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Events for April 14, 2013

Threshold to the Sacred: The Ark Door of Cairo

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Drop-in Art Activities: Paint me a Story

Drop-in Art Activities: Paint me a Story

Date Saturday, April 6, 2013–Sunday, April 28, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

Time 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

In April, roll up your sleeves and put on your smocks as we explore paint together! We’ll take a close look at paintings from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, and learn how to use paint in brand new ways to tell our own stories. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration required—drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture: Collaboration and Creativity in Islamic Art

John and Berthe Ford Annual Lecture: Collaboration and Creativity in Islamic Art

Date Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time 02:00 PM–03:00 PM

Join us for an enlightening afternoon as Walter B. Denny, Islamic Scholar and Art History Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, explores the differing cultural expectations of "greatness" in art, and the various collaborative practices existing in the art of the Islamic world, especially after the establishment of the first royal design ateliers in the fifteenth century CE.

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!