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Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Time
06:00 PM–07:00 PM
Thursday Evening Gallery Talk: Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

FREE
No registration required

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, fine bookbinding enjoyed an extraordinary period of creativity and artistic expression. Custom-made by hand, these bindings reflect an age of opulence and lavish decoration; gold tooling, colored leathers, and exotic materials combine to create readable, portable decorative masterpieces. Join exhibition curator Diane Bockrath for a tour of the focus show Bookbindings from the Gilded Age and an exploration of these fascinating objects.

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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.

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.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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