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Events for Sunday, September 1, 2013

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.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, September 1, 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 free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

Drop-in Art Activities: Books! Libros! Livre!

Drop-in Art Activities: Books! Libros! Livre!

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

Don’t judge a book by its cover…design the cover instead! In September, join us to celebrate National Literacy Month and the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. Open up a story and discover the many languages and cultures throughout the museum. Read, write, paint and sculpt in our studio with other authors and artists. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the universal language of art! My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez. 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.

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, and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

Gallery Talk: Site Unseen

Gallery Talk: Site Unseen

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Join artist Gregory Vershbow for a gallery talk in his exhibition, Site Unseen. Vershbow’s large-scale color photographs explore the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view.

ArtKids Preschool Program: My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the universal language of art! My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez. 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: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Join us for this free tour of one of the most unique galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates an actual 17th century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world.

Curator

Curator's Choice Reception

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

This is an exclusive benefit for donors at the Curators' Circle Level and above. The Curator's Choice Reception is a special evening of in-depth discussions by curators of their current projects. The evening commences with hors d'oeuvres, followed by a tour, and concludes with light desserts.

ArtKids Preschool Program: My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the universal language of art! My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez. 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: The Colors of Autumn in East Asia

Members Tour: The Colors of Autumn in East Asia

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

Members have the opportunity to join a Walters' expert for an intimate tour. This month's tour will be led by Robert Mintz, Chief Curator and Curator of Asian Art. You may be familiar with the colors of fall in Baltimore, but on this tour we will use the Walters collection of Asian art to explore the colors of autumn in Japan.

ArtKids Preschool Program: My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore the universal language of art! My Colors, My World/Mis Colores, Mi Mundo by Maya Christina Gonzalez. 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.

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.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, September 15, 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.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 13-16

Homeschool Workshop: Sculpture: Ceramics Ages 13-16

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

How old are the oldest pots from ancient Greece? Why don’t Japanese tea cups have handles? Where does porcelain come from? In this sculpture workshop students will discover the science and history of ceramics in the Walters’ collection and will use clay to create their own three-dimensional work of art.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Create & Translate 11AM

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine the books we can fill with our entire collection! Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back to the Ancient Near East to explore one of the earliest known systems of writing, cuneiform. Consider the universal language of art as we interpret texts from around the world! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Create & Translate 1PM

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

If a picture is worth a thousand words, just imagine the books we can fill with our entire collection! Strengthen your art-reading skills as we travel back to the Ancient Near East to explore one of the earliest known systems of writing, cuneiform. Consider the universal language of art as we interpret texts from around the world! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West: Asian and Western Art

Walk-In Tour: East Meets West: Asian and Western Art

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this free, walk-in tour, we will examine the contrasts between Asian and Western art and the impact that each culture had on the artwork of the other. The tour will visit the Asian Art collection in Hackerman House, with objects to be chosen by the docent.

ArtTots Toddler Program: Language Learners

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 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 language through art!

ArtTots Toddler Program: Language Learners

Date: Thursday, September 26, 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 language through art!