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Events July 13, 2014

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014–Sunday, August 17, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Presented by the Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, this exhibition will show the work of the finalists for the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Artists will compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition.

Seeing Music in Medieval Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014–Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM

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Composed of approximately twenty manuscripts and objects, Seeing Music explores music in its relationship with philosophy, religion, and the arts during the Middle Ages, when musical harmony and dissonance were thought to mirror the perfection of heaven as well as the disorder of evil.

Drop-In Art Activities: Aquatic Art

Date: Saturday, July 5, 2014–Sunday, July 27, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Peek through a porthole, row your boat, and dive deep into waves as we explore the deep blue sea! Design colorful steer ships and push shells into clay to explore texture. Sail through our collection to discover creatures of the deep!

Sensory Morning

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–11:00 AM

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Join us for a morning of accessible museum programming designed specifically for children with Sensory Processing Disorders. Enjoy the collections of the Walters Art Museum during quiet, less stimulating hours. Participants will 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.

Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals

Date: Sunday, July 13, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.


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Watch Conservators at Work

Date: 10/24/14 - 10/20/15

Time: 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Did you know that people who preserve and restore artwork are called art conservators? Watch a conservator at work in the galleries. Inquire at the Information Desk about times and locations.

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times

Date: 12/06/14 - 12/28/14

Time: 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Travel back in time to experience the lives of knights and kings! Touch chain mail, design a protective shield, and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Visit our Knights Hall to play a game of chess and then design a board game of your very own in our studio!

Lords, Ladies & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Join architectural historian Curt DiCamillo as he explores Highclere Castle, the setting for the PBS television series Downton Abbey.

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