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Telling Global Stories

Telling Global Stories

Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015

Time: 01:30 PM–03:30 PM

How does globalization inform the way museums present art and history? This panel discussion features professionals from museums that have undertaken innovative displays in response to new ideas on “globalized” art history. The program concludes with a public dialogue about how the Walters might use its displays to reflect a broader cultural context.

The Gold of El Caño

The Gold of El Caño

Date: Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

In conjunction with the special exhibition Gold of the Ancient Americas, conservators Kim Cullen Cobb, Ainslie Harrison, and Julie Lauffenburger will lead a panel conversation on the 1,000-year-old cemetery site of El Caño in central Panama. Gold artifacts provide intriguing insights into the social and cultural sophistication of this region.

Between Light and Shadow: Islamic Rituals and the Production of Islamic Science

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2015

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at Columbia University, will present a talk focused on the ritual of Islamic prayers, which believers perform five times a day, and the relationship between these prayers and the interplay of light and shadow. Reception to follow.

Local Lens: The Muslim Experience in Baltimore

Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015

Time: 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Moderated by Homayra Ziad, scholar of Islam at the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies, this panel discussion opens an important dialogue with Baltimore’s Black and Latino Muslim communities—groups largely ignored in cultural conversations about Islam—through the insights of professor Harold Morales from Morgan State University and entrepreneur Saafir Rabb from Interculture.