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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 the team at 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Memento Mori: A Night of Rogue Taxidermy

Memento Mori: A Night of Rogue Taxidermy

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Artist and rogue taxidermist Robert Marbury will join curator Joaneath Spicer for a talk highlighting examples of taxidermy in the museum’s Chamber of Wonders. Following the talk, guests are invited to join Bazaar Baltimore for an alternative taxidermy competition and watch a demonstration by taxidermy artist Divya Anantharaman.

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.

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.

Gala 2015: An Evening on the Narada

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 06:00 PM–12:00 AM

Savor cocktails on the sculpture court and dinner in the galleries surrounded by the treasures acquired by Henry Walters during his voyages on the S.S. Narada. After dinner join us on deck at the Party to dance the night away, or enjoy drinks at Harry’s Wharfside Tavern.

Party at the Walters 2015: An Evening on the Narada

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015

Time: 09:00 PM–12:00 AM

Join us for the annual Party at the Walters, presented by the Walters Enthusiasts! Enjoy dancing, desserts, and an open bar at the premier event of the fall season.

Art Nouveau Jewels

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Spectacular Art Nouveau jewelry is an acknowledged highlight of the Walters’ collection. Were these pieces made to be worn and if so by whom? In this talk, visitors will discover the Parisian actresses and courtesans who dared to wear these provocative artworks.

Drawing from the Classics Teacher Workshop

Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

Educators will share strategies and techniques for teaching observational drawing using museum objects.

Free Monument Lighting Family Festival

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015

Time: 05:00 PM–08:00 PM

Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, and winter-inspired art activities!

High School STEAM Day

High School STEAM Day

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–12:30 PM

Join museum conservators, scientists, and educators for this two and a half hour program to introduce students to the role of science and conservation in an art museum.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, December 4, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

Please join us for this Peabody on the Court Music Series concert featuring a performer from the Harp Department. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

In the Moon of Wintertime Holiday Concert

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015

Time: 03:00 PM–04:30 PM

The Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, directed by Mark Cudek, will be joined by the Baltimore Baroque Band, directed by John Moran and Risa Browder, in a varied program of Renaissance, Baroque, and Sephardic music to drive the cold winter away. Hot cider will be served at intermission. CDs will be available for sale in the Museum Store.