- Sunday, March 6, 2011
- 10:30 AM–04:30 PM
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Join distinguished speakers as they discuss topics surrounding the sacred relics.
Talks and panelists include:
Session 1 : Buddhist Relics and Mandalas: The Case of the Famensi Reliquaries in Tang China. Michelle C Wang, Department of Art and Art History, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Session 2: Precious Memories: Objects and Narratives in Persianate Sufi Islam. Shahzad Bashir, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies at Stanford University
Session 3: he Ancestral Veneration and Artistic Transcendence: Reliquary Traditions from Central Africa. Alisa LaGamma, Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Session 4: The Religion of Relics in Christian History. Derek Krueger, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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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.
Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
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). Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.
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Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International
Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Held in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.