- Saturday, March 17, 2012
- 12:00 PM–04:30 PM
This forum discussion will explore topics tied to the special exhibition Exploring Art of the Ancient America presented by a panel of experts from several disciplines. Panelists include Julie Lauffenburger, Senior Objects Conservator; anthropologist Allen Christenson; and archaeastronomist Anthony Aveni, best known for his theories on the prophesized end of the world in December of 2012. Dorie Reents-Budet will moderate.
Price for all sessions: FREE
12-12:45 p.m. Ancient Americas Forum: Intro: Dorie Reents-Budet (moderator): exhibition curator of Exploring Art of the Ancient America: The John Bourne Collection Gift
1-1:45 p.m. The John Bourne Collection: From Private to Public Domain: Julie Lauffenburger, Senior Objects Conservator, The Walters Art Museum
2-2:45 p.m. In the Footsteps of the Ancestors: Dancing with the Ancient Maya Gods: Allen J. Christenson, Professor in the Department of Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University
3-3:45 p.m. Maya Apocalypse Soon?: Anthony F. Aveni, Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of Astronomy, Anthropology, and Native American Studies, Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Sociology & Anthropology, Colgate University
Following the Forum, there will be a booksigning with Anthony Aveni in the Centre Street Lobby. His book The End of Time is available in the Museum Store
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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Constellation Thursday Nights
Date: 03/10/13 - 06/02/13
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 new café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.