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Events November 16, 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 at the Conservation Window

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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Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with our conservators during our viewing times. We hope you enjoy this "behind the scenes" look at conservation work in the museum. Sunday, April 20 – The Conservation Window is closed for Easter and Passover.

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.

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: Egyptian Mysteries

Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013–Saturday, November 30, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Get closer to cracking the code of the mysterious Book of the Faiyum by becoming artist archeologists! Mark an X on your handmade aerial map and steer your boat in the right direction up the Nile River. Meet Egyptian gods and goddesses in our gallery and paint papyrus paper in our art studio – it’s no mirage! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Embark on our second voyage of Egyptian art and life as we navigate the Faiyum oasis, just west of the Nile River. Looking closely at reliefs and ritual objects of this incredible ancient civilization, we’ll celebrate the crocodile god Sobek, and his significance within this mysterious culture. Travel south to our thriving studio to create puzzling messages of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Embark on our second voyage of Egyptian art and life as we navigate the Faiyum oasis, just west of the Nile River. Looking closely at reliefs and ritual objects of this incredible ancient civilization, we’ll celebrate the crocodile god Sobek, and his significance within this mysterious culture. Travel south to our thriving studio to create puzzling messages of your own! For ages 6-8 and their favorite adult.

Scout Museum Days: Secrets of Egypt

Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–03:00 PM

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The Walters Art Museum invites Girl Scouts to learn about the wonderful world of art while earning merit badges. During this interactive, two-hour program for Jr. and Brownie Girl Scouts, uncover the mysterious culture of ancient Egypt, discover daily life and sacred rituals and create a work of art inspired by museum treasures.


Featured Events

Thursday Nights at the Walters

Date: 09/05/13 - 12/18/14

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, eat in our café and find the perfect gift at the museum store.

American Artists Abroad

Date: 04/19/14 - 06/22/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Tourists, students, expatriates, cosmopolitans, and explorers, American artists traveled widely during the nineteenth century. This exhibition explores this theme and features work by Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James McNeill Whistler, among others. It celebrates the completion of a grant-funded project, sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, to catalogue and photograph more than 600 American paintings, drawings, and miniatures.

Walk-In Tour: Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: 04/27/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Take the opportunity to tour our spring exhibition with its curator, for only the price of an exhibition ticket (free for members)! A private collection of contemporary Japanese ceramics serves as the introduction to the traditional way of flower arranging, called “ikebana.” Works of art in different media from the permanent collection will add social and aesthetic context to the ceramics. Meet Dr. Robert Mintz in the Centre Street lobby for this installment of our Sunday walk-in tours.

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