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Events July 25, 2013

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition

Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013–Sunday, August 11, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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The Walters Art Museum and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) present the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalists Exhibition. Artists compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition. Held in conjunction with Artscape (July 19–21), America’s largest free arts festival, the finalists and semifinalists exhibitions are presented in partnership with the Walters and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Site Unseen. Gregory Vershbow

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, September 8, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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This exhibition of photographs by contemporary artist Gregory Vershbow explores the interactions of art objects within environments and circumstances ordinarily beyond public view. In storage facilities and conservation laboratories, and at monuments under restoration, Vershbow photographs art objects wrapped in plastic, protected by foam, nested in boxes and set in surprising juxtapositions with other objects from different eras.

Drop-in Art Activities: Contemporary Kids

Date: Saturday, July 6, 2013–Sunday, July 28, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM

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Marvel at Minimalism, get excited over Expressionism and delve into Dada! In celebration of hosting the special Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibition this July, we will look toward the art stars of the 20th century for our inspiration. Add color, subtract graphite and stack paint to create your own gallery-worthy work!

Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns and Their Manuscripts

Date: Saturday, July 13, 2013–Sunday, September 29, 2013
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Today, medieval books are treated as works of art, untouchable treasures to be locked away in cabinets. Yet many were intended for regular use as vital components of everyday life for monks and nuns.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Buildings Big & Small (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Balance beams to create structures that are taller than you! Form and Function will be our inspiration this week as we build the places and spaces that are important to us. Together with our fellow architects, we will explore the columns and arches of the museum, taking notes on our very own handmade blueprints. Families are invited to take a tour with us through our architectural designs at the end of the week.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: Buildings Big & Small (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Balance beams to create structures that are taller than you! Form and Function will be our inspiration this week as we build the places and spaces that are important to us. Together with our fellow architects, we will explore the columns and arches of the museum, taking notes on our very own handmade blueprints. Families are invited to take a tour with us through our architectural designs at the end of the week.

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Construct a City (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Put on your hard hats and lace up your boots as we build a city together! Stretch your imagination to new heights to envision the kind of place that you would like to live. As architects and sculptors, campers will create skyline silhouettes and miniature town squares. Walk through the world that we’ve designed together at the end of the week!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Construct a City (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 22, 2013–Friday, July 26, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Put on your hard hats and lace up your boots as we build a city together! Stretch your imagination to new heights to envision the kind of place that you would like to live. As architects and sculptors, campers will create skyline silhouettes and miniature town squares. Walk through the world that we’ve designed together at the end of the week!


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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!

The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour

Date: 12/21/14

Time: 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. This tour is part of our free, docent-led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.

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