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.
Thursday Night Film: Rashomon (1950)
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
A Japanese classic by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa, Rashomon tells the story of a murdered samurai through four different points of view; each story revealing a different version of events. The witnesses: a woodcutter, a bandit, the samurai’s wife, and the dead samurai himself, all have a story to tell, but how do we know which one is telling the truth? Please join us for a special screening of this masterpiece of world cinema. Japanese, subtitled in English. Running time: 88 min.; NR.
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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)! 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 mediums from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.