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Events August 01, 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.

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: The Pharaoh's Tomb (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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This week we will travel up the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings. Keep your eyes peeled for pyramids and the Sphinx along the way! As junior archaeologists we will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphics and play Egyptian board games. Work as a team to find the Pharaoh’s tomb and discover what secrets lay inside! Join us at the end of the week for a special expedition exhibition.

1st-2nd Grade Summer Art Camp: The Pharaoh's Tomb (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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This week we will travel up the Nile and through the Valley of the Kings. Keep your eyes peeled for pyramids and the Sphinx along the way! As junior archaeologists we will paint on papyrus, write in hieroglyphics and play Egyptian board games. Work as a team to find the Pharaoh’s tomb and discover what secrets lay inside! Join us at the end of the week for a special expedition exhibition.

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Full Day)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Explore the tombs of ancient Egypt this week to discover myths of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and mummies. Uncover secret, protective amulets, shake your sistrum and walk like an Egyptian through our galleries. This week campers will build pyramids, erect monuments, become scribes and make their own mummy myths. We will finish the week with a celebration fit for a pharaoh!

3rd-5th Grade Summer Art Camp: Tales Mummies Tell (Morning Only)

Date: Monday, July 29, 2013–Friday, August 2, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM–12:30 PM

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Explore the tombs of ancient Egypt this week to discover myths of gods and goddesses, pharaohs and mummies. Uncover secret, protective amulets, shake your sistrum and walk like an Egyptian through our galleries. This week campers will build pyramids, erect monuments, become scribes and make their own mummy myths. We will finish the week with a celebration fit for a pharaoh!


Featured Events

Jessye Norman: In Conversation with Tom Hall

Date: 12/05/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Come hear Jessye Norman, one of America's most accomplished and beloved opera singers, discuss her new book Stand Up Straight and Sing! This Grammy Award-winning international opera star will offer perspectives on her life—from growing up in the South to performing on the world’s greatest stages in conversation with Tom Hall, music director of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. Tickets $25 (includes one book).

Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture

Date: 12/11/14

Time: 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Andean textile specialist Dr. Anne Tiballi, the Andrew W. Mellon Curricular Facilitator at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, will present “Learning by Watching: Andean Textiles and the Fabric of Culture.” During this engaging talk, Dr. Tiballi will explore the production of ancient American textiles, examine their significance, and discuss their impact on the broader material culture of the ancient Americas.

Folger Consort Performs A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500

Date: 12/14/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

The Folger Consort, the early music ensemble-in-residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library since 1977, will present A Renaissance Christmas: Music of Flanders and Italy circa 1500, a 90-minute concert featuring vocalists, winds, and strings. This premiere performance is inspired by the Walters’ Madonna and Child with Angels, currently on view in our Italian Galleries. You won’t want to miss this special holiday program performed on the beautiful Sculpture Court.

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