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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016–Sunday, December 18, 2016

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.

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections

Framing Chinese Art for Western Collections

Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:00 PM

Explore some of the ways that objects in the Walters’ outstanding collection of Chinese art—from hanging scrolls to mounted porcelains—have been modified over time for display in European and American homes. This informative talk will be led by Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art.

Make Night: Latin Dance

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Dance the evening away with Henry Alperovich and Liz Frantz as they guide you step-by-step through some basic moves in salsa, bachata, and merengue. After a brief tour of the galleries to view works of art celebrating dance, participants will continue to the Sculpture Court for guided lessons followed by an open dance session.

Prince Demah Barnes: Our Nation’s First African-American Portrait Painter

Prince Demah Barnes: Our Nation’s First African-American Portrait Painter

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

In celebration of Black History Month, the Walters presents a talk by Amelia Peck, curator of American decorative arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, who shares the story of her discovery of a painting by 18th-century American artist Prince Demah Barnes, the nation's earliest known portrait painter of color. Prince’s story is extraordinary—he is the only known enslaved artist working in colonial America whose paintings have survived. To date, three portraits have been identified.

Madame de Pompadour Gallery Talk

Madame de Pompadour Gallery Talk

Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Hear an overview of Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker from exhibition curator, Susan Wager. Pompadour was the mistress to King Louis XV and is known for her patronage of the arts, but less well known are the works of art she made herself. The exhibition features selections from a rare edition of etchings created by the royal mistress in the 1750s. The talk will conclude with a presentation by Baltimore Jewelry Center.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Drawing under the Surface

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Drawing under the Surface

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

This spring, the Walters’ popular Make Night workshops focus on the art of Renaissance painting and highlight the special exhibition A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli. Each class begins with a free drink and a visit to the galleries, where you will find inspiration for the evening’s art-making activity led by artist Lance Moore. Get creative and make a drawing in the style of a Renaissance master, then bring your drawing back for the next two Make Night sessions (Pigments & Colors on April 21 and Using Egg Tempera on May 7) to create your own luminous tempera painting.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Pigments and Colors

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Pigments and Colors

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

In the second of three workshops that highlight the special exhibition A Renaissance Original: Carlo Crivelli, you will learn about raw pigments and the historical process by which artists made their own paints. Then create your own set of paints in the manner of a Renaissance master to use in the next workshop: Using Egg Tempera on May 7.

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Using Egg Tempera

Make Night: Renaissance Painting—Using Egg Tempera

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

The Renaissance Painting Make Nights conclude with an overview of the techniques of applying paint, as artist Lance Moore shows you how to create the unique effects seen in the works of Carlo Crivelli and other Renaissance painters.