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Thursday Evening Hours Open Thursdays until 9 p.m., sponsored by Constellation Energy.

Things with Wings

Date
Wednesday, October 12, 2005Sunday, November 26, 2006
Time
12:00 AM–12:15 AM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Things with Wings


This small exhibition explores the various winged gods and hybrid creatures in ancient Greek art. The Greeks conceived of messenger gods like Hermes and Iris as winged, so they could go anywhere and swiftly deliver their messages to gods and mortals alike. In the medieval world, angels became the winged intermediaries between God and humans. Personifications of abstract concepts, such as Love (Eros), Victory (Nike), Sleep (Hypnos), and Death (Thanatos), could also appear as winged humans. The wings of monsters like griffins, sirens, and sphinxes enhanced their terrifying appearance but also protected the beings they guarded. The installation presents 31 objects, which include Greek bronze and marble statuettes, vases, and gems.

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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.

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