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Events March 07, 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.

This event has been canceled.

Happy Hour With the Walters Enthusiasts at the Center Club

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time: 05:30 PM–07:30 PM

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Join the Walters Enthusiasts (WE) for an exclusive happy hour at The Center Club in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy drink special and a spectacular view at this networking opportunity for young professionals. This event is hosted by the Walters Enthusiasts and the Young Members of the Center Club.

Lunch and Learn: The Bacchic St. John the Baptist

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time: 12:00 PM–01:00 PM

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The Renaissance desire to find a single, universal truth in human history and religion sometimes led humanists to a Christian interpretation for pagan divinities and their stories. A number of images of St. John the Baptist reveal this syncretism by the year 1500. The Walters is home to two such paintings. Bring your light lunch and listen as retired National Gallery of Art Senior Lecturer Russ Sale delves into the fascinating history of the Bacchic St. John the Baptist.


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Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Contour and Continuous Drawing

Date: 11/22/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: 12/05/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

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