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Events for October 05, 2013

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Mummies & Myths

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013–Sunday, October 13, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

Spend the entire month of October exploring ancient Egypt with us! Discover how the pyramids were built and create one of your own. Try the same artistic tools and techniques that people used thousands of years ago. Celebrate our special exhibition, Egypt’s Mysterious Book of the Faiyum, at our Free Egyptian Family Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 10am-4pm! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

ArtKids Preschool Program: Who Built the Pyramid?

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

Explore Egyptian art! Who Built the Pyramid by Meredith Hooper. 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 Opening: Egypt

Members Opening: Egypt's Mysterious Book of the Faiyum

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Time: 06:00 PM–09:00 PM

Members of the Walters Art Museum are invited to be among the first to view this exciting exhibition. The Book of the Faiyum is an exquisitely illustrated papyrus from Greco-Roman Egypt. It depicts the Faiyum oasis, located to the west of the Nile, as a center of prosperity and ritual. This exhibition will reunite the major sections of this manuscript for the first time in over 150 years.