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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

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

Pop-Up Book-making Workshop with Paul Johnson

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Have you even been intrigued by “pop-up” books? Did you know that today’s pop-up books and movable toy theaters trace their origins back more than one hundred and fifty years? In this workshop you’ll make your own pop-up toy theater. The workshop for adults will be led by Paul Johnson, one of the U.K.’s most distinguished paper engineers. Registration fee includes materials. Register online for this event.

Peabody on the Court Music Series

Date: 10/03/14

Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Please join us for the first concert of the year in the Peabody on the Court Music Series, featuring saxophonist Susan Summers. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, these free concerts are presented on select First Fridays in partnership with the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

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