Sunday, October 12, 2014
02:00 PM–04:00 PM
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This lecture will look at the Helen of Troy triptych from a curatorial and conservation standpoint. At the end of the program, conservators and curators will lead a guided look at the first of the three panels, whose treatment was recently completed. This is a special opportunity for visitors to get a very close and in-depth look at an intriguing and unusual piece of the collection.
Schedule of Presentations
“Decorating with Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace near Venice”
Professor Jaynie Anderson, Herald Chair of Fine Arts and Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne
With an introduction by Joaneath Spicer, James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, Walters Art Museum
“Making and Preserving a Myth: The Painting Technique and Conservation of the Walters’ Helen of Troy”
Eric Gordon, Head of Painting Conservation, Walters Art Museum
Megan Berkey, Samuel H. Kress Paintings Conservation Fellow, Walters Art Museum
Following the presentations, discussion will continue in the Knight’s Hall, where the recently conserved Helen of Troy panel has been installed.
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The Story of Helen Panels: Examining the Walters' Monumental 15th- century Spalliera Series
PLEASE NOTE: This lecture program was formerly listed as Decorating With Love: Themes of Romance for an Early Renaissance Palace Near Venice.
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum)
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Watch Conservators at Work
Date: 10/24/14 - 10/20/15
Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.
Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times
Date: 12/06/14 - 12/28/14
Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!
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Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.