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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

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.

Gallery Talk: Arms & Armor with Baltimore Knife & Sword

Gallery Talk: Arms & Armor with Baltimore Knife & Sword

Date: Thursday, August 6, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Join Kerry Stagmer and the team at Baltimore Knife and Sword for a tour of the Walters’ collection of arms and armor. Tour participants will learn how some of the weapons in the Museum’s collection were constructed and how they were used.

Make Night: Gold Jewelry

Make Night: Gold Jewelry

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–09:00 PM

Baltimore Jewelry Center instructors will give a firsthand look at gold alloying, finished examples of which are on view in the special exhibition "Gold of the Ancient Americas." Participants will learn the fundamental metalworking techniques of chasing & repoussé to create a copper badge brooch.



Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time: 07:00 PM–08:30 PM

Curator Jo Briggs and JoAnna Ford will lead a guided, musical tour of the special installation From Rye to Raphael.

Memento Mori: A Night of Rogue Taxidermy

Memento Mori: A Night of Rogue Taxidermy

Date: Thursday, September 3, 2015

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Artist and rogue taxidermist Robert Marbury will join curator Joaneath Spicer for a talk highlighting examples of taxidermy in the museum’s Chamber of Wonders. Following the talk, guests are invited to join Bazaar Baltimore for an alternative taxidermy competition and watch a demonstration by taxidermy artist Divya Anantharaman.

Make Night: A Moment to Breathe

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

This Make Night begins with a discussion of Asian art from the Walters’ collection, followed by a kundalini yoga workshop for all skill levels in the serene Renaissance Sculpture Court. Simple breathing techniques paired with physical motions will strengthen your body; the art will open your mind.

The Freedom to Read

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–08:00 PM

Celebrate Banned Books Week by joining us for a talk exploring the convergence of art, literature, and censorship. Attendees will explore Liu Dan’s painting The Dictionary, currently on view, as well as the stories behind recent examples of banned books. The program concludes with a public “read out.”

Make Night: Portraiture

Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015

Time: 06:00 PM–08:30 PM

This introductory drawing workshop will examine works in the Walters’ collection that use dramatic light and shadow to carve portraits out of darkness. Participants will create charcoal drawings as they observe both figurative sculptures and a live model on the sculpture court.

Art Nouveau Jewels

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2015

Time: 06:30 PM–07:15 PM

Spectacular Art Nouveau jewelry is an acknowledged highlight of the Walters’ collection. Were these pieces made to be worn and if so by whom? In this talk, visitors will discover the Parisian actresses and courtesans who dared to wear these provocative artworks.