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Events Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013–Thursday, December 18, 2014

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM

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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.

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. You and your child will use all your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Members Tour - Putting Names to Faces: Stories from the portrait miniature collection

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Members have the opportunity to join a Walters' expert for an intimate tour. This month's tour will be led by Jo Briggs, Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th- Century Art, and Meg Craft, Head of Object Conservation. Join them to explore the Walters' portrait miniature collection, and learn about the subjects of these works.

The Wills of Famous Women and the Lessons They Teach Us

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis led very different lives. Yet after their deaths their wills all became the subject of scrutiny. Join Michael E.S. McCarthy of U.S. Trust to discuss the charitable giving of these and other famous women. Learn how the language in their wills helped, and sometimes hurt, the pursuit of their philanthropic goals.

Gallery Talk: Portrait of a Wealthy African

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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The painting Portrait of a Wealthy African was a star of the recent groundbreaking exhibition Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. This portrait, on loan from a private collection, shows an unknown sitter of high status. Please join Dr. Joaneath Spicer, curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, as she takes you into the galleries for an intimate conversation about this pivotal portrait in the context of the Walters’ permanent collection.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

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The first concert of the Fall Peabody on the Court Music Series will will present A Concert of World Premieres, inspired by period and modern instruments. Graduate student composers John Henderson, Charles Rudig, James Chu, Pan Zhujun, Scott Miller, and Wynne Fung will have their works performed by Lisa Perry, soprano; Aik Shin Tan, recorders; Michelle Skinner, Mark Ericksen, violins; Jeremy Lyons, guitar; and Niccolo Seligmann, viola da gamba.


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Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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Date: 09/27/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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Date: 10/02/14

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See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

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