Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015
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, and find the perfect gift at the museum store.
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 07:00 PM–09:00 PM
Baltimore-based American Studio Orchestra performs a new work commissioned by the Walters Art Museum: Pearls on a String, a multimedia piece in three parts, mirroring the exhibition’s vignettes. The work will be augmented in its world premiere at the Walters by projections of masterpieces from the show and a spoken narrative.
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM
The second installment of this three-part workshop series explores the history of the written word and its relationship to art, from the eras of the Persian Empire through modern practice. Learn about Persian calligraphy and practice the basics of writing the Persian alphabet in the Nasta‘liq calligraphic style. Participants are encouraged to use their marbled paper from the first workshop.
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM
Writer Firouzeh Dianat will read poems from historic and contemporary Persian poets in the intimate setting of the museum’s special exhibition gallery. Classic writings by Fayzi, Nizami, and Saadi will blend with offerings from poets like Simin Behbahani, whom President Obama recently quoted in a speech to the Iranian public.
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
The third installment of this three-part workshop series explores the history of books and manuscripts in Islamic culture. Learn the terms and techniques of Islamic bookbinding, and create your own hand-bound volume. Participants are encouraged to use the marbled paper from the first two workshops.