Saturday, December 13, 2008–Monday, February 16, 2009
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Find out more about the Dawoud Bey project by going to: whatsgoingon-dawoudbeysblog.blogspot.com/2008/08/collaborative-curatorial-project.html
This artist-in-residence project will take place in conjunction with the Contemporary Museum ’s exhibition Class Pictures, featuring photographs by celebrated American artist Dawoud Bey, who for the past several years has created portraits of young people challenging stereotypes about urban youth. During Bey’s artist-in-residency project, the artist collaborated with 12 teenagers from several Baltimore-area public, private, and home schools in a summer workshop that began with an exploration of how race, class and identity have been addressed in portraiture throughout art history. The Walters’ collection became the basis for discussions about museum practice, its role in society and the role of contemporary art in museums with historical collections. The resulting focus exhibition Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project, curated by Bey and the teens, features 10 photographic portraits by Bey, juxtaposed with paintings, drawings, and portrait miniatures from the Walters’ collection to create a unique dialogue.
Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project is presented by the Contemporary Museum in collaboration with the Walters Art Museum. This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support is provided by Carol and Alan Edelman, Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff, and The Paige Family Foundation.
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Portraits Re/Examined: A Dawoud Bey Project
The result of a Walters artist-in-residence program, this focus exhibition features portraits by celebrated American photographer Dawoud Bey, juxtaposed with selected works from the Walters collection.
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum)
The Walters Art Museum
Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book, "Stand Up Straight and Sing!" Tickets $25 (includes one book).
Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.
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Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries.