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Drop-In Art Activities: Elements of Art

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014–Monday, October 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Calling all artists! Is your toolkit missing some important pieces? Low on lines? Craving color? Trying for texture? You’re in luck! Walters artists and museum educators have just what you need. To fully complete your set, visit us every weekend in October as we explore the Elements of Art!

Drop-In Art Activities: The Walters Story

Date: Sunday, November 2, 2014–Sunday, November 30, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Meet the Walters family this month! William, Ellen, and Henry loved to collect art; what do you enjoy doing with your family? Honor the important people in your life and the city of Baltimore through assemblage, sculpture, and collage!

Special Thanksgiving Break Art Activities

Date: Friday, November 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Join us for a BONUS day of Drop-in Art activities— just because we love our Walters' friends and families! Happy Holidays! No registration required – drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you! Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. Check out our monthly themes and regular activities every Saturday & Sunday! Recommended for ages 3 and up and their families.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014–Sunday, December 28, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

Winter Break Activities

Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014–Friday, January 2, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Come in out of the cold and make some art with us! Join us for special ArtCart appearances and winter-inspired art activities all week long.

Drop-in Art Activities: Exploration

Date: Saturday, January 3, 2015–Sunday, January 25, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Pack your bags, we’re going on an adventure this month! Travel by plane, train, or automobile to see all the sights in our collection. We will create important tools for our trip – a map, telescope, and passport!

Meaningful Monuments Drop-in Art Activities

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015–Sunday, February 1, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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We’re celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join us as we explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe.

Lovely Letters Drop-in Art Activities

Date: Saturday, February 14, 2015–Sunday, February 15, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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We’re celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join us as we explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe.


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

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.

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