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Events Monday, April 1, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.

New Eyes on America: Student Response

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 9, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.

Explore painted stories in art! Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson. 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.

Mini Camp: Paint the Town!

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:30 PM

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No school today? Mini Camps at the Walters offers creative kids a unique and fun-filled way to spend the day! We will travel back in time to Baltimore during the 19th century as we explore our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Work together to discover new inventions and create visual tricks! We'll spend the day in the studios creating artwork, playing parlor games, and visiting the special exhibition to learn, observe & imagine.

Explore painted stories in art! Little Girl in a Red Dress with Cat and Dog by Nicholas B.A. Nicholson. 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.

Spring Break Family Art Activities

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013–Friday, April 5, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Take a break to make spring-inspired art with us! Explore the new season with special art activities that will help to cure your spring fever! Join us for a different project each day.

Teen Homeschool Drawing Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–04:00 PM

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Want to have interesting conversations about art, learn new techniques, and build your portfolio? During each 2 week session, students will explore the galleries and experiment in the studio, making personal connections to the collection and sharpening art-making skills.


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Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 06/28/14 - 10/12/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

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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