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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.

Make Night: A Moment to Breathe

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

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

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 by studying figurative sculptures and a live model on the Sculpture Court.

Art Nouveau Jewels

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. But 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.

Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Paper Marbling

Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Paper Marbling

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

The first installment of this three-part workshop series explores traditional paper marbling techniques and block printing of geometric patterns. Learn to float paints on water, manipulate the patterns, and transfer the designs to paper. Then, hand-cut patterns into a printing block and use the marbled paper to pull prints.

American Studio Orchestra presents "Pearls on a String"

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.

Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Calligraphy

Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Calligraphy

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.

Humanizing the Past: Celebrating Persian Poetry & Painting

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.

Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Bookbinding

Make Night: Inscribing the Self, Islamic Bookbinding

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

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.