Sunday, March 13, 2005–Sunday, May 29, 2005
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Stubbs and the Horse was the first major exhibition in 20 years on George Stubbs (1724-1806), the great British painter of animals and outdoor life, and the first exhibition to focus on the central theme of his art, the horse. A selection of paintings and drawings showed the remarkable range and variety of Stubbs images of the horse, from anatomical studies to equine portraits and scenes of mortal combat in the wild. The magnificent centerpiece of this exhibition was Whistlejacket, his best known and most widely admired work. The exhibition was organized by the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, in association with the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and the National Gallery, London. The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. The lead sponsors for the Baltimore venue were Brown Advisory, Fancy Hill Foundation, and Howard and Martha Head Fund, Inc. Contributing sponsors included Audi of Hunt Valley, Maryland Horse Breeders Association & Dark Hollow Farm, Maryland Saddlery/ Hope Birsh & Stephen Plakotoris, Miss Dorothy McIlvain Scott, and Mr. and Mrs. M. David Testa. Additional support was provided by Alex. Brown & Sons Charitable Foundation, Inc., Frank and Helen Bonsal, Richard and Rosalee Davison, Hannah and Thorne Gould, Legg Mason Trust, F.S.B., Sothebys, and The Stiles Ewing Tuttle Charitable Trust; Mr. Stiles T. Colwill and Mr. Jonathan Gargiulo.
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Stubbs and the Horse
This major exhibition featured over 40 paintings and 35 drawings by George Stubbs, known for his large-scale paintings of horses. On view was his famous painting Whistlejacket, considered the finest depiction of an individual animal ever painted.
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Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age
Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.
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Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.
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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Let go of preconceived notions of drawing and find freedom in line, expression, and mark-making. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.