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Drop-in Art Activities: Reimagining the Renaissance

Sunday, October 14, 2012Sunday, October 28, 2012
10:00 AM–03:00 PM on Saturday, Sunday

Let's reimagine life in the Renaissance! Each weekend in October we'll travel back in time to explore art and culture of the Renaissance. Join us as we become master artists creating musical instruments, symbolic coats of arms, art for our tabletops and magnificent ships to sail around the world! Our inspiration this month will come from the special exhibition, Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe.

Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required for this free event. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend!


  • October 6th and 7th – Lilting Lutes
  • October 13th – Museum Closed Today for a Special Event
  • October 14th – Courageous Coat of Arms
  • October 20th – Free Renaissance Family Festival, 10a.m.-4p.m.
  • October 21st – Inside the Boat
  • October 27th and 28th – Animal Pitchers

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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.

Spring Break Family Art Activities

Date: 04/17/14

Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Take a break and explore the new season with some spring-inspired art! Stop by an ArtCart or make your own work of art in the studio. These activities are free, with no registration required.

American Artists Abroad

Date: 04/19/14 - 06/22/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others. It celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, to catalogue and photograph more than 600 American paintings, drawings, and miniatures.

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