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Events for February 26, 2014

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.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

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

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.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

Members Tour: Faiyum Mummy Portraits

Members Tour: Faiyum Mummy Portraits

Date Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

Part of our series of Members Tours. We invite members to join Marden Nichols, Assistant Curator of Ancient Art, Geneva Griswold, Objects Conservation Intern, and Glenn Gates, Conservation Scientist, for an in-depth examination and discussion of the Walters "Faiyum Mummy Portraits". The tour will address the function and cultural significance of such portraiture in the ancient world, and will give participants the exclusive opportunity to see one such portrait which is currently in storage.