Sunday, October 19, 2008–Sunday, January 4, 2009
10:00 AM–05:00 PM on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
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The Walters Art Museum is one of few museums in the world that can provide an array of exquisite jewelry from over 5,000 years of world history and from a vast spectrum of cultures. This exhibition of more than 200 highlights from the Walters’ collection-- many of them never displayed before presents the evolution of techniques and materials throughout the ages, and demonstrates the importance of jewelry as an expression of creativity, and often wealth and position. A special focus will be placed on finger rings throughout history, with important examples on loan from the distinguished collection of the New York gemologist Benjamin Zucker.
Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry was organized by the Walters Art Museum. The exhibition includes many spectacular pieces from the renowned collection of Benjamin Zucker (New York), which are on loan to the Walters. Bedazzled is presented by The Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum with lead support from Betty Cooke, Bill Steinmetz, and The Store Ltd.; Richard S. and Rosalee C. Davison; The Eliasberg Family Foundation; and The Tiffany & Co. Foundation. Additional support is provided by Bob and Jackie Smelkinson.
Promotional support for Bedazzled is provided by The Baltimore Examiner.
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Bedazzled: 5,000 Years of Jewelry
Spanning 50 centuries, and including examples from throughout the collection, this exhibition features more than 200 selections from the Walters spectacular jewelry holdings.
600 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21201 (The Walters Art Museum)
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Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book, "Stand Up Straight and Sing!" Tickets $25 (includes one book).
Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture
Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.
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Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500
Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries.