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Events August 14, 2013

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.

6th-8th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Experiments in Printmaking

Date: Monday, August 12, 2013–Friday, August 16, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Explore etching, learn linocuts and manipulate monoprints this week. Use your brayers to roll your work onto paper, fabric and recycled materials. Become the artwork yourself as we proudly wear our printed designs. Delve into the rich history of printmaking with us from press to print, and learn about print makers from ancient to modern times. Join us this week to find where drawing and painting meet!

CANCELLED 9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Painting: Figures & Landscapes

Date: Monday, August 12, 2013–Friday, August 16, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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CANCELLED - Our Artist’s Studio Experience offers 6th-12th graders the opportunity to work with a local practicing artist from a specialized field of fine art. Together we will explore and become inspired by the many landscapes in and out of the museum. Observe and document the world around you while experimenting with different techniques and materials. Work together to create a life-size graphite world to walk through and create pieces to build your portfolio.


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STEM to STEAM: The Science of Art Part 2

Date: 10/22/14

Time: 04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

In the second workshop of this four-part series, join Walters conservators, scientists and educators to learn about the many connections between science and art. This session will focus on objects from the ancient collection.

Collecting Histories and Collecting Mysteries: Great Art Collectors of America's Gilded Age

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Inge Reist will bring alive the personalities of Gilded Age collectors as they formed some of America’s most dazzling and admired collections. Her talk will also explore their motivations and methods of acquisition, as well as their philanthropic legacies. Reist is Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.

Member Preview Hours

Date: 10/23/14

Time: 02:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Members have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a sneak peek at "From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story". This reinstallation of the permanent collection explores the lives, times, tastes, and legacy of William Walters and his son Henry Walters, whose private passion for art grew into a public mission to bring art to the people of Baltimore.

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