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Events Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Art as Inspiration: Beating the Writing Blues

Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:30 PM

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Join us for our Art as Inspiration: Beating the Writing Blues teacher workshop featuring professional Delta blues musician Curtis Blues. Enjoy light refreshments, a guided tour of the collection, and a three-hour working session in the galleries with Mr. Blues.

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.

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, Walters Director of Conservation, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage.

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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Join the Walters Enthusiasts (WE) for an exclusive happy hour at the Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy drinks specials and a spectacular view at this networking opportunity for young professionals. This event is hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts and the Young Members of the Center Club. A free registration is required.

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

This exhibition, composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, will explore music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages. Musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Member Tour - The Doris Duke Collection: Treasures and Treatments

Date: 09/03/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

We invite members to join Meg Craft, Head of Objects Conservation, and Stephanie Hulman, Assistant Conservator of Objects, for a look at the Doris Duke collection and its necessary treatment.

In the Galleries: Words and Jazz

Date: 09/04/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Join us in our Renaissance and Baroque galleries as we explore musical interpretations of some of our most dramatic works of art. Visitors will engage in dialogue about the art in the galleries with John Shields, the Walters’ Manager of Docent Programs, and jazz violinist David Schulman, who will provide musical interpretations. You won't want to miss this unique gallery experience.

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