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Events January 19, 2014

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.

Drop-In Art Activities: Heroes and Legends

Date: Saturday, January 4, 2014–Sunday, January 26, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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In January, lace up your gladiator boots and polish your javelins to celebrate the upcoming Olympic season. Honor your own heroes through painting and portraiture. Join us in celebrating Martin Luther King Jr., as well as heroes from the past and present, at our Family Festival on Monday, January 20th from 10am-4pm! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Sunday, January 19, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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The celebrated African American artist, Jacob Lawrence, illustrated the biblical creation in his Genesis Series. This 1989 commission resulted in a set of eight silkscreened images, on loan from a private collection, in bold colors that move in an active, cinematic style, recalling the passionate sermons heard during the artist's youth. Explore these striking works of art during this free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street lobby.


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Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500

Date: 12/14/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, will present a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries.

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

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