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FREE Ancient Americas Family Festival

Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00 AM–04:00 PM
FREE Ancient Americas Family Festival

Travel back in time to explore the magnificence of Ancient American civilizations. Experience the sounds and colors of Meso, Central and South America. Have your face painted as your spirit animal! Build a monumental Mayan temple in the Sculpture Court "Rainforest", make your own Inca-inspired artwork and be thrilled by vibrant performances of traditional music and dance. Come early to receive a special giveaway. Enjoy FREE admission to the special exhibition, Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift.

Contact (410) 547-9000, ext. 300 or for more information.


11 am: Cantare performs The Legend of Viracocha - Pre-Columbian Music
Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
1 pm: John Jarimillio performs Aztec Dances of Mexico, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
3 pm: GRANDE FINALE: Inca Son performs Music and Dance of the Andes, Graham Auditorium,
Lower Level

10 am-4 pm:
Pan Flute People, Studio A, Family Art Center
Wooly Woven Patterns, Studio B, Family Art Center
Chocolate/Cacao Cups, Level 2 Lobby

10 am-3 pm: Enoch Pratt Free Library presents the Play with Red Hen Early Childhood Area, Level 3 Lobby
10 am-3 pm: Rainforest Adventure, Sculpture Court, Level 2A
Imagine you are deep in the rainforest. What will you see and hear in the leafy canopy?
- Create your own Secret Code Stela!
- Kids Build Mayan Temple!
- Be inspired by Mosaic Masks from Mi Segunda Casa.
- Experience the Rainforest, a New Lens video installation.
- Search for artwork with the Ancient Americas Seek & Find.

11 am-2 pm Become your spirit animal through face painting by A Face in the Crowd,
Sculpture Court, Level 2A

Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!

Family Programs are supported in part by the Robert E. and Jane B. Meyerhoff Fund at the Baltimore Community Foundation.

This exhibition has been organized by the Walters Art Museum. The exhibition has been made possible through the generous contributions of John Bourne, the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum, the Selz Foundation, and the Ziff Family, through its endowed exhibition fund for the arts of the ancient Americas.

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,


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