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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: Southeast Asian Art

Watch a Conservator at Work: Southeast Asian Art

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016–Thursday, September 1, 2016

Time: 01:30 PM–04:00 PM

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.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Wendel Patrick and Mark Brown & Carrie Fucile

ART/SOUND/NOW: Wendel Patrick and Mark Brown & Carrie Fucile

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Musician and producer Wendel Patrick will use turntables, electronics, and keyboards to explore lineage, power, conquest, and their relationship to ancient Greek and Roman religion. Intermedia artists Mark Brown and Carrie Fucile will use common, modern materials—including piles of bricks and desk fans—as the instruments that help audiences experience the Dutch Age of Exploration in the 1600s.

Waste Not: Art of Medieval Recycling

Waste Not: Art of Medieval Recycling

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016–Sunday, September 18, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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: 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.

Remix: Mosaics and Music

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Throughout history artists have recycled materials to create new works. In this talk, audiences will hear from three speakers about the practice of recycling in art and music. Walters’ curator of manuscripts Lynley Herbert will examine the medieval art exhibition Making Odd Ends Meet, artist Loring Cornish will discuss his mosaic works, and DJ James Nasty will demonstrate how music is sampled and remixed.

Make Night: Bookbinding and Upcycling

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Join the curators of Ink Press Productions for a bookmaking workshop where participants will create and bind their own unique books from a mixture of found, scrap, and recycled materials. This workshop will explore the ways material and content form a conversation about the conceptual potential in handmade books.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

ART/SOUND/NOW: Amy Reid and TRNSGNDR/VHS

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Amy Reid will use her music to explore the processes of destruction and preservation in the Museum’s galleries of Ancient Near Eastern art. Performer TRNSGNDR/VHS will examine the culture and aesthetics of seventeenth-century European art through an immersive, multi-sensory installation in the Baroque galleries.

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist

ART/SOUND/NOW: Bonnie Jones and Lafayette Gilchrist

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Electronic artist Bonnie Jones will use the themes of migration, mobility, and impermanence to highlight the Renaissance and Medieval collections. Jazz pianist Lafayette Gilchrist will use his compositions to examine the components of great civilizations in the Egyptian galleries.