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Events January 16, 2014

Thursday Nights at the Walters

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

Time: 05:00 PM–09:00 PM
Every Thu

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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
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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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.

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

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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.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 5-6

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 7-9

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Homeschool Workshop: The Elements of Art & Design Ages 10-12

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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Imagine that you are setting out on a journey to a strange new land. What will you bring with you? What do you think you will find? Students will examine works of art from the Walters’ collection and explore the stories of explorers throughout history and the cultural exchanges that took place between Europe and other regions of the world as a result of travel, trade, and colonization.

Homeschool Workshop The Elements of Art & Design Ages 13-16

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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The elements of art and design are the building blocks that artists use to create a work of art. In this workshop students will examine paintings and sculptures to learn about the basic elements that artists throughout history have used to compose and create masterpieces.

Members Tour: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World in the Chamber of Wonders

Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–07:00 PM

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Part of our series of Members Tours. The Chamber of Wonders displays treasures of natural history alongside marvels of human ingenuity from all corners of the world. Join Joaneath Spicer, The James A. Murnaghan Curator of Renaissance and Baroque Art, as she leads members on a tour of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, all found in the Chamber of Wonders


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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