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Events October 20, 2013

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.

Watch Conservators at Work

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013–Monday, October 20, 2014
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 12:30 PM–04:00 PM
Every Fri, Sat, Sun

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Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013–Sunday, January 5, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. One of the most intriguing ancient representations of a place ever found, the papyrus depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. Egyptian jewelry, papyri, statues, reliefs and ritual objects will illuminate the religious context that gave rise to this enigmatic text, which celebrates the crocodile god Sobek and his special relationship with the Faiyum.

Walk-In Tour: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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For the first time in over 150 years, major sections from The Walters and The Morgan Library and Museum papyrus will be united, along with statues, reliefs, jewelry, and other papyri. The book celebrates the crocodile god, Sobek, and his special relationship to the Faiyum, an oasis west of the Nile. This tour is free with purchase of admission to the exhibition, or museum membership.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Navigate the Nile 11AM

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Attention sailors! Climb onto our ship and travel up Egypt’s revered Nile with your museum captain. Travel the longest river in the world as you learn about the ancient civilizations that thrived due in large part to the water and fertile soil. From the routines of daily life to stories of gods and goddesses, you won’t want to miss the first of a two-month Egyptian exploration! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Walk, Wonder & Create Tour: Navigate the Nile 1PM

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Attention sailors! Climb onto our ship and travel up Egypt’s revered Nile with your museum captain. Travel the longest river in the world as you learn about the ancient civilizations that thrived due in large part to the water and fertile soil. From the routines of daily life to stories of gods and goddesses, you won’t want to miss the first of a two-month Egyptian exploration! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.


Featured Events

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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