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Events for March 16, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

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

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Write a Letter 1PM

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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

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

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

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.

Walk, Wonder, & Create Tour: Write a Letter 1PM

Date Saturday, March 16, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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. Recommended for ages 6-8. One guardian per two children required.