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Sacred Ground: New York City's African Burial Ground

Date
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Time
02:00 PM–03:00 PM

When Manhattan's African Burial Ground was first discovered, few people thought it necessary to preserve an 18th century cemetery. However, its close proximity to Ground Zero has encouraged people to recognize it as sacred ground - and being a place worthy of recognition and veneration centuries after it was used.

This lecture is presented by Karen Juanita Carrillo, a New York-based writer and photographer, focusing primarily on African American and Afro-Latino issues. She operates the website Afropresencia.com.  In 2002, she was awarded the National Newspapers Publishers Association's "Perspective Reporting Award” for human-interest coverage of the impact of September 11th, highlighting diverse perspectives in African American communities.

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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.

American Artists Abroad

Date: 04/19/14 - 06/22/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others. It celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, to catalogue and photograph more than 600 American paintings, drawings, and miniatures.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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