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Travel back in time to explore the lives of William and Henry Walters. Meet the founding family and experience what their lives were like! Collect and curate your very own art collection inspired by our special exhibition, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. Special guests will use music, puppetry, video, and storytelling to immerse you in the world of the Walters family! Visit our newly installed galleries to celebrate family traditions and Baltimore history!

FREE! Monument Lighting Family Festival

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Time: 05:00 PM–08:30 PM

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Celebrate the holiday season and the annual lighting of the Washington Monument at the Walters during this free, family-friendly event! Enjoy seasonal performances, music, refreshments, holiday films, and special winter-inspired art activities for kids! At 7 p.m., the Washington Monument will be set aglow, followed by fireworks. Warm up at the Walters!

FREE! MLK Jr Family Festival

Date: Saturday, January 17, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM–04:00 PM

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Come together to celebrate the life and achievements of one of our nation’s greatest heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through theatrical and musical performances, our special guests will help us reflect on the importance of free speech and diverse communities. Share your dreams, congratulate your personal heroes, and tell your stories through art projects and collaborative activities! Don’t miss one of the most popular festivals!


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Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

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

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

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