- Saturday, October 22, 2011
- 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
What happens when you combine curiosity with creativity? Find out at The Walters! Join us for a festival that celebrates the connections between art, science, math and play! Learn about inventions created by artists, discover how scientists and artists have used art to answer questions and solve puzzles, and explore how creativity in one field can influence discoveries or breakthroughs in another. Try your hand at creating your own inventions and making experimental art projects! Play with color, light and a giant Bright Ideas Brain! Plus, enjoy FREE admission to see the special exhibitions, Lost and Found: The Secrets of Archimedes and Puzzles of the Brain: An Artist's Journey through Amnesia. Come early to receive a special giveaway.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
PERFORMANCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
IN THE GRAHAM AUDITORIUM, LOWER LEVEL
10 am Animated Shorts: Here Comes Science by They Might Be Giants
11 am Jali-D performs Rhythm & Rhymes for Young Minds
12 pm Animated Shorts: Here Come the 123s by They Might Be Giants
1 pm Tim Latta performs Motion 360
3 pm GRAND FINALE: MatheMagic!, starring Bradley Fields
ART ACTIVITIES & MORE!
10 am-4 pm Spiro-String Art & Geodesic Domes & Inventions, Family Art Center
10 am-3 pm Terrific Tesselations, Level 2 Lobby
AlphaDoodle Puzzles, Level 2 Lobby
Secret Messages, Level 4 Lobby
10 am-3 pm Come to the Museum Science Fair! Sculpture Court, Level 2A
Share your thoughts with the Bright Ideas Brain! Particpate in Fun Physics and
Spotlight on Color activities. Be inspired by Eco ‘Zines created by students from all over the Baltimore area. Create your own DIY Palimpsest! Examine microscopic pink cells with the Halo-Ed Project. Count aloud with the Baltimore Ecosystem Study. Meet Museum
Conservators and Scientists. Uncover lost art and win a prize in our Hide & Seek & Find!
12:30-4 pm Talk with a Conservator about investigating artwork with light, Conservation Window, Level 4
Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!
Family Programs are made possible by the William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund. This event is Free Fall Baltimore event.
PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: The Walters Art Museum occasionally photographs Family Programs activities for future promotional purposes. If you do not want your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing. Did we take your picture? Look for festival pictures posted on our Flickr page, http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltee/
*Courtesy of Walt Disney Records
Watch Conservators at Work at the Conservation Window
Date: 11/30/12 - 11/30/14
Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum.
Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue
Date: 03/02/13 - 05/26/13
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.
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New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville
Date: 03/10/13 - 06/02/13
Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.