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The Romance of the Rose

Date
Saturday, January 24, 2009Sunday, April 19, 2009
Time
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Romance of the Rose

The Romance of the Rose, a 13th-century poem written in Old French, was among the most popular and influential literary texts of its day.  The allegorical treatment of such an enduring subject as "Love" and the exploration of the notion of "Quest" make this focus show widely accessible to diverse audiences.  The exhibition features nine different manuscripts of the Romance of the Rose drawn from collections in North America, along with a selection of medieval ivories from the Walters collection.  The exhibition is a collaborative project between the Walters, Johns Hopkins University, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

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Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

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, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Spring Break Art Activities

Date: 04/16/14

Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Take a break and explore the new season with some spring-inspired art! Stop by an ArtCart or make your own work of art in the studio. These activities are free, with no registration required.

Spring Break Family Art Activities

Date: 04/17/14

Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take a break and explore the new season with some spring-inspired art! Stop by an ArtCart or make your own work of art in the studio. These activities are free, with no registration required.

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