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Events for Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013–Sunday, August 11, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. Held in conjunction with Artscape (July 19–21), America’s largest free arts festival, the finalists and semifinalists exhibitions are presented in partnership with the Walters and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, September 8, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

This exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras.

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh's Tomb (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

This week we will travel up the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings. Keep your eyes peeled for pyramids and the Sphinx along the way! As junior archaeologists we will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphics and play Egyptian board games. Work as a team to find the Pharaoh’s tomb and discover what secrets lay inside! Join us at the end of the week for a special expedition exhibition.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh's Tomb (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

This week we will travel up the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings. Keep your eyes peeled for pyramids and the Sphinx along the way! As junior archaeologists we will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphics and play Egyptian board games. Work as a team to find the Pharaoh’s tomb and discover what secrets lay inside! Join us at the end of the week for a special expedition exhibition.

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Full Day)

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

Explore the tombs of ancient Egypt this week to discover myths of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and mummies. Uncover secret, protective amulets, shake your sistrum and walk like an Egyptian through our galleries. This week campers will build pyramids, erect monuments, become scribes and make their own mummy myths. We will finish the week with a celebration fit for a pharaoh!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

Explore the tombs of ancient Egypt this week to discover myths of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and mummies. Uncover secret, protective amulets, shake your sistrum and walk like an Egyptian through our galleries. This week campers will build pyramids, erect monuments, become scribes and make their own mummy myths. We will finish the week with a celebration fit for a pharaoh!

ArtKids Preschool Program: A Field Full of Horses

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore horses in art! A Field Full of Horses by Peter Hansard. 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.

Drop-in Art Activities: A Horse of Course

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013–Saturday, August 31, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

Saddle up as we explore equestrian artwork throughout the month of August! Design special silks for jockeys and race alongside the horses to hear the sounds their hooves make. Become inspired by stop-motion photography and build a stable of your very own. Neigh along with horses in our museum galleries and capture the grace of a pony in a portrait. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World

Date: Sunday, August 4, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!

6th-8th Grade: The Artist's Studio Experience: Observational Drawing

Date: Monday, August 5, 2013–Friday, August 9, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Participants will create observational drawings based on individually selected themes and objects in the museum. Students will create sketchbooks for daily use in the galleries and studios, and experiment using a variety of drawing materials and techniques. Perfect for the student who may be considering applying to an art magnet high school or for the student who just loves to make art!

ArtKids Preschool Program: A Field Full of Horses

Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore horses in art! A Field Full of Horses by Peter Hansard. 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: A Field Full of Horses

Date: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore horses in art! A Field Full of Horses by Peter Hansard. 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: A Field Full of Horses

Date: Saturday, August 10, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore horses in art! A Field Full of Horses by Peter Hansard. 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: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

6th-8th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Experiments in Printmaking

Date: Monday, August 12, 2013–Friday, August 16, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

Explore etching, learn linocuts and manipulate monoprints this week. Use your brayers to roll your work onto paper, fabric and recycled materials. Become the artwork yourself as we proudly wear our printed designs. Delve into the rich history of printmaking with us from press to print, and learn about print makers from ancient to modern times. Join us this week to find where drawing and painting meet!

CANCELLED 9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Painting: Figures & Landscapes

Date: Monday, August 12, 2013–Friday, August 16, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

CANCELLED - Our Artist’s Studio Experience offers 6th-12th graders the opportunity to work with a local practicing artist from a specialized field of fine art. Together we will explore and become inspired by the many landscapes in and out of the museum. Observe and document the world around you while experimenting with different techniques and materials. Work together to create a life-size graphite world to walk through and create pieces to build your portfolio.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Walk, Trot & Canter 11AM

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Saddle up and trot into our galleries as we celebrate mares and stallions. From the stable to the studio, become inspired by the grace, significance, and contributions of horses around the world! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Walk, Trot & Canter 1PM

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Saddle up and trot into our galleries as we celebrate mares and stallions. From the stable to the studio, become inspired by the grace, significance, and contributions of horses around the world! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Walk-In Tour: Nineteenth-Century Art

Date: Sunday, August 18, 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 and enjoy.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Giddy Up

Date: Wednesday, August 21, 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 horses in Art!

ArtTots Toddler Program: Giddy Up

Date: Thursday, August 22, 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 horses in art!

Walk-In Tour: Portraits - Who Am I?

Walk-In Tour: Portraits - Who Am I?

Date: Sunday, August 25, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

"Portraits: Who Am I?" examines personalities from antiquity through the 19th century. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy this free docent-led tour.