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Events April 05, 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.

The Garden Shed

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014–Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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A popular tradition of our Art Blooms celebration, the Garden Shed is a pop-up store in the Museum Cafe area features flower-related items, garden ornaments and furniture.

Art Blooms 25th Anniversary Celebration: For the Love of Art and Flowers

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014–Sunday, April 6, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Since 1989, the Women's Committee has hosted this signature event which not only enhances the Walters' collection with interpretive floral arrangements by over 30 regional garden clubs, but also raises funds in support of the Committee's Education Endowment Fund and special museum projects. This year, the display will be located in the museum's Palazzo Building that houses 15th- to 18th-century paintings, sculptures, and jewelry.

Drop-In Art Activities: Flowers & Vessels

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014–Monday, April 28, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Travel to Japan with us and explore the colors and smells of Japanese flowers! Squish clay into a vase, create new species of flowers with a needle and thread, and design a garden using printmaking! Take inspiration from our special exhibition, Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics, as we explore the simple beauty of Asian art!

ARTKIDS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: Aiko's Flowers

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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Explore Japanese art! Aiko's Flowers by Rui Umezawa. You and your child will use all of your senses during this 90-minute, hands-on experience that combines a story chosen for its theme, a short tour, and an art activity.

Art Blooms 25th Anniversary Dinner

Date: Saturday, April 5, 2014

Time: 06:30 PM–10:30 PM

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To toast the milestone 25th anniversary of Art Blooms, a sit-down dinner will be held on the beautiful Sculpture Court in the Palazzo Building. A special surprise will be in store for guests during the cocktail hour.


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Omnivorous Collectors

Date: 10/26/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Like J.P. Morgan and other members of the Gilded Age elite, Henry Walters was an “omnivorous” collector of art. To mark the opening of From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story, Walters curator Jo Briggs, Christine Nelson, Drue Heinz Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts at the Morgan Library and Museum, and John Ott, associate professor at James Madison University consider how discriminating purchasing cemented social relationships at the turn of the century.

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.

Sensory Morning

Date: 10/26/14

Time: 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders and their entire family. Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Tour selected galleries, participate in multiple hands-on stations that include tactile activities, visual supports, and interpretive materials, and create a work of art in the comfort of a private studio.

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