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Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International

Date: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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Held in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

Walters Enthusiasts Taste & Tour

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

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Join the Walters Enthusiasts for a perfect pairing of Japanese art and sake. Enjoy a private tour of "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics" with Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art, coupled with a special tasting of a selection of Japanese sake.

Kimono Lecture, Demonstration, and Trunk Show

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–04:00 PM

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Please join Paul MacLardy, owner of Arise Bazaar and author of several books on the art of the kimono, for an enlightening afternoon on the Sculpture Court. This program will include a talk on the history of the kimono, including different styles and occasions for wearing kimono, as well as kimono dressing demonstrations and a trunk show. You won’t want to miss this special Mother’s Day weekend event.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia

Date: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.

Walk-In Tour: The Arts of Asia

Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Discover the Arts of Asia through sculpture, woodcarvings, weaponry, and more. Hackerman House closes for renovations at the end of June--don't miss out! This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours.


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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

Time: 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Discover how the Walters comes alive at night! Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., you can wander the galleries, see special exhibitions for FREE, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

American Artists Abroad

Date: 04/19/14 - 06/22/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others. It celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, to catalogue and photograph more than 600 American paintings, drawings, and miniatures.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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