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Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Make Night: Photography and Composition

Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

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Learn the essentials of good composition, go into the galleries to explore and discuss what makes a compelling visual story, and then go on a scavenger hunt to find masterpieces to photograph for yourself. Bring your favorite camera; smart phones as cameras are welcome.

Make Night: Monoprints

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

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Please join Elissa O’Loughlin, former senior paper conservator at the Walters and the National Archives, for an evening of hands-on making as we create monoprints. Make Night is a unique, dynamic museum program blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Pre-registration required. One complimentary drink ticket included.

Make Night: Rye Whiskey Tasting

Date: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:30 PM

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Please join Doug Atwell and Rye Craft Cocktails at the Walters for a special holiday edition of Make Night. In support of our new installation From Rye to Raphael, this workshop will explore the background of rye whiskey and its contribution to Maryland’s history and economy, and will include three tastings. Register online for this event. Snacks will be served. Must be 21 or over to register.

Make Night

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Time: 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

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Please join us for this month’s special edition of Make Night, a unique and dynamic museum program blending good wine and craft beer, great company, and fantastic art-making experiences led by local creative minds. Pre-registration required. This program will sell out. Please check back for more details.


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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.

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.

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