Experience at the Walters offers students entering grades 6–12 a unique and fun-filled opportunity to work with a local practicing artist.

Summer Camp: The Artist's Studio Experience I 9-12 Grade

Date: Monday, August 3, 2015–Friday, August 7, 2015

Time: 08:30 AM–05:30 PM

Artist’s Studio Experience at the Walters offers students entering grades 6–12 a unique and fun-filled opportunity to work with a local practicing artist.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore fashion in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Teacher Preview Tour: Conservation Secrets

Teacher Preview Tour: Conservation Secrets

Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

During this teacher preview tour, teachers will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.

Gallery Talk: Arms & Armor with Baltimore Knife & Sword

Gallery Talk: Arms & Armor with Baltimore Knife & Sword

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Join Kerry Stagmer and Ilya Alekseyev from Baltimore Knife and Sword for a tour of the Walters’ collection of arms and armor. Tour participants will learn how some of the weapons in the museum’s collection were constructed and how they were used.

Art Kids Preschool Program: Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore fashion in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Walk-In Tour: Rinehart

Walk-In Tour: Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

William Walters sponsored Baltimore sculptor William Henry Rinehart’s first trip abroad in 1855. Explore the complex collaborative process by which Rinehart produced his extraordinary marble sculptures.

Summer Camp: The Artist's Studio Experience II 6-8 Grade

Date: Monday, August 10, 2015–Friday, August 14, 2015

Time: 08:30 AM–05:30 PM

Artist’s Studio Experience at the Walters offers students entering grades 6–12 a unique and fun-filled opportunity to work with a local practicing artist.

Teacher Preview Tour: Stop, Look, Listen, and Touch

Teacher Preview Tour: Stop, Look, Listen, and Touch

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM–12:30 PM

During the teacher preview tour, teachers will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Fabulous Fashions (Morning Session)

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

What did William and Henry Walters wear? What about kids in the 17th century? We’re looking for the greatest fashion trends in the Walters' collection and creating our own. Will you design the next big thing?

Walk, Wonder, and Create Family Tour: Fabulous Fashions (Afternoon Session)

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

What did William and Henry Walters wear? What about kids in the 17th century? We’re looking for the greatest fashion trends in the Walters' collection and creating our own. Will you design the next big thing?

Walk-in Tour: Renaissance Art

Walk-in Tour: Renaissance Art

Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This free, docent-led tour explores the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Let

Art Tots Toddler Program: Let's Play Dress-Up

Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore fashion in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.

Make Night: Gold Jewelry

Make Night: Gold Jewelry

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–09:00 PM

Baltimore Jewelry Center instructors will give a firsthand look at gold alloying, finished examples of which are on view in the special exhibition "Gold of the Ancient Americas." Participants will learn the fundamental metalworking techniques of chasing & repoussé to create a copper badge brooch.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Abstraction and Symbolism

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Abstraction and Symbolism

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Find your personal approach to drawing as we learn to abstract shape and color from observation. Recommended for ages 9–13.

Walk-in Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Walk-in Tour: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum began as the private passion of two men, William T. Walters (1819–1894) and his son, Henry (1848–1931), but grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore. Explore our newest installation in this week's Sunday walk-in tour.

Art Tots Toddler Program: Let

Art Tots Toddler Program: Let's Play Dress-Up

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

Explore fashion in art! Learning is fun at the Walters for children 2–3 years old. Each Art Tots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity.

ART/SOUND/NOW: JoAnna Ford

ART/SOUND/NOW: JoAnna Ford

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Curator Jo Briggs and JoAnna Ford will lead a guided, musical tour of the special installation From Rye to Raphael.