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Events March 09, 2014

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014–Sunday, May 11, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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The Japanese art of flower arranging, or ikebana, has inspired the creation of extraordinary ceramic containers. This exhibition outlines the history of some of Japan’s major schools of ikebana and displays a wide variety of contemporary ceramics created in harmony with the most modern floral conventions.

Drop-In Art Activities: Read & Grow

Date: Saturday, March 1, 2014–Monday, March 31, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

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Open a book and spread your leaves! Discover new ways of folding paper and writing poetry! Create artwork that celebrates literary growth! Take inspiration from our special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as we create floral arrangements that help us tell our own stories!

Baltimore Youth Art Month Exhibition

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014–Sunday, March 23, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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The Walters Art Museum and Baltimore County Public Schools celebrate students' artistic achievements with an exhibit of artwork inspired by the Walters' collection and classroom activities.

Walk-In Tour: Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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The celebrated African American artist Jacob Lawrence illustrated the biblical creation in his Genesis Series. This 1989 commission resulted in a set of eight silkscreened images in bold colors that move in an active, cinematic style, recalling the passionate sermons heard during the artist's youth. Explore these striking works of art, on loan from a private collection, during this free, docent-led tour, starting in the Centre Street lobby.

Ikebana Floral Demonstration by Ikebana International

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014

Time: 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

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Held in conjunction with our special exhibition Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, this program, one in a series of three, will feature masters from Ikebana International demonstrating the art of Ikebana for a live audience. Ikebana, a traditional form of artistic expression, combines organic material, most notably flowers, and specially chosen vessels, as seen in the special exhibition, into works of art that are aesthetically unique to Japanese culture.


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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