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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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Members Opening - From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: 10/25/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members are invited to an exclusive evening reception. Be among the first to view this exciting installation celebrating the lives and legacy of Henry and William Walters and hear a talk by Jo Briggs, the Walters’ Assistant Curator of 18th- and 19th-Century Art.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Gesture Drawing

Date: 10/25/14

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. Let go of preconceived notions of drawing and find freedom in line, expression, and mark-making. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Sensory Morning

Date: 10/26/14

Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports, and interpretive materials, and create a work of art in the comfort of a private studio.

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