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Events Thursday, October 23, 2014

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.

The Art of the Ancient World Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Omnivorous Collectors

Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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Like J.P. Morgan and other members of the Gilded Age elite, Henry Walters was an “omnivorous” collector of art. To mark the opening of From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story, Walters curator Jo Briggs, Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, and John Ott, associate professor at James Madison University consider how discriminating purchasing cemented social relationships at the turn of the century.

Art Tots Program: The Artist's Apprentice

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

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Explore the Elements of Art! 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.

Museum Hours

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:45 PM

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Jem Cohen’s elegant drama Museum Hours is the story of an unexpected friendship between Johan, a museum guard, and Anna, a enigmatic visitor, set against the backdrop of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the city of Vienna. The museum becomes a mysterious crossroads that sparks explorations of their lives, the city, and the ways artworks reflect and shape the world. 107 min. NR.


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Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing

Date: 10/25/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Let go of preconceived notions of drawing and find freedom in line, expression, and mark-making. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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