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Events August 11, 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.

Drop-in Art Activities: A Horse of Course

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013–Saturday, August 31, 2013
Every Sat, Sun

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

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Saddle up as we explore equestrian artwork throughout the month of August! Design special silks for jockeys and race alongside the horses to hear the sounds their hooves make. Become inspired by stop-motion photography and build a stable of your very own. Neigh along with horses in our museum galleries and capture the grace of a pony in a portrait. Every Saturday and Sunday! No registration is required. Drop-in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you!

Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters

Date: Sunday, August 11, 2013

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

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“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!


Featured Events

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.

Downton Abbey Season 5 Screening and Party

Date: 01/03/15

Time: 06:00 PM - 09:30 PM

The Walters Art Museum welcomes Maryland Public Television (MPT) as they host the Season 5 premiere of Downton Abbey.

Make Night: Manuscript Illumination

Date: 01/15/15

Time: 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Practice hand-coloring manuscript pages, using paint and gold leaf, while learning about our current exhibition "From Pen to Press."

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