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Events March 21, 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.

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.

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.

Members-Only Tour: What's really going on in Alma-Tadema's Sappho and Alcaeus

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 05:30 PM–06:30 PM

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema found a market in London for his paintings re-creating scenes of domestic life in imperial Roman times. His work, Sappho and Alcaeus, turns to Greece to illustrate an ancient passage. Members are invited to learn more in this intimate tour led by Jo Briggs, Assistant Curator of 18th and 19th Century Art, and Talia Hughes, Senior at Johns Hopkins University and former Hall Fellow.

Homeschool Workshop: New Eyes on America 5-6

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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This special exhibition workshop will explore the historic paintings of 19th-century Baltimore artist Richard Caton Woodville. Woodville is known for his realistic depictions of everyday life. Students will examine his works of art and develop a better understanding of the 1840s and 1850s in American and European history.

Homeschool Workshop: New Eyes on America 7-9

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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This special exhibition workshop will explore the historic paintings of 19th-century Baltimore artist Richard Caton Woodville. Woodville is known for his realistic depictions of everyday life. Students will examine his works of art and develop a better understanding of the 1840s and 1850s in American and European history.

Homeschool Workshop: New Eyes on America 10-12

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 01:15 PM–03:30 PM

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This special exhibition workshop will explore the historic paintings of 19th-century Baltimore artist Richard Caton Woodville. Woodville is known for his realistic depictions of everyday life. Students will examine his works of art and develop a better understanding of the 1840s and 1850s in American and European history.


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Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: 06/28/14 - 10/12/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

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. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

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