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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.


Featured Events

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story

Date: 10/26/14 - 04/17/16

Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story brings together for the first time an extraordinary group of art and artifacts to illustrate the intriguing stories behind the magnificent gift to the City from the Walters family.

From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story Walk-In Tour

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Learn about the fascinating lives of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, and their tastes, diverse art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore, in this installment of our weekly walk-in tours. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age

Date: 11/02/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Shelley M. Bennett's book provides fresh insights into the lives, fortune, collecting, and philanthropy of three generations of California’s Huntington family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about their phenomenal art acquisitions, which culminated in the founding of the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in southern California. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation. This Gilded Age Talk celebrates the new installation, From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. A book signing follows. Copies will be available for purchase in the Walters’ Museum Store.

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