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Events February 10, 2013

Drop-In Art Activities: Lanterns & Firecrackers

Date: Sunday, February 3, 2013–Monday, February 25, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Celebrate the Chinese New Year by lighting up the night sky with us this February! Make lucky art inspired by the museum’s colorful Asian art collection and traditions of this lunar holiday. Slither your way into the Year of the Snake as we create snake sculptures, bright lanterns, sparkling skies filled with firecrackers, and banners to hang in your home. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required–drop-in, make and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Chinese New Year

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–03:00 PM

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Are you intelligent and crafty? Well, this is your year. Come to the Walters Art Museum on February 10, 2013 to begin the Lunar Year of the Snake.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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"Highlights of the Walters" explores painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!


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Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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!

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