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Events February 22, 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: Women in the Arts

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014–Monday, February 24, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Celebrate inspirational women with us this February! Create art inspired by famous women printmakers, sculptors, and painters. Honor the important women in your life through portraiture and storytelling.

FREE African American Family Festival

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:00 PM

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Join us in honoring important African American women who have made our world a beautiful place through song, story, and art! Sway to the songs of Baltimore’s own Billie Holiday and explore personal histories with local Baltimore slam poets. Create art inspired by local women artists and collaborate on a large-scale community project! Join us for the Walters’ annual African American Family Festival and enjoy amazing performances, innovative art activities, and much more!

Members Opening - Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time: 07:00 PM–10:00 PM

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Members of the Walters Art Museum are invited to be among the first to view this exciting exhibition. The Japanese art of flower arranging, or Ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics unified by their engagement with Japan’s long tradition of ceramic art

Patrons Opening of Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Time: 06:00 PM–08:00 PM

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This is an exclusive benefit for donors at the Patron Level and above. The Annual Patrons Opening is a special evening for our donors and friends. Attendees enjoy a cocktail reception with museum leadership, followed by the Members Opening, featuring an introduction to "Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics" by curator Robert Mintz, and an opportunity to be among the first to see the exhibition.


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Watch Conservators at Work

Date: 10/24/14 - 10/20/15

Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: 12/06/14 - 12/28/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

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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