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Events August 15, 2014

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize 2014 Finalists

Date: Saturday, June 21, 2014–Sunday, August 17, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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

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Presented by the Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, this exhibition will show the work of the finalists for the 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. Artists will compete for top honors and a $25,000 fellowship in the Greater Baltimore area’s most prestigious arts competition.

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.

Before Care: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014–Friday, August 15, 2014

Time: 09:00 AM–10:00 AM

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Before Care, from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., allows families to drop off campers an hour early. Museum educators will lead them in drawing projects until all other campers arrive.

After Care: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014–Friday, August 15, 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: The Third Dimension, Drawing & Painting

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014–Friday, August 15, 2014

Time: 09:00 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.

6th-8th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: The Third Dimension

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014–Friday, August 15, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Step into the third dimension! Experiment with both additive and subtractive methods of creating sculpture. Explore ceramics, soft sculpture, and mixed media to create abstract and realistic sculptures. Participants will curate an exhibition of both individual and collaborative projects.

9th-12th Grade The Artists Studio Experience: Drawing & Painting

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014–Friday, August 15, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM–04:15 PM

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Participants will be encouraged to develop their individual style and skills using a variety of drawing and painting media. They will create their own artist portfolio, sketch in the galleries, and complete large-scale drawings and paintings in order to construct a cohesive body of work. The group will explore influences from historical and contemporary art, using the museum galleries, local artists, and artist portfolios as references.


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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 an engaging talk, exploring the production of ancient American textiles, their significance, and 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, will present 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.

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.

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