- Saturday, February 23, 2013
- 10:00 AM–04:00 PM
Make some noise with us as we celebrate the music and culture of Africa. Explore the rhythm, harmony and movement of a nation! Travel with us across the continent of Africa in search of mystical masks, jangling jewelry and colorful costumes. Let your talking drum tell us your story! Sway to the beat of Africa’s many rich traditions! Create many musical instruments and come together as a community orchestra! Join us for The Walters' annual African American Family Festival and enjoy amazing performances, innovative art activities throughout the museum, and much more!
PERFORMANCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
10:00 AM - The Refugee Youth Project performs Sounds of Africa, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
11:00 AM - Kwame Ansah-Brew of Anansegromma performs African Drumming and Stories from Ghana, Level 2 Lobby
12:00 PM - Ssuuna performs Come Together, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
1:00 PM - Lesole performs Dancing Through South Africa, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
3:00 PM - GRAND FINALE - Sankofa Dance Theater performs The Village Dance, Graham Auditorium, Lower Level
ART ACTIVITIES & MORE
10 AM - 4 PM - Dugi Dugi Drums & Awesome Asafo Flags, StudioS A & B, Family Art Center
10 AM - 4 PM - Make and Shake Daffs, Level 2 Lobby
10 AM - 3 PM - Kids Build Community Adinkra Squares and Make Your Own Marrabenta Instrument, Sculpture Court, Level 2A (at 2:30 PM Come together and bring your musical instruments to perform in our Handmade Orchestra, conducted by Waltee!)
10 AM - 3 PM - Personal Passports! Travel to the North, South, East & West points of Africa throughout the museum to receive a stamp at each stop. Collect all four and win a prize on the Sculpture Court, Level 2A
10 AM - 3PM - Roots and Branches Pine Trees and Mangoes presenting Sounds of the Wild, Sculpture Court, Level 2A
Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!
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.
For more information, contact (410) 547-9000 x300, or email Family Programs.
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.