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Events March 16, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo's Ben Ezra Synagogue

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2013–Sunday, May 26, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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This show focuses on a work of exceptional historical importance: an intricately decorated and inscribed wood panel believed to come from the famous Ben Ezra synagogue of Old Cairo (Fostat), Egypt, which has captivated public imagination for over a century.

Drop-in Art Activities: In the News

Date: Sunday, March 3, 2013–Sunday, March 31, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Extra! Extra! Make art all about it! Write, wear and build newsworthy objects and inventions from the 19th Century. Take inspiration from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, as we collaborate with a famous Baltimore poet and send your words across the globe! Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required—rop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville

Date: Sunday, March 10, 2013–Sunday, June 2, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Painter of iconic works of American genre, Richard Caton Woodville (1825–55) led a life of paradox. His humorous characterizations of life, realistic depictions of interiors and use of narrative detail give access to a fascinating period of American and European history.

Daisy Girl Scouts Museum Day: Travel the Silk Road

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:30 PM

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Just for Daisies! Follow the Silk Road, share whimsical stories and create a work of art inspired by scenes of Ancient China while earning merit badges during this interactive, two-hour exploration!

Write a letter to people in the past, present and future. This month, we will be asking questions and sharing stories with each other as we explore paintings in our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Find out what you share in common with the children living in Baltimore over 100 years ago! Travel to the studios to create an artistic postcard and send it off with a special stamp

Write a letter to people in the past, present and future. This month, we will be asking questions and sharing stories with each other as we explore paintings in our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Find out what you share in common with the children living in Baltimore over 100 years ago! Travel to the studios to create an artistic postcard and send it off with a special stamp.

New Eyes on America: Student Response

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013–Sunday, June 9, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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The Walters Art Museum is working with five high schools from Baltimore City, Baltimore County and Frederick County to create a focus show related to the special exhibition New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Write a Letter 11AM

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time: 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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Write a letter to people in the past, present and future. This month, we will be asking questions and sharing stories with each other as we explore paintings in our special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville. Find out what you share in common with the children living in Baltimore over 100 years ago! Travel to the studios to create an artistic postcard and send it off with a special stamp.


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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