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Events July 15, 2014

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.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Faces & Figures (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Faces & Figures (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–12:15 PM

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Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Powerful Portraits (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!

Before Care: Faces & Figures, Powerful Portraits

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 08:00 AM–09:00 AM

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Before Care, from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

After Care: Faces & Figures, Powerful Portraits

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 04:15 PM–05:30 PM

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After Care, from 4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m., allows families to pick up campers until 5:30 p.m.. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects until families arrive.

Before and After Care: Faces & Figures, Powerful Portraits

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 08:00 AM–05:30 PM

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Before and After Care allows families to drop off campers beginning at 8 a.m. and pick up campers until 5:30 p.m. Museum educators will play games with campers and lead them in drawing projects.

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Powerful Portraits (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, July 18, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–12:15 PM

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Design a costume, step into a frame, and become a portrait in profile! Campers will explore the faces and figures made by different cultures throughout history and celebrate what makes each person unique through a variety of art-making processes. Students will showcase their own two-dimensional and three-dimensional portraits in a special exhibition!


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Collateral Damage: The Fate of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict

Date: 09/21/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

The 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum shocked the world. But despite new efforts to save world treasures, the loss of cultural property during armed conflicts is on the rise. Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, will talk about her work as a U.S. Army “Monuments Man” in Iraq. Terry Drayman-Weisser, the Walters’ Director of Conservation and Technical Research, will describe damage to Iraq’s ancient Nimrud ivories and continuing efforts to preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage. Sponsored by the Boshell Foundation.

Gallery Drawing Family Workshop: Language of Shape

Date: 09/27/14

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

NEW! Join us for a brand-new family drawing workshop! Young artists are invited to strengthen their observational drawing skills and build their portfolios while exploring works of art in the Walters’ collection. Explore the principles and basic language of shape as we learn to simplify visual complexity. Recommended for ages 9–13 and their favorite adults.

The Art of Ancient Hairdressing

Date: 10/02/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

See ancient sculpture in a whole new way through the eyes of hairdressing archaeologist Janet Stephens. Find out how ancient Greeks and Romans created their elaborate and beautiful hairstyles without hairspray, bobby pins, or even shampoo!

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