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Events for Friday, November 1, 2013

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date Thursday, September 5, 2013–Friday, December 18, 2015

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.

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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.

Egypt

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date Sunday, October 6, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date Friday, November 1, 2013

Time 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

This Peabody on the Court Music Series concert will feature classical guitarist Jonathan Zwi. This free concert is presented through a partnership with the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

Drop-In Art Activities: Egyptian Mysteries

Drop-In Art Activities: Egyptian Mysteries

Date Saturday, November 2, 2013–Saturday, November 30, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Get closer to cracking the code of the mysterious Book of the Faiyum by becoming artist archeologists! Mark an X on your handmade aerial map and steer your boat in the right direction up the Nile River. Meet Egyptian gods and goddesses in our gallery and paint papyrus paper in our art studio – it’s no mirage! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Crocky Dilly

ArtKids Preschool Program: Crocky Dilly

Date Saturday, November 2, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Crocky Dilly by Philemon Sturges. 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.

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date Saturday, November 2, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum invites Brownie Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Brownies, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum invites Cub Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Cub Scouts, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?

Date Sunday, November 3, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

"Portraits: Who Am I?" examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection during this free, docent-led tour.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Crocky Dilly

Date Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Crocky Dilly by Philemon Sturges. 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: Crocky Dilly

Date Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Crocky Dilly by Philemon Sturges. 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.

Gallery Talk: Jacob Lawrence

Gallery Talk: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join exhibition curator Jacqueline Copeland in a tour and conversation about Jacob Lawrence’s Genesis Series (1990), on loan from Eddie and Sylvia Brown’s Baltimore collection. The eight colorful works in Lawrence’s distinctive style describe passages from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible. They reflect the artist’s youthful memories of passionate sermons about the Creation given by ministers at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem where he was baptized in 1932.

ArtKids Preschool Program: Crocky Dilly

Date Saturday, November 9, 2013

Time 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Crocky Dilly by Philemon Sturges. 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.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in Medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.

ArtBabies Baby Program: Happy Hatchlings

Date Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

ArtBabies invites parents, grandparents, and caregivers with children birth to 12 months of age to bond, play and learn in the museum galleries during this 60 minute class. Each program includes activities for play and sensory exploration within our galleries and age-appropriate activities in the comfort of our private studio. Cooing and crying are welcome!

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World

Date Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time 06:30 PM–08:30 PM

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World is a fascinating, 90 minute journey through 1,400 years of cultural history. This documentary by Baltimore filmmaker Robert Gardner sheds light on the history of the Islamic world and on Islamic society today. Join us for this special film screening and post-film discussion with professors from Towson University and Goucher College.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Reeds, Rivers & Rowboats 11AM

Date Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Embark on our second voyage of Egyptian art and life as we navigate the Faiyum oasis, just west of the Nile River. Looking closely at reliefs and ritual objects of this incredible ancient civilization, we’ll celebrate the crocodile god Sobek, and his significance within this mysterious culture. Travel south to our thriving studio to create puzzling messages of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Reeds, Rivers & Rowboats 1PM

Date Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Embark on our second voyage of Egyptian art and life as we navigate the Faiyum oasis, just west of the Nile River. Looking closely at reliefs and ritual objects of this incredible ancient civilization, we’ll celebrate the crocodile god Sobek, and his significance within this mysterious culture. Travel south to our thriving studio to create puzzling messages of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

The Walters Art Museum invites Girl Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Jr. and Brownie Girl Scouts, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:30 PM

The Walters Art Museum invites Girl Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Daisies, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.

William Randolph Hearst, The Collector

William Randolph Hearst, The Collector

Date Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:30 PM

Of the many marvelous works of art at the Walters, about three dozen once belonged to media magnate William Randolph Hearst, the most prodigious and controversial American collector. This lecture by National Gallery curator Mary Levkoff, author of Hearst The Collector, will chronicle Hearst’s collecting from his acquisitions and their opulent displays in his grand residences, to their dispersal during the Great Depression. Book signing to follow. Books available for purchase in the Museum Store.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Date Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

This free tour of Nineteenth-Century Art examines a wide variety of styles of painting and sculpture from America and Europe from 1800 to 1900. No reservations are required, just walk in!

ArtTots Toddler Program: Crocodile Chomp

Date Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Time 10:00 AM–11:00 AM

ArtTots is our early childhood museum program specially designed just for 2-3 year olds and their favorite adult! Each ArtTots class will introduce toddlers to art and the museum through age-appropriate short stories, gallery play activities, and an art activity. Explore ancient Egyptian art!