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

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Events Tuesday, September 16, 2014

One look is worth a thousand words! Check-out our encyclopedic collection to learn more about art as the original form of storytelling. Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back in time to explore reading, writing, and narratives. Consider the universal language of art as inspiration for personally meaningful manuscripts! For children ages 6–8 and their favorite adults.

Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Castles and Cathedrals Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art, and their importance to people's lives during this period. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

Happy Hour with the Walters Enthusiasts at the Center Club

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Time: 05:30 PM–07:30 PM

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Enjoy a happy hour with the Walters Enthusiasts (WE) at the exclusive Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy drinks specials and a spectacular view at this networking opportunity for young professionals. All are welcome to register. This event is hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts and the Young Members of the Center Club, 100 Light Street, 16th Floor. Register online for this event.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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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. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Renaissance Art Walk-In Tour

Date: Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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This tour on Renaissance art explores the development of religious and secular art in the 15th and 16th centuries. Part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection. 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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Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 06/28/14 - 10/12/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Parts 1-4

Date: 09/10/14 - 12/10/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In this series of four workshops, join Walters conservators, scientists, and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. Select this option to register for all four parts of the series.

Make Night: Paint Party

Date: 09/18/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Please join us for our first in a series of new “Make Night” programs, held on the third Thursday of every month. Make Nights encourage you to explore your own creativity while you mix and mingle. Led by a local artist, this Thursday’s Paint Party will let you take home a masterpiece of your own making.

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